Chart of the Week: Will Health Care Costs Break Your Retirement?


Chart of the WeekPlanning for retirement is critical, and health care costs may eat up a bigger portion of your savings than you expect. Few have counted the costs, thinking they’ll rely on Medicare. Two-thirds of Americans haven’t budgeted for health care in retirement, even though Medicare may only pay about half of their medical costs.* What’s more, health care costs are continuing to rise (see chart). 

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Understanding Medicare benefits and planning for potential health care costs can give you a better chance of making your retirement money last. Individual Investors | U.S. Investment Professionals

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*HealthView Services Financial, 2014.

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