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The Group announces today preliminary results of its US pension lump-sum offer. This was a one-time, voluntary, opportunity for about 85,000 retirees and surviving beneficiaries in the US Management Pension Plan and the US Inactive Occupational Pension Plan to convert their existing monthly pension benefit payments into a single lump-sum payment. In all, about 26,000 individuals — about 31% of those eligible for the offer or a take rate slightly better that our expected rate of 30% — elected to convert their existing pension benefit to a lump-sum payment, representing about US Dollar 5.3 billion in total payments.

Payments will occur on November 2, 2015 and will come entirely from the existing plan assets. Payments, when made, will constitute a complete settlement of our pension obligations with respect to the individuals electing this offer. The actual surplus resulting from the offer will be recognized in our Q4 2015 income statement and will depend on the discount rate in effect at the payment date. Applying September 30, 2015 discount rates, the decrease in pension liabilities is expected to outweigh the decrease in pension assets by nearly US Dollar 500 million, with the overall rate of surplus for the US tax-qualified pension plans rising from 107% to 111%.

Alcatel-Lucent Open Enrollment Has Ended.

Medicare enrollment continues to Dec. 7. You can compare heathcare and prescription drug plans at

  • If you find a better Medicare Advantage or Medigap plan, you can replace the Alcatel-Lucent plan until the end of the year.
  • If you find a better Prescription Drug plan, you can ask Alcatel-Lucent to replace their plan and still maintain the UHC PPO plan.

Pre-Medicare comparisons available at

Get Medicare help in your state. Look up Websites; phone numbers

The LRO has a website that provides a more complete description of the plans and how to compare options for your 2016 health care needs. It includes pre-Medicare pointers for retirees eligible for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits. Be sure to click through all of the way. On page 1 of the BenefitsTeam website there is a link “Help in Your State”. It is a list of all the State Health Insurance (Information) Programs (SHIP), which are staffed by experts who can help you with your Medicare questions. We will try to help individuals by email at


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Over 500 Retirees Attend LRO Naperville Meeting

Chicago area Lucent retirees were out in force to attend the meeting with LRO leaders on Tuesday, June 23rd. Slides from the event are below.

llJoe Dombrowsky - Welcome       ll Bob Martina - Legislative

hoth Ron Hoth - Healthcare      duscher Frank Minter - Pensions      minter - Lump Sum

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Nokia offer to ALU Shareholders to offer their shares now for Nokia shares

Nokia is requesting that Alcatel-Lucent shareholders consider exchanging their shares for Nokia shares at this time. Both companies expect that the merger will take place early in 2016 and Alcatel-Lucent shareholders will receive .55 shares of Nokia whenever their shares are offered or when the merger takes place.

Please review the merger article in our Fall Newsletter, which is also posted on this web site. That announcement on April 15, 2015 shows the relative values of the shares of each company at that time. The .55 exchange ratio at that date gave Alcatel-Lucent shareholders a premium estimated at 34% for their shares. That was more than the relative market value of the two companies on the announcement date.

Nokia shares were selling on that date at 7.77 Euros and ALU shares at 3.34 Euros. Multiplying the Nokia price by .55, would result in ALU shareholders receiving 4.27 Euros for their shares. (Todays exchange rate is $1.06 per Euro).

It is likely that some of our members are considering whether to convert their shares now or wait until the offer is completed. The LRO cannot and will not provide advice to our members in making their decision. We can, however, give you some things you should consider as you decide whether to make your decision now or later.

Since the announcement on April 15 the value of ALU shares have increased in value to $ 3.94/share and Nokia’s shares have declined in value to $ 7.25/share (today’s price). Multiplying $ 7.25 by .55 would indicate ALU shares value as $ 3.99 ($.05 cents more than the current price.) That calculation would indicate that the premium has nearly disappeared.

As you consider whether to offer your shares now or to wait, you must consider which direction in share prices may benefit you or harm you. If the share price of each company continues to move in the same direction (either up or down), there will probably be no material impact on you. However, if Nokia share price increases and ALU decreases your position is improved. If ALU share price increases and Nokia decreases you would be adversely affected.

