More Than Medicare: How Healthcare Planning Helps Clients Across All Generations
February 7, 2024
If you’re familiar with healthcare planning, you know it entails a comprehensive overview and the optimization of clients' present and future healthcare costs based on personalized needs and budgets. Healthcare planning is the practice of finding cost savings opportunities at multiple points in a person’s life as they relate to healthcare. Despite this, many financial planning professionals only use healthcare planning for Medicare planning, which isn’t a bad thing. We would go so far as to agree that healthcare planning is most valuable for those nearing 65, mainly because:
- Many go on a fixed income at 65 if they’re retiring.
- There’s usually an increase in healthcare costs, as well as an increased risk of developing healthcare conditions.
- Medicare operates very differently from Marketplace or employer coverage, so there are several new things to learn.
- It is extremely hard to sort through Medicare scams or people/companies that don’t have your clients' best interests in mind.
However, clients of all ages, experiencing a number of additional Life Events, benefit from healthcare planning. The advisors at Burney Wealth Management know this to be true, which is why they routinely guide many of their clients, not just those nearing Medicare eligibility, through Caribou’s healthcare planning software. In this collection of case studies, you’ll meet clients* across a variety of generations and Life Events whose financial plans were protected thanks to healthcare planning.
*All client names have been changed to protect confidentiality.