What is the age limit for long term care insurance?

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What is the age limit to buy long term care insurance?

Expert Answer

Steve Weisman hosts the nationally syndicated radio show A Touch of Grey, heard on more than 50 stations, including WABC in New York City and KRLA in Los Angeles. He is a practicing lawyer specializing in estate planning and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He's a public speaker and commentator who has appeared on many radio and television shows throughout the country, and he's the legal editor of Talkers magazine, the preeminent trade publication of talk radio. His latest book is The Truth About Avoiding Scams.

Generally, insurance companies do not sell long-term care insurance policies to people over the age of 84. Even if you were able to find a company that would sell you long-term care insurance at that age, the premium would probably be prohibitive.