Today, the exchange rate neither causes a gain or loss on the exchange. If you decide to wait you can either gain or lose. That decision is up to you. The LRO has no opinion.



A few months back, we announced we were delaying our fall LRO Connecton Newsletter until the pension buyout was completed and we could provide more information on the take. We now are ready to release the newsletter, and it may be accessed by clicking here.

Included in this issue's Pension Column is a summary of buyout actvivity along with a discussion of likely future scenarios. We also have included information on the pending merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent with some information on management appointees to head the new combined Nokia company.

Our History Corner article features the Columbus Works, and we also have included a light story called The Black Telephone which we hope you will enjoy.

Best wishes to all as we approach the holiday season.


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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. Holiday/Winter Telecom Reunion at Base Camp (4-Lakes Lodge, Lisle, IL) December 11, 2015 Beginning at 4pm running to about 8pm. 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 Fall gathering of Teletype and Lucent people  and friends was held on Tuesday, Nov.10, 2015 .... ..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

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


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By Vipal Monga; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 09, 201

Alcatel-Lucent goes cloud, cuts HR costs 30% in 2 years
By Phil Wainewright; Diginomica ~ Nov 09, 2015

Obamacare doomsday? 'Collapses' drop half-million Americans
By Greg Corombos; WND ~ Nov 08, 2015

Even Liberals Should Concede: Obamacare Is Not Working
By Pierre Tristam; FlaglerLive ~ Nov 08, 2015

President launches ObamaCare sign-up contest
By Bradford Richardson; The Hill ~ Nov 07, 2015

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By Robert Powell; MarketWatch ~ Nov 07, 2015

Reid, Pelosi pushing for repeal of ObamaCare's 'Cadillac tax'
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Nov 06, 2015

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By Paula Span; The New York Times ~ Nov 06, 2015

New Research Exposes Big Problem With Long-Term Care Insurance
From Richard Eisenberg; Forbes ~ Nov 06, 2015

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From Judy Martel; Forbes ~ Nov 06, 2015

Small Businesses Snub Obamacare’s SHOP Exchange
By Phil Galewitz; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 05, 2015

ObamaCare risk fund nearly depleted, S&P warns
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Nov 05, 2015

Top Officials With Failed Obamacare Co-Ops Made an Average of $245,000
By Melissa Quinn: The Daily Signal ~ Nov 05, 2015

Obamacare Co-Op Mess Causes $1.3 Billion In Losses
By Richard Pollock; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 04, 2015

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Telecom Lead ~ Nov 05, 2015

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Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

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Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

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GOP views Kentucky election as victory over health care law
By Adam Beam & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Nov 04, 2015

Debate over Medicare, Social Security, other federal benefits divides GOP
By Robert Costa & Ed O'Keefe; The Washington Post ~ Nov 04, 2015

Obama Warns of `Misinformation' During Obamacare Enrollment
By Justin Sink; Bloomberg ~ Nov 04, 2015

Health Co-Ops’ Failures Spur Finger-Pointing
By Stephanie Armour; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 04, 2015

The ObamaCare Albatross
From Review & Outlook; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 04, 2015

Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs
By Matthew Perrone; The Associated Press ~ Nov 04, 2015

Opinion: Congress may have blown its last chance to fix the national debt
By Howard Gold; MarketWatch ~ Nov 04, 2015

Opinion: The Right Way To Save Social Security
By Steve Forbes; Forbes ~ Nov 04, 2015

IRS customer service will get even worse this tax filing season, tax chief warns
By Lisa Rein The Washington Post ~ Nov 03, 2015

Navigating the Tax Rules on Charitable Gifts
By David Cay Johnston; The New York Times ~ Nov 04, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent wins 3-year New Caledonia deal
By Peter Dinham; ITWire ~ Nov 04, 2015

[CDP press release] Climate action reaches tipping point as corporate "A Listers" revealed
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

Alcatel-Lucent transforms OPT New Caledonia's network with advanced optical transport technology
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

Alcatel-Lucent expands MotiveSmart™ device interoperability to include ARM mbed Devices
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

Republican Victory In Kentucky Governor's Race A Blow To Obamacare
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Nov 03, 2015

