Evaluating insurance in retirement

DATE | 01/17/24
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Life isn’t one-size-fits-all, and neither is insurance.

Before canceling or making changes to a policy, consider this information when evaluating your different policies.

Medicare supplement insurance

Health care costs tend to increase with age, so having a policy that keeps you covered is critical.

Once you qualify for Medicare, you may want to consider looking into a supplemental insurance policy to help fill the “gaps” in health care costs. This extra coverage can help with out-of-pocket expenses original Medicare doesn’t cover, such as coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles.

Long-term care insurance

Long-term care (LTC) helps people live as independently as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own. Our life expectancies are longer than ever, and someone turning 65+ has nearly a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care support during their lives.1

Problem: Most costs for long-term care aren’t fully covered by health insurance or Medicare.

Solution: Long-term care insurance (LTCi) can help with costs that aren’t covered.

LTCi policies can be built to fit your needs and budget. When deciding what coverage you’ll need, here are a couple of things to consider:

  • How much can you afford to contribute toward the expense of your care?
  • What’s the anticipated cost of LTC? How long might you need LTC services?

If you require long-term care, it can be a big relief to have a plan now that will help you and your loved ones cope in the future.

Life Insurance

Protect the ones you love! Life insurance can be an important part of your family’s financial stability. It’s an answer to the difficult question: How will my loved ones manage financially if something were to happen to me?

Did you know retirement account beneficiaries may need to fully withdraw from the account within ten years? Life insurance can help offset that and be used to cover daily living expenses, funeral costs, medical bills, loans, and many other essential expenses.

Wherever you are in life, you can apply for a life insurance policy to help ensure your family’s financial security.

Home, auto, renters, and liability (umbrella) insurance

If you’re a retiree, you’ll likely find yourself with new hobbies, new places to live, and traveling more (or less). In this case, the insurance policies you had when you were working in your district may need to be adjusted. In some situations you could be under-insured, and you could be over-insured in other situations.

Insurance evaluations are a great tool to use as you encounter life changes. Life may be different, but it’s still important to protect yourself and your family with insurance designed to fit your needs.

Find someone you trust to help advocate for you and listen to your insurance needs when reviewing your policies and liability coverage.

Member Benefits believes public school retirees deserve an insurance company that offers high-quality products and exceptional customer service.

And for those insurance products we didn’t initially offer, we’ve partnered with industry expert Associates of Clifton Park to better meet the needs of our members.

You do NOT need to leave our insurance programs when you retire. Member Benefits is here for you to and through retirement—and that includes insurance, too.

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