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Long-Term Care Insurance Association Director Urges Agents to Call Congress

November is Long-Term Care awareness Month and the director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance urges grass roots action.

Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 2018 --( November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month and the opportune time for insurance agents to call their Congressional representatives urges the director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.

"Whether you support those politicians advocating a Medicare for all platform or those who are looking at ways to trim Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security expenses, your Congressional representatives need to understand there is a tsunami coming called long-term care," declared Jesse Slome, director of the national long-term care insurance association. "November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month, a grass roots effort we created in 2001 and it's vital that agents help keep the movement alive and visible."

Slome cited past Awareness Month efforts during a call with leading insurance and financial professionals who market to America's aging population. "You can't wait for others to take action, although that would be nice. Every one has to do a little something, even that consists of one call to your representative," Slome added.

"The average age of U.S. senators is 61.8 years, and the average age of members of the House is 57.8 years, so they will relate to the issue," Slome shared. "Many of them have elderly parents or they had to deal with their care needs. You can assume they didn't face the same financial limitations of average Americans which is a point you should stress."

Long-term care is an issue facing all Americans because it impacts families and indeed all taxpayers, the leading expert shared. "The majority of long-term care costs are paid for by taxpayers and family members," he noted. "This is a huge potential liability and kicking the can down the road is not the solution."

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance advocates for the importance of long-term care planning and helps consumers connect with knowledgeable professionals who are independent advisors.

Consumers looking for local long-term care insurance agents or cost comparisons can visit the Association's website at or can call the organization's national headquarters at 818-597-3227.
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