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  • 4 ways you're losing money at work

    Workers lose an average $604 in unused time off.

  • Forget 9-to-5. Four hour workdays are the future, says Jack Ma

    Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, explains to CNBC that there could be benefits from artificial intelligence, as people are freed to work less and travel more.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Cigna Corp, which was prevented from selling new Medicare Advantage health insurance for 18 months, said on Friday the U.S. government was allowing new enrollments starting July 1 after program deficiencies were corrected. The government told Cigna in a June 16 letter that it could now market Medicare Advantage as well as its Medicare...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Cigna Corp, whose Medicare Advantage health insurance business has been on hold for the past 18 months, said on Friday that the U.S. government had lifted sanctions and it could enroll new customers starting July 1. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had suspended enrollment in January 2016 citing "widespread and systemic" failures...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The number of children without health care coverage grew in Maine during a five-year period that coincided with tightened Medicaid eligibility guidelines and the governor's decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released Tuesday. Maine and North Dakota were the only states to see increasing...

  • Walmart is accused of punishing workers for sick days

    A report says that the retail giant routinely refuses to accept doctors' notes and penalizes workers who need to take care of an ailing family member.

  • May 31- Fitch Ratings Inc downgraded MetLife Inc's Brighthouse Financial Inc unit on Wednesday, citing the unit's lowering of its capitalization and financial targets from last year. Fitch, which downgraded Brighthouse Life Insurance Company one notch, from an A+ to an A, said its ratings outlook remains stable. Fitch's rating for Brighthouse Life Insurance...

  • WASHINGTON, May 31- The Trump administration is considering taking steps to broaden the Obamacare limits on claiming a religious or moral exemption from providing health insurance that covers birth control, Vox news reported on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declined to comment and spokeswoman Alleigh Marre said it does not "...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group of experts who analyze...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group of experts who analyze...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Robo-adviser Betterment, in a push to try to get more big companies to sign on to its 401 plan, beefed up the board of advisers of its retirement product on Friday by adding two leaders in the movement for cutting investment costs for companies and employees. Labor Department retirement policy expert Judy Mares and former BlackRock consultant...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Robo-adviser Betterment, in a push to try to get more big companies to sign on to its 401 plan, beefed up the board of advisers of its retirement product on Friday by adding two leaders in the movement for cutting investment costs for companies and employees. Labor Department retirement policy expert Judy Mares and former BlackRock consultant...

  • BEVERLY HILLS, May 1- Wells Fargo& Co Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan said recruiting and retention have improved dramatically in the wake of a sales scandal, as the third-largest U.S. bank has made big changes to how it pays and evaluates employees in its branches. Scrambling to contain the fallout, Wells Fargo stopped paying branch workers based on how many...

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Good things come to those who wait, the old saying goes. And more Americans are getting the message when it comes to claiming Social Security benefits. The number of near-retirement workers planning to take Social Security benefits as soon as possible has fallen sharply, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments.

  • EPS guidance raised to $4.50- $4.90. The St. Louis, Missouri- based company, which bought rival Health Net for $6.30 billion last year, said it had 12.15 million members as of March. 31, an increase of 5 percent from a year earlier. Centene, which primarily focuses on government-backed health insurance plans, reported a net profit of $139 million, or 79 cents per share,...

  • Centene, which primarily focuses on government-backed health insurance plans, reported a net profit of $139 million, or 79 cents per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $16 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier. St. Louis, Missouri- based Centene bought rival Health Net for $6.30 billion last year. Centene also raised its...

  • LIMA, April 19- Workers at mining company Southern Copper in Peru completed their tenth day of an indefinite strike on Wednesday, though the company said it had not significantly impacted output. A Southern Copper representative said the strike had not "significantly" affected production as the company was operating at 92 percent capacity on average in Peru...

  • LIMA, April 19- Workers at miner Southern Copper in Peru completed their tenth day of an indefinite strike on Wednesday, though the company said it had not significantly impacted output. A Southern Copper representative said the strike had not "significantly" affected production as the company was operating at 96 percent capacity on average in Peru and had...