A promise of cheap home care

Sherrid, Pamela
January 1994
U.S. News & World Report;1/31/94, Vol. 116 Issue 4, p64
Focuses on a new breed of home-care insurance coverage--relatively affordable service contracts that kick in as needed and are sold to anyone--that is finding eager customers. What a typical plan guarantees; Four-year-old Retired Home Owners Association (RHO); Troubling tactics used to sell the product; Drawbacks; Legalities; Advice from experts; Care for the elderly.


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