Medical Assistance Eligibility and the Minnesota Long-Term Care Partnership Program

Overview

This course offers a comprehensive study of long-term care and long-term care insurance. Designed to meet Minnesota's 8-hour training requirement for licensed producers who sell long-term care insurance, the course covers the nature of long-term care, available long-term care services and providers, long-term care insurance products, government-sponsored health care options (including Minnesota's Medical Assistance), partnership programs, alternative

LTC funding options, and the ethical and suitability issues associated with long-term care products and policies. The course concludes with a chapter on the state's Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and LTC partnership programs.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • describe the conditions that have led to the growing need for long-term care
  • explain the types of LTC providers and the services they offer
  • demonstrate an understanding of the options and limitations of Medicare and Medicaid for paying for long-term care
  • •outline and define the purpose, function, and application of long-term care insurance
  • identify the provisions and features found in long-term care insurance policies
  • explain the fundamentals of LTC partnership programs and the requirements for LTCI policies that are sold with these programs
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethics and suitability issues that surround the sale of LTC insurance
  • describe the basics of Minnesota's Medicaid (MA) and LTC Partnership programs

Designed For

Life and health insurance producers
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