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What Kind of Retirement Guidance Should Be Offered?

July 31, 2014
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What is the trend among large corporations to offer retiring leaders some guidance or preparation for both the financial and emotional impact of retirement? Why do they do it and what types of services do they offer?

— Fact-finding Mission, president, consulting/legal, Los Gatos, California


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Home in the Range: Health Care Retirement Costs as Much as a House

June 3, 2014
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A recent study indicated that 48 percent of respondents believe they will need $50,000 to pay for individual health care costs in retirement, but the true cost is estimated at four times that amount.
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Affordable Care Act Accelerates Decline of Retiree Health Benefits

November 13, 2013
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One expert says that while retiree health benefits for new hires are becoming a thing of the past, longtime retirees are not likely to see any changes to their coverage.
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U.S. Labor Department Rolls Out Crystal Ball for Future Retirees

June 4, 2013
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A proposed agency rule would ask 401(k) plan sponsors to provide several sets of numbers to show participants what their future nest egg might look like.
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Medicare Beneficiaries Face Boost in Out-Of-Pocket Expenses

November 27, 2012
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Medicare beneficiaries will face higher out-of-pocket expenses next year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Guidance on Health Reform Law's Transitional Reinsurance Program Requested

October 15, 2012
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Many questions remain unanswered about the Transitional Reinsurance Program, the Washington-based benefits lobbying group noted in a letter sent this month to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which will enforce the program.
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Medicare Heats Up Biden-Ryan Debate

October 12, 2012
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The Medicare segment of the debate included some of the most frequent interruptions by both Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) in a testy debate as each took turns bashing the other side's impacts on the program.
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Health Care Premium Increases Ease in 2013 for Federal Employees

September 21, 2012
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The increase for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is down from this year's 3.8 percent average increase and sharply lower than 2011, when premiums rose by an average of 7.3 percent.
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Health of Long-Term-Care Business Questionable: Report

September 19, 2012
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The field of long-term-care insurance providers is shrinking as companies exit the business or limit their sales. Of the 15 companies that generated the most statutory earned premiums for long term care insurance in 2010, five either no longer sell the product or have curbed sales.
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