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September 26, 2007

State Continues to Educate and Inform Citizens on the
Long-Term Care Partnership Program

PIERRE, S.D. – The State of South Dakota continues efforts to inform and educate residents on the recently implemented Long-Term Care Partnership Program. In October, education sessions will be held in the following communities: Rapid City, Sturgis, Spearfish, Belle Fourche and Deadwood.
 
The Long-Term Care Partnership Program is a public-private partnership offering individuals quality, affordable long-term care insurance. Once private insurance benefits are used, special Medicaid eligibility rules are applied if additional coverage is necessary.

If you, a family member, friend or co-worker would like to find out more about long-term care, the costs related to it, how to plan for long-term care needs, what Medicare and Medicaid will cover and how the Long-Term Care Partnership Program can help you, now is your chance. The education sessions are free and open to the public. Below are the times, dates and locations for the month of October. Each session is scheduled for one hour and all times below are Standard Mountain Time.

  • BELLE FOURCHE: Monday, October 8, 2007
    Location: Belle Fourche Regional Medical Clinic, 2200 13th Ave
    Time: Sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m.
  • SPEARFISH: Tuesday, October 9, 2007
    Location: Spearfish Regional Hospital, 1440 N. Main
    Time: Sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m.
  • RAPID CITY: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
    Location: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Room 102, 444 N. Mount Rushmore Road
    Time: Sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.
  • DEADWOOD: Thursday, October 11, 2007
    Location: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, 767 Main Street
    Time: Sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m.
  • STURGIS: Friday, October 12, 2007
    Location: Sturgis Chamber of Commerce, 2040 Junction Ave.
    Time: Sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m.  

If you are unable to attend an education session, free educational conference calls are also available by calling Heather at 605-336-1745.

The State of South Dakota continues to travel to different communities; educating as many citizens as possible on the Long-Term Care Partnership Program. In November, education sessions will be held in Pierre, Gettysburg, Mobridge, Eagle Butte and Aberdeen.

For the most recent information available on the Long-Term Care Partnership Program in South Dakota, please visit: www.ltcpartnership.sd.gov. This site also contains the history of the Partnership Program, a message from Governor Rounds, frequently asked questions, suggestions on how to plan for long-term care, the costs of long-term care, how to purchase a Partnership policy and much more.