Author Topic: What is your plan for Health Insurance in Retirement? (Canadian)  (Read 1399 times)

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While trying to budget for our retirement expenses I had not considered healthcare costs.  Since all essential care is covered except for drugs, dental and vision costs (which I can budget for), I'm not sure if this should be a line item or not.  Can any Canadian Mustashians share their plans for healthcare in retirement?

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Re: What is your plan for Health Insurance in Retirement? (Canadian)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 10:03:13 AM »
Other than budgeting for drugs, dental, and vision as you say, my plan is just an awareness, I guess, of potential irregular but large expenses for things like private surgery/procedures. Surgery wait lists are incredibly long, where I live at least, and some people I know (healthy otherwise - can happen to anyone) that have required surgery have been paying for it themselves at private hospitals due to the 1 to 1 1/2 year wait times in the public queue. I guess I'm treating it like a condo owner has to think about potential assessments in the future.