Healthcare Inflation is on the Mend

October 12, 2014 12:00 PM

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It’s been a truism for years: Healthcare is the runaway train in every retirement plan. It’s one of the largest categories of expense and price increases race ahead of overall inflation.

Healthcare inflation actually has stabilized. Fidelity Investments, which publishes an annual report on retiree health-care costs, reported recently that a 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need to have saved $220,000 to meet their future health-care expenses, the same estimate the company ...

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