The outlook for inflation and Medicare premiums complicates predicting what the net COLA will be for 2022.
For some income groups, job loss and early retirement have been higher than in the Great Recession.
Congress could mitigate inequities with some sensible Medicare program reforms, says Morningstar contributor Mark Miller.
The current system dates to the 1950s--and much has changed since then.
Congress continues to change the RMD rules, but contributor Mark Miller argues the activity isn't improving retirement security.
Medicare and Social Security solvency are among the top retirement challenges this year, says contributor Mark Miller.
A shortage of age-friendly communities may make it challenging.
Meager cost-of-living adjustments coupled with Part B increases continue to erode the standard of living for many retirees.
How to effectively and efficiently re-evaluate your prescription drug or Medicare Advantage coverage.
The next administration will face several healthcare-related issues. Contributor Mark Miller unpacks some of them.
The next administration will face key policy questions related to the program's long-term solvency, says contributor Mark Miller.
Why retiring early in the face of COVID-19 may spell bad news for your plan.
Contributor Mark Miller discusses the pros and cons to consider before accepting these offers.
Retirees looking for a decent return in this low-rate climate would be wise to consider it.
Contributor Mark Miller discusses what the COVID-19 crisis might mean for these important retirement programs.
Avoid an added layer of difficulty during this time by learning about your options.
Contributor Mark Miller examines the health of these critical programs in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
Contributor Mark Miller explores the health of corporate, multiemployer, and public plans.
Things have become more complicated, writes contributor Mark Miller.
Contributor Mark Miller walks through the various products and features and discusses for whom they’re best suited.
Contributor Mark Miller discusses the death of stretch IRAs contained in the SECURE Act--and how retirement planners are scrambling to respond.
Contributor Mark Miller examines how his predictions for 2019 turned out and shares his expectations for 2020.
Wealthy enrollees pay more for premiums--how can you avoid it?
Contributor Mark Miller explains how to effectively and efficiently re-evaluate your prescription drug or Medicare Advantage coverage.
Contributor Mark Miller unpacks the impact inflation has on retirees and how to prepare for it.
Mark Miller unpacks a new study's surprising findings: Married women face more risk in retirement than single women.
Healthcare spending poses risks to your retirement plan. Contributor Mark Miller shares strategies for controlling costs and building resources.
Working longer can help you save more for retirement, but it isn't always possible.
Many worry about healthcare spending in retirement, but it’s important to break the numbers down and plan accordingly, says contributor Mark Miller.
Contributor Mark Miller points out the pain points when signing up for Medicare.
Contributor Mark Miller offers concrete steps to take to protect your human capital as retirement nears.
Contributor Mark Miller discusses the pitfalls to avoid.
Contributor Mark Miller looks at the factors driving the healthy growth in fixed annuity sales.
As debate heats up, contributor Mark Miller looks at Medicare's current shortcomings and how single-payer plans propose to fix them.
Contributor Mark Miller discusses the current thinking in Washington about Social Security reform.
Morningstar contributor Mark Miller looks at longevity assumptions used most in retirement plans. Are they realistic?
State-sponsored retirement savings programs, the meltdown of multiemployer pension plans, and best interest regulation are among the top retirement topics this year, says contributor Mark Miller.
There's a growing 'couples disconnect' when it comes to retirement, says contributor Mark Miller. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Mark Miller discusses the statistics in costs related to retiree healthcare.
Contributor Mark Miller discusses reshopping coverage and how to find the best plan for you.
Contributor Mark Miller explains how to effectively and efficiently re-evaluate your prescription drug or Medicare Advantages coverage.
Contributor Mark Miller reviews some of the proposals--and other ideas--for changing the rules for required minimum distributions.
Some degree of cognitive decline is inevitable for most. Contributor Mark Miller outlines steps to take today to protect your assets.
For many, retirement isn't a full stop. Contributor Mark Miller discusses how to plan for a phased retirement that includes work and shares useful resources.
The new tax law makes qualified charitable contributions from IRAs more appealing for many retirees. Contributor Mark Miller explains why.
Don't let your company's stock weigh down your retirement plan, warns contributor Mark Miller.
Your "break-even age" is just one factor to consider when deciding when to claim, says contributor Mark Miller.
Jobs outside the structure of full-time work lack the features and benefits that fund retirement security, says contributor Mark Miller.
Contributor Mark Miller discusses premiums, hybrid policies, and Medicaid.
Mark Miller tackles delayed filing, break-even points, and means testing.