couple

NRLN Works to Protect Your Retirement Security

The National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) works to enact federal legislation to protect employer-sponsored pensions, health care benefits and keep Social Security and Medicare strong.
With support from more than 2 million members and Washington, D.C. staff, the NRLN identifies and rallies support for federal legislation that will guarantee fair and equitable treatment of retirees from the private and public sectors. Learn more about the NRLN and legislation important to retirees by clicking on the "About Us" and "Legislative" links above.

facebook      

Take Action Now!

click here to read the NRLN's current Action Alert and send the sample letter to your elected representatives.

enter your 5-digit zip code in the box to identify your U.S. Senators and Representative and compose your own personal message to them.

The NRLN's power to affect legislation comes from thousands of retirees like you making your voice heard in our nation's capital. Write to your representatives now.

 

 

       BILL KADEREIT

 

PRESIDENT'S FORUM

Concerns Raised with Treasury on Pension De-risking

Over the last two years, the NRLN has been working in Washington, D.C. on getting the federal government to establish rules to protect pension plan participants in the efforts by plan sponsors to eliminate their obligations to retirees without having to formally terminate the pension plan as prescribed by ERISA. In de-risking, as it is called, plan sponsors have been offering lump-sum payments to plan participants before purchasing an annuity (as in the case of General Motors), or even more troubling, taking select groups from the plan and forcing them to accept an annuity from an insurance company and losing PBGC protection (Verizon). In these cases, retirees have already been in pension pay status, having made their financial plans years before now.

Our staff and several members of the NRLN Board, myself included, have been meeting with the agencies in Washington charged with implementing ERISA and part of the governance of the PBGC. Our latest meeting took place on July 9th at the Department of the Treasury. We met with Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) for Retirement and Health Policy, and with Treasury’s Benefits Tax Counsel, George Bostick.

The NRLN raised the concern that de-risking is happening without any rules or regulations to protect plan participants, especially in cases where they have no choice but to be ejected from the pension plan and its ERISA protections.

The response from Mr. Iwry and Mr. Bostick was consistent with what we’ve heard from the Department of Labor, which is that, while Treasury is very concerned about the effects of de-risking on plan participants, they do not have the legal ability to prevent them. They noted that these types of transfers have been done in the past, but the new phenomenon is that it is occurring to participants who are already in pension pay status.

As to the issue of the Private Letter Rulings that companies ask for prior to de-risking, the Treasury officials noted that the companies are not required to get them in order to proceed, and that the letters are very limited in scope in that they only address the specific questions asked by the plan sponsors. They are not intended by the government to be construed as giving plan sponsors permission to proceed, though companies may make statements with the intent of implying government endorsement.

Both the NRLN and the officials at Treasury committed to working together to find the right approach by which the government can move to protect retirees in these cases before more and more plan sponsors continue to de-risk and jeopardize retirees’ financial security.

In parallel with our Treasury discussions, we have met with the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Services Administration (EBSA) and have requested that both the Senate (Health Education, Labor and Pensions (H.E.L.P.) and House Education and Workforce committees commission a thorough investigation into the need for changes to ERISA that would force equitable protection for retirees in pension pay status and all future retiree affected by de-risking.

Bill Kadereit, President
National Retiree Legislative Network


NRLN’s Legislative Priorities Taken to Capitol Hill

Attendees at the NRLN’s Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. devoted a day and a half on Feb. 4 and 5, 2014 to meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and/or their staff members to advocate the NRLN’s Legislative Priorities. A few attendees remained in Washington an additional day for appointments with legislators. Click here to view photos from a few Capitol Hill appointments.

Click here to view the videos.


NRLN members are saving big with the Free Health Savings Rx Card℠

The NRLN has arranged to offer you a Health Savings Rx Card℠, at NO COST, that offers you and your family savings on prescription drugs, plus vision and hearing services and products.  Click the "Health Savings Rx Card℠" tab above to access the Health Savings Rx Card℠ website. If you do not already have a Health Savings Rx Card℠ you will need to create your personal login and then click the link under "Complete Health Savings Rx Card℠ to printout your free card. Savings information for prescription drugs, vision and hearing services and products is available through the links under the Savings Plus tab.


