Retirement Healthcare and Medicare

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

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How should retirees handle the health care limbo

August 1, 1998

The number of retirees in “health care limbo” is rising, and could rise quite a bit over the next few years. Health care limbo is that period when a retiree is not covered by an employer or other private health plan and is too young to apply for Medicare. People get in health care limbo […]

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How to Keep Control During a Major Illness

July 1, 1998

I have a friend who still is jealous of Malcolm Forbes. The owner and publisher of the magazine bearing his name died in his sleep of a heart attack, apparently never feeling any pain or knowing he was dying. Most people prefer that kind of death with dignity and say they definitely don’t want a […]

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Why You Should Avoid Tax Favored Long Term Care Insurance Policies

April 1, 1998

Sometimes a tax break costs more than it is worth. That just might be the case with the breaks for long-term care insurance that were enacted in 1996. All the questions still aren’t answered, but so far it looks like you might be better off taking a pass on these tax benefits. Congress meant well […]

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Solving The Snowbird Health Care Dilemma

March 1, 1998

There’s a bit of trouble in paradise for some northern snowbirds who migrate to warm weather states for the winter. That trouble is health care. It is especially bad if you belong to a health maintenance organization, but also affects those covered by one of many private insurance and medigap plans. HMOs tend to be […]

October 2020:

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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