Is it misinformation or something more sinister?
- Affordable Care Act, Dan McGrath, EBRI, Fidelity, Fidelity Health Care, Fiduciary Responsibility, Health Care, Healthcare Costs, Healthcare Costs in Retirement, Healthview, Market watch, Medicare, Part B, Part D, Retirement, Taxes
Survey after survey confirms that one of the most major concerns investors have is planning for their health costs in retirement, and rightly so.
With legislative changes coming from both Congress and the President, the course of this expense that everyonemust have has taken some drastic turns in the not so distant past.
Some of the changes have altered not only the overall costs of this expense (such as being penalized for having too much income, or the threat of debts possibly being passed to the next generation if not planned for accordingly), but the biggest change in the last 25 years is that these costs are now mandatory. (more…)Read more
The Debt Crists: what it really means
- Dan McGrath, Debt, Debt Crisis, Federal Government, financial planning, Government Shutdown, Healthcare Costs, Healthview, HVS Financial, Market watch, Medicare, Postal Service, Retirement, Tax Preparing, Taxes
With Congress and the President doing the two-step Lindy when it comes to the future of our economy, there is one under-reported fact.
Even if the debt level was actually breached, there are safety valves that the Federal Government can implement in order to save itself. So in reality the past government shutdowns, as well as the projected possibility of one in the near future, may all just be for show. Or maybe this political theater is for more sinister reasons?Read more
Fidelity Investments’ $220,000 Healthcare Number, is it right
- Annuities, Fidelity, Fidelity Health Care, financial planning, Health Costs, Healthcare Costs, Life Insurance, Market watch, Means Testing, Medicare, MediGap, Part B, Part D, Plan F, Retirement, Social Security
It seems like every spring season there is a new healthcare amount announced by Fidelity Investments for people who are turning 65 during the year and this spring season is only slightly different from the last.
This difference lies in the total cost or the reduction of the overall cost of projected healthcare, which Market Watch, ABC, Kiplinger’s and even Nationwide is also heralding.
For those who are 65 years old today and entering into retirement today they are being told by Fidelity and the financial community to prepare for a total cost of $220,000 for their healthcare in retirement which, just happens to be a reduction from the previous year when Fidelity pegged the total cost at $240,000. (more…)Read more