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Nursing homes bleed assets dry: Study

June 15, 2012

Staying in a nursing home is bad for your financial health. Very bad. A recent analysis by the Employee Benefit Research Institute shows that receiving care in a nursing home drastically depletes assets. Using data from a health and retirement...

Survey reveals alarming rise in financial abuse of the elderly

June 13, 2012

Senior citizens are increasingly falling prey to financial scams and other abuses, according to a poll released Wednesday. Nearly 60% of the respondents — all professionals who work with the elderly — to an online survey conducted by Investor...

Health care space has horse in race with possible Obamacare repeal

June 8, 2012

There will be winners and losers in the health care space regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on President Barack Obama's health care reform law, according to Jacob Gottlieb, founder and chief investment officer of the hedge fund...

Health becoming new focus of wealth

May 13, 2012

G uess which financial issue is uppermost in your preretiree clients' minds, yet one that they seldom will discuss with you? The answer — and a huge problem for society as a whole, as well as your clients, in particular — is health care....

Is Medicare the next frontier for financial advice?

May 7, 2012

Here's the latest riddle in retirement planning: What is one of pre-retirees' biggest fears that they don't discuss with their financial adviser? Answer: health care A new survey by Nationwide Financial released Monday says nearly half of high-net...

Start now with end-of-life discussions: Expert

May 7, 2012

Financial advisers can play a vital role in helping clients with advance medical directives, said Susan Fox, a lawyer in private practice who focuses on end-of-life issues. Advisers can "step forward and fill the space that has been left open...

Bought for $881, this LTC policy pays out $1.7M

April 29, 2012

Insurance companies paid some $6.6 billion in LTC insurance benefits to about 200,000 policyholders last year, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. The group studied claims data from 10 LTC insurers. While many...

Health care costs, planning take on more importance

March 25, 2012

Call it health care sticker shock. Between the ever-rising costs of health care services, the financially stressed state of the Medicare system and the more modest returns that one can expect from an investment portfolio these days, paying for...

Retiree health-care costs plain sick

March 23, 2012

IN's Andrew Osterland talks about how skyrocketing medical costs can sink almost any clients' post-employment plans

'Transformative events' shape client's financial thinking, survey finds

March 19, 2012

Even a solid income and respectable household net worth aren't always enough to keep investors from worrying about the future, according to the results of a new survey. A Citibank study of more than 600 U.S. adults with household incomes of...

CEO rips GOP, Dems for fiscal irresponsibility

February 21, 2012

In a speech delivered to a group of private investors on Feb. 15, Robert Rodriguez, managing partner and CEO of First Pacific Advisors, warned of ongoing market instability if the federal government doesn't make “credible and material fiscal...

Biggest expense for Americans over 50? Not health care

February 15, 2012

What’s the biggest expense facing people over 50? Counterintuitively, it’s not health care. Instead, it’s what they shell out for home mortgages and property taxes. While spending drops for most individuals once they’re in retirement,...

Boomers roll the dice, skip meds to make ends meet

January 11, 2012

You know times are tough when people approaching retirement are skipping visits to the doctor in order to save a few bucks. But individuals over age 50 appear to be doing just that as they try to make ends meet amid a rise in the cost of basic...

Helping retired clients prepare for health care costs

December 11, 2011

Amid the specter of skyrocketing health care costs, many financial advisers are scrambling to hone their accuracy at predicting what their clients can expect to spend on health care during their retirement. For most advisers — and their clients...

Health insurance premiums soar

November 27, 2011

U.S. workers' health insurance premiums rose 63% between 2003 and 2010 as employers shifted more of the burden of rising medical costs to individuals and families, according to a study from The Commonwealth Fund. The total cost of insuring a...

LTCI too pricey even for Uncle Sam as CLASS Act yanked

October 23, 2011

Executives at life insurance companies can breathe a sigh of relief now that the proposed federal long-term-care insurance program — the CLASS Act — has been killed. The Department of Health and Human Services this month told Congress that...

Boomers ignorant about Medicare

October 2, 2011

Most baby boomers, even those past retirement age, say that they don't know much about Medicare, the federal health insurance plan for seniors. And their ignorance could end up costing them money. In a survey conducted by the National Council...

Baby boomers ill-informed about Medicare: Survey

September 28, 2011

Most baby boomers, even those past retirement age, say they don't know much about Medicare, the federal health insurance plan for seniors. Their ignorance could end up costing them money. In a survey conducted by the National Council on Aging...

Why health insurance is now like a box of Wheaties

August 17, 2011

Health insurers will have to provide descriptive labels similar to those found on food products under a consumer-information provision in the 2010 health overhaul the U.S. began rolling out today. The draft rules will make insurers such as Indianapolis-...

Health savings account balances rise in June

August 3, 2011

Health savings account balances and the number of HSAs jumped in June as employers leaned toward offering high-deductible health plans. Balances in HSAs — tax-advantaged medical savings accounts — grew to some $11.7 billion in total assets,...

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