‘Orphan Drug’ Program Leaves Patients’ Pocketbooks At Risk

As a legal battle continues, advocates include a 91-year-old whose drug for a rare muscle disease runs $375,000 a year.

How Much Must Retirees Save for Healthcare?

Recent EBRI research says some couples may need $383,000. Carolyn McClanahan, CFP, MD, takes a more tailored approach.

Retirees Forced Into Medicare Advantage Plans

Retirees who are shifted into Medicare Advantage plans may not fully understand the major differences from traditional Medicare.

Travel Insurance Considerations for Seniors

Travel-related incidents affect all age groups, but seniors need to be more attuned to medical situations when traveling.

Brokers Get Lush Trips, Cash Perks to Sell Costly Medigap Plans

The report details numerous examples of luxurious vacations and other perks that high-performing brokers receive.

Patient on $50,000-a-Week Drug Fears Leaving Behind Huge Medical Debt

Treatment for a rare eye cancer put him in a "your money or your life" bind, scared of derailing his family's finances.

California Joins Other States in Suing Companies Over Insulin Prices

California is the largest state to sue major companies in the insulin market, accusing them of illegally inflating prices.

Jonathan Skinner: Aging by the Numbers

The economist discusses retirement and healthcare — and his challenge transferring a retirement-savings account.

Medicare Marketing Mayhem

Floods of ads promoting a bewildering variety of Medicare Advantage plans have some experts calling for action to rein in insurers.

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.

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.

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DOL Must Create Retirement Plan Lost and Found

One of the many provisions of Secure Act 2.0 is for the DOL to create a "lost and found" for retirement accounts.

New EP Wealth Scholarship Honors Trailblazing Advisor

The Ballou/EP Wealth scholarship program will support underrepresented groups pursuing CFP certification.

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An index on women's financial health compiled by Ellevest shows that women in the United States are in their worst financial shape since 2018.