Neveda Long-Term Care Partnership Program

 

Since January 2007 Nevada has offered Partnership Policy's. The Nevada Long-Term Care Partnership Program is an alliance between the state of NV and private insurance companies. The Nevada Partnership Program was developed for residents of NC to protect their assets if they ever need to apply for Medicaid.

Under the Nevada Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Program, the state will disregard the policyholder's personal assets equal to amounts paid out under a qualifying insurance policy when it determines the person's eligibility for Medicaid assistance. For example, if a qualifying policy pays out $50,000 in benefits to cover a person's LTC needs, Medicaid would not count up to $50,000 of the person's assets when it determines whether a person is eligible for Medicaid assistance with long-term care costs. This means the person would be able to qualify for long term care assistance though Medicaid without first having to spend all of their assets on care.

Under the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, NV is an authorized Partnership program state. Nevada Long-Term Care Partnership policies must be tax-qualified, contain certain consumer protection provisions and provide inflation protection.

The average costs of care on a daily basis in the state of NV are listed below:

Homemaker Services
$125
Home Health Aide
$132
Adult Day Care
$66
Assisted Living Facility
$98
Nursing Home, Private Room
$240
Nursing Home, Semi-Private Room
$220

*This information came from the Genworth 2012 Cost of Care Survey.