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7:45 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
Trump reportedly paid no federal income tax in 10 of the 15 years before his election. Why 75 million U.S. households pay no federal income tax The Tax Policy Center estimates how many people paid no federal individual income taxes in 2020The Tax Policy Center estimates how many people paid no federal individual income taxes in 2020.
7:19 a.m. Today - By Kerry Hannon
This is why so many women face poverty in their old age Being a caregiver is financially and emotionally draining. But you can plan for itBeing a caregiver is financially and emotionally draining. But you can plan for it
7:00 a.m. Today - By Howard Gold
When it comes to Social Security, these strategies can pay off for married couples In come cases, two can do a lot better than oneIn come cases, two can do a lot better than one
1:02 a.m. Today - By Elina Geller
Don’t assume travel insurance covers COVID-related claims: How to find the right provider What’s covered and what’s not—use this tool to search for and filter policiesOf providers that are offering COVID policies, here’s what’s covered and what’s not.
10:30 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on health care President and Democratic nominee are both being pulled by a wing of their party on the issue of medical coverage, analyst saysThe two White House contenders may be divided on Obamacare and Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they do have some things in common on health-care matters.
11:19 p.m. Sept. 27, 2020 - MarketWatch
HSBC shares jump after Ping An raises stake HSBC Holdings PLC's shares advanced Monday after Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd. raised its stake in the lender. The insurer raised its stake in HSBC to 8.00% from 7.95% through its investment management unit, a stock-exchange filing showed. "All we have said previously is HSBC is a long-term investment," a Ping An spokesman said about the purchase when contacted by phone on Sunday by the South China Morning Post.
12:16 p.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘He doesn’t give me any money’: My husband has been making secret payments to his parents. Should I tell him to stop? ‘I told him that I too have desires to make investments, plan for our future and wear nice jewelry’‘I told him that I too have desires to make investments, plan for our future and wear nice jewelry.’
10:19 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Social Security missteps could push millions of elderly Americans into poverty At the very time people need help the most, it’s harder to get At the very time people need help the most, it’s harder to get
10:00 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement Retirement news and analysisRetirement news and analysis
6:01 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Dan Moisand
What are the rules for inheriting an HSA? Health Savings Accounts are not very tax-friendly when inherited by a nonspouseHealth Savings Accounts are not very tax-friendly when inherited by a nonspouse
10:29 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - MarketWatch
Aviva in talks to sell French unit: Reuters--A consortium of Allianz SE and life insurer Athora Holding is in advanced talks to buy the French branch of Aviva PLC, Reuters reported Thursday. --The price tag for the subsidiary of the FTSE-100 insurer is between 2 billion and 3 billion euros ($2.3 billion-$3.5 billion), sources close to the matter told Reuters.
5:00 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - Associated Press
New Trump health-care ‘vision’ is largely aspirational but promises $200 drug discount cards to Medicare enrollees Executive order envisions tapping billions of dollars in savings that don’t yet exist to fund the co-pay discount cards, the Boston Globe Media health and medicine news operation STAT reportsExecutive order envisions tapping savings that don’t yet exist to fund the co-pay discount cards, reports STAT.
9:27 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers reach $2.7 billion settlement deal of antitrust suit--WSJBlue Cross Blue Shield has reached a tentative agreement, which would require the insurance group to pay $2.7 billion, to settle an antitrust suit filed on behalf of its customers, . Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the agreement would also require the insurance group to curtail practices that allegedly limited competition among its three dozen member companies, the WSJ report said. Although the Blue Cross Blue Shied Association has signed off on settlement deal, it has not yet been approved by the boards of all 36 Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers, the report said.
9:12 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Associated Press
COVID-19 is the new pre-existing condition, Democratic senators warn as Republicans remain committed to vanquishing ‘Obamacare’ Says Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut: ‘We will see [insurance] rates skyrocket for anybody who has had COVID’Says Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.: “We will see [insurance] rates skyrocket for anybody who has had COVID.”
11:33 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I absolutely believe that we can do better, America,’ says the attorney for the family of Breonna Taylor — months before a grand jury indicted 1 of 3 officers in her fatal shooting Civil rights attorney Ben Crump says too few prosecutors hold police accountable Civil rights attorney Ben Crump says too few prosecutors hold police accountable.
6:05 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Payroll tax deferral messes with Social Security — one of the few good things in this crazy world Can Congress overturn this silly idea? Can Congress overturn this silly idea?
11:49 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Bob Blancato
Social Security, Medicare, prescription drug prices—Aging in America panel weighs in on election topics Changes they’d like to see, whoever is elected presidentWhat’s in store for older Americans from the 2020 presidential election?
10:42 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - MarketWatch
Beazley: Virus claims to double previous estimatesBeazley PLC said Tuesday that it expects Covid-19 claims to be double its previous expectations, based on a return to normality in the second half of next year. The U.K. specialty insurer said that Covid-19 claims are now expected to be $340 million net of reinsurance, up from $170 million expected in April.
1:05 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Paul A. Eisenstein
This is exactly how much car prices have gone up New vehicle prices and ownership costs are reaching record levelsNew cars cost more than ever now. Here are some reasons why vehicle ownership costs are surging.