Visit NRLN Facebook Page & Follow NRLN on Twitter

The NRLN now has a Facebook page and can be followed on Twitter. Click here to access the NRLN Facebook page.You are invited to follow the NRLN’s posts on Twitter. Click here if you have a Twitter account. If you don’t have a Twitter account, click here www.twitter.com to sign up at no charge.


NRLN IS WORKING FOR YOU

The NRLN regularly informs members by email about important information. If you did not receive an email with the NRLN President’s Forum message or an Action Alert posted on this home page, possibly you mistakenly “unsubscribed” on one of our emails or you have a new email address that is not in the NRLN’s database. You will no longer hear from us unless you “re-subscribe”. To “re-subscribe”,click here.

NRLN Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services

NRLN President Bill Kadereit has sent a letter to Sylvia Mathews Burell, Secretary of Health and Human Services appealing to her to exercise the HHS oversight of the FDA to prevent the agency from seizing and destroying prescription drugs purchased from other countries as stated in Section 708 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

It is the NRLN’s contention that the FDA should be directing its resources to set prescription drug safety standards that drug manufactures in foreign countries must meet in order for those less expensive medicines to be imported into the United States rather than confiscating and destroying drugs at our borders.

Click here to read the letter.


AIRCRAFT

NRLN's Fall Fly-In

Washington, D.C.
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2014

The National Retiree Legislative Network's Fall Fly-In will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2014 at the Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue N.W. in Washington, D.C.

The meeting will begin Monday afternoon Sept. 29, followed by meetings on Capitol Hill with Senators, Representatives and their staff members on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 1. Some attendees will arrive early on Sunday, Sept. 28, and some may stay over for more Capitol Hill meetings on Thursday, Oct. 2.

The Fall Fly-In is open to any NRLN grassroots advocate. Advocates who are affiliated with a retiree association or chapter, should notify the president of their organization if they are interested in attending the Fly-In. Click here to register to attend.

Questions about the Fly-In may be emailed to contact@nrln.org or call toll free 1-866-360-7197.

Click on the videos by Bill Kadereit, NRLN President, and Marta Bascom, NRLN Executive Director, for their comments about the Fall Fly-In.


NRLN President Sends Letters Supporting Two Bills

Click here to read NRLN President’s letter supporting the Diabetic Testing Supply Access Act.

Click here to read the letter supporting the Medicare Protection Act.


NRLN President’s Letter to President Obama

NRLN President Bill Kadereit has sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying he should be critical of the House passing funding for the Highway Trust Fund because $6.4 billion of the bill’s $10.9 billion is raised by further extending to corporations relief from funding their defined benefit pension plans. The letter points out that it is the second time in two years that Congress is moving toward giving corporate pension plan sponsors pension funding relief.

Mr. Kadereit stated, “Your administration, along with the House and Senate, is trying to destroy what little is left of retirement income security. Over the years, the Social Security Trust Fund has been raided to pay other government expenses to the point that the ability to pay Social Security benefits in the future is at risk. Many corporations have terminated their pension plans through bankruptcies and de-risking actions. Now our government is placing many of the remaining pension plans in jeopardy by providing the plan sponsors additional funding relief.” Click here to read the entire letter.


FOCUS

Read Summer 2014 NRLN FOCUS Newsletter

Click here to read the Summer 2014 edition of the NRLN FOCUS Newsletter.

The content in the 8-page newsletter includes:

  • The NRLN President Bill Kadereit uses his column to comment on:
    • NRLN’s meetings in Washington, D.C. to request an urgent review of company practices regarding de-risking of pension plans and Annual Funding Notices.
    • NRLN’s position that a root cause of the escalation of health care costs is forbidding the safe importation and competitive bidding for prescription drugs.
    • Legislation proposed by a bipartisan group of Senators to address Medicare fraud.
  • Key results from the 2014 NRLN Future Directions Survey.
  • The column by Marta Bascom, NRLN Executive Director, advocates that policy makers need to implement laws to fix the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare.
  • Announcement of dates for the NRLN Board meeting and fall Fly-In in Washington, D.C.
  • Profiles on two new NRLN Board Members.

Please take a few minutes to read the NRLN Newsletter.


