Wednesday, February 22. 2012
A recent report from the Consumer Federation of the Southeast found that more than nine in 10 American Baby Boomers felt that exceptional healthcare services were very important influences to their move for retirement.
While most prioritized healthcare, another three percent noted it was not important to them, according to the survey. The second-most important option was housing, which was noted by 92 percent of respondents. Climate was noted by 85 percent, while taxes were prioritized by 81 percent.
"Already, thousands of Boomers are retiring every day nationwide," said Walter Dartland, president of the Consumer Federation of the Southeast. "According to this survey, substantial numbers are interested in relocating in retirement. The decisions they make about where they will retire will have a huge impact not only on their families’ finances but on the communities to which they move."
Those who are deciding on a new place to live in retirement may want to compare health insurance quotes, in order to get the best plan available in the area. In addition, they may have affordable health insurance rates available.
A study from the Institute for Women's Policy Research showed that creating access to paid sick days for every worker in New York City would cut healthcare costs by close to $40 million each year, as well as more than $28 million for residents.
The study noted that nearly 1.6 million Americans living in New York City are without paid sick days. This is close to half of all workers in the city. The reason paid sick days saves so much money is due to consumers being able to avoid the emergency room and receive less expensive care in a doctor's office, as well as the ability to rest.
"Paid sick days help people to address their medical needs in a timely fashion without using hospital emergency departments, improving health outcomes and reducing the cost of health care," said Kevin Miller, study author and Senior Research Associate at IWPR.
Those who are not offered a proper health insurance plan may want to explore other options. Comparing affordable health insurance rates online may be just what is needed to find a sufficient option.