Republican senator predicts demise of PPACA
By Jack Craver; BenefitsPro ~ Nov 03, 2015

Administration pledges to recoup lost Obamacare insurer money
By Robert King; Washington Examiner ~ Nov 03, 2015

Obamacare adds doctor lookup tool
By Robert King; Washington Examiner ~ Nov 03, 2015

Physicians Decry Broken Promise of Medicare Raise in 2016
By Robert Lowes; Medscape Medical News ~ Nov 03, 2015

Here’s the Reason Why So Many Obamacare Co-Ops Are Failing
By Melissa Quinn; The Daily Signal ~ Nov 03, 2015

Lawmakers sound alarm over failing ObamaCare co-ops
Fox News ~ Nov 03, 2015

Détente Comes to Obamacare
By Russell Berman; The Atlantic ~ Nov 03, 2015

Retirees should resist the urge to speculate on stocks
By Aaron Katsman; MarketWatch ~ Nov 03, 2015

PBGC rate hikes moving DB plans into danger zone
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Nov 02, 2015

The Biggest Mistakes People Make With Social Security
By Eleanor Blayney; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 03, 2015

Health Insurers Struggle to Profit From ACA Plans
By Anna Wilde Mathews; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 01, 2015

Health law's 3rd sign-up season faces challenges from prices
By Carla K. Johnson & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Nov 02, 2015

Obamacare Premiums To Soar 3 Times Faster Than Feds Claim
By Richard Pollock; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 02, 2015

Obamacare's Enrollment Is Flatlining
From Sally Pipes; Forbes ~ Nov 02, 2015

The GOP’s potent new anti-Obamacare argument, in 2 maps
By Philip Bump; The Washington Post ~ Nov 02, 2015

The Texas county where only 12 people signed up for Obamacare
By Rachana Pradhan; Politico ~ Nov 02, 2015

Retirement Savings Bonus: How to Avoid Overpriced Annuities
From John Wasik; Forbes ~ Nov 02, 2015

COLUMN-Retirees get big lessons on loopholes from budget deal
By Liz Weston; Reuters ~ Nov 02, 2015

How often should a person change their estate plan?
By Dan Moisand; MarketWatch ~ Nov 02, 2015

A Tax Deduction That’s Often Overlooked
By Anne Tergesen; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 01, 2015

Company Shares of Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) Rally 9.21%
News Watch International ~ Nov 01, 2015

The 2-Year Budget Deal Passed In The House; Here's What's In It
By Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR – Oct 27 2015

Premiums Up 13 Percent For Obamacare's Most Popular Plan
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Nov 01, 2015

Week ahead: ObamaCare's sign-up sprint begins
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Nov 01, 2015

Prices, politics challenge health law's 3rd sign-up season
By Carla K. Johnson And Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Nov 01, 2015

Battle over 'Cadillac tax' heats up
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Nov 01, 2015

Medicare Versus Medicare Advantage: Which Is Better?
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ Nov 01, 2015

Opinion: Blame Washington if your retirement plan costs are too high
By Chuck Jaffe; MarketWatch ~ Nov 01, 2015

Government should protect investors by setting a limit on fees

Tips for Lessening the Tax Bite
By Karen Wallace; Morningstar ~ Nov 01, 2015

Cisco, Juniper to poach Alcatel-Lucent customers in core and edge routing
Telecom Lead ~ Nov 01, 2015

Opinion: On entitlement reform, President Obama kicks the can
By Charles Lane, WP; The News & Observer ~ Oct 31, 2015

Shop for better insurance plan prices, federal health officials urge consumers
By Amy Goldstein; The Washington Post ~ Oct 30, 2015

ObamaCare's tough road ahead
By Peter Sullivan & Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Oct 31, 2015

Did New York’s Obamacare Co-op Deliberately Mislead Regulators?
By Richard Pollock; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 31, 2015

Arizona Obamacare co-op bites the dust
By Robert King; Washington Examiner ~ Oct 31, 2015

Millions of Americans just lost a key Social Security strategy
By Robert Powell; MarketWatch ~ Oct 31, 2015

A Look At The Federal Budget And Why We May Be Headed For Trouble
From Mike Patton; Forbes ~ Oct 31, 2015