Members Comments on the NRLN

for recent mail from our members, click here.

IN THE NEWS...

Senate Approves $8 Billion Plan for Highway Trust Fund
By Laura Litvan, Bloomberg News – July 29, 2014

Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds
Associated Press – July 29, 2014

Court throws out an Obamacare tax law challenge
By Brett Norman; Politico ~ Jul 29, 2014

Medicare isn’t going broke, but don’t celebrate just yet
By Jason Millman; The Washington Post ~ Jul 29, 2014

Survey Finds 1 In 5 Uninsured Don’t Want Coverage
By Phil Galewitz; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 29, 2014

What happens if Congress does nothing on Social Security
By Robert Schroeder; MarketWatch ~ Jul 29, 2014

States Rush To Get Ahead Of SCOTUS Ruling Against Obamacare Subsidies
By Dylan Scott; Talking Points Memo ~ Jul 28, 2014

Drugs to increase 'good' cholesterol may not cut deaths
By Andrew M. Seaman; Reuters ~ Jul 28, 2014

Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different Directions
By Damian Paletta; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jul 28, 2014

The medical bills that hit retirees hardest
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Jul 28, 2014

Companies sell off their pensions, and retirees pay
From Joyce Migdall; The Washington Post ~ Jul 28, 2014

The Daily Show Host Ridicules Pension Smoothing for Highway Funding
Jon Stewart, The Daily Show – July 16, 2014

Obamacare: The Bait-And-Switch Double Whammy
By Chris Conover; Forbes ~ Jul 27, 2014

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jul 27, 2014

Free Online Tools for Optimizing Social Security Benefits
By Anne Tergesen; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jul 26, 2014

Watch out for IRS impersonation scams
By Anthony Giorgianni; Fox Business ~ Jul 24, 2014

Only Supposed To Go To State Exchanges
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 25, 2014

For Consumers, Some Pitfalls In Obamacare Coverage Could Lie Ahead
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 25, 2014

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers
By Kelli Kennedy; The Associated Press ~ Jul 25, 2014

A Reader Asks: How Can I Get Health Coverage For My Grandchildren?
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 25, 2014

Addressing Caregivers’ Loss of Retirement Income
By Paula Span; The New York Times ~ Jul 25, 2014

How To Optimize Your Retirement Accounts: A Case Study
By Erik Carter; Forbes ~ Jul 25, 2014

U.S. health insurers to pay $330 million in premium rebates
By Caroline Humer; Reuters ~ Jul 24, 2014

IRS: Uninsured face fine of nearly $2,500
By Ferdous Al-Faruque; The Hill ~ Jul 24, 2014

The new generation gap is all about money
By Richard Eisenberg; MarketWatch ~ Jul 24, 2014

Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work
From The Associated Press ~ Jul 24, 2014

No Panic as Obamacare Subsidies Seem Safe for Future
By Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Jul 23, 2014

Obamacare Subsidy Loss May Boost Premiums, Chase Insurers
By Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Jul 23, 2014

Twice As Many Americans Say Obamacare’s Hurting Them As Say It’s Helping
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 23, 2014

Senate Sets Vote for Highway Funds as Clock Ticks
By Siobhan Hughes, Wall Street Journal – July 23, 2014

U.S. Poised to Label MetLife a Potential Threat to the Financial System
By Ian Katz and Robert Schmidt, Reuters – July 22, 2014

Why more companies want pensions off their books
By Michael Fletcher, Washington Post – July 21, 2014

Judge orders PBGC to turn over documents in Delphi pension suit
By David Shepardson; The Detroit News ~ Jul 22, 2014

Democrats still haven't learned Obamacare lesson
By David Nather & Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Jul 22, 2014

Has Obama Created A New Star Chamber By Rewriting The Law?
By Daniel Fisher; Forbes ~ Jul 22, 2014

Undercover probe finds health law failings
From The Associated Press ~ Jul 22, 2014

White House To Ignore Court Ruling, Keep Handing Out Obamacare Subsidies
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 22, 2014

U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare
By David Morgan & Aruna Viswanatha; Reuters ~ Jul 22, 2014

IRA Rules: What to Do with Inherited Funds
By Gail Buckner; Fox Business ~ Jul 21, 2014

