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The Fall 2016 LRO Connection newsletter is now available for viewing and can be accessed by clicking here.

In this issue, we share with retirees a copy of a recent letter sent by the LRO to the CEO of Nokia to introduce the LRO and to discuss our concern with the funding of the Group Life Insurance (GLI) Trust. We also have articles on the Pension Plan, Healthcare, and Legislative Affairs. The History Corner article reports on the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Naperville, Illinois Indian Hill Bell Laboratories and the many contributions of that esteemed location.

We hope you find the newsletter informative, and we thank you for your support of the LRO.


AT&T History in NY TIMES Piece

AT&T’s History of Invention and Breakups
AT&T, once known informally as Ma Bell, is a storied American brand that goes back under a succession of names to the late 19th century, after Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.


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Announcement Regarding Aon Hewitt

Distributed to former employees who are Participants in one or more of the following: Nokia pension1, savings/401(k), and/or health and welfare benefit plans.

As you know, Aon Hewitt provides recordkeeping and other services for Nokia’s pension¹, savings/401(k), and health and welfare benefit plans. Last month, Aon plc, Aon Hewitt’s parent company, announced that it had reached an agreement to sell its human resources outsourcing business, which includes the businesses that service your Nokia benefit plans, to Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. The sale is expected to close sometime before the end of June 2017.

Nokia’s Benefits Operations team has met with Aon Hewitt regarding the sale. We do not expect the sale to have any impact on or disruption to the services that Aon Hewitt provides to the Nokia plans. Aon Hewitt has indicated that it is committed to a smooth transition of the business and that it will continue to make its clients its top priority. Nonetheless, we will continue to monitor the transition of the business to the new owners. (Note: Participants in the Nokia Savings/401(k) Plan who utilize the Online Advice service or the Professional Management Program should expect to receive a separate communication from Aon Hewitt regarding their rights with respect to this transition.)

As a reminder, Aon Hewitt does not manage the Pension or Savings/401(k) Plan’s investment funds. The investment funds will continue to be managed independently by professional investment managers hired and overseen by Nokia.

Both before and after the sale, questions regarding your Nokia benefits² can be directed to the Nokia Benefits Resource Center as follows:

  • Online through the Your Benefits Resources (YBR)™ website at http://resources.hewitt.com/nokia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • By phone through the Nokia Benefits Resource Center, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Call 1-888-232-4111 (outside the United States, call 1-212-444-0994 collect on business days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to speak with a representative).

As a reminder: It is your responsibility to keep your address and contact information on record with Nokia’s benefit plans up-to-date. Please contact the Nokia Benefits Resource Center to make any updates.


1 Not including the Nokia Solutions and Networks Pension Plan.
2 The Nokia Benefits Resource Center does not currently provide services with respect to the Nokia Solutions and Networks Pension Plan. For more information about that plan, you may contact NSN Retirement Benefits Center at 1-866-726-6646.


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Report on LRO Annual Board Meeting Held in Dallas - Mar 8

Your volunteer LRO board annual meeting was held in Dallas on Mar 8. Attending were President Joe Dombrowski, Director John deCastro, Secretary Pam Rasmussen, Directors Bob Janish, Bob Martina, and Andy Guarriello, Treasurer Dick McCauley, Director Gary Reichow and Vice President Frank Minter.

The following six board members were unable to attend due to personal conflicts: Ron Hoth, Paul Bayliss, Al Duscher, Dan Lovatt, Eli Shaff, and Joe Sciulli.

RETIREE NEWS

Americans may soon have to kiss these lucrative personal tax deductions goodbye
By Quentin Fottrell, Jillian Berman & Maria LaMagna; MarketWatch ~ Apr 27, 2017

New ObamaCare repeal bill on life support
By Scott Wong; The Hill ~ Apr 27, 2017

Healthcare groups denounce revised GOP health bill
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 27, 2017

4 key questions surrounding Obamacare repeal
By Adam Cancryn; Politico ~ Apr 27, 2017

WH Quickly Clarifies: Actually, Tax Plan Won't Impact 401(k) Tax Exempt Status
By Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo ~ Apr 27, 2017

What Team Trump Didn't Tell Us About His Tax Plan
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Apr 27, 2017

Fake IRS Employees Scammed Victims Out of Nearly $9 Million, Officials Say
By Julia Zorthian; Fortune ~ Apr 27, 2017

Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
By Iain Morris; Light Reading ~ Apr 27, 2017

Nokia Sales Top Estimates as Network Slump Begins to Ease
By Niclas Rolander; Bloomberg ~ Apr 27, 2017

Democrats To GOP: Give Us Subsidies And We'll Give You $15B For Military Spending
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 26, 2017

Trump will continue Obamacare payments, clearing major hurdle on spending bill
By Stephen Dinan; The Washington Times ~ Apr 26, 2017

Obamacare repeal's exception for Congress stokes charges of hypocrisy
By Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Apr 26, 2017

UN warned Trump that ObamaCare repeal could violate international law
Fox News ~ Apr 26, 2017

The Hill's Whip List: Who to watch on GOP's new ObamaCare bill
By The Hill staff; The Hill ~ Apr 26, 2017

GOP takes step forward on ObamaCare replacement, but centrists elusive
By Peter Sullivan & Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 26, 2017

Republicans’ Final Tax Reform Package May Expire After Period Of Time
By Kerry Picket; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 26, 2017

4 Easy Steps To Choosing A Financial Advisor
From Liz Frazier Peck; Forbes ~ Apr 26, 2017

This Important Insurance Is Becoming A Luxury for Retirees
By Jeff Bukhari; Fortune ~ Apr 26, 2017

Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Apr 25, 2017

GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit
By Stephen Ohlemacher & Josh Boak; The Associated Press ~ Apr 25, 2017

 Public pans Republicans’ latest approach to replacing Affordable Care Act
By Amy Goldstein & Scott Clement; The Washington Post ~ Apr 25, 2017

 Compromise On Health Care Plan Woos Conservatives, But Silence From Moderates Is Deafening
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 25, 2017    

