Originally Posted by ziggy29
Until these products can be stabilized to stop creating massive increases on "locked in" rates, I can't get myself to consider one.
I can understand that - buying LTC insurance today is a real crapshoot.
One point of clarification. The rates for our policies were never advertised as "locked in" and we understood the rates would almost certainly increase over time. We had a 10 year guarantee of premium and didn't see our first increase until year 14.
We are going to keep the policies for now because even though our two rate increases have been jarring, the premiums are still on the low side. We have similar coverage to mathjak (3 year policies with 5% inflation) and our combined annual premiums are now $2,276 vs his $7,900. That seems to be a bargain by comparison.