DANVERS, Mass., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthView Services, a proud supporter of National Retirement Planning Week ®'s first Health Care in Retirement Planning Day on April 16, today launched new consumer-oriented retirement health care planning tools to help Americans incorporate health care costs into retirement plans, as well as a new HealthView Insights Paper, " Closing the Retirement Health Care Costs Planning Gap: The Next Retirement Planning Challenge." The new free tools give consumers the ability to better understand expected health care costs in retirement, long-term care costs and future retirement savings. By inputting basic information including age, gender, health status and location, consumers will receive a comprehensive report detailing average costs for people in similar circumstances and comparisons to expected future lifetime retirement income. "The new consumer-focused planning tools leverage our actuarial and medical professional reviewed approach to calculate expected retirement health care costs for broker-dealers, insurers and the advisor community," said Ron Mastrogiovanni, Founder and CEO of HealthView Services, the leading provider of health care cost data to the financial industry. "Our health care costs calculator draws upon more than 50 million health care cases and a broad range of data points to provide a comprehensive perspective on the expected health care costs retirees will have to pay for out of their own pockets." The new calculators complement HealthView's highly-sophisticated planning tools currently in use by major companies and a growing number of advisors to help clients plan for, manage and even reduce future retirement health care costs. They are expected to encourage more individuals to engage with advisors to discuss how these expenses can be built into existing retirement plans, and support the development of high-value planning and product optimization strategies to manage and reduce total lifetime health care costs.