SOURCE: HealthView Services

HealthView Services

April 11, 2011 16:11 ET

Former Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare CEO and Mass. Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker Joins the Team at HealthView Services, Inc.

Mass.-Based Software Firm Committed to Helping Americans Plan for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

DANVERS, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - As announced today by HealthView Services, Inc, a technology firm specializing in customized financial planning systems designed to help Baby Boomers address healthcare expenses in retirement, Charlie Baker will join its team as a strategic advisor and a member of the Board of Directors.

"We are thrilled to have Charlie join our effort to help Americans plan for a secure retirement," commented Ron Mastrogiovanni, CEO of HealthView Services. "Our mission is two-fold. We are raising awareness of the challenges surrounding Medicare coverage and the potentially devastating impact of healthcare costs on retirement security. We are also focused on providing the tools and technology to help the public and its financial advisors do a better job of planning."

"Retirement income planning is one of the most important issues facing Americans today, especially for the millions of Baby Boomers gearing up for their retirement years," observed Baker. "But you can't plan for what you don't know about. As one of the Baby Boomers in the middle of the pack, I am concerned about the way in which healthcare costs are going to affect the retirement plans of millions of Americans who are about my age. Working with HealthView's talented and visionary team, my focus will be to bring the 'health and wealth' conversation to the forefront of retirement planning."

Baker has spent the past twenty years serving in leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. Best known for his success in turning Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare into a profitable, competitive organization after it faced bankruptcy, Baker most recently ran for Governor of Massachusetts. He secured the Republican nomination, but lost the four way race to incumbent Deval Patrick.

According to Mastrogiovanni, Baker will provide strategic insight and assistance in addressing the issues around helping people plan for healthcare costs on their retirement income.

"Every day for the next two decades, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 and then be responsible for all of their healthcare costs that aren't covered by Medicare. We must all be better prepared understand, plan for, and work our way though this enormous challenge," said Baker.

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