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  •  I forgot to say that, if you keep (7+ / 0-)

    working past your full retirement age (in my case it was 66), you don't have to pay for Medicare Part B at all, if you have insurance through work.  You will get Medicare Part A after you turn 66, though. Again that's free.  It becomes your primary insurance and your job insurance becomes your secondary insurance. So the latter should pay whatever Medicare can't.

    There are advantages to waiting until you are 70 to retire, because you get 8% a year more Social Security each of those years from your retirement age to 70 (at least that's what people my age retiring now get. I'm not sure what they did to younger people when they "fixed" SS the last time in the Reagan administration by raising the ages and lowering the benefits at that time -I hate them).

    But I couldn't make it to 70.  Too tired and too burnt out. I imagine I'm not alone.   Then of course, if you wait until you're 70 and then die at 71, it would not have been such a great idea.  But getting that much of an annuity boost over a period of four years is very hard to obtain otherwise.

    •  And if you're retired military (1+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs

      Tricare covers that part, and your prescription drug costs. I think if you have and keep tricker prime, you basically have no out of pocket costs at all.

      My husband turns 65 next year, so I'm going to learn more than I ever wanted to know...

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