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Humana, Cigna in Talks to Merge

A deal would give Cigna a much greater foothold in the fast-growing market for managing federal Medicare plans for older Americans.

Facing Financial Ruin as Costs Soar for Elder Care

Annual costs can exceed $100,000 at skilled nursing homes and often exceed $54,000 at assisted living facilities.

A Cancer Patient’s Last Wish: To Pay Off the Medical Debt of Others

Her efforts continue to raise money even after her death a week ago. More than 20 million people in the U.S. have “significant” medical debt.

New Social Security Report Shows Growing Overpayment Problem Tops $23B

When beneficiaries can’t repay the money, the SSA may lower their monthly benefit checks, even when the overpayments were its fault.

Cigna May Sell Medicare Advantage Business, Reversing Expansion

Cigna has greatly expanded its Medicare Advantage business, but margins are below targets and it settled charges it overcharged the program.

When That Supposedly Free Annual Physical Generates a Bill

She filled out a mental-health questionnaire she was asked to complete and her doctor charged her for briefly discussing her responses.

Seeking the ‘Right’ Customers, an Insurer Is Accused of Discrimination

Maryland officials say the company's practices were designed to and did reduce business in urban areas with high minority populations.

She Received Chemo in Two States. Why Did It Cost So Much More in Alaska?

When she received a bill for weekly chemo treatments, it showed the Alaska hospital charged more than triple what the Seattle clinic had.

Two-thirds Terrified About Medical Costs in Retirement

That was one of many Nationwide findings showing Americans are increasingly worried about paying for medical costs when they are retired.

Labcorp Launches Blood Test for Alzheimer’s

Labcorp has begun marketing to U.S. physicians the first test for a trio of blood biomarkers it says can detect the hallmarks of Alzheimer's.

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Carson Group: Still Too Few Women in Wealth Management

Its latest report confirms the industry has made little progress in gender diversity despite a lot of talk.

Supreme Court Seems Wary of SEC’s In-House Tribunals Without Juries

The Supreme Court discussed a case involving a hedge fund manager in which the SEC brought a civil enforcement proceeding that charged he mislead investors.

Annuity Sales Continue March Upward

Annuity sales are set to have another record-breaking year, based on results in the third quarter.

Humana, Cigna in Talks to Merge

A deal would give Cigna a much greater foothold in the fast-growing market for managing federal Medicare plans for older Americans.

Aretha Franklin’s Sons Awarded Late Singer’s Real Estate

They now own the late singer's real estate after a judge ruled that a handwritten will found hidden in her sofa was the correct document.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Late Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's deputy who helped transform Berkshire Hathaway into a conglomerate, will be remembered, in part, for comments like these.

Supreme Court to Hear Biden Appeal of Case Affecting Advisors, Others

Lower courts have decided the SEC’s power to seek penalties through in-house enforcement proceedings violates the U.S. Constitution. Another case pending against FINRA says it has too much power.