Category: Medicare and Health Insurance

medicare

Don’t Get Eaten Alive: 8 Ways to Plan for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Let’s go ahead and state the obvious: healthcare is a huge expense in retirement.  HUGE. And, not only huge, but also unpredictable and potentially debilitating. According to Fidelity, a couple who is 65 years old today can expect to spend $245,000 on Medicare premiums alone.  Out of pocket expenses and long term care costs can…

Retirement Planning: 3 Ways to Calm Your Terror Over Health Care Costs

Health care costs are one of the largest — if not the largest — expense you will face in retirement. Over the course of the an average married couple’s lifetime, out of pocket health care costs could total a staggering $394,954 — $463,849, according to recent research from HealthView Services. If these numbers terrify you,…

Health savings accounts

Expert Interview With W. Patrick Jarrett About Retirement and Health Savings Accounts

Want to amp up your efforts to save money for retirement and take care of your financial health? Luckily, it’s all in your hands. W. Patrick Jarrett, COO of HealthSavings Administrators, was kind enough to answer our questions about retirement and health savings accounts. What is your professional background? How has it served you in…

Alarming Analysis: Social Security Will Not Be Adequate to Fund Your Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Spending

Social Security has served as a financial safety net for many older adults, but recent research indicates that era is drawing to a close as retirement health care costs skyrocket. Many older Americans rely heavily on Social Security benefits as their main source of income in retirement. Nearly half (47%) of unmarried people depend on…

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