Lawmakers in Congress are renewing efforts to establish a federal individual retirement account (IRA) program for workers who don’t have a retirement plan at work. The program would be similar to the automatic enrollment programs that multiple states, including Colorado, have launched in recent years.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said it is removing its limit on covering PET scans that can help diagnose patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The decision will make it easier for Medicare recipients to get prescriptions for the newer Alzheimer’s medications that treat amyloid plaques in the brain.
Scammers are constantly changing their tactics to try to fool people, and “smishing” — or phishing via text message — has become increasingly common. Here are some tips for spotting and avoiding scams from friendly-sounding text messages.
Many people in the Baby Boomer generation are beginning to reach the age when they start to require more care. That means younger generations are finding themselves in a “sandwich” situation wherein they are simultaneously taking care of children and aging parents. Experts say it’s an important issue to discuss and plan for as parents get older.
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