Nokia Already Boosted by AlcaLu, Says Suri
By Iain Morris; Light Reading ~ Oct 29, 2015

Social Security, the Debt Ceiling and Partisan Politics
By Brenton Smith, FedSmith – Oct 27, 2015

Obamacare Premiums Climb, But Insurers Struggle for Profit
By Zachary Tracer; Bloomberg ~ Oct 30, 2015

Congress Passes Budget Bill That Cuts Medicare Pay in 2025
By Robert Lowes; Medscape ~ Oct 30, 2015

7 Steps to Choose the Best Obamacare Health Insurance Plan for 2016
By Kimberly Lankford; Kiplinger ~ Oct 30, 2015

Opinion: CPI for elderly is most accurate measure for calculating Social Security COLAs
By Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) & Richard Fiesta; The Hill ~ Oct 30, 2015

What Congress Just Did To Social Security
By Luke Delorme; ValueWalk ~ Oct 30, 2015

Nokia beats quarterly estimates and returns cash
By Michael Christensen; My Tech Bits ~ Oct 30, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent net loss widens, hit by charge
By Jens Hansegard, MarketWatch – Oct 29, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Reports Q3 2015 Results
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

Opinion: Its Legality Is No Longer in Dispute. But Can Obamacare Survive?
By Richard A. Epstein, Newsweek – Oct 29, 2015

No Medicare Premium Spike ... For Now
By Joseph Antos, U.S. News and World Report – Oct 29, 2015

Column: Still the third rail? Social Security, Medicare mostly unharmed in budget deal
By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angles Times – Oct 28, 2015

Budget Deal Underscores Danger Of Relying On Social Security For Retirement Income
By Adam Bergman, Forbes – Oct 29, 2015

Can Paul Ryan Fix the ‘Broken’ U.S. House of Representatives?
By Russell Berman, The Atlantic – Oct 29, 2015

Senate plans vote on partial ObamaCare repeal next month
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Oct 28, 2015

Nearly Half of Obamacare Co-Ops Are Closing
By Eric Pianin; The Fiscal Times ~ Oct 28, 2015

7 Signs Your Aging Parents Need Extra Help
From Joanna Nesbit; Forbes ~ Oct 28, 2015

Reauthorize the Older Americans Act
By former HUD Secy. Henry Cisneros &d former Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.) ; The Hill ~ Oct 28, 2015

Drug prices top Americans' list of health care concerns
By Matthew Perrone; The Associated Press ~ Oct 28, 2015

Retirement Advisory Rules Will Likely Survive, Despite House Vote
By Yuka Hayashi; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 28, 2015

The Omni-Connected World: Bell Labs Plans For Future Of Connected Everything
From Kurt Marko; Forbes ~ Oct 27, 2015

U.S. Budget Deal Dings Corporate Pensions
By Vipal Monga; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 28, 2015

Budget Deal Nixes Popular Social Security Claiming Strategies
By Rachel L. Sheedy; Kiplinger ~ Oct 28, 2015

House approves large PBGC premium hikes in budget deal
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Oct 28, 2015

GM recalling 1.4M cars; oil leaks can cause engine fires
By Tom Krisher; The Associated Press ~ Oct 27, 2015

Hospital group slams budget deal over cuts
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 27, 2015

Dementia-related healthcare more expensive than other diseases
By Stephen Feller; United Press International ~ Oct 27, 2015

Marketplace Customers Could See Higher Premiums, No Coverage For Out-Of-Network Care
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 27, 2015

HCA says some patients dropping their new insurance coverage
By Susan Kelly; Reuters ~ Oct 27, 2015

Specialized healthcare may be lacking under Obamacare plans
By Andrew M. Seaman; Reuters ~ Oct 27, 2015

Health-Law Workers Face Struggle for Sign-Ups in Latest Enrollment Push
By Louise Radnofsky; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 27, 2015

The Budget Deal's Surprise Blow To Pensions
By Ashlea Ebeling Forbes ~ Oct 27, 2015

For Retiring Workers, Social Security Strategies Can Make All the Difference in Retirement Income
By “jdesmarais”; CNN ~ Oct 27, 2015

