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Both the popular press and the benefits/HR trade publications have been sounding the alarm—older workers are not adequately saving for their health care costs in retirement.  There are many reasons for this “retiree medical adequacy” gap—including limited resources and competing needs (e.g., housing, children’s’ education, and retirement income needs) and confusion over the best asset-accumulation vehicles (e.g., 401(k)/403(b), Roth, IRA, and HSA). Many of the challenges to retiree medical adequacy are based on financial constraints and filling these financial gaps will be difficult in an era of limited wage growth and increasing longevity....

20.12.2014 04.35 UTC

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Telemedicine is rapidly growing

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Telemedicine—the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide health care at a distance—is rapidly growing. And, projections are for more growth—estimated at 18.5% per year for the next few years. Telemedicine is becoming more widely accepted, in part, because it holds out the promise of significant cost savings. But telemedicine is promising for other reasons—monitoring individuals to reduce the rate of readmission following a hospitalization, providing better care to individuals with limited mobility, monitoring key clinical measures...

20.11.2013 04.07 UTC

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Former Blue Cross-Blue Shield of IL President To Advisory Board

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Retiree Health Choices recently announced Michael F. Seibold, President of Seibold and Associates in Tucson, Arizona and former president and COO of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of IL, has formally joined its board of advisors. “There are few nimble startups delivering solutions to address Medicare complexities, and that’s why I appreciate Retiree Health Choices’ unique service offering,” said Michael F. Seibold, president of Seibold and Associates. “Its team is developing tools to simplify Medicare with both consumers and insurance carriers in mind...

01.07.2013 08.29 UTC

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Why Boomers Should Use EasyMedicareChoices.com

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There’s a new consumer website called EasyMedicareChoices.com, and it’s for: Seniors approaching 65-years-old Those beyond that age Caregivers of elderly who need help with their Medicare insurance The site was designed and developed by Retiree Health Choices, a Chicago technology company interested in helping retirees make more informed decisions about their health care. (more…)...
When Retiree Health Choices’ new site EasyMedicareChoices.com launches in the next several months, there will be an innovative personal health calculator driving the engine of that website. What that means is consumers interested in comparing Medicare Supplement plans can use the personal health calculator to better understand total estimated annual cost of plans, premiums and more. Retiree Health Choices, a Chicago-based technology company, is creating new online tools to help Medicare-eligible adults make more informed decisions about their future health care and insurance needs. (more…)...