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Monday, 21 March 2022 20:08

Retirees Face Huge Healthcare Inflation

The U.S. is seeing 30-year records on inflation, and whole generations of American’s have never seen inflation this high. Even worse inflation is even more elevated for healthcare services. Healthcare inflation is expected to be nearly 12% for the next two years according to HealthView Services. This could be a huge hole in retirement savings as a couple of retirees today can expect to spend over $85k on healthcare, those retiring in a decade over $160k and those in the next two decades just shy of $260k. Moreover, social security won’t be enough as the cost of living adjustment doesn’t track healthcare inflation or even standard inflation. Meaning healthcare costs will eat away at most of Social Security.

Finsum: HSAs are more valuable than ever given these ridiculous healthcare inflation costs.

Published in Wealth Management
Tuesday, 01 February 2022 19:19

Healthcare is Moving into the Home

Covid has forever changed lots of industries but one of the most apparent is healthcare. Incidents for the chronic and specifically geriatric population are growing at an alarming rate and will significantly benefit from an increase in at-home care. The current at-home healthcare market is around $3.2 billion but growing at a 13.4% CAGR by projections will move this to a $7 billion industry over the next 4 years. This isn’t limited to just domestic products an aging population is driving rapid growth across Europe and Asia as well.

FINSUM: It makes sense that healthcare will move more at home. Software and digital products will improve the healthcare many in treatment will have access to inside their own home.

Published in Eq: Healthcare
Wednesday, 05 January 2022 19:56

Medicare Changes Coming in 2022

Most all Americans rely on medicare during their retirement as a means of subsidizing or paying for their healthcare. This year is more critical than ever as changes hit medicare payments because the U.S. is seeing a spike in inflation that eats at retirement funds and might put many in a bind. Medicare costs are split into two main categories: Part A, hospital coverage and Part B, outpatient care. Most don’t pay for a Part A premium and for those that don’t meet the work requirements costs aren’t changing much about $28 for the year, but Part B is a different story. For the lowest income category, the payment is up to $21 a month, and that only increases as tax returns increases. Individuals should appeal their part B premium if their income had a significant change.

FINSUM: These healthcare cost changes are huge, and retirees need to address them in their portfolio given spiking prolonged inflation.

Published in Wealth Management

Investors need to be more active with their finances and taxes as they enter retirement because it's not the time to coast as many presume. One of the areas retirees underestimate the costs of retirement and permanently puncture their safety net is in healthcare. Hefty premiums hit most Americans due to the Affordable Care Act once you hit 50, and most Americans who retire before Medicare will face a shocking bill. There are lots of healthcare tax credits available for those with low and middle incomes, and bigger benefits if healthcare costs breach 7.5% of adjusted income. Finally, Roth conversation ladders will dramatically impact your healthcare costs.

FINSUM: It’s critical to be informed about all of the tax benefits those approaching or entering retirement can take advantage of pre-Medicare.

Published in Wealth Management
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 18:56

How to Deal with Health Insurance for Early Retirees

(New York)

When clients think about retiring early, Social Security benefits and their timing are often a critical consideration. However, what most don’t realize is that health insurance costs are often the biggest hindrance to retiring early. This means advisors have a crucial role to play in helping advisors plan for retirement healthcare costs. One of the main options for keeping costs lower is to use Obamacare (ACA insurance) for the period between retirement and Medicare eligibility. However, this takes significant planning, as the pricing for this is based on modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). The way MAGI is calculated includes some standard forms or income, but excludes others, such as Roth RIA contributions.

FINSUM: Advisors need to be careful in how to structure client income during this period of retirement as it can have a very material effect on insurance pricing and thus cost of living.

Published in Wealth Management
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