In many national magazines of late, there are special retirement features showcasing everything from places to live, the best this and the best that.

In Money magazine’s 2013 Retirement Guide, it details the top 20 places to live when retired.

The locations were selected via survey response from people 55+ interested in finding a great location to live it up after working for four decades. Imagine all the factors that contribute to making a choice of where to live when considering retirement!

Two Factors Contributing About Where To Retire

Survey results by Money magazine showed the two most important factors to retirees when deciding where to move are “personal safety” and “cost of health care.”

The latter issue, the cost of health care, resonates with Retiree Health Choices. It has been addressing this issue for nearly three years as the team behind Retiree Health Choices brings a consumer-facing solution to market shortly.

Retiree Health Choices is launching a new website for Boomers enrolling in Medicare for the first time and those interested in making an informed adjustment to their Medicare Supplement plans.

By bringing a variety of Medicare Supplement plans onto one easy-to-compare and analyze platform, Retiree Health Choices is facilitating informed choices about the total cost of Medicare plans.

The site,, is rolling out in Illinois first. Plans are to go national as soon as humanly possible.

As part of the new website, Retiree Health Choices has developed an online Personal Health Calculator that will help drive total cost decisions. As a cost-modeling device, Boomers will have the opportunity to compare prices for plans, expected doctor visits, and other unexpected or expected health care needs.

Curious about the top 20 cities selected in the “Best Places To Retire 2013?” We’ll let you read it right here, and also share the top picks in four categories:

  • Big City: Austin, Texas
    • College Town: Bellingham, Wash.
      • Small Town: Aberdeen, SD
        • Resort Area: Coeur D’Alene, Idaho