Illinois Long Term Care Partnership Program

Indiana long-term care insuranceIllinois’ Long-term Care Partnership Program is a partnership program between Medicaid and private long-term care insurers designed to encourage individuals to purchase private long-term care insurance. Illinois long-term care partnership policies are tax qualified (a portion of premiums paid may be claimed as a tax deduction) under federal law; provide policyholders with inflation protection; and most importantly, provide dollar-for-dollar asset protection in the event the policyholder needs to apply for long-term care Medicaid assistance. For every dollar that an Illinois long-term care partnership policy pays out in benefits, a dollar of assets can be protected from Medicaid spend-down requirements.

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Effective Date

August 16, 2007

Does 1% Compound Qualify

No. Only for issue age 76 or over.

Inflation Requirement issue age 60 and under

Compounded inflation protection of not less than 3% or annually compounded inflation protection of not less than a rate based on changes in the consumer price index

Inflation Requirement issue age 61 to 75

Annual simple inflation increases at a rate not less than 3%

Inflation Requirement issue age 76 or over

Not required

What if Inflation Growth stops at age 76