Probably some is non-qualified. But you still don’t pay FICA tax on non-qualified distributions.
I was trying to say that the stuff they were contributing themselves was Roth to the max that they were able to do so.
So like say he made $200,000 a year. He was putting in the max 401k contribution, 100% Roth. His employer was also kicking money into retirement, which will be taxable as they withdraw it. And they were kicking in the max to his wife’s Roth IRA.
I’m sure they must have been contributing more into Profit Sharing & just general savings / investment accounts. I think they were living off a tiny fraction of his income, especially once the house was paid off.
I feel like we need this thread because one day, 2 years from now Twig is going to vote for DeSantis over Newsom because of the way that Newsom structured his CA EV Policy in an potentially less-than-optimal manner (depending on how things go in 15 years). Also that one time she drove all day long with a Thanksgiving turkey for some people that care neither about thanksgiving or food.
If seeing a doctor is your goal, then you don’t really need insurance.
What do you think of the group market? My employer insurance rates are quite expensive. I have to pay for my coworkers’ cancers, mental health, diabetes, asthma, chrons disease, high risk pregnancies, various million dollar biologics, and yet here I am, young, male, and fit as a fiddle.
Would you say it’s a failure? Should we charge employees according to their need? Should I have more take home compensation?
I think Obamacare was patently unfair in how the costs of covering the uninsured with pre-existing conditions were forced onto a tiny subset of the population while a majority of voters, including virtually everyone on this board, was protected from ever having to pay for those folks.
According to this the average cost of group coverage is $7,739.
Silver plans can run a LOT higher. For example, for a 63 year-old male non-smoker in Ohio (about my Dad’d situation when Obamacare went in, but today’s prices) the silver plan average is $1,064 a month, which is $12,678 a year.
That’s 65% higher. And obviously it can go up from there if you were 64 or a smoker or wanted a gold or platinum plan.
And of course, since he’d been on an underwritten plan pre-Obamacare, his premium went up WAY more than 65%. I think the premium quadrupled AND was a worse plan, although I’d have to double-check that with him.
It didn’t spread most of the cost to you or me though… it spread most of the cost to my Dad.
Also, IIRC, if you had qualifying coverage you couldn’t be denied for pre-existing conditions. So it was pretty within your control to keep coverage going. Lose your job and get an individual policy if you’re too rich to qualify for Medicaid.
I might be remembering that wrong. But I think the idea was that you couldn’t select against the insurance companies by waiting until you were already sick to buy coverage, but the insurance companies couldn’t not cover you because you got sick.