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Retiree Health-Care Costs Rise to a Cool Quarter Million

Fidelity's estimate jumps from $220,000 to $245,000 for 2015.
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The average 65-year-old couple retiring this year will face health-care costs of $245,000 in the years ahead, up 11 percent from a 2014 estimate of $220,000, according to a new report. 

That's alarming if you're 65, and maybe more alarming if you're 25 — imagine what the cost will be when you're ready to retire. (It also offers an incentive to work at staying healthy as you age. More advice for the young below.)