Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- One of the nation's leading experts in the marketing of insurance and financial products is set to deliver a keynote address this month focused on what he sees as a significant opportunity for insurance agents and financial advisors.
"Millions of America's seniors are completely unprepared to deal with the consequences of health issues and very real risk of needing long-term care at some point before they die," declares Jesse Slome, director of the National Advisory Center for Short-Term Care Information. Slome is set to address attendees at the upcoming Medicare Supplement Insurance Summit taking place Monday, April 25 at the Westin Hotel in Kansas City. The daylong event is free-to-attend for all agents and financial advisors.
"Medicare increasingly has gaps in coverage as government works to limit the cost of this massive program," Slome notes. "Seniors who thought they would be covered are finding they are responsible for costs, than can amount to tens of thousands of dollars." The expert explains that changes in the Medicare program are providing an incentive to hospitals to send patients home after knee and hip replacements rather than to skilled nursing homes for recovery.
Slome sees the changes as one reason for insurance agents to learn more about short-term care insurance products. "These offer an affordable option for consumers, particularly seniors," Slome believes. "These products also are an alternative long-term care planning option for seniors when cost, age or health is an issue. "More people are looking into short-term care insurance products which can pay for care in your own home, which is where most people needing long-term care want to be," Slome adds.
The 2016 Medicare Supplement Insurance Summit is organized by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI). The national conference kicks off with the free day for insurance agents who want to learn more as well as visit with the 40 national exhibitors present for the event. Over 500 Medigap industry leaders will be present for the national conference according to AAMSI.