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Seniors Flock To Star-Rated Medicare Plans Under ACA Rollout

May 11, 2014 |

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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24 seniors missing in fire feared dead

January 26, 2014 |

Eight people are dead and 24 are still unaccounted for after a fire ripped through an elderly community in Quebec on Thursday, officials confirmed Saturday.
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Majority of women, blacks and Latino seniors on cusp of poverty

June 6, 2013 |

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.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Mortgage underwriting rules eased for seniors with assets

May 26, 2013 |

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.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Consumer agency urges standards for financial advisors to seniors

April 19, 2013 |

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.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Low interest-rate environment exposes seniors to fraudsters – Washington Post

April 18, 2013 |

Los Angeles Times

Low interest-rate environment exposes seniors to fraudsters
Washington Post
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 saysReuters
Federal Consumer Regulator Issues Recommendations On Seniors' Financial Wall Street Journal
Advisers' Senior Credentials Rules Urged by U.S. Consumer BureauBloomberg
Los Angeles Times –New York Times (blog) –Reverse Mortgage Daily
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Dems Stick By Claim That GOPOut to Cut Entitlements for Seniors

February 4, 2013 |

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.

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    Séniors: retraites et transition démographique

    February 2, 2013 |

    RETRAITES – Comme François Hollande l’a promis: la réforme de la dépendance sera lancée avant fin 2013.

    Quelques jours plus tôt, le Comité d’orientation des retraités livrait son rapport et l’INSEE publiait de nouvelles données démographiques de 2012.

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    Video: Making healthy food accessible to seniors

    January 19, 2013 |

    Jan. 18: 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)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)



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