Moody’s: Highway bill pension changes could mean $51 billion less in contributions
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Jul 21, 2014

For Medicare, Good News For Future, Changes In Hospice Rules
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 21, 2014

Taxpayers Who Bought Health Insurance Through The Marketplace May Need A Checkup
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Jul 20, 2014

Some seniors win Medicare exemptions for nursing-home coverage in pilot program
By Susan Jaffe; The Washington Post ~ Jul 20, 2014

Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
By Lauran Neergaard & Jennifer Agiesta; The Associated Press ~ Jul 20, 2014

To Prevent Surprise Bills, New Health Law Rules Could Widen Insurer Networks
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Jul 19, 2014

10 things retirement communities won’t tell you
By Elizabeth O'Brien; MarketWatch ~ Jul 19, 2014

Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge
By Krystnell Storr; Reuters ~ Jul 18, 2014

New challenge for Obamacare: Enrollees who don’t understand their insurance plans
By Lena H. Sun; The Washington Post ~ Jul 16, 2014

Adult Children and their Parents Aren't Talking About Money...and That's Bad
By Donna Fuscaldo; Fox Business ~ Jul 17, 2014

Social Security: Field offices to verify benefits
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Jul 17, 2014

Harry Reid Lays Groundwork For Quick Highway Trust Fund Passage
By Sam Stein, The Huffington Post – July 16, 2014

CBO: Slowing health-care costs yield big savings, but not enough to bring down our big debt
By Lori Montgomery; The Washington Post ~ Jul 15, 2014

Study Finds No Sign That Health Law Has Created Crush Of Medical Demand
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 16, 2014

Government Spending on Healthcare Projected to Rapidly Increase
By Alyene Senger; The Daily Signal ~ Jul 16, 2014

Yes, there is a retirement savings shortfall
By Alicia H. Munnell; MarketWatch ~ Jul 16, 2014

House passes stop-gap bill to fund transportation through May
By Ashley Halsey III and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post – July 15, 2014

Survey: More Than 10 Million People Received Help From 'Assisters'
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 15, 2014

Nurses could manage chronic care on doctors’ orders
By Shereen Lehman; Reuters ~ Jul 15, 2014

What should be in your 'death' file
By Beth Pinsker; Reuters ~ Jul 15, 2014

Some Doctors Refuse To See Obamacare Enrollees
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 14, 2014

Pension Advances Spell Trouble
By John Wasik; Forbes ~ Jul 14, 2014

The Deadline for Your First Required IRA Distribution
By Tom Herman; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jul 13, 2014

Are you making bad choices with your money?
By Lambeth Hochwald; MarketWatch ~ Jul 13, 2014

Social Security Q&A July 12, 2014: What Social Security's Survivors Planner Won't Tell You About Taking Widows Benefits
By Laurence Kotlikoff; Forbes ~ Jul 12, 2014

This Road Work Made Possible by Underfunding Pensions
By Josh Barro; The New York Times ~ Jul 12, 2014

Watch out for these 3 retirement traps
By Carla Rohlfing Levy; MarketWatch ~ Jul 12, 2014

Boehner's Lawsuit To Target Employer Mandate Delay
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 11, 2014

Head of US pension agency resigning
By Marcy Gordon; The Associated Press ~ Jul 11, 2014

A New Option In Your Retirement Account: Longevity Insurance
By Erik Carter; Forbes ~ Jul 11, 2014

Court decision looms in subsidy challenge that could unravel ObamaCare
By Barnini Chakraborty; Fox News ~ Jul 10, 2014

New form of U.S. healthcare saves money, improves quality, one insurer finds
By Sharon Begley; Reuters ~ Jul 10, 2014

Older Americans Like Obamacare Plans The Least
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 10, 2014

'Pension Smoothing' Is A Sham
By Len Burman; Forbes ~ Jul 10, 2014

How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you
By Elizabeth O'Brien; MarketWatch ~ Jul 10, 2014

More Americans are aging in place. Can towns and cities adapt?
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Jul 10, 2014

The New 401(k) Income Option That Kicks In When You’re Old
By Linda Stern, Reuters – July 1, 2014

