Cutting the apron strings

June 2009
Employee Benefit News;Jun2009, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p1
The article focuses on the trend of using Medicare and retiree-health coordinators among employers in the U.S. to assist them in transitioning Medicare-eligible retirees from employer-sponsored group plans to the individual market. A partnership with the coordinator is said to help employers to reduce their administrative costs in dealing with retirees as well as ensure their needs. Guidelines for managing health care costs in retirement are also outlined, such as setting aside money for medical needs.


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