Monthly Archives: November 2015

Biggest Insurer Threatens to Abandon Health Law

via Wall Street Journal The biggest U.S. health insurer said it has suffered major losses on policies sold on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges and will consider withdrawing from them, adding to worries about the future of the marketplaces at … Continue reading

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Rising Rates Pose Challenge to Health Law

via Wall Street Journal Many people signing up for 2016 health policies under the Affordable Care Act face higher premiums, fewer doctors and skimpier coverage, which threatens the appeal of the program for the healthy customers it needs. Insurers have … Continue reading

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How the Fed Has Warped the 401(k)

via Wall Street Journal Seven years of near-zero interest rates has created a serious problem for retirees and those nearing retirement. When interest rates finally start to rise, the rest of the investment marketplace—and the Federal Reserve—will feel the pain. … Continue reading

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Picking a Health Plan? An Algorithm Could Help

via Wall Street Journal Companies have spent years cajoling workers to switch to less expensive health plans. Now, some are hoping an algorithm can help. During this year’s open enrollment season, some employers are trying out tools that recommend the … Continue reading

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Retirement: How to Live Well

via Barron’s It may be the most dreaded family talk after the one about the birds and the bees. It certainly gets scant mention in the retirement ads featuring a happy couple strolling along a beach. But long-term care is … Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion Is Proving to Be a Bad Bargain for States

via Wall Street Journal Advocates in Washington of the Affordable Care Act have been fighting tooth and nail to preserve the president’s signature health-care law—and they’re fighting even harder to expand it in the states. Conservative lawmakers in our home … Continue reading

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Why You Should Check Your 401(k) Plan’s Fees

via Wall Street Journal Like many investors, the kind of retirement you have may largely depend on how much money you stuff into your 401(k) plan and how well the funds in it perform. If that’s the case, though, you … Continue reading

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