Patti Wilkins
ACSIA Partners LLC

Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be as Common as Health Insurance, Says Patti Wilkins of ACSIA Partners LLC

Wilkins's company strengthens its worksite offerings to supplement its direct offerings to consumers.

imageAustin, TX June 20, 2017 -- Patti Wilkins welcomes James Dettman to ACSIA Partners LLC, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies. "James will help us bring LTC protection to more and more workplaces," says Wilkins.

"We already offer the protection directly to consumers in all states," Wilkins says. "Now, thanks to James, we will make it a staple of employee benefit programs too."

Dettman is a veteran of the insurance and employee benefits industries. He will serve as one of four Worksite Sales Directors for ACSIA Partners LLC, along with Dan Cahn, Ed Jette, and Mario Sestito.

The need for long-term care protection is great, according to Wilkins, Dettman and their colleagues.

Nearly three in four Americans over 65 will need long-term care at some point, they say, quoting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. So virtually all families will be affected. Somebody will probably need care: if not a spouse or parent, a grandparent, sibling, or other relative.

This is a very big deal, Wilkins and Dettman assert, because --

"Long-term care insurance is the answer," Wilkins says, "but it's not getting to everyone through the home. So we'll be offering it aggressively through another channel, the workplace.”

Wilkins points to key advantages over policies sold directly to consumers:

AgentACSIA Partners LLC is a pioneer in worksite LTC with a successful team in place, and that’s why Dettman joined them, Wilkins says. “He's here to help us take it to the next level.”

The potential is very large. According to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, only 10 million or so Americans have bought long-term care insurance; and only a fraction have gotten it at their place of work.

By contrast, over 270 million have health insurance, and a majority, 155 million, have it through their employer, according to the Urban Institute.

“Dettman will help us leverage a proven approach,” says Wilkins. “If we do what the health insurance industry did, within a few years up to 155 million can have easy access to LTC protection through their jobs.”

Additional information is available from Wilkins at patti.wilkins@acsiapartners.com, http://pattiwilkinsltc.com or 512-970-3428.

Patti Wilkins is a leading long-term care agent serving consumers and organizations in CO, GA, MO, TN, TX, WA, with colleagues covering all other parts of the country.

In California the company is known as xACSIA Partners Insurance Agency; in other states, as ACSIA Partners.

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