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The Principal Financial Well-Being IndexSM Retiree Questions - Second Quarter 2006

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Retiree Health Insurance

Only retirees were asked how their health insurance is covered.  The majority (47%) responded it is covered with Medicare and a Medicare supplement plan.  One fourth of retirees are still covered by their former employer.  Females are significantly more likely than males to be covered by Medicare only (12% versus 5%).

Table 36 "How is your health insurance covered?"
Base: N= 638 U.S. Retiree

  2 Qtr 2006
Medicare and a Medicare supplemental plan 47%
Former employer 25%
Medicare only 9%
Personal health care plan 5%
Personal savings 1%
Other 10%
None 4%

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