Probably much more than you think –According to the latest retiree health care cost estimate from Fidelity Benefits Consulting, a 65-year-old couple retiring in 2016 will need an average of $260,000 (in today’s dollars) to cover medical expenses throughout retirement, up from $245,000 in 2015. That applies only to retirees with traditional Medicare insurance coverage, and does not include costs associated with long-term care facilities. Fidelity estimates that a 65-year-old couple will need an additional $130,000 to insure against long-term care expenses. We can help estimate your health care expenses, including annual Medicare costs in order to better prepare you for managing this cost in retirement.
In the context of your income and financial plan we will provide you with a realistic view of healthcare expenses so that you can plan appropriately.