Health care in retirement

Examining the current health care landscape

The financial goal you can’t ignore

Health care expenses may be one of the most underestimated yet significant financial challenges to living the retirement lifestyle you envision. Explore our RBC Wealth Insights report Taking control of health care in retirement to learn how you can prepare for your future, today.

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Projecting the real cost of health care in retirement

With seniors more active than ever – and with lifespans steadily increasing – maintaining good health as you age is a top priority. Yet, as the cost of care continues to rise, growing expenses may be a significant risk to other retirement goals.

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Start planning now for retirement health care costs

Whether retirement is a long-range goal or a near-term prospect, your most valuable asset is time. The choices you make now can help you get a head start on having sufficient resources for the health care you may someday need.

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Explore the benefits of a Health Savings Account

Health Savings Accounts offer you a tax advantaged way to build a nest egg to be used specifically to fund health care expenses. It pays to start as early as you can and be disciplined about investing over time.

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How to plan your health care and life expectancy

Successfully planning for retirement health care includes considering how long you may realistically live. It is equally important to think about how your personal and family health history may also enter into the overall cost equation.

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Plan ahead for potential long-term care expenses

While maintaining independence for as long as possible remains a top priority for most Americans, the majority will need some level of housing and care support as they age. The good news is there is variety of options to meet almost every need.

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Understanding Medicare costs and coverage

Making sense of the various parts of Medicare, what they cover – and often what they do not cover – as well as the costs and co-pays you are responsible for, is crucial to managing health care expenses after you turn 65.

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Addressing memory decline and dementia

The number of Americans living with dementia is growing rapidly, particularly among women. Without a proven cure, it’s important to recognize the warning signs and actionable steps you can take today.

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Dementia: How I lost my life savings

Nancy Carlson's life took an unexpected turn when her husband of 30 years started making a series of bad financial decisions.

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