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  1. Pros and Cons of a Health Savings Account (HSA)

    Health Savings Accounts let you pay healthcare costs with pre-tax dollars.
  2. Health Savings or Flexible Spending Account?

    Here's what you need to know to choose between a Health Savings Account (HSA) and a Flexible Savings Account (FSA) to help ...
  3. 5 Alternatives to Traditional Health Insurance

    As the cost of traditional health insurance rises, some are discovering alternatives. Here are five of the most popular options.
  4. How to Compare Health Insurance Plans

    This comparison of offerings from Aetna and Cigna shows how you can decide which health insurance plan is best for you and ...
  5. Alert: Shorter Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Again This Year

    Like last year, the enrollment period for getting 2019 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is only 45 days. Don't ...
  6. Why Do Healthcare Costs Keep Rising?

    From 1996 to 2015, healthcare spending rose nearly a trillion dollars. But why?
  7. Why You Should Consider a High-Deductible Health Plan

    A high-deductible health insurance plan and health savings account can save you money and increase your retirement savings. ...
  8. All About COBRA Health Insurance

    All about the COBRA continued health insurance program, which allows one to retain the coverage of employer-offered insurance ...
  9. Top 10 Careers for Women Over 50

    Women in this age group seek professions offering high pay and independence. Here are jobs that are wide open for women over ...
  10. What's the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

    Medicare is designed to help with long-term care for the elderly, while Medicaid covers healthcare costs for the poor. Read ...
  11. 6 Signs That You've Made It to the Middle Class

    If you can check off each of these points, you are likely a member of the middle class.
  12. How a Health Savings Account Works

    Knowing how a health savings account (HSA) works and its advantages and disadvantages will help you determine if having one ...
  13. Health Insurance and Moving out of State

    Most of the healthcare issues can be solved without too much effort, but it is important to plan ahead to avoid gaps in coverage. 
  14. 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. Find other options ...
  15. Behind the Law of Large Numbers in the Insurance Industry

    This principle is used by insurance companies to cope with risk, but the theory does not always live up to reality.
  16. Saving Your Health Savings Account for Retirement

    Use the following strategies to get the most out of your HSA in retirement.
  17. Is Vision Insurance Worth It? What You Should Know

    We all know health insurance is something you shouldn't live without, find out if vision care insurance is worth it and what ...
  18. Surprising Ways to Use Your HSA Savings

    While HSA accounts are intended to cover healthcare expenses, you may be surprised by the many ways that you can use the ...
  19. Life vs. Health Insurance: Choosing What to Buy

    When you only buy the coverage you truly need, the debate over medical insurance vs. life insurance might just be one you ...
  20. Health Insurance: Paying For Pre-Existing Conditions

    If you bring a pre-existing condition to a new insurer, you may find yourself without coverage.
  21. Investing In Medical Equipment Companies

    Learn the basics about medical equipment companies and how investing in them can benefit growth and value investors alike. ...
  22. How To Do Qualitative Analysis On Biotech Firms

    It's almost impossible for the average investor to grasp the science that underlies biotech companies. Learn how investors ...
  23. Buying Private Health Insurance

    Getting your own policy isn't easy or cheap but in some cases, it's well worth the effort.
  24. What Does Health Insurance Not Cover?

    Understanding the guidelines of health insurance is complex and many don't cover what you'd like. Find out which services ...
  25. Consider an HSA When Choosing Health Insurance

    A health savings account offers a tax-efficient way to help pay for healthcare for those who are eligible.
  26. What is Trump’s New Short-Term Health Insurance Order?

    Cheaper health insurance that lasts 364 days instead of three months could be available soon. Here's a look at who might ...
  27. How does dental insurance work?

