Partnership for Long Term Care Programs What Are They?
Changes in law after these four states created their programs left other states with little incentive to create their own. Luckily, these four states have been grandfathered in meaning, they can keep the programs that are set in place. To participate in the partnership, you must buy a long term care policy that contains the basic benefits of your states program.
Under these programs, you can generally apply for Medicaid benefits even if you have not sold all of your assets as long as you
- purchase the policy under the program,
- live in the state while receiving long term care services (note: CT and IN have a reciprocal agreement that allows you to transfer benefits from one state to the other), and
- receive and exhaust the benefits under the policy for long term care services.
To receive additional information on the programs set up in California, Connecticut, Indiana and New York, click on the websites:
In addition, several other states are considering creating partnership programs. Contact your states insurance department for additional information.