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Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

FINANCE | By Michelle Andrews | Sep 15, 2020

From Broadway to Hollywood, many actors, directors, backstage workers, musicians and others in the performing arts face similar coverage suspensions.

With No Legal Guardrails, Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing

With No Legal Guardrails, Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing

FINANCE | By Laura Ungar | Sep 14, 2020

Ambulances have mostly been left out of federal legislation targeting "surprise" medical bills, which happen when out-of-network providers charge more than insurers are willing to pay, leaving patients with the balance.

Millennial Money: 6 Great Recession Lessons that Still Apply

Millennial Money: 6 Great Recession Lessons that Still Apply

FINANCE | By Melissa Lambarena | Sep 13, 2020

The Great Recession demolished jobs across the U.S., and it eventually came for mine, too. After graduating in 2009, I worked four months as an entry-level executive assistant at a nonprofit before being laid off.

Liz Weston: Some Remote Workers May Be in for Tax Surprise

Liz Weston: Some Remote Workers May Be in for Tax Surprise

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Sep 13, 2020

If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes.

If Doing Less Means Saving More, Try These 5 Money Moves

If Doing Less Means Saving More, Try These 5 Money Moves

FINANCE | By Alana Benson of NerdWallet | Sep 12, 2020

If you've managed to end up with extra money during the pandemic, here's how to take advantage of those savings.

Obamacare Co-Ops Down From 23 to Final '3 Little Miracles'

Obamacare Co-Ops Down From 23 to Final '3 Little Miracles'

FINANCE | By Phil Galewitz | Sep 10, 2020

Lauded as a way to boost competition among insurers and hold down prices on the Obamacare exchanges, the co-ops had more than 1 million people enrolled in 26 states at their peak in 2015. Today, they cover about 128,000 people.

Watch: Tour John Legend and Chrissy Teigan's Beverly Hills Mansion

Watch: Tour John Legend and Chrissy Teigan's Beverly Hills Mansion

FINANCE | Aug 31, 2020

$23.95 million will get you an 8,520-square-foot home with seven bedrooms and eight baths in the heart of Beverly Hills.

S&P 500 Ticks Higher to Record, Powered Again by Tech Stocks

S&P 500 Ticks Higher to Record, Powered Again by Tech Stocks

FINANCE | By Stan Choe and Alex Veiga | Aug 22, 2020

The S&P 500 ticked higher to close at another all-time high Friday, powered by strength for technology stocks and a couple reports on the U.S. economy that were better than expected.

'Pennie'-Pinching States Take Over Obamacare Exchanges From Feds

'Pennie'-Pinching States Take Over Obamacare Exchanges From Feds

FINANCE | By Phil Galewitz | Aug 17, 2020

Pennsylvania is one of six states shifting in the next several years from the federal insurance exchange to run their own online marketplaces,

How to Get Started If You've Never Had A Bank Account

How to Get Started If You've Never Had A Bank Account

FINANCE | By Spencer Tierney, NerdWallet | Aug 16, 2020

A bank account can make life easier. Consider opening one — or try again if you've been rejected in the past. Here's a guide to getting started.

Don't Count on Lower Premiums Despite Pandemic-Driven Boon for Insurers

Don't Count on Lower Premiums Despite Pandemic-Driven Boon for Insurers

FINANCE | By Bernard J. Wolfson | Aug 1, 2020

Numerous insurers across the country have announced plans to hike rates next year, though some have proposed cuts.

In Texas, More People Are Losing Their Health Insurance as COVID Cases Climb

In Texas, More People Are Losing Their Health Insurance as COVID Cases Climb

FINANCE | By Ashley Lopez | Jul 30, 2020

According to recent data from Families USA, a consumer health advocacy group that supported the Affordable Care Act, 29% of Texas adults under 65 don't have health insurance so far this year.

Ever Heard of a Surgical Assistant? Meet a New Boost to Your Medical Bills

Ever Heard of a Surgical Assistant? Meet a New Boost to Your Medical Bills

FINANCE | By Markian Hawryluk | Jul 25, 2020

The latest unwelcome trend in health care? Third-party surgical assistants who aren't part of a hospital staff or a surgeon's practice.

Lost Your Job? The COBRA Game Begins

Lost Your Job? The COBRA Game Begins

FINANCE | By MIchelle Andrews | Jul 21, 2020

People who've been laid off or furloughed from their jobs now have more time to decide whether to hang on to their employer-sponsored health insurance. Some health policy experts question the usefulness of the change.

For COVID Tests, the Question of Who Pays Comes Down to Interpretation

For COVID Tests, the Question of Who Pays Comes Down to Interpretation

FINANCE | By Julie Appleby | Jul 21, 2020

The government and insurers vowed that tests would be dispensed for free. Now, those promises are being rolled back in ways that are creating turmoil for consumers, even as testing has become more plentiful.

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

FINANCE | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Jul 10, 2020

A COVID-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it could well be budget breaking, perhaps making it unavailable to many.

2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway To Limit Consumers' Benefit From Drug Coupons

2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway To Limit Consumers' Benefit From Drug Coupons

FINANCE | By Michelle Andrews | Jul 7, 2020

The new rule permits employers and insurers not to apply drug company copayment assistance toward enrollees' deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for any drug.

No More Delays: What to Know About the July 15 Tax Deadline

No More Delays: What to Know About the July 15 Tax Deadline

FINANCE | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jul 6, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15.

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

FINANCE | By Julie Appleby | Jun 19, 2020

Some newly unemployed people are taking advantage of special enrollment periods to sign up for plans offered on the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces, while others find they qualify for Medicaid.

Will Insurance Cover Your Protest-Related Injury? It Depends

Will Insurance Cover Your Protest-Related Injury? It Depends

FINANCE | By Michelle Andrews | Jun 5, 2020

Plans sometimes have exclusions for coverage related to "illegal acts" that could leave people on the hook for at least part of their medical costs. But health policy experts said it's unclear how common these clauses are or when they're used.

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