    Understand how dental insurance policies work and find out what to look for when comparing policies.
  28. Why Your Medicare Patient Status Matters

    If you or a loved one are covered by Medicare and require a hospital stay, be sure to clarify whether you are inpatient, ...
  29. 5 Mistakes People Make When Enrolling in Medicare

    Medicare is complicated and knowing how and when to sign up can be challenging. Don't make these five Medicare enrollment ...
  30. Medicare: Understanding the Basics

    Understanding the basics of Medicare can help you plan for the benefits you should expect to receive.
  31. Take Advantage of FSA Tax Savings

    Using a flexible spending account it not only a convenient way to pay health and child care expenses, it can also reduce ...
  32. Medicaid vs. Medicare

    Medicare and Medicaid may sound similar, and while both help pay for health care expenses, Medicaid doesn't require being ...
  33. 7 Common Questions and Answers About HSAs

    Knowing the answers to these seven health savings account questions can help you use yours properly.
  34. 20 Ways to Use Up Your Flexible Spending Account

    You lose any remaining funds in your flexible savings account at the end of the year. Here is a list of things you can buy ...
  35. The Real Benefit of a High Deductible Health Plan

    Why the health savings account is the biggest benefit of having a high deductible health plan.
  36. Don't Overlook HSAs During Open Enrollment

    Health savings accounts shouldn't be overlooked during open enrollment. Here's why and how they work.
  37. Mark Your Calendar for Medicare Open Enrollment

    Medicare open enrollment is a time to review your current plan and decide if another plan is better.
  38. 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. ...
  39. Avoid the Obamacare Surtax With Better Tax Planning

    Many high earners could avoid the Obamacare surtax with better tax planning.
  40. Which Medicare Advantage Plan Is Best for You?

    It's important to know the differences between Medicare Advantage plans before selecting one.
  41. A Health Savings Account Can Make a Big Difference

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

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

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

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

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

    Understanding these Medicare basics will help you choose the coverage that is right for you.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. Medicare Enrollment Part 1: When to Enroll

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

    Those with higher modified adjusted gross income pay more for Medicare coverage.
  51. 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 ...
  52. How HRAs Work

    Health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) can be a great help to cover healthcare costs – now small businesses can use them. ...
  53. 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.
  54. Preparing for Parenthood: Health Insurance

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

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

    Let’s call this legislation what it is: The Create More Orphans and Widows Act of 2017.
  57. 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.
  58. The Tax Implications of Fully Repealing the ACA

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

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

    Don't just use your HSA as a savings account, use it as an investment account.
  61. 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.
  62. Trump, Healthcare and Insurers: What Comes Next

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

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

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

    With the Affordable Care Act on the chopping block, there are rumbles that Medicare could be next.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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.
  68. How HSAs Can Boost Your Retirement Savings

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

    For individuals with larger families and responsibilities, supplemental life insurance may bridge the shortfall in coverage ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. HSAs Could Get a Boost Under Trump

    Health Savings Accounts may become more attractive under a Trump administration. Here's how.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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. ...
  77. What If Obamacare Is Repealed?

    During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare. If, as president, he follows through, how will that affect ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. How to Maximize a Health Savings Account

    Health Savings Accounts have many benefits. Here's how to make the most of them.
  81. 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 ...
  82. Health Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know

    The the popularity of Health Savings Accounts is on the rise. Here's how they work.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. Defined Contribution Health Plans: A Primer

    A look at defined contribution health plans and how they work for both employees and employers.
  88. 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 ...
  89. Flood Insurance: Myths and Misconceptions

    What does flood insurance cover? There are several myths about flood insurance cost, coverage, who needs flood insurance ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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.
  92. The Reinsurance Industry: An Inside Look

    Low demand and high regulatory pressures may be problematic for the global reinsurance market following the shrinking margins ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. About the Section 125 Plan (Cafeteria Plan)

    Learn about section 125 cafeteria plans, who is allowed to use one, how it works, the benefits it provides, and how to set ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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?
  99. 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 ...
  100. Important Catalysts Approaching for These Biotechs

    Today we highlight four biotech companies with near-term catalysts along with positive analyst sentiment.
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