Express Scripts is airing dirty laundry in its nasty, very public Anthem divorce
By Emma Court; MarketWatch ~ Apr 25, 2017  

The Delicate Question of Sharing Medical Information With Adult Children
By Lisa Ward; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 23, 2017  

Will a Government Shutdown Affect Social Security?
By “Staff Reports”; Money Morning ~  Apr 25, 2017  

Schumer Tells Trump to Butt Out of Spending Talks
By Eli Yokley; Morning Consult ~ Apr 24, 2017

Trump: GOP health plan will bring 'real healthcare' and 'tumbling' premiums
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 24, 2017

One of the biggest middlemen in the drug industry is losing its largest customer — and the stock is tanking
By Bob Bryan & Lydia Ramsey, BI; Yahoo Finance ~ Apr 24, 2017

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown
By Erica Werner & Andrew Taylor; The Associated Press ~ Apr 24, 2017

US Treasury secretary: Tax cuts won't raise budget deficit
By Josh Boak; The Associated Press ~ Apr 24, 2017

The Mental Mistakes We Make With Retirement Spending
By Meir Statman; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 24, 2017

Is There Really a Retirement-Savings Crisis?
By Anne Tergesen; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 23, 2017

As Jared Bernstein Now Admits, Social Security And Medicare Have Been Underfunded For Decades
From Tim Worstall; Forbes ~ Apr 24, 2017

Pensions Are On The Way Out But Retirement Funds Are Not Working Either
From John Mauldin; Forbes ~ Apr 24, 2017

Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
By David Morgan & Doina Chiacu; Reuters ~ Apr 23, 2017

GOP Keeps Obamacare 'Fragile' As Trump Nears 100 Days
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Apr 23, 2017

Public window on financial complaints could be closing soon
By Kevin Freking; The Associated Press ~ Apr 23, 2017

Paul Ryan: No vote scheduled on Obamacare repeal next week
By Susan Ferrechio; The Washington Examiner ~ Apr 22, 2017

History tells us that Republicans are taking on too much this week — and that it isn’t likely to end well
By Paul Kane; The Washington Post ~ Apr 22, 2017

20,000 Union Members, Retirees at Risk of Losing Pension Benefits
By Bill McMorris; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 22, 2017

Dem Lawmakers Respond To Mulvaney's O'Care, Border Wall Proposal: No Way!
By Esme Cribb; Talking Points Memo ~ Apr 22, 2017

Wills Can Avert Family Warfare, but Have Their Own Hidden Traps
By Janet Morrissey; The New York Times ~ Apr 21, 2017

Opinion: Prescription Drugs Are Too Expensive -- Here's The Solution
From Dr. Raymond Kordonowy; Forbes ~ Apr 22, 2017

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes
By Matt Sedensky; The Associated Press ~ Apr 22, 2017

GOP Lawmaker’s Amendment to AHCA Would Reinstate Essential Health Benefits
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 21, 2017

ObamaCare repeal: Where the GOP-Trump plan stands right now
By Peter Sullivan & Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 21, 2017

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House
By Alan Fram & Julie Pace; The Associated Press ~ Apr 21, 2017

Details on Trump’s Tax Reform Plan to Be Announced Next Week
By Melanie Arter; Cybercast News Service ~ Apr 21, 2017

Drugmakers Dramatically Boosted Lobbying Spending In Trump’s First Quarter
By Sydney Lupkin; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 21, 2017

ObamaCare replacement deal hits major speed bumps
By Peter Sullivan & Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 20, 2017

Trump Says Mystery Health Care Bill Has 'Gotten Really, Really Good'
By Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo ~ Apr 20, 2017

The drug industry is addicted to price increases, report shows
By Meg Tirrell; CNBC ~ Apr 20, 2017

5 reasons the government might shut down
By Jennifer Scholtes & Sarah Ferris; Politico ~ Apr 20, 2017

Why Chasing Returns Is Especially Dangerous For Retirees
From Wade Pfau; Forbes ~ Apr 20, 2017

The Official New Word That Will Forever Replace The Term Retirement
From Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Apr 20, 2017

How Health Systems Can Provide Better Care For Seniors
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Apr 19, 2017  

Medicare's coverage decisions need more input from physicians
From Richard C. Friedberg; The Hill ~ Apr 19, 2017

In the debate over rising drug prices, both drugmakers and PBMs claim innocence
By Meg Tirrell; CNBC ~ Apr 19, 2017                   

Opinion: Stifling Competition Reduces Access to Affordable Prescriptions
By Jonathan Bydlak; Roll Call ~  Apr 18, 2017  

Analysis: How to fix America’s broken retirement system
By Michael Molinski; USA TODAY ~ Apr 19, 2017  

Why Republicans Don't Agree On How To Replace Obamacare
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Apr 18, 2017 

Looming filing deadlines, ACA exchange uncertainty put insurers in tough spot
By Leslie Small; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 18, 2017

Trump: 'Press every one of your congressmen' on Obamacare repeal
By Pete Kasperowicz ; The Washington Examiner ~ Apr 18, 2017

 Major Insurance Company Ditches Obamacare, Profits Skyrocket
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 18, 2017  

Taking the Pain Out of Medical Decision-Making
By Jo Kline Cebuhar; LifeZette ~  Apr 18, 2017

Sen. Grassley Demands Scrutiny Of Medicare Advantage Plans
By Fred Schulte; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 18, 2017

 Opinion: Retirement savings are in crisis, but state-run plans not the answer
From Will Hansen; The Hill ~ Apr 18, 2017    

Insurers meet with Trump official to press for ObamaCare payments
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 18, 2017

Why Some People Become Cheapskates In Retirement
From Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Apr 18, 2017

 

President Trump limits reach of Obamacare on 2016 tax filing
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Apr 17, 2017

Survey: Insurers have 'cautious commitment' to ObamaCare market
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 17, 2017

Obamacare's Insurers Struggle for Stability Amid Trump Threats
By Zachary Tracer & Anna Edney; Bloomberg ~ Apr 17, 2017

