Women and Health Care Costs

Survey Examines Retirement Challenges Specific to Women

According to a 2012 survey1 by Nationwide®, women are more likely than men to underestimate the amount they’ll need for health care costs in retirement. This is especially troubling due to the unique challenges women face, including:

Read the Nationwide survey.

Since most women will spend more time in retirement, it potentially places them at a greater risk of outliving their retirement assets. It could also increase their chances of incurring long-term care costs, so it’s important for women to plan for health care costs in retirement.

Many factors are involved planning for health care in retirement, like estimated Medicare coverage, other health insurance coverage and potential retirement income sources.

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