June 13, 2013
Long-term-care insurance has always been an expensive product, but now it is getting a lot pricier - especially for single women who may most need help in old age.
Providers are raising rates for old policies and new ones - by as much as 60...
June 6, 2013
Consumer alert! More dentists and doctors are offering “health care credit cards” as a way of financing your treatment costs. The record shows you’re often rushed to sign up, and that...
June 4, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — This could be a stormy year, hurricane-wise.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's...
June 3, 2013
Last year, Natalia Esparra, then 34 and a new bride, learned that something had gone wrong with her photographer's memory card and that all of her wedding photos had disappeared. Three recovery companies looked at the memory card, the backup hard...
May 20, 2013
When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, starts rolling out in October, it will overhaul how Americans get healthcare coverage. Yet many workers will feel little immediate impact.
That's because almost half the...
May 17, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Americans nearing and in retirement are seriously underestimating the amount of money they’ll need for medical care in their post-working years. While there’s a “...
May 17, 2013
Healthcare costs put a big squeeze on retiree pocketbooks, but the grip may be relaxing a bit.
A 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $220,000 to pay for healthcare for the rest of their lives, an amount that is eight percent...
May 16, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) —Uh-oh.
Not only are U.S. health consumers lax in their effort to go see the doctor, and in taking steps to improve their physical well-being, they also...
May 3, 2013
April 16, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The number of U.S. adults who aren’t confident in their ability to...