Retiring early? Here’s what you need to know about health care
How to plan for the period before Medicare.
In this article:
- Retiring before you’re eligible for Medicare means you need to find other health insurance
- Investigate health insurance options from your employer, including COBRA, before you retire
- If you’re married and your spouse is still working, consider joining their plan
- Part-time work at some major employers may be a good option for getting health care benefits
If you’re considering an early retirement, congratulations! You’ve been working and planning for this moment for a long time – but have you considered your health care coverage between retirement and Medicare eligibility? We’ll look at some of your options to make sure you have the coverage you need before you turn 65.
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