Medico Short-Term Care Insurance Review

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Medico Short-Term Care Insurance Review

Company Details

Founded: 1930
Headquarters: Des Moines, IA

Claim Information

Phone Number: 800-621-3724

Products Offered

  • Short-Term Care Insurance
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance

Insurer Highlights

Medico offers limited benefit plans, not traditional Long-Term Care Insurance. However, these types of policies can be very valuable as a solution for extended care needs. Medico has an endorsement with the AARP.  

There are differences between the policy language and benefits between companies that offer these limited duration/short-term care products. Key differences exist in this product category, and it is essential to know and understand the differences between Medico and other companies.

Medico Features and Benefits:

  • Comprehensive – includes benefits for all areas of care
  • Daily Benefit from $100 to $300 a day
  • Inflation Benefit of 5% Simple available
  • Benefit Periods from 120 days to 360 days
  • Elimination Periods of 0, 15, and 30 days
  • Bed Reservation Benefit
  • Hospice

Claims

If you own a Medico short-term care policy and seek help submitting a claim, LTC NEWS offers free - no-obligation assistance - including help finding quality caregivers and facilities. Since most agents have little or no experience in this area, this assistance can be beneficial for the entire family - Filing a Long-Term Care Insurance Claim | LTC News

Partnership

Since the Medico policy is not a traditional long-term care policy, it does not certify as a partnership policy under state and federal law. You can learn more about the federal/state partnership program and other state-specific information on long-term care by finding your state on the LTC NEWS Cost of Care Calculator.

Find State-Specific Information

You can learn more about the federal/state partnership program by going to the LTC NEWS Cost of Calculator. Each state has a state-specific page that includes the current and future cost of long-term care services, available tax incentives, information on care providers, and other important information -  Cost of Care Calculator - Choose Your State | LTC News.

Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance?

When shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance coverage, keep in mind, numerous state and federal regulations impact Long-Term Care Insurance. Each state's department of insurance regulates products and premiums. Because of regulation, an insurance agent, agency, or financial advisor cannot give a consumer a special discount that is not available otherwise. 

Be sure to use all the tools and resources available on LTC NEWS to help you in your research - Resources for Long-Term Care Planning | LTC News.

There are more similarities than differences when it comes to features and benefits. However, options and benefits vary from company to company, and premiums can vary between companies by over 100% when comparing equal benefits.

Underwriting

Long-Term Care Insurance is medically underwritten, and every company has its own underwriting rules which determine insurability and rate class. An experienced Long-Term Care Insurance specialist will understand these underwriting rules when helping you select the best company and policy options.

Be sure to seek the assistance of a qualified Long-Term Care Specialist to compare the features, benefits, and costs of each policy. You can find a trusted and qualified specialist representing the major insurance companies that offer these products - Work With a Specialist | LTC News.

Since your health is a primary consideration in determining your eligibility for coverage, it is always best to start planning before retirement when health is usually better. An experienced Long-Term Care Insurance specialist will ask you several questions about your health to provide you with accurate quotes and professional recommendations.

Please note: Since every company has different underwriting rules, you could be eligible for coverage with one company and not another.

Because Long-Term Care Insurance is custom-designed, you can design the plan to fit your specific needs, concerns, and budget. A specialist will help you develop your plan to address your concerns. Generally, you can design a plan to meet some or all of these common goals:

  • Safeguard income and savings
  • Protect the lifestyle of your spouse/partner
  • Provide options for quality care
  • Reduce the stress and burdens otherwise placed on family members
  • Give your adult children time to be family
  • Provide a legacy for loved ones

State variations may apply.

 

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  • Strong understanding of underwriting, policy design, and claims experience
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  • Strong understanding of underwriting, policy design, and claims experience
  • Represents all or most of all the leading insurance companies
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