That’s usually because they find fulfillment in their practice of medicine and the relationships they’ve built with their colleagues and patients. And, of course, there’s also the opportunity to continue to earn a good income.
However, if you are approaching 65 and plan to continue working, there are some critical Medicare decisions you must be ready to make. These cannot be put off. Otherwise, you could be hit with costly penalties for the rest of your life.
Health is wealth. As we age, we grow to appreciate the truth of that like never before. Protecting our health has always been essential, but as we age maintaining good health becomes more important, and more expensive.
Fortunately, there are insurance solutions that make caring for our health more affordable. TMA Insurance Trust can help you find the insurance you need to protect your health and your wealth during retirement.
Health care is one of the largest expenses during retirement. Perhaps you’ve seen the numbers. A 65-year-old retiring today is expected to need over $300,000 for health-related expenses. A lot of those costs are for co-pays, and ever-increasing deductibles. These out-of-pocket costs are why many retirees secure a Medicare Supplement or Medigap policy, to help pay some of the expenses Original Medicare doesn’t cover.
As a physician, you understand better than most that prescription medications help protect both our health and quality of life. Yet prescriptions can be costly. Like all health-related expenses, prescription prices are rising and pose a growing challenge to retirement nest eggs.
Fortunately for those enrolled in Medicare, Part D coverage helps to significantly reduce the cost of medications. However, there are strict limitations on when you can enroll. To save the most on your prescriptions, it’s all about timing.
Just because you are over 65 doesn’t mean you are ready to leave the profession you love. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 10 million Americans have reached the traditional retirement age but aren’t ready to stop just yet. Many of your fellow physicians across Texas feel the same way.
If you are like many physicians, you may plan on practicing well past your 65th birthday. For many physicians, medicine is more than a career, it is a calling. There are few professions as emotionally, intellectually, and financially rewarding as medicine. So, it is understandable why after decades refining your skills and improving countless lives, you may not yet be ready to stop doing what you love.
Sooner or later, we all start to think about retirement. You have probably been setting aside funds for a comfortable and secure retirement for many years. Retirement brings many changes. Changes to your daily routine. Changes to how you use your time. Changes to how you deal with your finances. Did you know retirement also brings significant changes to your insurance needs?