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An NDC approach to helping pensioners cope with the cost of long-term care

Carlos Vidal-Melia (), Manuel Ventura-Marco and Javier Pla-Porcel

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2020, vol. 19, issue 1, 80-108

Abstract: This paper explores a notional defined contribution (NDC) approach aimed at helping pensioners to cope with the cost of long-term care (LTC). It develops the necessary technicalities to fully integrate an LTC benefit, graded according to the annuitant's degree of disability, into a generic NDC retirement framework with a minimum pension benefit for both contingencies. It also discusses the policy implications of various issues that should be taken into account before any decision is made to put the model into practice. Finally, to enable policymakers to better understand how the proposal would function, the paper includes a realistic numerical example.

Date: 2020
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