If my flight is delayed or cancelled, can insurance offered by my credit card help cover the cost? Aug 4th
This is also welcome news for retirees seeking so-called “longevity insurance,” even if it’s probable that the same forces at work are also depressing stock prices. In other words, the time may be fast approaching when near-retirees and full retirees start to consider annuities.
Are fixed annuities a safe investment?
I’ve written about annuities from time to time over this low-interest journey, but it never got to the point for me to pull the trigger personally and buy life annuities. It’s generally a bad time to annuitize when interest rates are low. And it’s worse in periods of high inflation…
For many Canadians retirement is a time of change and excitement. Some have travel plans, while others have things they want to accomplish at home.
One important aspect about retirement that sometimes goes unmentioned is the loss of employee benefits and healthcare. Oftentimes those who are retiring are 65 years old and have pre-existing health conditions along with prescription drug medications.
Another consideration at retirement age is provincial healthcare which (usually) covers things like prescription drugs and some vision care costs (OHIP covers eye exams at age 65 but does not cover glasses, contact lenses, etc.). It’s important to know that these provincial healthcare plans vary from province to province, but generally speaking seniors do get more coverage than non-seniors, especially when it comes to medications.
So, if retiring Canadians who have provincial healthcare plan coverage for their medications, what is the point of getting a private, individual health insurance plan?
Why Get a Retirement Group Conversion Health Plan?
Group conversion plans are specifically designed for people who have recently lost their group benefits coverage (which happens when retiring), and acceptance is guaranteed as long as you apply within a given time period after losing that group coverage (60 or 90 days are common)…