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September 11, 2023

Divorce after 60: What happens to your health benefits?

  • From COBRA to Medicare, here's what to know about post-divorce health coverage later in life.

    More than 1 in 3 people who divorce in the United States are age 50 or older, and 1 in 4 are 65 or older, according to a 2022 analysis published in the Journals of Gerontology.

    Divorcing as you near retirement — or after you've retired — comes with considerations: Are you (or your spouse) losing health insurance? If you're retired but not yet eligible for Medicare, where will you find coverage? How does being an ex-spouse affect your Medicare costs?

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