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New Long-Term Care Insurance Program

Health reform includes a Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program (CLASS).  The program was intended to provide assistance with long-term care services and supportive services that allow people to stay in their homes.   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has stated that the program is not being implemented and future alternatives are being evaluated.  Regardless of the future of the CLASS Program, Minnesota will continue to pursue opportunities and innovations for long-term care in our state.

What is the CLASS program?

The CLASS (Community Living Assistance Services and Supports) program was included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide a new, national, voluntary long-term care insurance program. The CLASS program was intended to offer working individuals a long-term care benefit plan without answering questions about their health.

What is the future of the CLASS program?

The Secretary of Health and Human Services has stated that CLASS will not be implemented in its current form. More information is available here.