Among the best stories from Retirement Daily for Jan. 28 - Feb. 1: What you need to know about Medicare, and how to develop a digital perspective that will strengthen your job security and opportunities.
Medicare is a valuable source of health insurance for people 65 and older and for some younger adults with permanent disabilities, adviser Mark Reid writes this week in a guest column. "Transitioning from health insurance to Medicare involves critical choices that everyone must face." In the column, Everything You Need to Know About Medicare, Reid says that whether you are new to Medicare for yourself or someone you love, or you just need to review your plans each year, here's a complete, step-by-step approach to help you determine which plan is the best fit for your financial situation.
While we're on the topic, Bob Powell's Tip of the Week is about the new Medicare Advantage enrollment period, and he writes, starting in 2019, there are other important changes to Medicare that affect enrollment, Medicare Advantage Plans, and prescription drug coverage.
And in case you missed them, here are some more of this week's best stories from Retirement Daily.
Entrepreneur Allan Chiulli says ageism is a misnomer that hides the true problem: Most older folks do not (yet) have a digital perspective.
Adviser Robin Delaney highlights the advantages of a Roth IRA conversion.
Adviser Keith Whitcomb outlines accumulation strategies to minimize taxes in retirement.
A reader wants to know if she can claim against her ex-husband's Social Security benefit. Maybe.
Adviser Andrea Blackwelder has ideas to help better manage your money in the coming year.
Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into Medicare Advantage plans, and age discrimination and work-related job risks.
Jeanette Pavini has a few suggestions on what you can do to spend less time working on your finances and more time doing things you enjoy.