Understanding Long-Term Care Riders and Options
There's no such thing as a standard long-term care insurance (LTCI) policy. Some policies are comprehensive (including most group LTCI policies), building many important features into the base plan--while charging a higher premium. Other lower-priced policies provide only basic coverage but offer you the choice of buying greater benefits at an additional cost. That's why it's important when comparing policies to look at both the basic coverage an LTCI policy offers and the optional benefits you can add.