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Important Questions to Ask About Your Health Care Coverage in Retirement

  • Do you have catastrophic coverage to help protect you from significant losses?
  • Is it important for you to continue seeing your current physicians or, are you comfortable seeing someone else instead?
  • Have you estimated your total out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs and co-pay, deductibles and other out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • Do you want flexibility when choosing medical providers (ie. specialists) without having to go through gatekeepers?
  • Do you have coverage for services not covered by medicare, such as routine dental and vision care?

Evaluating this now and at least annually can make a big difference in having the coverage you need when you need it.

© Nancy Butler, September 2011