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Will older advisers pay more than younger colleagues for health care coverage?
Small-business health care plans traditionally have based rates on the average age of employees, so that older individuals in a plan benefited from lower rates if there were many younger employees.
Obama gives reprieve for canceled health care policies
President says "I completely get how upsetting this can be" for many Americans, gives those who've received cancellation notices from their insurers a one-year reprieve before they have to get new policies.
Think before changing health plan, advisers warn business owners
Warning: The Affordable Care Act not only spawned insurance exchanges for individuals, which went into effect earlier this month, but it also set new standards for small businesses.
Health care exchanges aren't meant for retirees
Health care exchanges aren't meant for retirees, but advisers should still help clients with Medicare choices.
The ultimate Obamacare investment play?
Obamacare may be off the debt ceiling agenda but for investors, there is an exchange-traded fund that holds all the businesses likely benefit. It's had a good run so is there still upside potential?
The 800-lb. health care gorilla in the room
Advisers need to talk to clients about saving for health care costs during retirement and earmark those dollars in the portfolio, because Americans drastically underestimate what they'll have to spend, a health care consultant told planners. "Planning for health care costs should be part of
A doctor deconstructs the Affordable Care Act
Five questions for Dr. Carolyn McClanahan, a physician and director of financial planning at Life Planning Partners.
Take Five: Carolyn McClanahan on health exchanges
The physician and financial planner on what advisers need to know about new health insurance choices
Web traffic slows access to health insurance exchanges
Open-enrollment for new state and federal insurance has begun, but many sites have long-loading times
Strategies to mitigate new surtax could kick Medicare prices higher
Advisers need to watch that clients do not inadvertently inflate their income and Medicare costs
Health insurance exchange cost info released
The effective date for the state and federal health insurance exchanges is right around the corner, and details on costs and levels of coverage according to location are starting to unfold. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, along with the Department of Health and
Health care knowledge boosts your value
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey published last month, 51% of those polled said they don't have enough information about the Affordable Care Act to understand how it will affect them and their families.
Bumpy road ahead
Health insurance exchanges are drawing enthusiasm and consternation from advisers. Darla Mercado sorts out the confusion. (Plus: All you need to know about the new health care laws)
Prepare for options and taxes in health law
CERTAIN KEY dimensions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will go into effect in 2014 despite the dogged efforts of congressional Republicans and a decision by the Obama administration to delay the employer mandate a year. Financial advisers may want to talk to their clients about ...
Paying more upfront
AS HIGH-DEDUCTIBLE health plans with associated health savings accounts grow in popularity, more financial advisers are fielding questions from clients about their benefits and drawbacks.
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