A Brief History of Social Security
From Wade Pfau; Forbes ~ Oct 27, 2015

Budget deal divides Hill Republicans
By Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh and Ted Barrett, CNN – Oct 26, 2015

Examining Plummeting Obamacare Enrollment, Part I
From Brian Blase; Forbes ~ Oct 19, 2015

Examining Plummeting Obamacare Enrollment Projections, Part II
From Brian Blase; Forbes ~ Oct 26, 2015

10 Myths About The Legal Challenges To Obamacare--And Why It Isn't 'Here To Stay'
From Todd Gaziano; Forbes ~ Oct 26, 2015

Strengthen Medicare plan to pay docs for end-of-life care conversations
By David R. Grube, MD; The Hill ~ Oct 26, 2015

Premiums for Health Insurance Bought on Exchanges to Climb in 2016
By Stephanie Armour; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 26, 2015

Flat-rate PBGC premium to jump 12% for 2016
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Oct 26, 2015

The DB Touch for Defined Contribution
By Leanna Orr; Chief Investment Officer ~ Oct 26, 2015

Protecting American Pension Plan Benefits
From Dr. Bob Eccles; Forbes ~ Oct 26, 2015

GOP eyeing Social Security reforms in budget deal
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Oct 26, 2015

Is Verizon Giving AlcaLu the Long-Haul Boot?
By Ray Le Maistre; Light Reading ~ Oct 26, 2015

This Unwelcome Aspect of Obamacare Is Going to Surprise a Lot of People in 2016
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ Oct 24, 2015.

The Decline of ObamaCare
From “Review & Outlook” ; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 25, 2015

Missing Money? Report questions how states spent ObamaCare funds
By Hollie McKay; Fox News ~ Oct 25, 2015

New health overhaul challenge reaching Supreme Court
By Mark Sherman; The Associated Press ~ Oct 25, 2015

Dealing With Your Mother-In-Law (And Your Parents): When Seniors Become Dependents
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Oct 25, 2015

Figure out how much you're paying in investment fees
From Jeff Reeves; USA TODAY ~ Oct 25, 2015

House Passes Reconciliation Bill To Dismantle Obamacare
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 23, 2015

Obama administration unveils health care premiums for 2016
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; Associated Press ~ Oct 24, 2015

Investment Long Term With Less Risk
From Mitch Tuchman; Forbes ~ Oct 24, 2015

Don't let investment fees suck away your savings
From Jeff Reeves; USA TODAY ~ Oct 24, 2015

What Republicans Should Be Doing: Holding Hearings On Obamacare
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Oct 23, 2015

U.S. drug prices should reflect value to patients -expert panel
By Caroline Humer &d Bill Berkrot; Reuters ~ Oct 23, 2015

ObamaCare site upgraded ahead of open enrollment
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 23, 2015

Back to Supreme Court? Several States Launch New Lawsuit Against Obamacare
By Hans von Spakovsky; Cybercast News Service ~ Oct 23, 2015

The Coming $8 Trillion-Plus Retiree Giving Boom
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Oct 23, 2015

Retirees can stretch their savings with Roth IRAs
By Gail Marks Jarvis; Chicago Tribune ~ Oct 23, 2015

Phew: US stocks return to black after summer swoon
By Marley Jay; The Associated Press ~ Oct 23, 2015

Easy To Cheat Obamacare, Medicaid? GAO Says No Sweat
By Richard Pollock; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 22, 2015

CMS to test performance-based Medicare Part D program, targets rising drug prices
By Susan Morse; Healthcare Finance ~ Oct 22, 2015

Congress Passes Bill to Increase Home Health Options
By Amy Baxter; Home Health Care News ~ Oct 22, 2015

Poll: Nearly 7 in 10 oppose ObamaCare's Cadillac tax
The Hill ~ Oct 21, 2015

The Bipartisan Push Back Against Obama’s Retirement Attack
By Connor D. Wolf; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 22, 2015

Don't Forget To Take MRDs By Dec. 31
From “FidelityVoice”; Forbes ~ Oct 22, 2015

BT, Alcatel Lucent Deliver 5 Gbps Over Copper in the Lab
By Karl Bode; DSL Reports ~ Oct 22, 2015

