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How to Keep Health Care Costs Under Control in Retirement

If you’ve been covered by a generous employer group health plan, you may be in for a rude awakening when you retire. Here are some tricks for keeping health care costs under control after you retire. Although the government may subsidize some of your health care costs under the Medicare program, you will still be …

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Can You Reduce Your Lifetime Health Care Costs by Staying Healthy?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away – and spares you the bill for medical services. Does this logic carry over into lifetime health care planning? Can you reduce your lifetime health care costs by staying healthy? Apparently not. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has revealed the counterintuitive finding that married …

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Do You Need to Sign Up for Medicare at 65 if You’re Still Working?

For the past four decades, age 65 marked the time when you would leave your job, start your pension, file for Social Security, and enroll in Medicare. Not anymore. Since then, the retirement landscape has changed. Full retirement age for Social Security is 66 or 67. The traditional corporate pension has given way to the …

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Building Health Care Costs into Retirement Planning

Health care planning is a sensitive subject that often takes you and your advisor places you don’t want to go. But given rising expenses, no retirement plan is complete without some kind of provision for health care needs. Here are some guidelines and resources for estimating your needs and expenses. Health care costs are rapidly …

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