The Whites are curious about the alternatives available when planning for possible nursing home care costs in the future. They have discussed Medicare, Medicaid, and using their savings. What would you recommend for the Whites and why?
Joe and Lisa White are a married couple. Joe is 63 and Lisa is 61. Joe is thinking about retiring in a few years, and the Whites have come to you for an insurance evaluation. Lisa plans to continue working even after Joe retires. The following provides a summary of the Whites’ insurance planning situation.Life Insurance Joe owns a $500,000 universal life insurance policy. Joe is the insured and their son David, age 37, is the beneficiary. The policy has a cash value of $50,000 and a living benefits provision; all account earnings are used to offset premium expenses. Lisa owns a 20 year $350,000 level term life policy that she purchased five years ago. She pays approximately $1,000 per year in premium costs. Lisa is the insured and Joe is the beneficiary.Property and casualty insurance Joe and Lisa own a home as JTWROS. The home has a market and replacement value of $675,000. The house is insured with the standard HO-3 policy for $550,000. The policy requires that the Whites pay a $500 deductible per claim occurrence. Other provisions include the following:10% coverage on detached structures Coverage up to $250 for cash Coverage up to $1,500 for collectibles, artwork, and similar assets Personal property contents coverage equal to 20% of the insured dwelling Living expenses coverage for six months Coverage up to $100,000 for personal liability A replacement cost coverage endorsement is in place The Whites’ two cars are insured under a personal automobile policy with split limit coverage of 250,000/500,000/50,000. They also have a $1 million excess liability policy.Health insurance The Whites are covered under Lisa’s group health insurance plan. The traditional plan has a lifetime maximum benefit equal to $5 million for the family, a $500 per person deductible, and an 80% coinsurance clause, with the family stop-loss limit of $2,500.Using this information, please answer the following questions.9. The Whites are curious about the alternatives available when planning for possible nursing home care costs in the future. They have discussed Medicare, Medicaid, and using their savings. What would you recommend for the Whites and why?10. Currently neither Joe nor Lisa has disability insurance coverage. Joe and Lisa would like more information from you about disability insurance. What recommendations would you make to them? Include a discussion of the elimination period, taxation of benefits, own-occupation vs any-occupation, and guaranteed renewable options.