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'Uncharted waters' for Detroit's municipal retirees

July 19, 2013

Retiree benefits are hanging in the balance for municipal workers in Detroit. The Motor City filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Thursday, with the support of its emergency manager, Kevyn D. Orr. The hundreds of pages of legal documents...

Medical pros on the front line in fight against financial abuse of seniors

June 12, 2013

Medical professionals are finding themselves at center stage in the fight against elder financial abuse and they are ready to help. About 59% of doctors and nurses think cognitive impairment makes seniors vulnerable to financial exploitation...

Next benefit fortress to fall: Employee health insurance

June 9, 2013

Workplace-based health insurance is following in the footsteps of retirement benefits. In response to rising premiums over the past few years and fear of the unknown when Affordable Care Act changes kick in next year, increasing numbers of employers...

Retiree health care nut drops by $20k — but hold the parade

May 16, 2013

The magic number for health care costs for a 65-year-old couple leaving the workplace this year is $220,000, down from $240,000 last year. In its annual estimate of health care expenses for retirees, Fidelity Investments found a number of factors...

Ponnuru: Conservatives' income equality argument pure tripe

January 20, 2013

Congratulations! The cost of your health insurance is increasing. What? You don't think that's a reason for celebration? Good, you're avoiding a mistake that's far too common among economic analysts, especially Republicans. Academic studies...

InvestmentNews turns 20: A young industry evolves, as does our coverage

November 10, 2018

The 20 years since InvestmentNews launched in 1998 have involved tremendous change in and around the financial advice industry. Here are 20 events that rocked advisers and their clients — many of which will continue to shape the profession...

Supreme Court ruling an ill wind for these health care stocks

June 28, 2012

The equity markets responded to the surprising level of clarity in the Supreme Court decision on the Obama administration's health care legislation Thursday, sending hospital stocks up and HMO shares down immediately after the announcement....

Advisers must act after Obamacare gets clean bill of health from Supreme Court

June 28, 2012

Following a Supreme Court ruling that the massive health care reform law approved in 2010 is, in fact, constitutional, high-net-worth individuals will be on the hook to pay for the expanded coverage. And that poses a big challenge to investment...

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...

Job satisfaction tied to benefits satisfaction, survey finds

April 27, 2018

The happier employees are with their benefits, the happier and more satisfied they are overall, according to an analysis of survey data by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. The data, from EBRI's 2017 Health and Workplace Benefits Survey,...

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...

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,...

COBRA considerations when Medicare-eligible

April 26, 2015

COBRA stands for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. An important part of that law requires most employer group health plans to provide a temporary continuation of group health coverage under certain circumstances, such as...

New tool helps advisers estimate health care costs

January 23, 2018

The cost of health care in retirement consistently ranks as a leading concern among clients, yet it is a topic on which few financial advisers can offer specific guidance. That is about to change. A new tool from HealthyCapital unveiled this...

The rich are betting they can buy their way to a longer life

April 20, 2018

Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world's wealthy are willing to pay up. Over the past few decades, the average person's lifespan has risen almost everywhere in the world. In China,...

Your client has a car, a gun — and Alzheimer's

November 26, 2018

Pretty much every week my wife and I hear from a relative, neighbor or friend about some challenge of getting older. Most issues involve aging parents. The consistent theme is preparation — they weren't prepared for the situation now vexing...

Survey reveals top retirement concern of Americans

November 17, 2010

Affording health care during retirement remains the No. 1 concern of working Americans, according to a new survey from Edward Jones. Twenty-three percent of respondents cited health care costs as a major fear in retirement. That percentage is...

Health-care cost now up to $20.50 an hour at home

March 11, 2010

The cost of home health care services is up again, rising to a national average of $20.50 per hour, up 2.5% from 2008, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. The cost of care is all over the map. In Boston, home...

Medicare tax may apply to investment income

February 28, 2010

President Barack Obama's health plan proposal would extend Medicare taxes to the investment income of higher-earning households. The health care proposal that the White House released last Monday would extend the existing 2.9% Medicare tax to...

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