Supreme Court rejects new Obamacare case
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Apr 17, 2017

Trump Urged to Save Grocery, Pizza Consumers from Costly, Confusing Obamacare Reg by May 5
By Craig Bannister; Cybercast News Service ~ Apr 17, 2017

Mnuchin: Tax reform before August 'highly aggressive to not realistic'
By Naomi Jagoda; The Hill ~ Apr 17, 2017

Drug Spending Slows for Major Pharmacy Benefit Managers
By Jill Sederstrom; ModernMedicine ~ Apr 17, 2017

Why it's not smart to get a big tax refund each year
From Constance Brinkley-Badgett, Credit.com; USA TODAY ~ Apr 16, 2017

Trump’s message to Democrats: Negotiate Obamacare, or payments to insurers will be cut
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Apr 16, 2017

Your Electronic Medical Records Could Be Worth $1000 To Hackers
From Maria Yao; Forbes ~ Apr 15, 2017

How Trump insurance changes could affect coverage next year
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Apr 14, 2017

Trump must keep healthcare a priority to keep base intact
From Jonathan Bydlak; The Hill ~ Apr 14, 2017

HHS Issues Final Rule To Stabilize Marketplaces; Insurers Pleased But Want Even More Changes
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 14, 2017

Yelp reviews can lead consumers to high-quality hospitals, but organizations need to make better use of the ratings
By Ilene MacDonald; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 14, 2017

Taking on Women’s Heart Health the Old-Fashioned Way
From Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk; Morning Consult ~ Apr 14, 2017

The right way to think about the 4% rule for retirement income
By Walter Updegrave; CNNMoney ~ Apr 12, 2017

House Republicans Urge Justice Department to Investigate IRS Targeting Scandal
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 14, 2017

Can't pay your taxes? Here are 6 ways to cope
By Tina Orem, NW; The Associated Press ~ Apr 14, 2017

Trump's 'Obamacare' fixes don't impress insurers
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Apr 13, 2017

Paul Ryan’s fire drill: Bid to revive ObamaCare repeal just for show?
By Chad Pergram; Fox News ~ Apr 13, 2017

Trump Administration Makes First Mark on Obamacare With Regulation
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Apr 13, 2017

Democrats seek to resolve health payments on spending bill
By Andrew Taylor; The Associated Press ~ Apr 13, 2017

Opinion: The share of tax dollars coming from you is growing — and the share from companies is shrinking
By Jay L. Zagorsky; MarketWatch ~ Apr 13, 2017

New Medicare model for paying doctors passes key test
By Lauren Clason; The Hill ~ Apr 13, 2017

Upfront collections: More hospitals set up programs for patients to pay for care in advance
By Ilene MacDonald; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 13, 2017

Meet The Other Group Of Conservatives Holding Up Obamacare Reform
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 12, 2017

Medicare Part C For All -- A Proposed Hatch-Warren Bill
From Laurence Kotlikoff; Forbes ~ Apr 12, 2017

Trump says healthcare is still GOP’s legislative priority
By Paige Minemyer ; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 12, 2017

Washington needs to involve more doctors in policymaking
From Dan Rene; The Hill ~ Apr 12, 2017

Mulvaney Keeps Trump's Door Open On Medicare Privatization: 'Let's Talk About It'
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Apr 12, 2017

Leading healthcare groups urge Trump to fund ObamaCare payments
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 12, 2017

Are you paying for medical treatment you don’t need?
By Lois Rudick Hall; MarketWatch ~ Apr 12, 2017

Report: House Tax Reform Plan Would Create 1.7 Million Jobs and Increase After-Tax Incomes
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 12, 2017

Opinion: Social Security 2100 Act a commonsense approach to achieve solvency, pay adequate benefits
From Kevin Prindiville; The Hill ~ Apr 12, 2017

Older adults may lose ability to manage money and medications
By Carolyn Crist; Reuters ~ Apr 12, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Moving Closer to Your Children
By Glenn Ruffenach; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 10, 2017

4 Tax Filing Tips For People 65 And Older
From Alissa Sauer, NA; Forbes ~ Apr 12, 2017

Trump cut Social Security changes from budget proposal
By Sylvan Lane, The Hill – Apr 12, 2017

Trump-taxes: President scraps tax plan, timetable threatened
By Josh Boak and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press – Apr 10, 2017

Cutting Payroll Tax a Terrible Idea for Social Security
By Brenton Smith, Newsmax – Apr 11, 2017

Column: Trump's proposal to eliminate the Social Security payroll tax may be his worst idea yet
By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angles Times – Apr 11, 2017

Freedom Caucus chair: Deal 'close' on ObamaCare repeal
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 11, 2017

Trump administration: No decision on key ObamaCare payments
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 11, 2017

GOP Bills To Replace Obamacare Do Not Tinker With Lawmakers’ Coverage
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 11, 2017

Hospital-based primary care clinics more likely to order unnecessary tests and services
By Ilene MacDonald; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 11, 2017

Opinion: What ‘tax reform' really means
From Edward Kleinbard; The Hill ~ Apr 11, 2017

On Social Security, Democrats are listening to the people. Will Republicans follow?
From Nancy Altman; The Hill ~ Apr 11, 2017

Major Obamacare Insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield Won’t Turn a Profit in 2017
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 10, 2017

GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Emily Swanson; The Associated Press ~ Apr 10, 2017

Seniors could be in for a rude surprise if Paul Ryan gets his way on taxes
By Max Ehrenfreund; The Washington Post ~ Apr 10, 2017

Should the Social Security Trust Fund Be Allowed to Invest in Stocks?
The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 10, 2017

50 things anyone dealing with a debt collector should know
By Jeanine Skowronski, Credit.com; USA TODAY ~ Apr 10, 2017

Congressional Republicans need to stop the infighting and repeal ObamaCare
From Rachel Bovard; The Hill ~ Apr 09, 2017

If Government Fails to Fund Subsidies, Obamacare Premiums Will Rise by 19%
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 09, 2017

Reversal: Some Republicans now defending parts of ObamaCare
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 09, 2017

