This post first appeared on The Shmooze blog of the Forward.
Older man seeks a new, younger wife. The scenario sounds familiar, but this time it’s not for the usual reasons.
Rabbi Craig Ezring of Boca Raton, who serves a number of nursing home and assisted living facilities in South Florida, announced on his blog that he was seeking a new, younger wife. Why? So that he could reduce his health insurance costs, which had recently risen by 38% to $18,636.
Ezring and his late wife, who died four years ago, had acquired health insurance through a small corporation they held jointly. Following his wife’s death, his insurance costs surprisingly went up, rather than down.
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