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State protections still awaited for long-term care

Rules on insurers delayed

More than a year after Massachusetts passed legislation aimed at curbing the rapidly rising cost of insurance for long-term care, regulators have yet to adopt new rules that would help protect consumers as they buy products to cover nursing homes and similar services.

Regulations were scheduled to be in place by Oct. 31, but the Division of Insurance missed the deadline and recently extended the process to July 1.

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