Trump and taxes: Back to drawing board, seeks GOP consensus
By Josh Boak & Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Apr 09, 2017

For seniors, rising credit card debt squeezes tight
By Ellen Cannon, NW; USA TODAY ~ Apr 09, 2017

Where Obamacare Repeal Stands And What It Means For House Republicans
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 07, 2017

Report: ObamaCare markets stabilizing absent drastic changes to law
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 07, 2017

Trump economic adviser: 'I don't know' if tax reform gets done by August
By Sylvan Lane; The Hill ~ Apr 07, 2017

Know your rights as a taxpayer
By Mark Cussen, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Apr 07, 2017

A New Path to Universal Health Care?
By Andrew Breiner; Roll Call ~ Apr 06, 2017

Aetna to exit Obamacare exchange in Iowa
By Kimberly Leonard; The Washington Examiner ~ Apr 06, 2017

House Members Could See Recess Cut Short For Obamacare Repeal Vote
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 06, 2017

House conservatives urge rigorous debate on tax reform
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Apr 06, 2017

House conservatives urge rigorous debate on tax reform
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Apr 06, 2017

IRS Commissioner Will Finish Term Despite Calls to Step Down Immediately
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 06, 2017

The Triple Threat Of Tax Returns, Tech And Financial Planning
From Ed O'Brien; Forbes ~ Apr 06, 2017

GOP healthcare talks stall
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 05, 2017

The Potentially 'Unconstitutional' Obamacare Feature Everyone Is Ignoring
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 05, 2017

FDA approves more drugs, and faster, than Europe, study says
By Marilynn Marchione; The Associated Press ~ Apr 05, 2017

Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care
By Laurie Kellman & Emily Swanson; The Associated Press ~ Apr 04, 2017

First US City Set To See Complete Obamacare Collapse
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 04, 2017

Ryan plays down hopes for quick revival of U.S. healthcare overhaul
By Richard Cowan & David Morgan; Reuters ~ Apr 04, 2017

Where There's Willingness, There's A Way For Congress And Trump To Fix Health Law
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 04, 2017

Can the GOP get a new health care bill?
By Jack Craver; BenefitsPRO ~ Apr 04, 2017

Physicians doubt whether ACOs deliver cost-effective care, higher quality
By Jeff Lagasse; Healthca

U.S. Labor Department to delay 'fiduciary' rule for 60 days pending review
By Sarah N. Lynch; Reuters ~ Apr 04, 2017

Dems blast Trump FDA pick as 'dangerous' choice
By Lydia Wheeler; The Hill ~ Apr 04, 2017

Owe the IRS? The tax man's coming, and he's got private help
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Apr 04, 2017

Social Security Not to Blame Amid Entitlements, National Debt Worries
By Brenton Smith, Newsmax – Apr 3, 2017

By Upholding The Constitution, Trump Can Breathe New Life Into 'Repeal And Replace'
From Sally Pipes; Forbes ~ Apr 03, 2017

Paul floats healthcare compromise
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 03, 2017

Dems ask Trump to drop lawsuit over ObamaCare insurer payments
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 03, 2017

Accelerating drug approvals in the Trump era
By POLITICO Staff; Politico ~ Apr 03, 2017

Plan sponsors overpaying PBGC premiums — study
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Apr 03, 2017

2017 could ruin Social Security for millennials
By Brenton Smith, Media DC - March 31, 2017

Legislation Introduced to Save Americans With No Insurers on Exchanges From Tax Penalties
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 02, 2017

Trump talks healthcare with Republican critic on golf course
By Jan Pytalski; Reuters ~ Apr 02, 2017

Trump says health-care bill not dead, touts Republican unity
By Peter Nicholas; MarketWatch ~ Apr 02, 2017

Worried About an IRS Audit? Read This.
By Selena Maranjian; The Motley Fool ~ Apr 02, 2017

Going in Style: 3 Ways to Make Your Money Last in Retirement
By Sharon Epperson ; Parade ~ Mar 31, 2017

The looming budget disaster, in four charts
By Mark Fahey and Nick Wells, CNBC – March 31, 2017

3 of the Biggest Credit Card Mistakes
By Jordan Wathen; The Motley Fool ~ Apr 01, 2017

A retirement crisis that spans generations and gender looms
From Cathy Weatherford; The Hill ~ Apr 01, 2017

The Next Obamacare Battleground: Subsidies For Out-Of-Pocket Costs
By Ana B. Ibarra; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 31, 2017

Paul Ryan May Not Want to Immediately Blow Up Obamacare After All
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Mar 31, 2017

Freestanding ERs may give patients sticker shock
By Lisa Rapaport; Reuters ~ Mar 31, 2017

Healthcare Reform in America
From Walker Ray, MD & Tim Norbeck; Forbes ~ Mar 31, 2017

You May Live Longer Than You Expect: Are You Prepared?
From Mark Eghrari; Forbes ~ Mar 31, 2017

Trump Doubles Down On House Freedom Caucus For Opposing Obamacare Repeal
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 30, 2017

Despite Medicare, Seniors Will Pay More For Medical Care In Coming Years
By Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Mar 30, 2017

Price Dodges Obamacare Questions, Defends NIH Spending Cuts
By Jon Reid; Morning Consult ~ Mar 29, 2017

House aims for second Obamacare repeal effort in April or May
By Susan Ferrechio; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 29, 2017

Could A New Obamacare Replacement Allow Health Insurance Sales Across State Lines?
By Avik Roy; Forbes ~ Mar 29, 2017

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care
By Alan Fram & Emily Swanson; The Associated Press ~ Mar 29, 2017

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care
By Alan Fram & Emily Swanson; The Associated Press ~ Mar 29, 2017

Clouds over Trump tax plan may curb appetite for U.S. stocks
By Megan Davies & David Randall; Reuters ~ Mar 29, 2017

The rise of retail healthcare: What it means for traditional primary care practices
By Matt Kuhrt; FierceHealthcare ~ Mar 28, 2017

