If you became disabled while in retirement, how do you plan to pay for your care?
Are you aware of the tax advantages of having your business pay for LTC coverage?
Fred Sanford, age 55, owns Fred’s Funeral Homes, which has three locations and seven employees. After seeing families struggle with the mounting costs of long-term care, he’s concerned about the possibility of needing care in retirement and doesn’t want to deplete his retirement assets and place a burden on his wife, Elizabeth. Fred is willing to share in the costs of care for his employees, but doesn’t want to pay for all of it himself. He’s also looking for any tax advantages when paying premiums.
The average cost of nursing home care is $7,000 per month; however, clients are most likely to receive care in the home, which averages about $5,000 per month. Fred's advisor designs a policy built around $5,000 in monthly benefit over a four-year benefit period, with 3% increase for inflation and shared care. The annual premium comes out to $5,000. At age 80, the monthly benefit has grown to $10,000, giving Fred and each of his employees an LTC pool of $480,000, tax-free. The company pays for the premiums, which allows it to deduct 100 percent of the premiums, and Fred can deduct up to his age-based premium.
Don’t let the “what-ifs” of long-term care loom over your retirement plans! Protect your family – and your employees – with a tax-advantaged policy.
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