Retiree Health Care Cost Estimates Over Time 2002-2018 – Fidelity Investments

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“The estimate does not include other health-related expenses, such as over-the-counter medications, most dental services and long-term care.”

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A 65-year old couple retiring this year will need $280,0001 to cover health care and medical expenses throughout retirement, according to Fidelity Investments’ 16th annual retiree health care cost estimate. This represents a two percent increase from 2017 and a 75 percent increase from Fidelity’s first estimate in 2002 of $160,000.

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