Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research on Medicare, target-date funds and mental illness.

Some interesting and important facts about Medicare:

  • Medicare spending was 15% of total federal spending in 2017, and is projected to rise to 18% by 2028.
  • Based on the latest projections in the 2018 Medicare Trustees report, the Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) trust fund is projected to be depleted in 2026, three years earlier than the 2017 projection.
  • In 2017, Medicare benefit payments totaled $702 billion, up from $425 billion in 2007.

These are a few of the findings from The Facts on Medicare Spending and Financing, by Juliette Cubansky and Tricia Neuman, published by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Read more about the historical trends and the outlook for Medicare here.

And here's some more of the latest research related to retirement:

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Future Directions for the Demography of Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop

International Longevity Centre: The Future of Adult Immunisation

AARP Public Policy Institute: The Livability Index 2018 Transforming Communities for All Ages

UK Department of Work and Pensions: Employers' Pension Provision Survey 2017 and Automatic Enrollment: quantitative research with small and micro employers

CEPR: Tactical Target Date Funds

SSRN: It Has Been Very Easy to Beat the S&P 500 in 2000-2018: Several Examples

Journal of Public Economics, Forthcoming: Peer Effects in Financial Decision-Making

FRB of Philadelphia Payment Cards Center: Combining Forces to Combat Elder Financial Victimization How Consumers Can Avoid the Financial Pitfalls of Cognitive Aging and What They Should Be Asking Their Financial Institutions

SSRN: Estimating the Prevalence of Serious Mental Illness and Dementia Diagnoses Among Medicare Beneficiaries in the Health and Retirement Study

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research on Medicare, target-date funds and mental illness.

Some interesting and important facts about Medicare:

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