Opinion: Trump, time to end outsourcing ... at the IRS
From Ken Cuccinelli; The Hill ~ Mar 29, 2017

Justice Department Joins Lawsuit Alleging Massive Medicare Fraud By UnitedHealth
By Fred Schulte; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 28, 2017

Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill
By Erica Werner; The Associated Press ~ Mar 28, 2017

This Move Could Force A Vote On Obamacare Repeal
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 28, 2017

Trump Won The Health Care Battle
By David Benkof; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 27, 2017

Have Republicans Given Up The Fight Against Socialized Medicine?
An Editorial; Investor’s Business Daily ~ Mar 28, 2017

Taxpayers Spend 6.1 Billion Hours, $234 Billion Per Year on Tax Compliance
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 27, 2017

Nokia Corp (ADR) (NOK) Stock Is Doing Everything Right
By Chris Lau; InvestorPlace ~ Mar 28, 2017

Spicer: Repeal ‘Isn’t Dead,’ Obamacare ‘Is Dying On Its Own’ [VIDEO]
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 27, 2017

Obamacare or Trumpcare, Here's the Real Problem for Health Care Reform
By Shawn Tully; Fortune ~ Mar 27, 2017

Republican Health Care Fiasco
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Mar 27, 2017

A celebration for Dems? Not so fast.
From Evan Thies; The Hill ~ Mar 27, 2017

Trump tax plan faces rockier road after stinging healthcare loss
By Ayesha Rascoe; Reuters ~ Mar 27, 2017

Why Nokia Is Trying to Guide Smart Cities Implementation
By Rachel Gunter; Market Realist ~ Mar 27, 2017

Mulvaney: Trump will pick up Obamacare when it fails and Dems are blamed
By Joseph Lawler; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 26, 2017

After AHCA withdrawal, elation and anger
By Matt Sedensky, AP; News Herald ~ Mar 26, 2017

Republicans' dangerous health-care delusions
By Jennifer Rubin; The Washington Post ~ Mar 26, 2017

Here's Why Social Security Is Going Broke
By Matthew Frankel; The Motley Fool ~ Mar 26, 2017

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 25, 2017

Ryancare Failed Because Paul Ryan Is Still Learning How To Govern
By Avik Roy; Forbes ~ Mar 25, 2017

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Mar 25, 2017

What's Next After The GOP's Healthcare Implosion?
By Matthew Herper; Forbes ~ Mar 25, 2017

Pence: 'Every day ObamaCare survives is another day America suffers'
By Max Greenwood; The Hill ~ Mar 25, 2017

Nokia Announces Final Results for its Offer to Purchase Euro and Dollar Notes
From "The Industry Daily News"; Telecom Reseller ~ Mar 22, 2017

With healthcare bill dead, U.S. Republicans turn to taxes
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Mar 24, 2017

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 24, 2017

Despite interim defeat on healthcare, Trump’s ethos prevailed
From Kayleigh McEnany; The Hill ~ Mar 24, 2017

Trumpcare May Have Died But That Doesn't Mean Obamacare Is Safe
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Mar 24, 2017

House Republicans Call Off Vote On Obamacare Replacement Plan
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Mar 24, 2017

Your pension could be at the center of America's next financial crisis
From Jeff Reeves; The Hill ~ Mar 24, 2017

How the GOP could still salvage the Obamacare repeal
By Adam Cancryn; Politico ~ Mar 23, 2017

Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan
By Erica Werner & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 23, 2017

The Next DOL Fiduciary Rule Deadline: April 17
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Mar 23, 2017

In Search Of Votes, GOP Makes Changes To Plan To Repeal & Replace Obamacare
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Mar 22, 2017

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown
By Alan Fram & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 22, 2017

Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal
By Carla K. Johnson; The Associated Press ~ Mar 22, 2017

Trump’s Promise To Rein In Drug Prices Could Open Floodgate To Importation Laws
By Rachel Bluth; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 22, 2017

IRS Still Hasn't Changed The Policy It Used To Justify Targeting Tea Party, Conservative Groups
By Ethan Barton ; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 22, 2017

Labor Secretary Nominee Alexander Acosta Spars With Elizabeth Warren Over Fiduciary Rule
By Maggie McGrath; Forbes ~ Mar 22, 2017

What's at Stake in a Health Bill That Slashes the Safety Net
By Eduardo Porter; The New York Times ~ Mar 21, 2017

Trump warns Republican lawmakers to get behind healthcare bill
By Susan Cornwell & Yasmeen Abutaleb; Reuters ~ Mar 21, 2017

Health Insurance Lobby Backs Key Trumpcare Revisions
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Mar 21, 2017

Tax Filing Tips To Save On Taxes And Boost IRA Savings
From Adam Bergman; Forbes ~ Mar 21, 2017

It Happened Again! Trump's Budget Director Signals Social Security Cuts Could Be Coming
By Sean Williams, Motley Fool – March 19, 2017

Why Americans Still Feel So Shaky About Retirement
By Richard Eisenberg, Forbes – March 21, 2017

Soaring Stocks Aren’t Boosting Retirement Savers’ Moods
By Annalyn Kurtz, Fortune – March 21, 2017

Trump, GOP struggle to find healthcare votes
By Scott Wong, The Hill – March 21, 2017

This New Tweak to the GOP Health Care Bill Will Make Medicare Less Stable
By Elizabeth O’Brian, Money – March 21, 2017

Poll: Older Americans Want Elected Leaders to Lower Rx Prices
By Mary Hickey, AARP – March 21, 2017

Trump says he wants to tackle drug pricing in the GOP's Obamacare replacement plan
Lydia Ramsey, Business Insider – March 21, 2017

New CBO score coming before ObamaCare vote, chairman says
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 20, 2017

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN: It’s Time To End Obamacare For Good
Rep. Paul Ryan; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 20, 2017

The Republican health-care bill is picking up momentum in the House
By Amber Phillips; The Washington Post ~ Mar 20, 2017

Trump going outside Washington for support on health bill
By Ken Thomas & Julie Bykowicz, AP; The Washington Post ~ Mar 20, 2017

