Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills

My Comments: This is a long and detailed story. But if you care about the national debate about health insurance and whether it’s in our best interest to push toward a system of universal health care, this is interesting. There are basically five stakeholders in the healthcare debate. They are (1) the consumer, (2) the …

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The Crippling Cost of Self-Insuring Long-Term Care

My Comments: Long Term Care, often reduced to the acronym LTC, means that someone, perhaps you, have developed mental and/or physical limitations that require the assistance of others to get through a 24 hour day. Care may come from a family member or from professionals, but unless you plan to die soon, you may need …

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7 Reasons Why You Should Fund A Health Savings Account

My Comments: This is #6 in a series of 6 blog posts about Heath Savings Accounts, or HSAs. They are a potential game changer for those of you who qualify in that they have tax advantages and can suplement whatever else you are doing to set aside money for retirement. The writer of the article …

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Health Savings Account Rules: 6 Little-Known HSA Tips That Will Save You Money

My Comments: This is post #5 in a series of 6 posts intended to help you better understand the advantages of HSAs. If your circumstances let you qualify for one, it could be a game changer when it comes to paying your bills in retirement. by Adella Cellini Linecker \ November 30, 2018 A health …

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Is an HSA a Good Place for My Retirement Savings?

If you think your HSA is only good for covering medical expenses, you're overlooking one of its key benefits. My Comments: This is #4 in a series of 6 blog posts intended to help someone not yet retired, and under Medicare age, make an informed decision about their health insurance. There are restrictions on who …

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How to Choose a Health Savings Account

HSAs can help cut your healthcare costs but there are hundreds of options. Here's how to find one that's best for you My Comments: This is the third of six blog posts about Health Savings Accounts and how for some people they can be used to help pay bills in retirement. And since retirement is …

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How to Pay for Healthcare in Retirement

My Comments: Last Friday I introduced the idea of a Health Savings Account or an HSA. For the rest of this week, I’m going to add to your understanding of this potentially useful financial device and it’s favorable tax consequences. The words that follow here may not apply if you are about to sign up …

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