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An Unexplained Injury After Eye Surgery

Who should foot the bill when routine surgery goes wrong? And what are doctors obligated to note in medical records?

How Banks and Private Equity Cash In When Patients Can’t Pay Their Medical Bills

Patient financing, a confusing multibillion-dollar business, can leave some people with even greater debt.

Cancer Diagnoses Lag After Screenings Fall During Pandemic

Although Americans are getting back to a normal way of life, they still appear to be avoiding the healthcare system, new research finds.

Most People Underestimate Healthcare Costs, Study Says

The Lifetime of Healthcare Costs study also found that four out of five respondents do not have savings to cover medical emergencies.

New $35 Cap on Insulin Hard to Find

Medicare is giving insulin users extra time to change plans because it’s difficult to spot those offering this lower out-of-pocket monthly cost.

When One Partner Plans for LTC — and the Other Doesn’t

Devastating, unforeseen financial and emotional strains can result. All the more reason advisors should raise these issues with clients.

Nursing Home Surprise: Advantage Plans May Shorten Stays to Less Time Than Medicare Covers

Medicare Advantage plans often disagree with doctors on how much nursing-home care their patients need and are denying coverage.

Hearing Aids Soon Available Over the Counter

Major chains are starting to sell them for much less than traditional hearing aids. Here are some tips for wearers.

Medicare Costs Could Spike Despite Premium Reductions

Failing to review coverage cost one client an extra $750 this year. Here are mistakes to avoid, plus good news for diabetics.

After Medical Bills Broke the Bank, This Family Headed to Mexico for Care

Each year, millions of American "medical tourists" — many with health insurance — seek less expensive healthcare overseas.

‘Unpaid Supports’ Thwart Planning for Special-Needs Families

They often get lost in "day-to-day survival” and need your help, says this financial advisor and special-needs mom.

Factoring Climate Change Into Retirement Planning

Older adults are more vulnerable in wealth-related disasters, research from MIT AgeLab shows. Here's how.

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BofA: Recession May Force Fed Rate Cut in 2023

A slowdown in rate hikes would tamp down 10-year Treasury yields and some of the volatility that has plagued investors this year, BofA says.

DOL Reverses Trump on ESG Investments in Retirement Plans

The rule makes it easier for plans to offer socially responsible investments, but traditional financial factors must be considered.

SEC Charges Goldman Didn’t Follow ESG Policies

The SEC fined Goldman Sachs Asset Management $4 million for not following ESG policies and procedures.

Hedge Fund Challenges Envestnet

The hedge fund has criticized the board for ballooning costs and authorizing rich paydays for management and board members.

Older investors Still Seeking Guidance From Advisors

A survey of investors 50 and over who consult advisors on wealth management shows what’s top of mind.

Cancer Diagnoses Lag After Screenings Fall During Pandemic

Although Americans are getting back to a normal way of life, they still appear to be avoiding the healthcare system, new research finds.