Category Archives: News & Updates

Open Enrollment Take 2: What Matters for the ACA Marketplace?

via RAND Corporation By the end of 2014, more than 6.5 million people were enrolled in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace, also called the “exchanges.” In some cases, this was relatively easy. But for many, … Continue reading

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Analysts See More Outflows for Pimco

via Wall Street Journal Investors pulled money from Pacific Investment Management Co.’s flagship Pimco Total Return Fund in January, and analysts say the outflows could continue for a few more months following last year’s upheaval at the Newport Beach, Calif., … Continue reading

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Health Insurer Anthem Reports Massive Data Breach

Health insurer Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, has reported a massive data breach and potential theft of tens of millions of pieces of personal information relating to its insureds, including names, birth dates, addresses and Social Security … Continue reading

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Government Blinks Again at ObamaCare

via BloombergView If you got health insurance subsidies last year, and you’re worried that you got too much in federal tax credits and will be faced with a huge tax bill for repayment, then you can worry a little less: … Continue reading

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Help With Retirement Budgets

If you’re budgeting for retirement, helping family members with college savings or weighing the value of a reverse mortgage, spend some time with these resources, all published recently: Health Expenses One of the largest, and trickiest, items to budget for … Continue reading

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The Secret to Taming Health-Care Costs

via Wall Street Journal Monday’s report from the Congressional Budget Office on the country’s long-term economic outlook underscores what budget experts have long known: The rising cost of health care is the single largest driver of the gloomy long-term fiscal … Continue reading

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When You Delay Your Social Security Benefits, Here’s How the Math Works

via Wall Street Journal The frequent misstatement of the 8% annual increase in Social Security benefits for those who delay collecting is a pet peeve of mine. The increase in benefits each year from full retirement age to age 70 … Continue reading

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