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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 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.
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.
As a Texas physician you have devoted your life to caring for others, so when it comes to your own care, TMA Insurance Trust wants to make sure you get the quality health care you deserve.
If you are at or nearing retirement, you have probably begun to think about Medicare. But you may also be wondering what happens to my family or my staff if I go on Medicare? If your spouse or dependent children are on your plan, will they lose their coverage? If you are a practice owner with a group policy for your staff, what happens to them when you go on Medicare. This article will help answer those questions.