Building Wealth Through Wellness :

Incentivizing Healthy Behaviors to Reduce Healthcare Costs and Increase Retirement Savings

Americans are anxious about rising healthcare costs. In Nationwide’s “Healthcare Costs in Retirement Survey,” (of 1,316 U.S. adults aged 50 or older) 74% admit that one of their top fears is out-of-control healthcare costs, and 64% are terrified of what healthcare costs may do to their retirement plans (up from 57% in 2015). However, there is some reason for optimism. In terms of personal cost, individuals may actually have more control than they think: through positive lifestyle choices and behavior adjustments.