Monthly Archives: May 2016

Insurers Seek Big Premium Boosts

via Wall Street Journal Big health plans stung by losses in the first few years of the U.S. health law’s implementation are seeking hefty premium increases for individual plans sold through insurance exchanges in more than a dozen states. The … Continue reading

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401(k) Fees, Already Low, Are Heading Lower

via Wall Street Journal Companies are stepping up efforts to offer lower-cost 401(k) retirement plans, a trend that has already sharply driven down average fees and is likely to continue. An explosion of information about plan fees has helped increase … Continue reading

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Health Insurers Push to Tie Drug Prices to Outcomes

via Wall Street Journal Health insurer Cigna Corp. will get extra price discounts from drugmakers if new cholesterol medications don’t help patients as much as expected, a significant step in a broader push to tie the cost of drugs to … Continue reading

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Should You Assume You’ll Live Until 100 for Your Nest Egg?

  via Wall Street Journal I’m working with a financial adviser who suggests that, for planning purposes, my nest egg should last until I reach age 100. I understand the need for erring on the side of caution, but that … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Dow Jones Industrials

via Wall Street Journal The Dow Jones Industrial Average turns 120 years old this month, on May 26. For 20 of those years it was my privilege to be “keeper of the Dow”—the staff person who watched over the globally … Continue reading

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Knockoffs of Biotech Drugs Bring Paltry Savings

via Wall Street Journal Generic drugs have long delivered huge savings over their brand-name counterparts. That isn’t likely to happen, though, with knockoff versions of some of the expensive drugs on the market today. Rival versions of so-called biotech drugs, … Continue reading

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Health Insurers Struggle to Offset New Costs

via Wall Street Journal Insurers have begun to propose big premium increases for coverage next year under the 2010 health law, as some struggle to make money in a market where their costs have soared. The companies also have detailed … Continue reading

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