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A Long-Term Care Story

A year ago, one of my golfing buddies, Joe, was an active, healthy 49-year-old who loved sports. Today, he is in the process of learning how to use a walker. Without going into detail, Joe was diagnosed with a serious illness, has been hospitalized for months, and probably has to live in a rehabilitation/nursing home facility for up to one year. The good news is that Joe is expected to fully recover. The bad news is that Joe’s health insurance does not include a year of long-term...

First Dollar Coverage

I had the opportunity to meet with the CEO of a large health insurance company last week, and he raised an important point during our discussions: he is actually anticipating higher out-of-pocket medical costs than HealthView. Many who are familiar with HealthView know that for the past several years, I have warned about the dangers of future health care expenses. Some have questioned the totals – especially pre-retirees who currently enjoy employer group Medical coverage for a fairly...

Medicare Enrollment Requirements

Medicare Enrollment Requirements Over the past couple of weeks, a few people who happened to be approaching their 65th birthday asked me the following question: I will be turning 65, intend to continue working for several more years, and have medical coverage through my employer. Am I required to sign up for Medicare Part A (hospitalization coverage)? Simple answer: No. You are not required to enroll in Medicare Part A but you probably should. Background...

The Social Security Conundrum

Did you know that delaying Social Security could increase your monthly benefits by as much as 32%? As the current policy stands, a person whose full retirement age (FRA) is 66 will see an 8% increase for every year that he or she delays receiving benefits up to age 70. Sounds like a great deal. Where else can you generate an 8% guaranteed return? But is it really such a great deal? The answer is sometimes, but not always. Think about it. The objective of the Social Security...

New Tools, Webinar, and White Paper

Today is National Retirement Planning Week®’s first Health Care in Retirement Planning Day. As a proud supporter of this event, HealthView Services has launched new consumer-oriented retirement health care planning tools to help Americans incorporate health care costs into retirement plans, as well as a new HealthView Insights Paper, "Closing the Retirement Health Care Costs Planning Gap: The Next Retirement Planning Challenge.” Insights Paper HealthView’s new Insights paper is...

Press Release- April 16, 2015

HealthView Services Launches Consumer-Oriented Retirement Health Care Planning Tools and White Paper “Closing the Retirement Health Care Costs Planning Gap” National Retirement Planning Week® initiatives seek to help Americans improve retirement security by planning for future retirement health care expenses ___________________________ Danvers, MA, April 16, 2015 - HealthView Services, a proud supporter of National Retirement Planning Week®’s first Health Care in Retirement...

Closing the Retirement Health Care Planning Gap

Although industry surveys show that paying for health care is among the leading concerns of those preparing for retirement, health care costs are not consistently integrated into retirement plans. In conjunction with National Retirement Week’s first “Retirement Health Care Planning Day,” HealthView Services has released a new Insights paper titled, “Closing the Retirement Health Care Costs Planning Gap.” The paper outlines some of the prevailing reasons why retirement health...

Yesterday and Today

“What’s with all of this health care cost anxiety?” some of my friends have been asking me lately. “My parents never worried about paying for health care in retirement. It wasn’t a financial burden to them.” Let’s begin our analysis by comparing the Greatest Generation to today’s Baby Boomers with one key question in mind: Can future retirees replicate the financial comfort level of the previous generation? The following information outlines several important generational...

National Retirement Week

The HealthView team is currently preparing for our role in this year’s upcoming National Retirement Week, which will take place from April 13 - 17. The purpose of this industry-wide effort is to help investors address their most important financial needs in retirement. For the first time, an entire day is being dedicated to the topic of health care in retirement, and HealthView will be leading that effort. Why such an intensive focus on health care?  Current and future retirees...

HealthView Services Press Release – 3/25/14

Lifetime Retirement Health Care Costs for Average 65-year-old Couple Retiring in 2015 Projected to Exceed $266,000; Expected to Rise to More than $320,000 in 10 Years HealthView Services "2015 Retirement Health Care Cost Data Report" Provides Comprehensive Perspective on Retirement Health Care Costs ___________________________ Danvers, MA, March 25, 2015 - HealthView Services today published its , which shows average expected retirement health care costs for Medicare B, D and Supplemental...
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