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Retirement expert Bob Carlson’s research and knowledge on how to get the most out of healthcare options

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The Return of Premium LTC

November 18, 2020

Click the PDF below to read this Special Report. […]

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What You Need to Know About the Prescription Coverage Gap

November 16, 2020

It’s something Medicare beneficiaries often have trouble understanding. I’m talking about the prescription drug coverage gap, also known as the “doughnut hole” or “donut hole.” The coverage gap was part of the original Part D prescription drug program, but it has been changed several times since its inception in the 2000s. There were additional changes […]

What You Need to Know About the Prescription Coverage Gap

October 28, 2020

Medicare beneficiaries need to under-stand the prescription drug coverage gap, also known as the “doughnut hole” or “donut hole.”The coverage gap was part of the original Part D prescription drug program, but it has been changed several times since its inception in the 2000s. There were additional changes that took effect in 2019, and it […]

Stop Spending Too Much on Prescription Drugs

October 28, 2020

Prescription drugs are a major spending item for many retirees, and the cost of prescription drugs is expected to increase faster than other categories of spending, including medical expenses in general.Older Americans tend to spend more on prescriptions, and the annual cost increases each year. Though some of the spending is due to price increases […]

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Alternatives to Buying Traditional Long-Term Care Insurance

October 23, 2020

  Long-term care (LTC) is expensive, but the cost of traditional long-term care insurance (LTCI) has increased at an even faster rate in the last few decades.   Traditional LTCI became less attractive following the financial crisis. Insurers found they were paying more in claims than they had estimated and were receiving less income on […]

What is a Long-Term Care Facility?

October 23, 2020

  A long-term care facility is any place long-term care (LTC) is provided, and LTC can be provided in a number of different locations depending on the extent of care that is needed.    Long-term care consists of a range of services and systems that help meet medical and personal needs of people who have […]

How to Avoid the Medicare Mistakes Most People Make

September 28, 2020

Retirement medical expenses are high enough when you don’t overpay, but many retirees don’t fully understand Medicare and make mistakes that cost them quite a bit during the course of retirement. The latest estimate of total retirement medical expenses is $295,000. That is how much a married couple, each spouse each 65 today, will spend […]

How Much Does Long-Term Care Insurance Cost?

August 31, 2020

Long-term care is a system of personal services and medical care provided to someone who is cognitively impaired or can’t perform two or more of the six activities of daily living (ADLs). The ADLs are dressing, bathing, eating, walking, toileting, and transferring (such as moving from a bed to a chair without help). Despite the […]

July 2022:
Congress Comes for your Retirement Money
A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
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