Opinion: 3 Smart Fixes for Social Security and Medicare
By Phillp Moeller, Time.Com – July 9, 2014

One Bold Democrat Has a Crazy Plan to Expand Social Security
By Tess VandenDolder, InTheCapital – July 10, 2014

Judge to mull senator's suit over health exchanges
By Todd Richmond; The Associated Press ~ Jul 06, 2014

Democrats Abandoning Obamacare's Employer Mandate
By Sandy Fitzgerald; Newsmax ~ Jul 06, 2014

The Health Care Waiting Game
By Elisabeth Rosenthal; The New York Times ~ Jul 05, 2014

The Latest In Medical Convenience: ER Appointments
By Anna Gorman & Victoria Colliver; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 03, 2014

Supreme Court ruling revives ObamaCare backlash
By Jim Angle; Fox News ~ Jul 04, 2014

New Rules To Help Avoid Outliving Your Money
By Richard Eisenberg; Forbes ~ Jul 03, 2014

Medicare Announces 2015 Fee Schedule
By Joyce Frieden; MedPage Today ~ Jul 03, 2014

Hospitals to Get 2.1% Pay Boost on Medicare Outpatients
By Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Jul 03, 2014

Hospitals Are Mining Patients' Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick
By Shannon Pettypiece & Jordan Robertson; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Jul 03, 2014

Should you negotiate your copays?
By Quentin Fottrell; MarketWatch ~ Jul 02, 2014

CMS proposes changes to reduce Medicare home payment
By Ferdous Al-Faruque, The Hill – July 1, 2014

A Modest Step To Improve Medicare Post-Acute Care
By Howard Gleckman, Forbes – July 2, 2014

Opinion: Congress is* in session
By Dana Milbank, Washington Post – July 1, 2014

Health-care exchanges are not properly ensuring applicants’ eligibility, probe finds
By Amy Goldstein; The Washington Post ~ Jul 01, 2014

Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jul 01, 2014

Proposal To Add Skimpier ‘Copper’ Plans To Marketplace Raises Concerns
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 01, 2014

Retirees may be ignoring their biggest assets
By Anne Tergesen; MarketWatch ~ Jul 01, 2014

Employer Health Coverage Cheaper Than Government Programs — But Obamacare Will Explode Costs
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 30, 2014

Revised GDP number raises more questions
By Bill Gunderson; MarketWatch ~ Jun 30, 2014

Paging Nurse Practitioners As Demand Soars Under ObamaCare
By Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Jun 29, 2014

Supply won't meet growing demand for primary care
By Kaitlyn Krasselt & Jayne O'Donnell; USA TODAY ~ Jun 29, 2014

Insulating Your Assets From Lawsuits
By Jonathan Clements; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 29, 2014

Calling Social Security? Expect a Wait.
By Jennifer Waters; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 29, 2014

UnitedHealth drops more physicians from its Medicare Advantage network
By Rachael Zimlich; Medical Economics ~ Jun 27, 2014

Federal Health-Exchange Plans to Automatically Renew
By Louise Radnofsky; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 27, 2014

The Future Of Healthcare Is Less Privacy
By Adam Ozimek; Forbes ~ Jun 27, 2014

3 Questions You Need To Ask A Financial Advisor
By Erik Carter; Forbes ~ Jun 27, 2014

Plan to streamline health law re-enrollment
By Associated Press; The Washington Post ~ Jun 26, 2014

U.S. healthcare profit outlook brightens on Obamacare, drug prices
By Caroline Valetkevitch; Reuters ~ Jun 26, 2014

Report: Many Obamacare Customers Will Have To Switch Plans Or Face Skyrocketing Costs
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 26, 2014

Why the latest GDP numbers are simply baffling
By Chris Matthews; Fortune ~ Jun 26, 2014

Economy in First Quarter Was Worse Than Everybody Thought
By Neil Irwin; The New York Times ~ Jun 25, 2014

Difficult Obamacare Measures Lead to Swing in GDP Reading
By Eric Morath & Louise Radnofsky; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 25, 2014

How Obamacare screwed up first-quarter U.S. growth estimates
By Jeffry Bartash; MarketWatch ~ Jun 25, 2014

