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Boomers and Retirement

    • 2 posts
    July 2, 2007 8:56 AM EDT
    Boomers will find that they must continue to work in some capacity after "retirement". They will either start their own business or find part-time, temporary or project employment. The primary reason is the huge cost of out-of-pocket health care expense.

    A couple retiring in 2007 at 65 will spend on the average $242,000 out-of-pocket on health care betrween now  and the end of their combined lifetimes. By the time most boomers retire this will be substantially more. These costs include Medicare premiums, supplemental insurance premiums and prescription drugs and all other health care costs not covered by Medicare or insurance. 

    Boomers should be planning NOW for this eventuality. Talk with your current employer. check out business you might consider starting, look at job boards for older workers like RetiredBrains.com
    • 2 posts
    August 11, 2007 8:22 AM EDT
    Susanm,

    Many boomers want to keep working often well into their 70`s and even 80`s.
    However employers faced with the substantial increase in health care insurance are generally not in a financial situation that allows for a larger number of seniors to be part of their workforce.

    That is why many older workers are being and will be hired on a part-time or temporary basis or for project assignments.  In most cases employers do not have to pay benefits for these types of employment.

    Boomers should certainly start a dialog early on with their employer regarding the best ways they can continue to contribute as they reach retirement age. Employers interested in keeping their employees will usually work out something that is mutually beneficial.
    • 4 posts
    August 11, 2007 7:50 AM EDT
     It`s much more economical to take care of your health before you NEED health care than it is to go to doctors & buy prescription drugs. Never go to a doctor unless it`s an emergency type situation! Tend to anything less than the emergencies yourself. Prescription drugs often have side effects requiring more prescription drugs to treat the side effects. Better to avoid the prescriptions to stay healthier unless you are sure it`s an absolutely necessary prescription...
    • 1 posts
    September 8, 2007 5:01 AM EDT
    Considering COBRA for 18 months can cost you a lot of $$$$$s.  Tale it from one who has six months left before becoming eligible for Medicare.  And, the only way I could stay with COBRA for 18 months is because the Social Security Administration deemed me disabled. You should check this out in depth before including it in your plans.
    • 1 posts
    June 12, 2011 7:05 PM EDT

    HELLO BOOMERS

    I WANT TO BUILD A UNION OF BOOMERS IN AUSTRALIA TO PROMOTE THEIR POTENTIAL FOR EMPLOYMENT AFTER COMPULSORY RETIREMENT. HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT DOING THIS?

    SHOULD I PLACE AN AD ONLINE?

    • 0 posts
    July 24, 2007 10:57 AM EDT
    What you say is certainly right, but at the same time, a great many boomers will be able to retire and live comfortably.  What really sets boomers apart from any other generation is that they don`t want to retire, because they feel that they still have much to give and because they are healthy and fit.

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    SusanM