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  • Warren probes insurers' sales incentives for annuities

    Warren probes insurers' sales incentives for annuities
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is probing the sales practices of the nation's largest providers of annuities, a popular but often complex financial product sold for retirement planning. The Massachusetts Democrat sent a letter Tuesday to units of New York's...
  • Health care billing not meeting consumer expectations

    Health care billing not meeting consumer expectations
    As consumers increasingly pay out of pocket for health care, hospitals and insurance companies aren't meeting consumer expectations when it comes to billing, according to a study released Thursday. The PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute...
  • U.S. prescription drug spending jumps to record $374 billion

    U.S. prescription drug spending jumps to record $374 billion
    U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act. Spending rose 13 percent, the...
  • Protect your medical records from identity theft

    Protect your medical records from identity theft
    Identity theft to many people is not a big deal because it has become synonymous with the minor hassle of dealing with a stolen credit card number. You get another card, and you're not out any money. And it happens so often, we've become numb to data-...
  • Family finances: Getting coverage when you need a specialist

    When you're dealing with a medical condition or disease, you want the best treatment you can get without a lot of hassle from your insurer. But if your primary doctor recommends a specialist, your insurer may deny coverage because the doctor isn't in your...
  • Ask Kim: Which tax records can I toss?

    Q: I've filed my tax return for 2014. Which records should I keep, and which ones can I get rid of? I've kept all of my tax files for the past several years. A: The IRS generally has up to three years after the tax-filing deadline to initiate an audit,...
  • 5 things to know about life insurance

    Not everyone needs life insurance. If you don't have loved ones who depend on your income and future earnings, then there may be better ways to invest your money. But if you have dependents who will need to cover living expenses, pay off a mortgage or...
  • FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses

    FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses
    More drones will soon be humming overhead in Connecticut. They will lessen the need to climb ladders for roof inspections or rent helicopters for aerial views of real estate. They will assess storm damage more quickly and safely, and survey crops more...
  • Ask Kim: How much should I invest in an immediate annuity?

    Q: I'm 72 and I have a very small pension. I'd like to buy an immediate annuity to supplement my income. How do I figure out how much I should invest in the annuity? A: A good rule of thumb is to add up your regular expenses in retirement, subtract any...
  • Alexion To Pay $8.4 Billion For Synageva

    Alexion To Pay $8.4 Billion For Synageva
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Cheshire will pay a huge premium to buy Synageva BioPharma Corp. in an $8.4 billion deal for a rare disease treatment maker that lost nearly $60 million in the first quarter and has no products on the market. Alexion made...
  • Family finances: Do battle with your health insurer and win

    You've made all the right moves to get your insurer's approval for treatment so you won't have to fight for coverage later. So imagine your dismay when you receive a surprise bill from the insurance company. Don't pay it. Wait until you get the...