Obamacare mired by lawsuits challenging fundamentals
By Tom Howell Jr. ; The Washington Times ~ Jun 25, 2014

Frailty Risk -- More than Just Long-Term Care and Health Care Expenses
By Jamie Hopkins; Forbes ~ Jun 25, 2014

Poll: 5 Percent of 2013 Uninsured Now Have Coverage
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 25, 2014

Obamacare’s Looking Even Better For Big Insurers, While Most Customers To See Rate Hikes
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 23, 2014

Health-care inflation heating back up
By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Jun 24, 2014

As health-care law’s employer mandate nears, firms cut worker hours, struggle with logistics
By Sandhya Somashekhar; The Washington Post ~ Jun 23, 2014

An Obamacare Premium Dilemma
By Chris Jacobs; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 23, 2014

Consumers demanding health price transparency, but it’s slow in coming
By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Jun 23, 2014

U.S. Steps Up Probes of Deals to Block Generic Drugs
By David McLaughlin; Bloomberg ~ Jun 23, 2014

1 in 4 Of Us Has No Emergency Savings, Here's How to Reverse That
By Kathryn Buschman Vasel; Fox Business ~ Jun 23, 2014

More Than 750 Hospitals Face Medicare Crackdown On Patient Injuries
By Jordan Rau, KHN; The Washington Post ~ Jun 22, 2014

What to Do When Your 401(k) Has Pretax and After-Tax Contributions
By Karen Damato; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 22, 2014

What You Don't Know About Social Security—but Should
By Glenn Ruffenach; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 22, 2014

Health Insurers Pressing Down on Drug Prices
By Andrew Pollack, New York Times – June 20, 2014

Judge orders Treasury to produce Delphi documents in pension suit
By David Shepardson; The Detroit News ~ Jun 20, 2014

New health chief revamps HealthCare.gov
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 20, 2014

Left: Obamacare Rate Shock Doesn't Matter, Because Other People's Money Will Pay For It
By Avik Roy; Forbes ~ Jun 19, 2014

Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 20, 2014

Obama nominates new Social Security chief
By Matthew Heimer; MarketWatch ~ Jun 20, 2014

Survey: Customers More Satisfied With So-Called Junk Plans Than Obamacare Health Coverage
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 19, 2014

Popular Obamacare plans will see premiums rise in at least 8 states: study
By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Jun 18, 2014

Report: Obamacare Subsidies Likely To Cost Billions More Than Expected
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 18, 2014

FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients
By Susan Jaffe; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 18, 2014

What you need to know about long-term care insurance
By Kathy Kristof; CBS News ~ Jun 18, 2014

6 Signs You May Need To Recalibrate Your Retirement Road Map
By Rebecca Reisner; Forbes ~ Jun 18, 2014

AlcaLu: Going With the Flow
By Dan Jones; Light Reading ~ Jun 18, 2014

Insurers Push Back Against Growing Cost Of Cancer Treatments
By Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 17, 2014

U.S. healthcare law tied to benefits for young adults
By Andrew M. Seaman; Reuters ~ Jun 17, 2014

Social Security Agency Cuts Services as Demand Grows, Senate Report Says
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Jun 17, 2014

Say What? Many Patients Struggling To Learn The Foreign Language Of Health Insurance
By Anna Gorman; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 16, 2014

US Health-Care System Ranked Last In Survey, But Will Obamacare Help?
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 16, 2014

Electronic health records: A 'clunky' transition
By Arthur Allen; Politico ~ Jun 16, 2014

A Three-Step Plan for Retirement Withdrawals
By John Wasik; Forbes ~ Jun 16, 2014

Do you have money outside the U.S.? You may owe the IRS $10,000
By Eva Rosenberg; MarketWatch ~ Jun 16, 2014

Seniors' use of potent meds via Medicare staggering
By Peter Eisler, USA Today – June 10, 2014

Obamacare-Forced Narrow Networks Will Spread To The Whole Country, Expert Warns
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 12, 2014

Let's At Least Make Sure People Receiving Obamacare Subsidies Are Eligible For Them
By Rep. Diane Black; Forbes ~ Jun 12, 2014

Testimony: Obamacare Plans Limit Patient Access to Expensive Drugs
By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 12, 2014

