Overview

The risk of needing long term care—a designation given to a broad range of services designed to meet an individual’s mental, emotional or physical health and personal needs and which are often provided over an extended period of time—is present at all ages. However, as individuals become older the risk of requiring long term care increases significantly.

The U.S. population is expected to increase in size by about 27% by the year 2050. In contrast, the part of the U.S. population most at risk for needing long term care—the segment comprised of individuals 85 years old or older—is expected to grow about 280% during this same period. Not only is the part of the population most at risk for needing long term care growing disproportionately, the cost to provide that care is also increasing. Long term care costs are substantial and, over the last several years, have been increasing at a rate that exceeds the inflation rate.

The growing risk of needing long term care fueled by a rapidly aging population coupled with the high and continually increasing cost of such care can present burdensome financial concerns to many clients and their heirs. This course examines the nature of long term care, the forms in which it may be delivered, the risk of needing such care, the costs of long term care, the sources available to pay long term care costs and the features of long term care
insurance.

CPE Acceptance

 

CPE Course For:

CPAs in most states (chart)
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Not Valid For:

AFSP
EA
Tax Preparer

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Online Course Materials

Fully online PDF materials included in course.

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Materials include:

  • Clickable table of contents
  • Learning objectives--each section
  • Review questions--each section
  • Answers to review questions + explanations
  • Glossary of terms used
  • Worksheets, forms and examples
  • Index with page numbers

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Details

Fun CPE Course #: PWX0920
Materials: Online materials
Format: Interactive self-study
Subject: Management
Exam questions:  Final-30 multiple choice
Document length:  94 pages
Passing score: 70% | Unlimited retakes
Prerequisites: None
Advance prep: None
Course level: Overview
Last reviewed/updated: 01/30/20
Expiration: One year from enrollment

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the types of services that constitute long term care and the
    settings in which they are provided;
  • Compare the benefit triggers associated with qualified and nonqualified long
    term care;
  • Identify the national average cost in the United States of obtaining various
    types of long term care and the sources available to pay for the care;
  • Recognize the benefits and tax treatment of long term care insurance and
    the alternatives for funding long term care; and
  • Describe the suitability and ethical issues associated with recommending
    the purchase of long term care insurance.