Actually, they are more than what you may be wearing. SilverSneakers are fitness programs for seniors provided by more than 70 health plans across the country. And while SilverSneakers often include health club memberships, fitness for seniors should focus on physical activity which may or may not involve a gym. Sadly, problems with mobility among… Continue reading Silver Sneakers: More Than Just A Fashion Statement
You’ve been covered by private health insurance through your employer for years. It’s taken care of all of your medical expenses. Sure, the premiums and the deductibles have gone up, but given the state of health care in the United States you feel lucky. With retirement on the horizon, you’ll be enrolling in Medicare, which,… Continue reading Retiree Health Insurance: I Have That, Don’t I?
A favorite of so many baby boomers. Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the song “When I’m 64”. As baby boomers reach age 64, “When I’m 64” has a new health care meaning: Applying for Medicare. But if you’re not yet age 65, why do you have to think about applying for Medicare? What’s… Continue reading When I’m 64……
>Unequivocally, yes, you do. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 70% of Americans who are currently age 65 or older will need some type of long term care in the future. And the costs associated with long term care continue to rise. A 2013 Genworth Cost of Care Survey indicated… Continue reading Do I Need to Worry About Future Health Care Expenses?
The Early Retirement Reinsurance Program (ERRP) has encouraged corporations to keep post retirement health benefits intact by subsidizing part of the costs in an effort to reduce premiums or increase claim reimbursements for early retirees ages 55-64. The program was funded with $5 billion in 2010, and corporations, both profit and non-profit, were entitled to… Continue reading Early Retirement Health Care: Do Your ERRP Homework
The thought of midterm exams is unsettling to students. Late nights, review sheets, study groups. The results of these tests are a significant component of a final grade. Health care midterms are much the same; individuals will need to vote in their state’s “midterm” to determine the future of health care reform in their states.… Continue reading Can Health Care Pass Midterm Exams?