This was mentioned in another thread, but I thought it deserved a topic of its own. What do people plan to do about healthcare and health insurance when you're retired? That's the thing I am not sure how to solve. We do plan to retire early, so will need to be providing our own health insurance as my employer has no retirement benefits whatsoever.This is a big area of concern for me, and right now, I have a large amount allocated to that in my retirement budget, but I haven't even begun to start thinking about the logistics of this. For instance, how do I go about finding health insurance? Do I just call my current carrier and see if they do individual plans? What do people in retirement do for this if they're not covered by a retiree's plan from their former employer?All of my normal retirement resources and experts have health insurance from their former employers, so there hasn't been someone I could easily ask.Would this be a reasonable topic for this board?very good questions.yes ...call current carrier; look on the interwebs; follow the leads from TV ads ...if you're covered at work, COBRA might be a good bet... i know it applies if you're laid off, not sure about if you RE.a friend of our just went through the process (sort of .he retired & lost company ins.; they got indiv. ins for her) .... sounded like a nightmare. Any pre-existing condition and most companies don't want you /the ones that do charge two legs and an arm...so might want to find out if your State does 'assigned risk'.difficult stuff =
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