Trump Budget Would Boost Spending to Fight Medicare, Medicaid Fraud
By James Swann; Bloomberg ~ Mar 20, 2017

Feds probe Aetna, Humana, Health Net, Cigna division over Medicare Advantage risk scores
By Leslie Small; FierceHealthcare ~ Mar 20, 2017

Prescription Drug Costs Are On The Rise; So Are The TV Ads Promoting Them
By Bruce Horovitz & Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 20, 2017

Tax reform could be 'way worse' for retirement industry than Department of Labor's fiduciary rule: Graff
By Greg Iacurci; InvestmentNews ~ Mar 20, 2017

How Consumers Can Use Their Spendings As A Source Of Retirement Savings
From Eugeny Prudchyenko, ES; Forbes ~ Mar 20, 2017

PBGC girds for pending union plan catastrophe
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Mar 20, 2017

The Big Problem With Statins That Medicare Patients Need to Know About
From Dr. Craig Bowron, NA; Forbes ~ Mar 20, 2017

Republicans revamp U.S. health bill, boost benefits to older Americans
By Susan Cornwell & Valerie Volcovici; Reuters ~ Mar 19, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan: Obamacare replacement bill on track for passage this week
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Mar 19, 2017

Doctor Wait Times Soar 30% In Major U.S. Cities
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Mar 19, 2017

Spicer: Expect movement on tax reform in 'late spring'
By Gabby Morrongiello; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 19, 2017

How to Protect Yourself From The Looming Pension Crisis
From Olivier Garret; Forbes ~ Mar 19, 2017

3 Things to Remember When You Do Your Taxes
By Matthew Frankel; The Motley Fool ~ Mar 19, 2017

U.S. Investigates Four Insurers Over Medicare Payments
From Reuters; The New York Times ~ Mar 17, 2017

3 Common Medigap Questions Answered
From Philip Moeller, NA; Forbes ~ Mar 17, 2017

Trump facing pressure from left over 'fiduciary' rule
By Tim Devaney; The Hill ~ Mar 17, 2017

CBO Analyst: Higher Taxes and Government Programs Decrease Incentive to Work
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 18, 2017

Trump cracks the whip on Obamacare, fueling GOP momentum
By Rachael Bade, John Bresnahan, Kyle Cheney & Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Mar 17, 2017

Tax credits a sticking point in Obamacare replacement plan
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 17, 2017

How Ryancare 'Age Tax' Punishes Older Americans
From John Wasik; Forbes ~ Mar 17, 2017

Trump: More Republicans back healthcare bill after 'certain changes'
By Allen Cone; United Press International ~ Mar 17, 2017

Trump: More Republicans back healthcare bill after 'certain changes'
By Allen Cone; United Press International ~ Mar 17, 2017

12.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017, Half of What CBO Projected
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 17, 2017

ER doctors say emergency care should be a basic insurance benefit
By Ilene MacDonald; FierceHealthcare ~ Mar 17, 2017

Understanding the hidden villain of Big Pharma: pharmacy benefit managers
By Jessica Wapner; Newsweek ~ Mar 17, 2017

Senator targets PBM 'secrecy' in new legislation
By Eric Sagonowsky; FiercePharma ~ Mar 15, 2017

How do insurers decide what medicines to pay for?
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Mar 17, 2017

What’s in a Name? ‘Obamacare’ vs. ‘Trumpcare’ vs. ‘Ryancare’. Politics defines health care plan labeling
By Simone Pathé; Roll Call ~ Mar 16, 2017

Rand Paul says Paul Ryan selling 'bill of goods' to Trump
By Ashley Killough; CNN ~ Mar 15, 2017

Opinion: Rescue Medicare, Repeal IPAB
From Pete Sepp; Morning Consult ~ Mar 16, 2017

Sen. Tom Cotton: AHCA is 'fixable'
By Emily Jashinsky; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 16, 2017

Obamacare repeal bill survives narrow committee vote
By Adam Cancryn; Politico ~ Mar 16, 2017

Health bill short of votes, GOP leaders look to Trump
By Erica Werner & Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Mar 16, 2017

Legislation Benefits Patients in Medically Underserved Communities
By Kathleen Gannon Longo; Drug Topics ~ Mar 16, 2017

History suggests Trumpcare replacing Obamacare is a long shot
By Dick Meyer; ABC News ~ Mar 16, 2017

Opinion: DOL Fiduciary Regulations For IRAs In Limbo. Sad!
From Frank Armstrong III; Forbes ~ Mar 16, 2017

How to CREATE generic pharma competition
From Glenn B. Manishin; The Hill ~ Mar 16, 2017

Advanced-Practice Providers Are Key To America's Healthcare Future
From Jacquelyn Corley; Forbes ~ Mar 16, 2017

6 Ways To Trim Your Budget Without Cutting Anything You Love
By Moira Lawler, LV; Forbes ~ Mar 16, 2017

Experts worry ObamaCare repeal plan puts Medicare trust fund at risk
By Christine Ayala; The Hill ~ Mar 15, 2017

Spicer to Obamacare Architect: The Plan You Helped Create Hasn't Done So Well
By Melanie Arter; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 15, 2017

An End to PBM Pick-Pocketing
By B. Douglas Hoey; MarketWatch ~ Mar 15, 2017

House conservatives closer to embracing Republican healthcare plan
By Susan Cornwell & David Morgan; Reuters ~ Mar 15, 2017

Ryan's gambit: Second health care bill to woo the reluctant
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Mar 15, 2017

Cruz: GOP a ‘laughingstock’ if ObamaCare repeal fails
By Mark Hensch; The Hill ~ Mar 15, 2017

Democrats need to help fix the Disastercare they created
By Charles Hurt; The Washington Times ~ Mar 13, 2017

Will mortgage rates rise? What to know about Fed rate hike
By Christopher S. Rugaber & Alex Veiga; The Associated Press ~ Mar 15, 2017

GOP Senators Reworking Tax Credits In House Obamacare Repeal Bill
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 14, 2017

