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Mark Miller: Remaking Retirement

The Transition to Medicare: How to Get It Right

Contributor Mark Miller discusses the pitfalls to avoid.

When I talk with people close to retirement these days--and they find out that I write about retirement--the conversation often shifts to questions about the transition to Medicare.

For many people, moving to Medicare from other types of health insurance will be one of the most important retirement transitions. It is fraught with pitfalls that can be costly, and decisions that can be made that lead to a good--or bad--fit for your needs.