How healthcare changes seniors’ inflation math


There’s been no sign that inflation is heating up along with the economy, and that may tempt people planning for retirement to be complacent about inflation risk. But it’s important to remember that the inflation rate experienced by seniors is higher than that of the overall economy. From 1985 to 2014, the Consumer Price Index […]

Medicare cost shifting: The next big worry for seniors


Seniors can breathe a little easier now that Social Security benefit cuts are no longer part of this year’s federal budget debate, But the other shoe hasn’t dropped in Washington. That would be Medicare cost shifting. Last week, President Barack Obama’s administration ditched one of its worst retirement policy ideas, the “chained CPI” for Social […]