The following form of response letter must be used in this state.
Long-Term Care Insurance Suitability Letter
Your recent application for long-term care insurance included a "personal worksheet," which asked questions about your finances and your reasons for buying long-term care insurance. For your protection, state law requires us to consider this information when we review your application, to avoid selling a policy to those who may not need coverage.
[Your answers indicate that long-term care insurance may not meet your financial needs. We suggest that you review the information provided along with your application, including the booklet "Shopper's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance" and the page titled "Things You Should Know Before Buying Long-Term Care Insurance." Your state insurance department also has information about long-term care insurance and may be able to refer you to a counselor free of charge who can help you decide whether to buy this policy.]
[You chose not to provide any financial information for us to review.]
Note: Choose the paragraph that applies.
We have suspended our final review of your application. If, after careful consideration, you still believe this policy is what you want, check the appropriate box below and return this letter to us within the next 60 days. We will then continue reviewing your application and issue a policy if you meet our medical standards.
If we do not hear from you within the next 60 days, we will close your file and not issue you a policy. You should understand that you will not have any coverage until we hear back from you, approve your application and issue you a policy.
Please check one box and return in the enclosed envelope.
□ Yes, [although my worksheet indicates that long-term care insurance may not be a suitable purchase,] I wish to purchase this coverage. Please resume review of my application.
Note: Delete the phrase in brackets if the applicant did not answer the questions about income.
□ No. I have decided not to buy a policy at this time.
APPLICANT'S SIGNATURE _____
Please return to [issuer] at [address] by [date].
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
, 48.83.070, 48.83.110, 48.83.120, 48.83.130(1), and 48.83.140 (4)(a). WSR 08-24-019 (Matter No. R 2008-09), § 284-83-180, filed 11/24/08, effective 12/25/08.]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency.