Medicare and Medicaid: Do They Pay for Long-Term Care?

If you’re planning for retirement, you probably already know that 65 is an important age. That’s when you become eligible for Medicare, the federal health care coverage provider for retirees. It’s a valuable resource that provides health care protection for millions of seniors. Its sister program, Medicaid, provides similar protection for those who have little

How Will You Pay for Long-Term Care?

What challenges will you face in retirement? For many seniors, one of the biggest financial obstacles is paying for long-term care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that today’s 65-year-olds have a 70 percent chance of needing long-term care during retirement. Long-term care is usually needed for a few years, and 20

4 Tips to Help You Manage Health Care Costs in Retirement

Approaching retirement? If so, you may be surprised to learn that one of your biggest expenses could be health care. Many retirees assume that Medicare will cover most of their medical expenses. While Medicare is a valuable program, it doesn’t cover everything. According to a recent study from Fidelity, the average married couple will pay