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Jan. 5, 2007

Oswego County Offers Consumer Seminars on Long-Term Care Insurance

OSWEGO -- The Oswego County Office for the Aging will sponsor several free consumer seminars in 2007 to educate county residents about long-term care insurance. The first session will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the public health training room of the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

The seminars are sponsored by the Office for the Aging'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.”

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, said Sunday. Premiums are also based on a person's health, which is likely to be better when one is younger. The seminars will provide people with unbiased information regarding options for their future long-term health care needs. Sunday said that neither Oswego County or New York State endorse or recommend any specific insurance product or insurer.

Seminars will also be held at the Bunner Street office on Tuesdays, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18.

To reserve a seat, call the Oswego County Office for the Aging weekdays at 349-3484 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3484.

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