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2011-06-09 15:02:17

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could have a great deal of significance for employees and retirees with a private pension plan, a University of Illinois elder law expert says.

2011-04-08 13:49:27

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's proposal to change Medicare for those under age 55 is nothing short of a complete reconceptualization of the health insurance program, says a University of Illinois elder law expert.

2011-02-08 22:37:47

Although the effects of the controversial health care reform act will be somewhat muted for many older Americans, it will inevitably have enough of an impact that seniors will discover that there is plenty to like and dislike about the law, a University of Illinois expert on elder law cautions in published research.

2010-10-26 22:25:50

An obscure provision in the health care reform bill has the potential to seriously alter the long-term care landscape for older Americans, but it may not be as beneficial to retirees as it will be for near-retirees and successive generations of workers, new research by a University of Illinois elder law expert warns.

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2010-10-14 14:25:00

A new law aimed at helping stimulate small business job growth through tax deductions could have major consequences for anyone with a retirement savings account at work, a University of Illinois expert on taxation and elder law notes.

2009-08-19 00:52:30

A 1992 change in accounting standards may result in healthcare benefits being scaled back for retired government workers, a U.S. researcher says. Richard L.

2009-08-18 16:55:28

A nearly two-decade trend that is stripping away employer-provided health-care benefits for retirees in private business will likely continue and could soon hit an even deeper pool of government retirees, new research by a University of Illinois elder law expert warns.

2008-12-09 16:41:40

Once-healthy nest eggs -- some down by 45 percent -- could leave retirees unable to pay for long-term care costs, a U.S. researcher said. University of Illinois Law Professor Richard L.

2008-09-09 21:00:16

More than three of every four U.S. seniors reduce their monthly Social Security checks for life by claiming benefits early, researchers said. Richard L.

2005-11-15 16:32:17

If many seniors are scratching their heads about the new Medicare prescription drug plan, so are the experts.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.