Smart Investing for Retirement
Estate Planning Resources
American Bar Association: Estate Planning Info & FAQs
An introduction to estate planning topics from the American Bar Association.
Legal Information Institute: Estate Planning
Cornell University Legal Information Institute's reference guide to estate planning.
Insurance & Medicare Resources
California Department of Insurance: Consumer Resources
Information to assist in making informed decisions when dealing with insurance for Medicare, long-term care, worker's comp, and more.
HealthCare.gov: Take Health Care Into Your Own Hands
Learn about insurance options, coverage, and consumer rights under the Affordable Care Act. Enroll or change your insurance plan.
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
HICAP provides counseling to people with Medicare about their benefits, rights and options, and other health insurance related questions.
The official US site for Medicate, with information on enrollment, eligibility, coverage, and claims.
Medicare.gov: Fight Medicare Fraud
Tips and information on how to prevent, spot, and report Medicare fraud.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Check out an insurance company's complaint record before purchasing insurance, provided by insurance regulators from 50 states.
Retirement Planning Resources
Worksheet for calculating how much you need to fund a comfortable retirement. Also available through the Ballpark E$timate app.
Consumer Retirement Plan Information
Web pages and publications from the Department of Labor, including benefits information and "10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement" PDF.
FINRA: 401(k) Investing
Step-by-step guide by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to starting, investing, and managing your retirement account.
Pensions Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Federal corporation protecting workers in defined pension benefit plans.
Plan Well, Retire Well Blog
This University of Illinois blog provides financial tips and planning resources
Guides, podcasts, and more on retirement investing, benefits, careers and health care, with a focus on rebuilding security in hard times.
Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) Information
Retirement confidence research from the Employee Benefits Research Institute. Gauges views and attitudes regarding retirement.
Social Security Administration: Retirement Benefits
Use the retirement planner and benefits calculator, apply for benefits, and find Social Security information and tools.