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Don’t Be Surprised by Retiree Healthcare Costs

By Jason Alderman Retirement isn’t cheap. Even though you’re no longer drawing a paycheck you still must pay for housing, food, utilities, transportation, and healthcare to name just a few expenses. As prices continue to escalate, it’s not surprising that the ages at which people expect to retire — and when they actually do — have crept up in recent years. Many factors are at play: People are still recovering …Read More

Under 26? Should You Stay on Your Parent’s Health Insurance?

By Jason Alderman In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making minimum wage. Add to the equation that most twentysomethings are in good health and rarely visit the doctor, and …Read More

Can’t Afford Health Insurance?
Here’s What To Do

By Stacy Johnson If you’re one of the 50 million Americans without health insurance you may think your only healthcare option is the emergency room. Not true. If you’re going without insurance, or know someone who is, this post is just what the doctor ordered. Chuck, a good friend of mine, has now been without a “real” job for more than three years. He does odd jobs to stay alive, …Read More

Tips For Managing Medical Debt

Most people prefer to leave the hospital feeling better than when they entered. However, with today’s cost of health care, and an increasing amount of that cost being passed along to the consumer, the discharged patient may exit with a financial migraine coming on. A Harvard study found that the number one reason (62%) of all personal bankruptcies in the U.S. were caused by health problems. And this isn’t only …Read More