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  1. Medigap Changes 2020: Seniors to Lose Plans C and F

    Attention, seniors: Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, you will no longer be able to sign up for the two most popular Medigap plans. ...
  2. Avoid the Obamacare Surtax With Better Tax Planning

    Many high earners could avoid the Obamacare surtax with better tax planning.
  3. Alert: Shorter Enrollment for Affordable Care Act This Year

    The enrollment period for getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is only 45 days this year. Don't miss out ...
  4. Which Medicare Advantage Plan Is Best for You?

    It's important to know the differences between Medicare Advantage plans before selecting one.
  5. Health Savings vs. Flexible Spending Accounts

    When it comes to medical expenses, there are many accounts that provide tax advantages. HSAs and FSAs are two options often ...
  6. A Health Savings Account Can Make a Big Difference

    Health savings accounts provide excellent tax benefits but are often overlooked.
  7. Medicare Enrollment Part 2: The Right Path for You

    Medicare and Medicare Advantage both have benefits and pitfalls. Here are some things to consider.
  8. The Concierge Approach to Healthcare

    Healthcare is an asset class that everyone should spend time reviewing.
  9. Does Medicare Part D Cover All Prescription Costs?

    It is important to understand the costs and prescription drug coverage of Medicare Part D.
  10. Increase Tax-Free Retirement Income With an HSA

    The tax-free income from health savings accounts (HSAs) can be beneficial in retirement.
  11. Understanding the Basics of Medicare

    Understanding these Medicare basics will help you choose the coverage that is right for you.
  12. Retiring? Don't Rule out Your Employer's Healthcare Yet

    If you are offered employer retiree medical benefits, take them and focus on long-term care.
  13. Should You Enroll in Medicare if You're Still Working?

    Whether or not you should enroll in Medicare while working depends on your particular situation.
  14. Medicare Enrollment Part 1: When to Enroll

    The first step to successfully enrolling in Medicare is determining when you should enroll.
  15. How Your Income Affects Your Medicare Premiums

    Those with higher modified adjusted gross income pay more for Medicare coverage.
  16. What Are Direct Primary Care Doctors and How Do You Find One?

    Direct primary care physicians say they can spend more time with patients, but the number of doctors offering this approach ...
  17. How HRAs Work

    Health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) can be a great help to cover healthcare costs – now small businesses can use them. ...
  18. Sometimes the Less Expensive Option Costs You More

    Sometimes the option that seems less expensive can wind up costing you more in the long run.
  19. Preparing for Parenthood: Health Insurance

    Understanding health insurance means being better financially prepared for a baby.
  20. How to Maximize the Use of Your HSA

    A health savings account is an often misunderstood financial planning tool.
  21. Opinion: Obamacare Repeal – Cruel, Costly, Corporate

    Let’s call this legislation what it is: The Create More Orphans and Widows Act of 2017.
  22. Why a Repeal of Obamacare Could Be a Boon for Wealthy Investors

    If President Trump succeeds in repealing Obamacare, high net worth investors could see a payoff in more ways than one.
  23. The Tax Implications of Fully Repealing the ACA

    Repealing the Affordable Care Act would have a financial effect on individuals and employers.
  24. Avoid Paying More for Medicare by Planning Ahead

    Use these methods to reduce your retirement income to avoid the income-related Medicare adjustment.
  25. Using Your HSA as an Investment Account

    Don't just use your HSA as a savings account, use it as an investment account.
  26. How Obamacare Repeal Could Make Medicare Prices Soar

    Medicare recipients face possible higher healthcare costs through Trump's proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
  27. Trump, Healthcare and Insurers: What Comes Next

    Here's how Donald Trump's plans to radically overhaul health insurance could impact insurance firms.
  28. What You Should Know About Medicare Enrollment

    It's important to enroll in Medicare properly to have healthcare coverage in retirement.
  29. What Can Happen if the Affordable Care Act Is Repealed

    The repercussions of de-funding the Affordable Care Act will be significant.
  30. Should Retirees Worry About Medicare Under Trump?

    With the Affordable Care Act on the chopping block, there are rumbles that Medicare could be next.
  31. Does Zest Health Really Save You Money?

    Zest Health is a Chicago-based consumer-focused mobile health provider that helps consumers make smarter, more cost-effective ...
  32. How Your Health Savings Account Can Be a Tax Shelter

    For those that can afford it, the HSA is a powerful tax shelter. Here's why.
  33. How HSAs Can Boost Your Retirement Savings

    When saving for retirement, an HSA be a tax-efficient vehicle for future healthcare expenses.
  34. When Should You Get Supplemental Life Insurance?

