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Sept. 29, 2006

Oswego County Offers Seminar on Long-Term Care Insurance

OSWEGO -- The Oswego County Office for the Aging will sponsor a free informational seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 to educate consumers on the importance of long-term care insurance. The seminar is sponsored by the office’s long-term care insurance education and outreach program.

“Many people fail to think about long-term care coverage until the need arises,” said Sara Sunday, aging specialist at the Oswego County Office for the Aging. “Waiting until you need coverage is too late.”

Sunday said that obtaining long-term care insurance when one is younger, age 40, 50, or 60 years old, increases the chance of having a lower monthly premium because premiums increase when a policy is purchased at an older age. Premiums are also based on a person’s health, which is likely to be better when one is younger.

The seminar will provide people with unbiased information regarding options for their future long-term health care needs. Sunday said that New York State does not endorse or recommend any specific insurance product or insurer.

The seminar will be held in the training room at the Nick Sterio Public Health Center, 70 Bunner St., Oswego. To reserve a seat, call the Office for the Aging weekdays at 349-3484 or 1-800-596-3200. ext. 3484.

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