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Choosing Medicare is a high-stakes decision. How advisors can make sure clients get it right

Choosing Medicare is a high-stakes decision. How advisors can make sure clients get it right

Finance
A senior citizen holds a sign during a rally to protect federal health programs at the 8th Annual Healthy Living Festival on July 15, 2011 in Oakland, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesFor most people, signing up for Medicare is a retirement rite of passage.But as they turn 65 and sort through their Medicare Part A, B, C and D choices, many individuals can also be vulnerable to costly mistakes.Even done the right way, it's a high-stakes choice. Medicare beneficiaries will need as much as $ 400,000 for health expenses per couple, according to 2018 research from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. That is up from $ 370,000 in 2017."People do feel overwhelmed and baffled by Medicare," said Katy Votava, president of Goodcare.com. "But there are some basic things that an advisor can...
General Motors strike: ‘We’ve got to fight for what’s right’

General Motors strike: ‘We’ve got to fight for what’s right’

Business
Workers with picket signs mark every entrance to the General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan. With them is all the paraphernalia of a long stay - tables piled with snacks and water bottles, wood and steel bins to make fires during the night, and dozens of signs bearing the slogan "UAW on strike". It's the same picture at the Hamtramck plant just an hour's drive away, and there are similar scenes at GM facilities across the US.Nearly 49,000 workers walked out on strike on 16 September."We're prepared to be out here as long as takes," says Bill Brewer, a quality control inspector at the Flint plant.Mr Brewer has worked at GM for 42 years. This is his third strike. It's the longest one he's been on.Each day the strike costs General...
Femtech: Right time, wrong term?

Femtech: Right time, wrong term?

Technology
The meteoric rise of the label "femtech" to describe technology products, apps and hardware addressing women's health and wellbeing issues divides opinion. While some say it helps the sector secure vital funding from male-dominated venture capitalists, others argue that it unnecessarily pigeonholes women's health.So, does it help or hinder?I'm sitting in a trendy meeting room in central London, holding in my palm a little device that looks like a pale green egg with a tail. It's a smart pelvic-floor trainer from Elvie - a vaginal device that syncs with an app via Bluetooth, so you can follow work-outs on your phone.The start-up's chief executive, Tania Boler, reels off a list - which will be familiar to many women - of all the th...
BBC: Naga Munchetty had the right to speak out about Trump racism

BBC: Naga Munchetty had the right to speak out about Trump racism

Entertainment
BBC bosses have said they are not impartial on racism after a decision to rebuke Naga Munchetty for criticising Donald Trump sparked a fierce backlash.The Breakfast presenter was found to have been in breach of editorial guidelines while discussing remarks by the US president that she said were "embedded in racism". On Friday, director general Lord Tony Hall and other BBC executives sent a letter to corporation staff assuring them that "racism is racism" and that "diversity matters hugely".The letter states in part: "You will have heard a lot of comment over the past few days about the BBC and the reporting of racism."The BBC is not impartial on racism. Racism is not an opinion and it is not a matter for debate. Racism is racism. Ad...
Google wins landmark right to be forgotten case

Google wins landmark right to be forgotten case

Technology
The EU's top court has ruled that Google does not have to apply the right to be forgotten globally.It means the firm only needs to remove links from its search results in Europe - and not elsewhere - after receiving an appropriate request.The ruling stems from a dispute between Google and a French privacy regulator.In 2015, CNIL ordered the firm to globally remove search result listings to pages containing damaging or false information about a person.The following year, Google introduced a geoblocking feature that prevents European users from being able to see delisted links.But it resisted censoring search results for people in other parts of the world. And the firm challenged a 100,000 ($ 109,901; £88,376) euro fine that CNIL had tried to impose."Curren