    For individuals with larger families and responsibilities, supplemental life insurance may bridge the shortfall in coverage ...
  35. Co-insurance vs. Co-pay: Why You Need to Know the Difference

    When looking at co-insurance vs. co-pay healthcare policies, understanding the difference could save you a bundle on medical ...
  36. 3 Big Medicare Part D Increases You Need to Know

    December 7 is the 2017 enrollment deadline for Medicare Part D. Be aware of these price increases – and how to minimize them ...
  37. 7 Common Medicare Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Medicare is confusing to many people, so if you're eligible, make sure you understand the pitfalls that come with making ...
  38. Some Surprising Risks of Medicare Advantage Plans

    A new study finds disturbing differences in the hospital networks some Medicare Advantage plans provide. Check before you ...
  39. HSAs Could Get a Boost Under Trump

    Health Savings Accounts may become more attractive under a Trump administration. Here's how.
  40. Top 3 Cheapest Homeowners Insurance Companies

    When it comes to finding the cheapest homeowners insurance, it is worth taking the small amount of time required to comparison ...
  41. Want to Save Money on Healthcare? Tools That Help

    Innovative tools that let you shop around for lower-cost medical procedures are helping people save money on healthcare. ...
  42. Top 10 Careers for Women Over 50

    Women in this age group seek professions offering high pay and independence.
  43. What If Obamacare Is Repealed?

    During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare. If, as president, he follows through, how will that affect ...
  44. How Obamacare Can Be Repealed

    There are several ways that the Republican-led Congress and the next president can repeal Obamacare. Here's a look at possible ...
  45. Open Enrollment: 7 Things to Review About Your Benefits

    Many employers allow employees to review their benefits during the open enrollment period that starts in the fall. Here's ...
  46. How to Maximize a Health Savings Account

    Health Savings Accounts have many benefits. Here's how to make the most of them.
  47. It's Time to Review Your Medicare Policy Coverage

    The annual enrollment period for Medicare is about to start. Taking the time to examine your options around this time each ...
  48. Health Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know

    The the popularity of Health Savings Accounts is on the rise. Here's how they work.
  49. Why Employer Healthcare Costs Are Rising for Employees

    It's no illusion that health insurance is getting more expensive, and employer healthcare costs that are passed on to employees ...
  50. 6 Things Obamacare Plans Won’t Cover

    It handles a lot of medical conditions – but there are gaps. Here are some common things Obamacare Plans won't cover.
  51. Coverage Gap Discount Program: How Does It Work?

    The Medicare Part D coverage gap is a period during which a person has limited or no prescription drug coverage. Find out ...
  52. Top 5 Health Insurance Providers for the Self-Employed (HUM, AET)

    Under the ACA, the self-employed have more health insurance options than ever before. Find out which providers offer the ...
  53. Defined Contribution Health Plans: A Primer

    A look at defined contribution health plans and how they work for both employees and employers.
  54. Medicaid vs. CHIP: Understanding the Differences

    Medicaid and CHIP are both designed to provide low-income children with health care coverage. Find out about the differences ...
  55. Flood Insurance: Myths and Misconceptions

    What does flood insurance cover? There are several myths about flood insurance cost, coverage, who needs flood insurance ...
  56. Examples of Adverse Selection in the Insurance Industry

    Find out what the term "adverse selection" refers to in the insurance industry, and learn how insurance companies protect ...
  57. Top 3 Health Care REIT ETFs in 2016 (OLD, REZ)

    These three REIT ETFs give individuals the opportunity to invest in health care-oriented real estate.
  58. The Reinsurance Industry: An Inside Look

    Low demand and high regulatory pressures may be problematic for the global reinsurance market following the shrinking margins ...
  59. Behind the Law of Large Numbers in the Insurance Industry

    Discover how the law of large numbers helps insurance companies cope with risk, and why the theory does not always live up ...
  60. Here’s Why You May Be Blocked From HSAs Next Year

    A health savings account can help you save for medical expenses, but starting in 2017 it may be harder to get if your insurance ...
  61. Section 125 Plan (Cafeteria Plan): How Does It Work?

    Learn about section 125 cafeteria plans, who is allowed to use one, how it works, the benefits it provides, and how to set ...
  62. Find Happiness By Altering Life Benchmarks

    Find out how to alter your aspirations and still meet your goals.
  63. Behind Johnson & Johnson's 91.5% Rise in 10 years (JNJ)

    Analyze Johnson & Johnson's historical stock price performance. Learn how equity valuations, operating fundamentals and ...
  64. Five Rules to Improve Your Financial Health

    Learn five broad personal finance rules that can help get you on track to achieving specific financial goals.
  65. Why This Top Analyst is Bullish on Opko Health (OPK)

    Top analyst Ronnie Moas points to Opko's strong management and vibrant pipeline as reasons to be bullish on the stock.
  66. Relypsa: How The Bulls and Bears are Both Right

    Find out how can the bull and bear case on Relypsa, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLYP) both be right?
  67. Big Pharma: Will Price Pressure Happen No Matter What?

