Desperate Retirees: The Perplexing Challenge of Covering Retirement Health Care Cost in YOYO World

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Abstract

A retiree’s single largest and most unpredictable expense is paying for health care, and this article explains the various choices and options that a retiree confronts regarding that expense. The article examines the traditional components of Medicare (Parts A and B), prescription drug plans (Medicare Part D), Medigap coverage, and managed care alternatives, as well as long-term care insurance. Each section addresses the financial trade-offs and time-sensitive decisions that are involved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-458
Number of pages27
JournalConnecticut Insurance Law Journal
Volume20
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • MEDICARE
  • retirement health costs
  • Medigap
  • Managed care
  • Long-term care

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