Georgia Medicaid and the Long-Term Care Partnership Program

Overview

In order to sell long-term care partnership insurance in Georgia and help clients find the best plan for their needs, it's important to understand Georgia's Medicaid and Long-Term Care Partnership programs.

On February 8, 2006, the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) was signed into law. Among other measures, this federal law opened the door to the creation of new state long-term care partnership plans with Medicaid. The Georgia Long-Term Care Partnership Program law followed two months later. The purpose of this course is for students to gain an understanding of these programs and policies, knowledge that insurance producers need in order to sell long-term care partnership insurance. These are also core aspects of the 8-hour training required to sell long-term care partnership insurance in Georgia.

Students are advised that this course alone does not fully cover the full 8-hour training Georgia requires for the sale of long-term care insurance. This course must be supplemented with a general course of study on long-term care, long-term care insurance, and the basics of partnership programs. (For the full 8-hour training requirement, WebCE offers a Georgia-specific version of its Long-Term Care: Programs, Policies, and Partnerships course.)

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this course, students should understand:

  • the eligibility requirements for Georgia Medicaid
  • the programs available under Georgia Medicaid for long-term care services
  • Georgia Medicaid income and asset limits
  • the asset protection feature of Georgia's Long-Term Care Partnership program

Designed For

Life and health insurance producers
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