“The role of advisors in longevity planning”

“The role of advisors in longevity planning,” by Kimberly Foss, Financial Planning

“Similarly, boomers don’t really want stocks, bonds, mutual funds or insurance; they want the means to live their desired lifestyle when they are no longer actively employed. They want to solve the problems that come with longevity, and those problems, more and more, go beyond simply funding their retirement accounts. . . . In order to position themselves to adequately respond to the longevity needs of an aging clientele, advisors will increasingly be called upon to provide not just transaction-based assistance, but also to serve as facilitators of the relationships required to address these and other problems. We will fall short helping our aging clients if we stay in our financial silos; instead, we will need to become conduits for leading them to the solutions they require.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Hopefully financial advisors will direct clients to LTCI producers rather than Medicaid planners when it comes to long-term care planning, but that has not always been the case.

The role of advisors in longevity planning