Retirement Insurance & Health

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  1. 6 Ways to Ruin Your Retirement

    We all look forward to one day leaving the rat race behind and enjoying our golden years. But it's not a sure thing. Check ...
  2. The Priorities of Personal Finance

    Before saving everything for retirement, make sure you're living life now and have insurance in place.
  3. How Obamacare Repeal Could Make Medicare Prices Soar

    Medicare recipients face possible higher healthcare costs through Trump's proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
  4. Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL)

    CASL is a professional designation for financial advisors who have demonstrated a commitment to helping clients who are older ...
  5. Should My Child Be My Life Insurance Beneficiary?

    Don't make the mistake of naming your minor child as your life insurance beneficiary.
  6. Health Savings Account: Your Extra Retirement Funds

    Funding a health savings account for retirement can save thousands of dollars in taxes.
  7. What You Should Know About Medicare Enrollment

    It's important to enroll in Medicare properly to have healthcare coverage in retirement.
  8. 5 Things I Wish I Told My Dad About Finances

    It's hard to overstate the importance of preparing financially for a loss of cognitive abilities.
  9. Can President Trump 'Fix' Social Security?

    Donald Trump’s plan to replenish Social Security goes in a very new direction.
  10. Don't Forget Long-Term Care in Retirement Plans

    Be sure to include long-term care and the expenses it involves in your retirement plan.
  11. Should Retirees Worry About Medicare Under Trump?

    With the Affordable Care Act on the chopping block, there are rumbles that Medicare could be next.
  12. Top 3 Mistakes Retirees Make With Their Finances

    There are several missteps that can prevent your retirement from going smoothly.
  13. 6 Steps to Calculate How Much Life Insurance You Need

    Use these basic calculations for an estimate of how much life insurance you should get.
  14. Financial New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep

    Start the year off right by evaluating your financial health and setting impactful and achievable goals.
  15. What If Your Long-term Insurance Carrier Goes Bust

    When a long-term care insurance carrier goes bust, what happens to policyholders?
  16. 3 Big Medicare Part D Increases You Need to Know

    December 7 is the 2017 enrollment deadline for Medicare Part D. Be aware of these price increases – and how to minimize them ...
  17. 4 Medicare Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

    Avoid these 4 mistakes during the Medicare Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7).
  18. Why Quality Health Care Access in Retirement Matters

    When deciding where to retire, be sure to consider the health care available in the area.
  19. Long-Term Care Insurance: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Is it a good idea to have a long-term care policy? Here is some data to help you decide.
  20. Some Surprising Risks of Medicare Advantage Plans

    A new study finds disturbing differences in the hospital networks some Medicare Advantage plans provide. Check before you ...
  21. Healthcare Costs in 2018: The Great Unknown

    Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act and has nominated to his cabinet the perfect man to help. But what about ...
  22. HSAs Could Get a Boost Under Trump

    Health Savings Accounts may become more attractive under a Trump administration. Here's how.
  23. The 3 Best Travel Insurance Options for Seniors

    Searching for senior travel insurance involves making sure that your medical concerns are taken into account as well as the ...
  24. What's Killing Long-Term Care Policies?

    The long-term care insurance industry has fallen on hard times due to these factors.
  25. Medicare Costs to Rise for Most in 2017

    Most senior citizens will see their Medicare expenses rise in 2017.
  26. Your Checklist for Open Enrollment Season at Work

    Open enrollment season has arrived, and that means you need to choose your health insurance benefits for 2017. This checklist ...
  27. Top 4 Unexpected Expenses to Avoid in Retirement

    No matter how idyllic your retirement plans are, it's important to have contingency funds for these three unexpected—and ...
  28. L Share Annuity Class

    The L share annuity class is a common share class offered by a variable annuity that has a short surrender period but with ...
  29. Open Enrollment: 7 Things to Review About Your Benefits

    Many employers allow employees to review their benefits during the open enrollment period that starts in the fall. Here's ...
  30. 8 Ways to Keep the Cost of Senior Care Down

    The cost of senior care today is off the charts. If you haven’t reached retirement age, what can you do to keep expenditures ...
  31. The U.S. Budget’s Ticking Time Bomb

    What will it take to save Medicare and cure Social Security? Robert Reich and Alan Simpson had much to say about both (and ...
  32. Why Universal Life Insurance is a Bad Investment

    Universal life insurance may not be the best investment choice for estate planning. Here's why.
  33. The Costs of Medicare You Need to Know

    Navigating the maze of Medicare is complex. Here's what you need to know about the financial and tax aspects.
  34. Retire Early and Cover Healthcare Costs With Obamacare

    Here's how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, can help you retire early despite the rising cost of healthcare.
  35. How to Help Clients When Their Medicare Policy is Canceled

    Here's how to help clients who receive a letter stating that the Medicare policy they have used until now is being canceled.
  36. Why the Current Social Security Cost-of-Living Index Is Hurting Retirees

    The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment is just 0.3% in 2017; advocates say senior inflation's much more. Result: Medicare ...
  37. It's Time to Review Your Medicare Policy Coverage

    The annual enrollment period for Medicare is about to start. Taking the time to examine your options around this time each ...
  38. Long-Term Care Expenses: What You Should Know

    Being prepared for long-term care is a critical element of financial planning. Here's what it costs.
  39. The Crippling Cost of Self-Insuring Long-Term Care

    Covering the cost of long-term care without insurance can deplete retirement savings quickly.
  40. Tax-Friendly Options for Long-Term Care Insurance

    Here are four tax-advantaged ways to help reduce the financial burden of long-term care insurance.
  41. ‘Retired’ Too Soon? How to Reenter the Workforce After 50

    Here's what you need to know to survive financially and reenter the workforce when you're over 50 and a layoff has forced ...
  42. How to Maximize Employee Benefits From the Start

    Taking the time to make proper selections within your employer-provided benefits package is crucial and could significantly ...
  43. How Clients Can Fund Long-Term Healthcare Costs

    Healthcare costs in retirement are rising. Here are some options that you and your clients should consider to help them fund ...
  44. Why People Are Delaying Retirement

    Baby Boomers are changing retirement. Exactly how, though, is still evolving as the realities of life sometimes clash with ...
  45. Term Life Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

    Term life insurance is an affordable way to financially protect your loved ones after your death. Here's what you need to ...
  46. Affluent Medicare Recipients: Beware 2018

    That's when rates will go up even more. How to start preparing and why $1 of income could make a huge difference.
  47. Don't Let Risk Ruin a Great Financial Plan

    No good financial plan is complete without risk management or insurance planning. Here's how to manage your risk.
  48. How to Use Life Insurance to Manage Legacies

    These are some of the legacy-building ways that life insurance policies can be used.
  49. How the Long-Term Care Insurance World Is Changing

    The long-term care insurance market is continually changing and prices routinely go up. This is an overview of what to expect ...
  50. How to Fund Your HSA with IRA Dollars

    From a retirement planning perspective, a free lunch can refer to the relatively unknown one-time IRA to HSA transfer.
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