August 27, 2018

Several weeks ago we wrote an article outlining the basics of healthcare costs.  This week we continue our conversation with strategies for health insurance during retirement.  Since many Americans also get their health insurance through their employer, it can be difficult to leave both a paycheck and health insurance coverage.  Although...

July 23, 2018

Remember that the “Initial Enrollment Period” for Medicare begins 3 months before the month of your 65th birthday and extends 3 months after the month of your 65th birthday. For most retirees, it is best to enroll as soon as possible since the sooner you enroll, the sooner the coverage starts. Don’t be confused with the Open Enrollment Pe...

July 9, 2018

Maintaining the appropriate amount of insurance is always a difficult task. The amount of insurance products is overwhelming and knowing how much to insure can be a mind-numbing calculation. A process that I have learned to appreciate is breaking insurance down into several categories and then ranking them in order of importance. This nar...

July 2, 2018


 

One of the most daunting challenges facing retirees is the cost of healthcare. Without some type of employer-provided retiree healthcare, the typical retiree sees a 3-fold increase in health insurance premiums after leaving the job, leading many workers to stay longer on the job simply for the health insurance benefits. However, despite...

September 5, 2017

This week I came across a 75-year-old retiree who had not yet signed up for Medicare. Since Medicare enrollment begins at age 65, this was a big miss! Not only does enrolling late result in higher premiums, the failure to enroll in Medicare can leave retirees dangerously lacking in insurance coverage. One common reason for this error is t...

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