1:02 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Doug Sibor
Avoid these 4 big home insurance mistakes It’s a record hurricane season—and not over yetEven if you think you’re prepared, it may be your homeowners insurance doesn’t fully cover hurricane damage.
11:59 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Can I visit family for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Your pandemic holiday travel questions, answered ‘Unfortunately, the merriment we crave — eating, drinking and singing together in a cozy room — are among the highest-risk scenarios for transmitting COVID-19’‘Unfortunately, the merriment we crave — eating, drinking and singing together in a cozy room — are among the highest-risk scenarios for transmitting COVID-19.’
11:59 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Two teachers face a difficult choice: One welcomes ‘normalcy,’ while another feels ‘rage.’ COVID-19 has radically altered their feelings about school Schools have a lot of different plans, and teachers have varying views on whether they want to get back in the classroomSchools have a lot of different plans, and teachers have varying views on whether they want to get back in the classroom.
10:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
How much your Social Security check will increase next year The Social Security Administration will soon set its COLA for 2021The Social Security Administration will soon set its COLA for 2021
10:10 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Collecting Social Security spousal benefits even if your spouse is gone Widowed or divorced spouses can still claim based on their spouse’s earningsWidowed or divorced spouses can still claim based on their spouse’s earnings
10:00 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Angela Moore
Small changes that can add up to big money in retirement, digging into long-term care insurance and more retirement news News for planning for or living in retirementNews for planning for or living in retirement
3:08 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
MetLife to buy vision care company Versant Health for about $1.7 billionMetLife Inc. announced Thursday a deal to buy managed vision care company Versant Health for $1.68 billion in cash from an investor group led by Centerbridge Partners and including FFL Partners. Versant owns the marketplace brands Davis Vision and Superior Vision. "We are confident this acquisition will make our market-leading group benefits business even more attractive," said Ramy Tadros, president of U.S. business for MetLife. "The addition of the strong Davis Vision and Superior Vision brands will immediately establish MetLife as a leader in managed vision care." MetLife's stock, which slipped 0.5% in premarket trading, has dropped 26.2% year to date through Wednesday, while the SPDR S&P Insurance ETF has lost 18.2% and the S&P 500 has gained 4.8%.
8:07 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Long-term care insurance: There’s no good alternative Other options can be pricey and may not cover what you needOther options can be pricey and may not cover what you need
6:33 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Stephenie Overman
The VA has expanded aid to cover caregivers for Vietnam vets at a crucial time in the pandemic The program originally covered only about 20,000 veterans who left the service after Sept. 11, 2001. Benefits of the program include monthly stipends, medical training and health insurance.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
1:34 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘His family didn’t care if he was dead or alive’: My fiancé died of a heart attack. His brother is executor and refuses to talk to me. Am I entitled to anything? ‘I was the one who was there for him. It makes me very furious thinking that he left me nothing’‘I was the one who was there for him. It makes me very furious thinking that he left me nothing.’
10:31 p.m. Sept. 13, 2020 - MarketWatch
Hannover Re says can't provide 2020 profit viewHannover Re SE said Monday that it still can't issue "any reliable profit guidance" for the year due to continuing uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Hannover Re makes the relevant scenario calculations on an ongoing basis as part of its risk management and will specify new earnings targets as soon as the underlying probabilities are sufficiently robust," it said.
8:35 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
A drop in Social Security’s Average Wage Index could hurt four million people Fortunately, legislators are already proposing fixesFortunately, legislators are already proposing fixes
8:07 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Craig Miller
Are you overlooking this critical factor in deciding what is the ‘best place’ to retire? ‘The heat is so bad that you cannot go out of your house.’ Many popular retirement havens are squarely in the crosshairs of a changing climate, and it’s getting worseThe effects of a changing climate are already evident in many of the nation’s most popular retirement destinations.
7:21 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m 52, won’t live past 80 and have $1.6 million. ‘I am tired of both the rat race and workplace politics.’ Should I retire? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
10:10 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Howard Gold
In claiming Social Security, two can do better than one Joint claiming strategies can pay off for married couplesJoint claiming strategies can pay off for married couples
7:39 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
COVID-19 has dashed the retirement dreams of these people Not everyone feels as confident about their retirement these daysNot everyone feels as confident about their retirement these days.
12:59 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
Avoid these common flaws of many retirement plans 5 ways to get them right for a more financially secure futureLots of retirees have regrets about their retirement choices. Here are 5 big things many people get wrong.
10:45 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - MarketWatch
Scor backs strategic planScor SE confirmed its strategic plan ahead of the investor day on Wednesday. The French reinsurer said that, in relation to its exposure to the coronavirus pandemic, life claims are better than expected, while claims in property and casualty are in line with expectations. "SCOR is absorbing the impact of the Covid-19 crisis," it said.
1:54 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
This is one Trump tax cut you really don’t want Ending the payroll tax would hit 70 million voters who receive Social Security and MedicareEnding the payroll tax would hit 70 million voters who receive Social Security and Medicare, writes Paul Brandus.
10:05 p.m. Sept. 7, 2020 - MarketWatch
Swiss Re sees price rises ahead of renewal seasonSwiss Re AG said Tuesday that it sees a "positive outlook" for renewals ahead of the coming season and that it expects further price increases across all segments. The Swiss reinsurance company said low interest rates, large claims and growing risks would contribute to the continued price increases.
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