Happy Friday, readers! This weekend’s mailing focuses on the complex and formidable task of planning for health care expenses in retirement. Even the median healthy couple retiring today at age 65 faces a massive projected lifetime health care bill just shy of $300,000. It is clear that retirement advisers are in a good position to help individuals identify and address this incredible challenge.
Looking at whether retirees will be able to replace 75% of their final-year earnings, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found the number of households at risk of facing a shortfall range from 42% to 60%.
Executives overseeing the survey report agreed that the U.S. is just beginning to see the real impact of decades of public policy decisions and private employer efforts to fundamentally reshape the retirement landscape.