A new study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that 53% of workers plan to continue working longer than they would like in order to continue receiving health insurance through work.
It should be interesting to see how different things look in 2014, with the implementation of the government-run exchanges for individual health insurance plans. Knowing that it’s possible to get health insurance might free up a lot of people to retire sooner than they otherwise would. Of course, we have yet to see what the coverage for such plans will look like and how much it will cost.
On a related note, an article on MarketWatch this week had a good run-through of the changes that we’ll be seeing over the next couple years as the Affordable Care Act’s various provisions take effect:
- Get Ready for Healthcare Reform Changes from Elizabeth O’Brien
- Long-Term Investing: Keep It Simple from Walter Updegrave
- The Super Bowl Indicator from Allan Roth
- A Balanced Portfolio for a Balanced Life from Rick Ferri
- Short Selling: Evil or Necessary Evil? from Larry Swedroe
- Explaining Series I Savings Bond Rates from Financial Ramblings
Other Money-Related Articles
- Where The Heck is My W-2? from TaxGirl
- Is a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA Better than Donating Appreciated Securities? from Michael Kitces
Thanks for reading!