Originally Posted by PoconoMike
Hello to all. I have been reading the posts on your site for some time now and am impressed by the quality and quantity of the information posted. I'm 55 soon to be 56 and ready to retire. The one thing that is an issue is health insurance between now and medicare. Otherwise I'm ready to go. Any guidance on this issue would be appreciated. This will be a learning experience as I have never participated in a forum like this before. Much of the lingo I still don't understand.
Welcome to the forum, and welcome soon to ER!
As to health insurance, I presume you have talked to your employer's HR Dept? If not, do so soon. Ask about continuing your current health insurance on a self-pay basis, ask about COBRA rights for 18 month (maybe longer) for your current health insurance, look up your state's Dept. of Insurance or Insurance Commisioner and get info from them on what alternatives are or may be available to you.
Check out your area's Regence affiliate and see what individual policies they offer and pricing. Check out ehealthinsurance.com, plug in your data, and see what comes up.