The Principal Financial Well-Being IndexSM Retiree Questions - Second Quarter 2006
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%).
"How is your health insurance covered?"
Base: N= 638 U.S. Retiree
|2 Qtr 2006|
|Medicare and a Medicare supplemental plan||47%|
|Personal health care plan||5%|