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An effort under the Affordable Care Act to encourage the health insurance industry to provide higher quality benefits to seniors is rewarding Medicare beneficiaries and the bottom lines of health plans that are achieving high government-backed ratings.
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A new report on the senior population found a majority of elderly women, blacks and Latinos are precariously close to poverty, according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute report released Thursday.
The revision allows lenders to use untapped retirement account balances in computing debt-to-income ratios to help seniors qualify for a mortgage.
WASHINGTON — Here’s a heads-up for the growing ranks of seniors whose post-retirement monthly incomes aren’t sufficient to qualify for a mortgage under today’s tough underwriting standards: Thanks to a rule change by the largest players in the home loan business, you may be able to use imputed income from your 401(k), IRA and other retirement assets to qualify for the loan you want.
The bureau notes designations, such as accredited estate planner and accredited retirement advisor, have dramatically different requirements.
WASHINGTON — Older Americans can be confused by dozens of special designations for financial advisors for seniors, and government officials should set strict standards for training and conduct to prevent abuses, according to a new federal report.
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Low interest-rate environment exposes seniors to fraudsters
Senior citizens are being lured into riskier investments — and often outright scams — as carefully laid retirement plans have been scuttled by five years of low interest rates. Government regulators and advocacy groups say unscrupulous dealers are taking …
Financial advisers' credentials mislead seniors, watchdog says
Federal Consumer Regulator Issues Recommendations On Seniors' Financial …
Advisers' Senior Credentials Rules Urged by U.S. Consumer Bureau
President Obama and fellow Democrats are maintaining an argument that fiscal conservatives want to cut entitlements for seniors in order to balance the budget, but Paul Ryan and other Republicans say that’s never been the plan.
RETRAITES – Comme François Hollande l’a promis: la réforme de la dépendance sera lancée avant fin 2013.
Healthy Harvest is helping those who can’t afford fresh produce by gathering surplus fresh fruits and vegetables from fields and orchards and redistributing them. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports. (Nightly News)