Ryan: ‘Of Course’ Fewer People Will Buy Health Insurance If Mandate Goes Away
By Susan Jones; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 14, 2017

Mulvaney on CBO score: Coverage and care are not the same thing
By Ed Morrissey; Hot Air ~ Mar 14, 2017

Will Millions Go Uninsured Without ACA Mandate? Spicer Says 'Sure'
By Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 14, 2017

Three ObamaCare replace myths
From Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), ; The Hill ~ Mar 14, 2017

Opinion: Collapsing pensions will fuel America’s next financial crisis
By Jeff Reeves; MarketWatch ~ Mar 14, 2017

Drug CEO Has Problem With U.S. Patients Paying His Prices
By James Paton; Bloomberg ~ Mar 14, 2017

CBO: American Health Care Act Will Reduce Deficit By $337 Billion. Budget office projects legislation would lower premiums 10 percent by 2026
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 13, 2017

White House: We “strenuously” disagree with this CBO score of the Republican health care bill
By “Allahpundit”; Hot Air ~ Mar 13, 2017

24 Million Fewer Americans Would Be Covered Under the Republican Health Care Plan
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Mar 13, 2017

Senate conservatives heading to White House to talk ObamaCare repeal
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Mar 13, 2017

Unspeakable Realities Block Universal Health Coverage In The US
From Chris Ladd; Forbes ~ Mar 13, 2017

Dems' secret weapon for killing GOP's ObamaCare replacement?
By Bob Cusack; The Hill ~ Mar 13, 2017

Insurance Companies Taking Over Pensions
By “Newsmax Wires”; Newsmax ~ Mar 13, 2017

Growing Plan Sponsor Interest in Pension Risk Transfer
By Javier Simon; PLANSPONSOR ~ Mar 07, 2017

5 Tips For Filing Tax Extensions That Will Save You Money
From Robert A. Green; Forbes ~ Mar 13, 2017

Health law's woes, real or perceived, drive call for repeal
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 12, 2017

Republicans dismiss upcoming budget analysis of health plan
By Hope Yen; The Associated Press ~ Mar 12, 2017

Trump administration faces ‘battle’ to replace Obamacare, Pence tells Louisville audience
By Dave Boyer; The Washington Times ~ Mar 11, 2017

Democrat: Trump 'enthusiastic' about call for Medicare to negotiate drug prices
By Kelly Terez; WJBD ~ Mar 12, 2017

GOP Leaders Looking Past Repeal Bill to Additional Health Reforms
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Mar 10, 2017

GOP acts fast on health care, aims to avoid ire Dems faced
By Erica Werner; The Associated Press ~ Mar 11, 2017

Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul
By Ken Thomas; The Associated Press ~ Mar 11, 2017

Nokia Bell Labs opens competition for ideas with power to disrupt future of human experience

GOP plan less generous than Obamacare for older Americans
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 10, 2017

Rand Paul: Trump 'very open to negotiation' to ObamaCare bill
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Mar 10, 2017

Major health insurer backs GOP's Obamacare repeal bill
By Rachana Pradhan; Politico ~ Mar 10, 2017

How many people would lose health-care coverage under the new House bill? Depends who you ask.
By Philip Bump; The Washington Post ~ Mar 10, 2017

GOP Lawmaker Calls On Senate To 'Go Nuclear' To Pass Health Care Repeal
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 09, 2017

Trump: Obamacare repeal 'will end in a beautiful picture!'
By Louis Nelson; Politico ~ Mar 09, 2017

GOP healthcare plan clears second vote in House
By Doug G. Ware & Andrew V. Pestano; United Press International ~ Mar 09, 2017

Reforms of Social Security and Medicare should be evidence-based
From William J. Arnone & Benjamin W. Veghte; The Hill ~ Mar 09, 2017

Trump, Dems Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices
By Sarah Jane Tribble; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 09, 2017

Cruz plans to discuss with Trump fixing Obamacare replacement
By Susan Crabtree; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 08, 2017

Drug costs are burning holes into our pockets - we can fix it
From Patricia A. Maryland; The Hill ~ Mar 09, 2017

Official warns of scam targeting Social Security recipients
By Rachel Smith; KTXS ~ Mar 09, 2017

ObamaCare repeal markups stretch into the night
By Peter Sullivan & Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Mar 08, 2017

GOP Plan Orders Insurers to Charge People 30% More If Uninsured for 63 Days
By Terence P. Jeffrey; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 08, 2017

American Healthcare Act Woes Will Hamper the Rest of Trump's Agenda
By Tory Newmyer; Fortune ~ Mar 08, 2017

GOP chairman hits back at hospitals on ObamaCare bill
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 08, 2017

Trump Meets With Democrats at White House on Drug Prices
By Jared S Hopkins; Bloomberg ~ Mar 08, 2017

Do Not Return Calls or Texts From These Area Codes--It May Be a Scam
By Joseph Steinberg; Inc. ~ Mar 08, 2017

Poll: U.S. split on whether to revoke ACA's individual mandate
By Andrew V. Pestano; United Press International ~ Mar 07, 2017

Conservatives plan their own Obamacare replacement
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 07, 2017

Trump endorses House Republican healthcare plan, opposition grows
By Yasmeen Abutaleb & Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Mar 07, 2017

Hospitals come out against GOP healthcare bill
By Megan R. Wilson; The Hill ~ Mar 07, 2017

23 Things You Need to Know About the Republican Obamacare Replacement Bill
By Sean Williams, TMF ; Fox Business ~ Mar 07, 2017

A Quick Look At The GOP Plan To Repeal & Replace Obamacare
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Mar 07, 2017

Trump Sends Pharma Stocks Down With New Tweet on Drug Prices
By Jared S Hopkins; Bloomberg ~ Mar 07, 2017

High U.S. drug prices cannot be explained by R&D spending alone
By Rachel Arndt ; Modern Healthcare ~ Mar 07, 2017

GOP introduces new Obamacare bill. Read it here
By T. Becket Adams ; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 06, 2017

