Younger spouse needs healthcare coverage until Medicare kicks in
It’s a fairly common retirement dilemma: the younger spouse of an older worker isn’t eligible for Medicare, forcing the older spouse to continue working to get family coverage through an employer’s healthcare plan until the younger spouse becomes eligible for Medicare. If the older worker retires too soon, the younger spouse is left with very limited, and usually very expensive options, to get healthcare coverage until becoming age 65 and joining the older spouse on Medicare. In this article appearing in the Los Angeles Times, columnist Liz Weston describes the dilemma and offers up some suggestions on how to solve it. Click here to read more.