Putting those retirement plans on hold? What that means for your Medicare

Article by Darla Mercado for CNBC

“Some people are allowed to defer into the future, and some aren’t deferred and need to take Medicare,” said Katy Votava, president and founder of Goodcare.com, a health-care consulting firm.

  • By 2024 there will be about 13 million individuals age 65 and older in the workforce,

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What you need to know about your spouse’s Medicare coverage

Article by Lorie Konish, published by CNBC

“A lot of people don’t know that a spouse can be covered for Medicare under their spouse’s work record,” said Medicare expert Katy Votava, president of Goodcare.com, an independent consulting firm that specializes in health care.

If you’re like many Americans,

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Does Self-directed Long-Term Care Make Sense to You?

By John F. Wasik, Next Avenue Contributor

“Think of how much energy it takes to take care of yourself,” says Katy Votava, a nurse practitioner and president of Goodcare, a consulting firm specializing in the economics of health care. “And people don’t know how to shop and be an advocate for themselves.”

When Kathleen Ujvari sought long-term care for her disabled 83-year-old father,

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