State Officials Seek To Educate Residents With Long-Term Care Website
State officials are urging Californians to visit a new website designed to educate people about buying long-term care plans to assist with the cost of health services they may need in the future, HealthyCal reports.
The five-month-old website, RUReadyCA.org, is managed by the California Partnership for Long-Term Care, a joint venture of the state Department of Health Care Services and several health plans that sell long-term care insurance.
According to HealthyCal, most adults do not consider purchasing long-term care insurance because of the cost or because they think they will not need coverage in the near future.
Brenda Bufford, program director at the partnership, said that it has proved challenging to educate state residents about the complexities of long-term care.
The website features:
- Descriptions and pricing for the different policies available;
- Details on where the policies can be purchased; and
- Calculators to estimate premiums and how much money individuals should save to prepare for long-term care expenses if they choose not to buy a policy (Sample, HealthyCal, 1/31).