Retiree health-care tab: $220,000, says Fidelity
By Elizabeth O’Brien; MarketWatch ~ Jun 12, 2014

US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance
By Jack Gillum & Eileen Sullivan; The Associated Press ~ Jun 12, 2014

Inherited IRAs in play for bankruptcy creditors: U.S. high court
By Nick Brown; Reuters ~ Jun 12, 2014

Insurers Press Obama Admin To Let Them Expand Obamacare Insurance Offerings
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 11, 2014

Health Care Remains Drag for Democrats as 53% Oppose Law
By John McCormick; Bloomberg ~ Jun 11, 2014

U.S. healthcare data points to much weaker first-quarter GDP
By Lucia Mutikani; Reuters ~ Jun 11, 2014

Americans See Nation on Wrong Track as Own Goals Closer: Poll
By Mike Dorning; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Jun 11, 2014

Obama Admin To Spend Another $60 Million On Obamacare Navigators
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 10, 2014

Tax Expert: Obamacare Screw-ups To Make Next Tax Season ‘Most Chaotic In Years’
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 10, 2014

A Health Insurer Calls, With Questions
By Ann Carrns; The New York Times ~ Jun 10, 2014

Surprise: Even wealthy retirees live on Social Security and pensions
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Jun 10, 2014

Healthy seniors tested in bid to block Alzheimer's
By Lauran Neergaard; The Associated Press ~ Jun 09, 2014

3 ways to avoid outliving your nest egg
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Jun 09, 2014

The financial costs of aging in place
By Amy Hoak; MarketWatch ~ Jun 09, 2014

The Health-Care Industry Is Pushing Patients to Help Themselves
By Laura Landro; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 08, 2014

By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 06, 2014

HealthCare.gov Getting A Makeover While Back-End Construction Is Behind
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 06, 2014

Obama administration revamps federal healthcare website: WSJ
By Shailaja Sharma; Reuters ~ Jun 05, 2014

4 ways to evaluate alternative health coverage
By Tom Murphy, AP; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Jun 06, 2014

Investing For Retirement, Even If You're Scared
By Paul Katzeff; Investor’s Business Daily ~ Jun 06, 2014

For Some Retirees, a Second Act Is Easier Than Expected
By Abby Ellin; The New York Times ~ Jun 06, 2014

Report Touts Pre-Obamacare Premium Hikes As Obamacare Pledge To Lower Costs Abandoned
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 05, 2014

CBO: Millions will dodge ObamaCare fines
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Jun 05, 2014

Burwell Approved as U.S. Health Chief With Obamacare Goal
By Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Jun 05, 2014

Obamacare Update: Now EVEN MORE States Report Double-Digit Premium Hikes
By Sarah Hurtubise; Fox News ~ Jun 03, 2014

States Scramble To Pay Hefty Tab For Health Exchange Fixes
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 04, 2014

Now application 'inconsistencies' vex health law
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 04, 2014

Front-Runner To Head VA Predicts Obamacare Will Lead To Single-Payer
By Chuck Ross; Fox News ~ Jun 03, 2014

Have Enough Dough For Retirement? First Think About the Kind of Life You Want
By Neil Cavuto; Fox Business ~ Jun 04, 2014

GOP wants names of HHS officials involved in botched state exchanges
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Jun 03, 2014

How Website Woes Foiled Obamacare a Second Time
By Rebecca Adams; Roll Call ~ Jun 03, 2014

Doctors lean more left, political donations show
By Lindsey Tanner; The Associated Press ~ Jun 02, 2014

Health Savings Accounts Can Double as Shadow IRAs
By Peter S. Green; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 02, 2014

Alcatel Offers $1.4 Billion Convertible Bonds to Repay Debt
By Marie Mawad; Bloomberg ~ Jun 02, 2014

Medicare Advantage grows, defies forecasts
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Jun 02, 2014

Medicare Could Save Billions By Scrapping Random Drug Plan Assignment
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 02, 2014

Fourteen Ways to Avoid Paying Capital Gains
By David John Marotta; Forbes ~ Jun 01, 2014


  Suggestions and comments about this website should be addressed to webmaster@nrln.org July 30, 2014-->