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THE EMERGENCY FUND FOR PHYSICIANS – Post Pandemic

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NOW NOT SO “BORING”

Forget a 6 Month Reserve – Cash is More Vital Than Ever!

I was speaking at a medical conference recently and learned that this basic question is again generating much collegial speculation, of late.

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Previously considered so mundane – as to be dismissed by some haughty physicians – it has acquired increased urgency a decade after the PP-ACA, current stock-market run-up, and future political specter of M4A, etc. And so; perhaps it is not so “boring” after all!

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On Emergency Funds for Physicians

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This is a basic question in financial planning circles that has generated much activity in the medical community, of late. Previously considered so mundane – as to be dismissed by some haughty physicians – it has acquired increased urgency with the current financial meltdown.

What Security Level Desired?

Yet, the answer to this question is dependent upon the security level desired by the medical provider and his/her family. Traditionally, financial planners suggested most people with solid employment, and transferrable skills, have at least three months of living expenses (not including taxes) in a reserve fund that is easily accessible (i.e., liquid). The amount needed for a one-month reserve is equal to the amount of expenses for the month, rather than the amount of monthly income. This is because during no-income months – there is no income tax.

The Usual Checklist

We suggest the following questions as helpful in determining the amount of reserve needed by medical professionals:

1. How many incomes do you have in your household?

2. How secure is your current practice, or medical job?

3. Do you have other unrelated sources of income; medically or non-medically related?

4. How long would it take you to find another position in your specialty, if suddenly unemployed? [Hint: Assume one month per ten grand of income; at $150-k annually, this means searching for 15 months].

5. How much money do you spend, and save, each month?

6. Would you be willing [able] to lower your monthly [fixed or variable] expenses, if you were unemployed?

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But, many other factors come into play when determining how much money a particular physician and his/her family should have on hand. Does the family have one income or two? How stable is this income source? Does the doctor work for himself [managing partner], or is she employed [minority partner, associate, etc]? What kind of firm, company or hospital employs him; private, HMO, MCO, Federal or State entity? Does the family use all of the income each month? What about, life, health, disability or LTC insurance as fringe benefits? Does the family anticipate the possibility of large liability exposures and expenses occurring in the future (i.e., medical school or practice start-up debt, private tuition for the kids, medical expenses, liability suits etc.)? Are you willing to relocate for a new job?

Family Situation Appraisal

If the doctor is in a dual-income family – with stable incomes – and/or lives on a single income – the need for a liquid reserve is minimal; but still much more than for the average layman. On the other hand, if the doctor is a single individual, with an unstable income and she spends everything each month, the need for a liquid cash reserve is higher.

In the previous example, and in the stable past, the doctor may have opted for a six-to-nine month reserve if the need for security was high; and a three-to-six month reserve if the need for security was low. For the last five to seven years however, we have suggested to our medical clients that they expand this reserve cash corpus to 12-24 months; and as a blanket rule of thumb for all medical professionals. Of course, I was roundly criticized for it; until now.

Today, we are suggesting 3-5 years; with considerably less criticism. Cash is power, choice, swagger, potency, freedom and represents options. Acquire it!

Stashing the Cash

Once the amount of reserve is determined, the doctor should consider the appropriate investment vehicles for the reserve fund. At minimum, the reserve should be invested in a money market mutual fund with NAV @ 1.00 USD. Larger income earners may opt for tax-exempt money market mutual funds, as needed.  For larger reserves, an ultra-short term, no-low bond fund, might be appropriate for amounts over three months – in periods of deflation; not so during inflationary periods.

Assessment

Today, we recommend doctors keep 3-5 years of cash-on-hand. Yes, I am aware of the “paradox-of-thrift” conundrum. But, do you want to help the domestic GDP, or your family; you decide? Personally, my own concern is not the macro-economic milieu.

Full disclosure: I am a former insurance agent, registered investment advisor; board certified surgeon and Certified Financial Planner™

Conclusion

And so, your thoughts and comments on this Medical Executive-Post are appreciated. How stressed out are you, right now? You are sleepless if previously considered cash, as trash.

But, if sitting on a little pile; you should be sleeping like a baby.    

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It has been said that most ordinary people should have at least three months of living expenses (not including taxes) in a cash-equivalent reserve fund that is easily accessible (i.e., liquid).  The amount needed for a one-month reserve is equal to the amount of expenses for the month, rather than the amount of monthly income. This is because during no-income months there is no income tax.  

However, the situation might not be the same for physicians in today’s harsh economic climate. 

The New Realities

Now, some physician-focused financial advisors and Certified Medical Planners™ suggest even more reserve fund savings; up to two years. That’s because many factors come into play when determining how much a particular doctor’s family should have.

For example: 

  • Does the family have one income or two? If the doctor is in a dual-income family with stable incomes and they live on a single income, the need for a liquid reserve is less.  
  • How stable is the doctor’s income source? If a sole provider with an unstable income who spends all of the income each month, the need for a liquid cash reserve is high. 
  • Does the doctor own the practice, work in a clinic, medical group, hospital or healthcare system? In other words – employee (less control) or employer (more control). 
  • What is the doctor’s medical specialty and how has managed care penetrated his locale, or affected her focus? 
  • How does the family use its income each month; does it have a saver, spender, or investor mentality?  
  • Does the family anticipate the possibility of large expenses occurring in the future (medical practice start-up costs or practice purchase; children, medical school student debts; auto or home loans; and/or liability suits, etc)?  

The Past 

In the recent past, a doctor may have opted for a nine-twelve month reserve if the need for security was high – and a six-to-nine month reserve if the need for security was low. But today, even more may be needed.  So, the following questions may be helpful in determining the amount of reserve needed by the physician: 

1. How long would it take you to find another job in your medical specialty if you suddenly found yourself unemployed – same for your spouse?

2. Would you have to relocate – same for your spouse? 

3. How much do you spend each month on fixed or discretionary expenses and would you be willing to lower your monthly expenses if you were unemployed? 

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Assessment

Once the amount of reserve is determined, the doctor should use the appropriate investment vehicles for the funds. 

At minimum, the reserve should be invested in a money market fund. For larger reserves, an ultra-short-term bond fund might be appropriate for amounts over three-six months. While even larger reserves might be kept in a short term bond fund depending on interest rates and trends. 

So, what do the initials M.D. really mean? … more dough!

How much reserve do you have and where is it stashed?

Conclusion

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