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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Labor officials release new rules on 401(k) fees

Workers with a 401(k) retirement account will soon know exactly how much they’re paying in fees.

Retirement savings likely to run out sooner

A third of middle-income workers probably will run out of money after 20 years of retirement and significantly more lower-income workers will deplete their savings after 10 years.

Ambitious timetable for electronic medical records

The Obama administration rolled out an ambitious five-year plan for moving doctors and hospitals to computerized medical records, promising greater safety for patients and lower costs.

Pre-existing conditions covered under new law

Insurance companies will no longer be able to drop someone’s health coverage because he or she has a pre-existing condition or requires medical care.

Robert Butler, who coined ‘ageism,’ dies at 83

“Everyone should be thoughtful about their future. Everyone should have a health bank, a longevity fund,” said Butler, during a 2000 interview with Fifty Plus Advocate Executive Editor, Sondra Shapiro

Task force urges bone-density tests for more women

By Stephanie Nano NEW YORK — Routine screening for osteoporosis should include all younger postmenopausal women who have at least the same chance of a...

Gov. Patrick favors even tougher driving law for seniors

The division will also develop standards to help law enforcement, health care providers and families better assess a driver’s ability to handle a vehicle safely.

Loss of fed. $ means Bay State seniors, caregivers will suffer

“Our vulnerable residents should not be bearing the brunt of budget cut after cut – especially in tough economic times.” — Jessica Costantino, AARP Massachusetts

New coverage for uninsured people has early launch

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan will begin accepting applications in many states on July 1, with coverage available as early as Aug. 1, an administration official said June 30.

New help to pay for long-term Care

The new health care reform law introduces a new type of voluntary long-term care insurance to help individuals remain in their homes if they become disabled or sick.