Obamacare Officials Gave Tax Credit Payments To Prison Inmates, Illegal Immigrants
By Kathryn Watson; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 06, 2017

What if there's no affordable insurance to buy?
By Tom Murphy & Meghan Hoyer; The Associated Press ~ Mar 06, 2017

PCMA: New Drugstore Lobby Bill Would Increase Prescription Drug Costs
From PCMA; Pharmaceutical Processing ~ Mar 06, 2017

Data Shows Americans Hold Similar Views of Drugmakers, PBMs
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Mar 06, 2017

Japan Joins Trump in Drug Price War Crimping Big Pharma Profits
By Kanoko Matsuyama; Bloomberg ~ Mar 06, 2017

What qualifies as nontaxable income?
By Kay Bell, NerdWallet; USA TODAY ~ Mar 06, 2017

House Republicans release long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare
By Amy Soldstein, Mike DeBonis and Kelsey Snell, Washington Post – March 6, 2017

$21.8 Million in Obamacare Tax Credits Awarded to Individuals Who Were Not Eligible to Receive Them
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 05, 2017

Only 22 Percent of Obamacare Enrollees Rate Their Health Care Coverage as Good or Excellent
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 04, 2017

Price: White House believes Medicare is a guarantee for seniors
By Mallory Shelbourne ; The Hill ~ Mar 05, 2017

Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 05, 2017

Here's how the rich use their IRAs
By Dan Caplinger, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Mar 05, 2017

With 'Trumpcare' On Horizon, Voters Go Wobbly On Repeal
By Jay Hancock; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 03, 2017

Nokia Networks: Next-Generation Wireless Networks Profile 2017 - Research and Markets
From "News Feed"; SYS-CON Media ~ Mar 03, 2017

GOP health bill: Less government; but what about coverage?
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 03, 2017

ObamaCare's Popularity Is A Myth - Satisfaction Craters To 22% As Law Continues To Collapse
An Editorial; Investor's Business Daily ~ Mar 03, 2017

The Medical Technology That Could Save the US Billions Each Year
By Michael Hodin; The Fiscal Times ~ Mar 03, 2017

How To Insure Everyone At A Reasonable Cost
From Kip Hagopian & Dana Goldman; Forbes ~ Mar 03, 2017

Senator offers bill to increase multiemployer plan participants' rights
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Mar 03, 2017

States push for more transparency over drug prices
By Sarah Chacko; The Hill ~ Mar 03, 2017

PBMs Swimming Against Rising Tide of More Drug Pricing Transparency
By Alan G. Rosenbloom; Morning Consult ~ Mar 03, 2017

How Washington Is Eroding Retirement Security
From Chris Farrell; Forbes ~ Mar 03, 2017

Paul blocked from seizing GOP Obamacare bill
By Burgess Everett; Politico ~ Mar 02, 2017

GOP, Dem foes of health care bill in scavenger hunt for copy
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Mar 02, 2017

Governors met on Obamacare replacement plan with Pence
By Yasmeen Abutaleb & Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Mar 02, 2017

Top GOP senator: Senate will take up House ObamaCare repeal bill
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Mar 02, 2017

Pharma Exec and Policy Scholar Spar Over High-Cost Drugs. Experts debate transparency laws, direct-to-consumer advertising
By Shannon Firth; Medpage Today ~ Mar 02, 2017

COLA Wars
By Brenton Smith, FedSmith – March 2, 2017

Cory Booker Joins Bernie Sanders In Backing Drug Re-Importation Bill
By Ryan Grim, Huffington Post – Feb 28, 2017

Trump idea to expand health care competition faces hurdles
By Jonathan J. Cooper & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 01, 2017

White House: Beshear is Wrong, Obamacare is Failing
By Jim Stinson; LifeZette ~ Mar 01, 2017

Labor Dept proposes delaying new rule for financial advisers
By Amanda Becker & Susan Heavey; Reuters ~ Mar 01, 2017

Top drugmakers to ignore investor calls to explain price hikes
By Peter Loftus; MarketWatch ~ Mar 01, 2017

IRS: Deadline near to get $1 billion unclaimed 2013 refunds
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 01, 2017

Mnuchin promises tax reform by August
By Vicki Needham; The Hill ~ Mar 01, 2017

LOCAL RETIREE ORGANIZATIONS

(If you are affiliated with a local Lucent retiree group, let us know we'll post your next event.)

WECO SAGE is a group formed by computer pioneers who worked for Western Electric Company in the 1950s and 1960s installing an Air Defense System for the United States Air Force. The members of this Group have maintained their personal, and in some cases professional, relationships for over 50 years. The Group, whose members once numbered in the hundreds, meet on an annual basis at different locations throughout the country.The 2015 reunion was held in Pacific Grove, California on the Monterey Peninsula on the 13th-15th of September. Contact Ron Trettau.


Club WECO-AT&T-Bell Labs-Lucent Technologies-Teletype-NCR-ALU. This group is intended primarily as a forum to connect (network) and maintain communication between past and/or current members. SUMMER REUNION, Friday July 21st, 2017 Beginning at 4 pm. Cash bar and food available from menu Outside front patio Base Camp, Lisle, IL (The Lodge) 5750 Lakeside Dr. 331-777-4712 Contact Jim Simak.


eX TELETYPE is for ex-Teletype Employees to keep in touch. Teletype Corp. was located in Skokie, IL and Little Rock, AK. The Spring gathering of Teletype and Lucent people and friends was held on Tuesday May 10. Mark your calendars..the November 2016 TTY Riggio's get together will be held on the 3rd Tuesday (November 15th.) due to the National Election. ..Contact John Furno.


lucent5-5 is for Lucent retirees who took the special 5+5 voluntary retirement on July 13, 2001 (or wish they could have!). Its purpose is to keep in touch, to help provide support for working with the Lucent Pension folks, and to talk about Lucent in general. To subscribe, send an email to lucent5-5-subcribe@yahoogroups.com.


PCLUCENTALUM This group was set up to facilitate communication among ex-Lucent employees in Northern California. Send email to pclucentalum@yahoogroups.com