We bought our policies for long term care 13 years ago. We bought while in our forties so that our premiums would remain low. We just received our increase notice demanding a rate change of 60%. The reason for the increase is basically poor planning on the part of Genworth – "Oops, we made a miscalculation!" Apparently their actuaries were incompetent. But that is not my problem. This is a legal agreement, as far as I'm concerned and we only purchased this policy because it was affordable, and would continue to be so for the duration. A 60% rate increase is exorbitant. Isn't there any consumer agency that protects people from this kind of gouging?

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