    Watch out for a possible decline in pharmaceutical stock prices, thanks to a renewed debate about the role of government ...
  68. Important Catalysts Approaching for These Biotechs

    Today we highlight four biotech companies with near-term catalysts along with positive analyst sentiment.
  69. The Top 5 Johnson & Johnson Shareholders (JNJ)

    Learn about the origins of Johnson & Johnson as the company turns 130 and the health care conglomerate's five largest ...
  70. Obamacare: Steep Premium Hikes Expected in 2017 (UNH)

    Here's why health insurance premiums are expected to spike in 2017.
  71. CVS Stock Rises on 20% Surge in Q1 Revenue (CVS)

    During the quarter, CVS company posted revenue of $43.22 billion, marking an 19% rise year-over-year, exceeding Wall Street ...
  72. GE Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    Learn about General Electric, and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief description and analysis ...
  73. Health Care Sharing Ministries: Obamacare Alternative

    As health insurance costs under Obamacare rise, some consumers are turning to health care sharing ministries. Here's how ...
  74. What Is Critical Illness Insurance?

    This type of insurance adds an extra layer of protection for those with a high-deductible health plan, but the coverage tends ...
  75. Global Health Care Technology: 5 Key Industry Players (JNJ, GSK)

    Discover how to analyze which of these top five key global health care technology industry players best suit your portfolio ...
  76. How Aetna and Humana Benefited from UnitedHealth's Decisions (UNH, AET)

    Find out how industry giant UnitedHealth Group Inc. spurred an industry-wide change to how insurers are looking at future ...
  77. VRX: Who are Valeant's Main Competitors?

    Learn which companies Valeant is likely watching closely, since it is known for acquiring companies for their products rather ...
  78. The Debt Report: The Health Care Sector

    Discover how the health care industry's largest companies have greatly increased their debt exposure since the financial ...
  79. Health Care Premiums Rise Faster Than Wages in Recent Years

    Discover why the Affordable Care Act is not fulfilling its intended purpose of lowering health care costs and how Americans ...
  80. Do You Need Short-Term Health Insurance?

    Yes, if you've no other coverage options. Here’s what you need to know about how it works and how it differs from employer-provided ...
  81. Car Insurance Applications: What If You Lie?

    The majority lies to save on premiums – but consequences can be severe for not owning up to things like tickets, accidents ...
  82. When Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover Your Bills

    Health insurance doesn't pay enough to help the millions of consumers who are drowning in medical debt. Are there any other ...
  83. HMOs Make a Comeback Under a New Name

    New style HMOs (aka ACOs) are cheaper and have shed some of the drawbacks of older versions. They're worth another look.
  84. What Thematic Dominance Among Mega-caps Means

    The ranks of mega-caps are now dominated by U.S. companies and two broad sectors to an unprecedented extent. Should investors ...
  85. Top 5 Positions in Steven Cohen's Portfolio

    Learn about billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen and the top five positions held at his new firm, Point72 Asset Management.
  86. The Cancer (and Other Drug) Shortage

    Your doctor may not tell you, but even in the U.S., life-saving drugs can be in short supply. Here's what to know and do.
  87. Tips for Finding Affordable Health Insurance

    One of the easiest ways to save money is to compare health plans sold on an exchange and those sold directly through an insurer. ...
  88. Zika Vaccine: How Long Do We Have to Wait?

    The rush for a Zika vaccine, plus what to do meanwhile.
  89. Will Health Care Continue to Drive IPOs in 2016?

    Learn why health care IPOs may be slowing in 2016, and how Obamacare, poor previous filings and economic factors are affecting ...
  90. The Honest Company Bundles Review: Are They Worth It?

    Learn more about The Honest Company and its bundle subscription services, which deliver discounted diapers, formula and other ...
  91. 7 Facts You Should Know About Healthcare Sharing Ministries

    Learn the important facts you need to know health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) as an alternative to health insurance under ...
  92. 7 Stocks That Could Surprise in 2016

    Here are seven stocks that could be good additions to your portfolio in 2016.
  93. 5 Alternatives to Traditional Health Insurance

    Discover five of the most popular alternatives to traditional health insurance plans, alternatives that are increasingly ...
  94. Sanders' Healthcare Plan: Could it Work?

    Find out if presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' proposed single-payer health care plan could actually work in the United ...
  95. Hillary Clinton Vs. Bernie Sanders: Comparing Healthcare Proposals

    Find out the main differences in health care proposals presented by 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie ...
  96. Zika: Study Says This Device Could Protect You

    New research just uncovered an inexpensive, commercially available device that might help fight off the mosquito that carries ...
  97. Zika Infects the Travel Industry

    The Zika virus is declared a public health emergency as airlines, cruise lines and other travel companies accommodate customers ...
  98. 5 Predictions for the Wearables Market in 2016

    Take a look at the major predictions for the wearables industry in 2016, including a possible fundamental shift in technology ...
  99. 3 Reasons To Get High-Premium Health Insurance

    Health insurance is expensive, which is why many people opt for the lowest-premium plan. But that may not always be the cheapest.
  100. Is Catastrophic Health Insurance Right for You?

    Catastrophic health plans protect you from high medical costs if you get seriously hurt or injured. But when is catastrophic ...
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