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  • A million bucks just isn't what it used to be

    $1 million nest egg could leave you short in retirement according to financial advisors from around the country and here's why.

  • *Q1 adj profit $2.75/ shr vs est $2.50/ shr. May 3- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, due to strength in its Medicare Advantage business, which sells plans to the elderly and to people with disabilities. The fast-growing and profitable Medicare Advantage plans account for about a third of Medicare...

  • May 3- U.S. health insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit, driven by higher enrolments in its Medicaid plans for low-income families, and the company also raised its full-year profit forecast. WellCare said its Medicaid memberships increased 10.3 percent to about 2.6 million as of March 31, mainly due to the...

  • The complaint, filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday, came after the Justice Department earlier this year intervened in two separate whistleblower lawsuits against the country's largest health insurer. "This action sends a warning that our office will continue to scrutinize and hold accountable Medicare Advantage insurers to safeguard the...

  • *Aetna raises 2017 adjusted forecast to $8.80- $9.00/ share. Like other U.S.-based health insurers including Anthem Inc and Molina Healthcare Corp, Aetna faces deadlines to file 2018 plans but is uncertain about components of premium rates such as the continuation of government subsidies and the mandate for Americans to have insurance.

  • *Q1 earnings $1.74/ shr vs est of $1.76/ shr. May 2- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. for-profit hospital operator, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, hurt by an increase in low-margin Medicare admissions and higher labor costs. Net income attributable fell to $659 million, or $1.74 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $694...

  • Alex Fernandez

    Roberto and Carol Fernandez need to hit a seven-figure savings goal to provide for their child. Here's how they'll do it.

  • The government is planning to fix this Medicare mistake by April 2018

    The government is making it more difficult for would-be the thieves to steal your Social Security number.

  • How — and why — undocumented immigrants pay their taxes, Vox reports.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Health insurer Aetna Inc said on Thursday it will exit Iowa's Obamacare-compliant individual insurance market in 2018, citing financial risk and the uncertain outlook. Aetna said it is still evaluating its other remaining individual insurance markets, which include Delaware, Nebraska and Virginia. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

  • NEW YORK, April 3- The U.S. government on Monday slightly improved its final payment rate for health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage plans for older people and the disabled, settling on an increase of 0.45 percent on average for 2018.. Medicare Advantage, an alternative to the standard fee-for-service Medicare in which private insurers manage health...

  • NEW YORK, April 3- The U.S. government on Monday slightly improved its final payment rate for health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage plans for older people and the disabled, settling on an increase of 0.45 percent on average for 2018.. Medicare Advantage, an alternative to the standard fee-for-service Medicare in which private insurers manage health...

  • NEW YORK, April 3- The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase payments to health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage insurance by 0.45 percent on average, a slightly better outcome for insurers than initially proposed in February. Medicare Advantage plans, in which private insurers manage health benefits for people aged 65 or older and the disabled,...

  • NEW YORK, April 3- The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase payments to health insurers who offer Medicare Avantage insurance by 0.45 percent on average, a slightly better outcome for insurers than initially proposed in February. Medicare Advantage plans, in which private insurers manage health benefits for people aged 65 or older and the disabled,...

  • Debt and deficits set to spiral

    The Congressional Budget Office warns that debt and deficits are going to explode in the next 30 years.

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...