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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Retirement: Should I invest retirement savings in an immediate annuity?

    In a world of complex financial products, immediate annuities are refreshingly straightforward. You hand over a lump sum to an insurance company and you get a monthly check, usually for the rest of your life. The drawback? Once you've purchased an...
  • 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...
  • Wide Stance: What's next for LGBTQ Marylanders?

    Wide Stance: What's next for LGBTQ Marylanders?
    Quick—what is the big issue facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Marylanders in 2015? Both the state legislature and voters made 2012 the year that the state chose same-sex marriage. In 2014, the legislature passed expanded anti-...
  • Millions Face Higher Premium Rates For Flood Insurance

    MINEOLA, N.Y. — A $24 billion sea of red ink has millions of Americans in vulnerable flood zones, including homeowners still struggling to recover from Storm Sandy, facing steep increases in flood insurance premiums. Legislation that took effect...
  • Katharine Wade Confirmed As Insurance Commissioner

    Katharine Wade Confirmed As Insurance Commissioner
    HARTFORD — Katharine L. Wade, a former Cigna Corp. executive and daughter-in-law of a major Democratic fundraiser, was confirmed by the Senate as the new state insurance commissioner Tuesday. The vote for Katharine Wade was unanimous, although...
  • Wandering Eye: Fracking linked to rise in radon, shady shit in the insurance industry again, and more

    Wandering Eye: Fracking linked to rise in radon, shady shit in the insurance industry again, and more
    Documentation of the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has been mounting, with fracking shown to cause earthquakes, and now, from a new study in "Environmental Health Perspectives," it's shown to coincide with a dramatic rise in indoor radon...