Investigative report finds that many hospice facilities aren't providing the care they are paid to provide

A Washington Post investigative report on hospice care in America found huge disparities in care levels amongst facilities offering hospice care, perhaps because of the lack of regular inspections to ensure a baseline of care.  For instance, some hospices are not providing any continuous nursing care or inpatient care, usually considered a given by patients…

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Dear Rajiv, I currently have a Regence MedAdvantage policy that I began when I turned 65. My Medicare card shows a start date of 1-1-2013; thus I am outside of the one year period for new enrollees that would allow me to just switch to any plan I chose. I am currently considering changing my…

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401(k) contribution limits raised by $500

AARP ran an article this morning about how next year’s contribution limits for 401(k)s has gone up $500. If you are already over 50, you’re entitled to make extra contributions.  Those catch-up contributions will go up to $6000 a year for 401(k) plans beginning next year.  The annual contributions for IRAs will remain the same…

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