Monthly Archives: September 2015

Financial Engines to Offer 401(k) Savers Free Access to Advisers

via Wall Street Journal A giant in the business of guiding 401(k) plan savers is making a push to offer millions of those investors access to its human advisers as well as online tools. Financial Engines Inc. hopes the move … Continue reading

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Some Funds in Your 401(k) Aren’t Really Mutual Funds After All

via Wall Street Journal Don’t look now, but the mutual funds in your 401(k) may not be mutual funds after all. In recent years, more 401(k) plans have replaced the mutual funds in their investment lineups with collective investment trusts. … Continue reading

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Why ER Visits for Non-Emergencies Aren’t Going Away

via Wall Street Journal Year after year, the emergency department where I practice medicine continues to see more patients. What’s going on? One reason has been identified: no timely access to a primary-care provider. For many patients, the emergency department … Continue reading

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Employer Health Coverage for Family Tops $17,000

via Wall Street Journal The average cost of employer health coverage passed $17,000 for a family plan this year, despite continued muted growth on a percentage basis, according to a major survey. The average annual cost of an employer family … Continue reading

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Health Insurers Defend Their Deals, Say Markets Will Stay Competitive

via Wall Street Journal The chief executives of Aetna Inc. and Anthem Inc. defended their merger deals before a Senate subcommittee, facing sharply critical testimony that raised questions about the impact of health-insurance consolidation. Aetna is seeking to acquire Humana … Continue reading

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Health-Care Providers, Insurers Supersize

via Wall Street Journal Five years after the Affordable Care Act helped set off a health-care merger frenzy, the pace of consolidation is accelerating, transforming the medical marketplace into a land of giants. The trend is under a new spotlight … Continue reading

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Google Backs Startup Oscar Health Insurance

via Wall Street Journal Insurance startup Oscar Health Insurance Corp. has a powerful new ally in its uphill battle to win customers from entrenched insurance giants: Google Inc. Google Capital, the Internet company’s growth-equity fund, has invested $32.5 million in … Continue reading

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