Mark Miller: Remaking Retirement

5 Ways to Get the Most From Medicare

Mark Miller

Looking for ways to save money in retirement? Start with healthcare.

A healthy 65-year-old couple retiring this year can expect to spend $322,000 (today's dollars) on Medicare premiums and dental insurance, according to Healthview Services, a maker of healthcare cost projection software. Add in deductibles, copays, hearing, vision, and dental cost sharing, and that figure rises to $404,000.