Health Care Costs a Nightmare for Retirement Dreams
- Broken Promises. Andrews, Michelle // Money;May2005, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p49
The article offers information for people planning for their retirement medical benefits. Unfortunately, there are no easy solutions for retirees. But there are strategies you can use to better plan for the medical expenses you will face when you leave the work force, and to find the coverage...
- 6 Risks to Prepare for in Retirement. Macfarlane, Mike // Utah Valley Magazine;Sep/Oct2012, p92
The article discusses six key risks to be considered in retirement planning in the U.S. It says that the increase in medical and prescription drug costs and lack of employer-sponsored retiree benefits and limitations of Medicare are affecting income and retirement savings. It mentions that...
- THE ROLE OF HEALTH INSURANCE IN JOINT RETIREMENT AMONG MARRIED COUPLES. Kapur, Kanika; Rogowski, Jeannette // Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Apr2007, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p397
Because the near-elderly have high expected medical expenditures, availability of health insurance is an important factor in their retirement decisions. Using Health and Retirement Study data collected in 1992-2002, the authors of this study investigate whether access to employer-provided...
- Estimate: 30% of health spending is wasted. Gunsauley, Craig // Employee Benefit News;Aug2002, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p1
Reports that 30 cents of every dollar spent on health care in the U.S. are wasted according to a research from the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH). Basis for the claim; Estimation of the direct cost of poor quality health care services; Request for employers to address the problem;...
- Costs to extend coverage modest: Experts. Geisel, Jerry // Business Insurance;4/12/2010, Vol. 44 Issue 15, p29
The article presents expert views on costs associated with the extension of health care coverage to employees' adult children until age 26.
- Questioning the System. Mowry, Matthew J. // Business NH Magazine;Jan2003, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p42
Focuses on the views of members of business community on health care costs in New Hampshire. Impact of lifestyle choices on the utilization of health care services; Deployment of patient-centered approaches; Adoption of three-tier drug coverage plans. INSET: Health Term Glossary.
- Rising premiums prompt employers to reduce healthcare coverage. Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare Executive;Oct2001, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p8
Reports the impact of the rising health care costs to employers in the United States. Increase of employer-sponsored health insurance; Analysis of the 2001 Employer Health Benefits survey; Implication of government regulation on health care management.
- Survey Finds Escalation Of Health Care Benefits Outran Employer Allotted Budgets, But Ability To Shift To Cost-Sharing, Other Controls Seen Instilling Confidence. // Insurance Advocate;3/17/2003, Vol. 114 Issue 11, p32
Reports that health care benefit costs in increased more than U.S. employers had projected in their budgets in 2002, according to an annual survey by Watson Wyatt Worldwide and the Washington Business Group on Health. Indication that high performing companies are more likely to use longer...
- Stronger medicine needed. Schwab, Robert // ColoradoBiz;Jul2002, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p9
Focuses on the increasing number of residents not covered by employer-sponsored health insurance in Colorado. Increase in health insurance premiums; Insurance programs available for small business owners; Impact of rising number of uninsured on the economy of Colorado.