Norwich Union has backed the Royal Commission's note of dissent on the funding of long term care.
The life office says that it believes that a partnership scheme for meeting care costs is the way forward.
Norwich Union life and pensions group director Philip Scott says: "We welcome the Commission's input into the funding debate. However, there are practical difficulties with its central recommendation to continue to charge for accomodation costs while making all nursing care free."
Scott says that this will still mean that care costs on average £12,500 a year.