House GOP drops part of ObamaCare repeal
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Oct 21, 2015

Conservatives Should Support Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Bill
From Ryan Ellis; Forbes ~ Oct 21, 2015

Health Law’s ‘Cadillac Tax’ Draws Conflicting Views From White House, Presidential Hopefuls And Economists
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 21, 2015

The Expensive Medical Cost of Congressional Gridlock for Older Americans
By Martin Frost; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 21, 2015

Medicare Advantage: Room for Improvement
By Shannon Firth; Medpage Today ~ Oct 21, 2015

Labor, pension managers square off over benefits
By Tim Devaney; The Hill ~ Oct 21, 2015

7 Ways To Spend Smarter
From Nancy Anderson; Forbes ~ Oct 21, 2015

The Future X Network: A Bell Labs Perspective
Bell Labs Book – Oct 20, 2015

Nokia gets France's OK for Alcatel-Lucent offer
By Jens Hansegard; MarketWatch ~ Oct 21, 2015

Nokia (NOK) Is Reaping BIG Rewards From Its ALU Merger
By Brian Nichols; InvestorPlace ~ Oct 21, 2015

[Proximus Press Release] Proximus and Alcatel-Lucent join forces and expand their strategic innovation partnership
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

Alcatel-Lucent and nbn™ carry out successful trial of technology in Australia to extend capacity of ultra-broadband access
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

Despite new mammogram guidance, screenings will still be covered for women over 40
By Elizabeth O'Brien; MarketWatch ~ Oct 20, 2015

ObamaCare repeal effort hits snag on far right
By Sarah Ferris ; The Hill ~ Oct 20, 2015

How Social Security Unfairly Calculates the Cost of Living for Retirees
By David Blanchett; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 20, 2015

Is your pension safe? These are the next funds to fail
By Katie Lobosco; CNN ~ Oct 20, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent debuts new "ultra broadband" technologies
By Ryan Daws; TelecomsTech ~ Oct 20, 2015

Potential delay on some upgrades to gov't insurance site
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 19, 2015

Senator Blocks Obama Nominees Over Obamacare CO-OP Meltdown
By Richard Pollock; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 19, 2015

Judge refuses to let House ObamaCare suit move to another court
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 19, 2015

Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Would Be A Disaster For All
From Sally Pipes; Forbes ~ Oct 19, 2015

A health law fine on the uninsured will more than double
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 19, 2015

Nursing Homes’ Residents Face Health Risks From Antibiotics’ Misuse
By Lisa Gillespie; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 19, 2015

The Social Security survivor benefit do-over
Widows and widowers can repay benefits and collect higher amounts later

By Mary Beth Franklin; InvestmentNews ~ Oct 19, 2015

China gives conditional approval to Nokia takeover of Alcatel-Lucent
By Paul Cars ten, Michael Martina & Beijing Newsroom; Reuters ~ Oct 19, 2015

[CRC press release] New CRC Press Book Provides a Bell Labs Perspective into the Future of Communications
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

[Nokia press release] Nokia receives clearance from China's Ministry of Commerce for proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

Hopes dim for deal to avert Medicare premium spikes
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Oct 18, 2015

Painkiller crackdown sparks industry blowback
By Lydia Wheeler ; The Hill ~ Oct 18, 2015

The Future Of Aging Care: Today's 10 Biggest Innovations Driving Change
From Unity Stoakes; Forbes ~ Oct 17, 2015

ObamaCare co-ops at risk of failing after billions in loans
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 17, 2015

Where Should You Live As You Age: At Home Or In A Senior Community?
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Oct 17, 2015

Obama Administration Expects Small Health Law Enrollment Growth In Upcoming Open Season
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 16, 2015

Two more ObamaCare nonprofits to close
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 16, 2015

CO-OP FLOP: The Biggest Obamacare Disaster You’ve Never Heard About
By Mark Tapscott; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 16, 2015

Retirees’ Futures Hinge on Candidates’ Plans for Social Security
By Tara Siegel Bernard; The New York Times ~ Oct 16, 2015

Advisers tell clients: Think of retirement as '35 years of unemployment'
By Liz Skinner; InvestmentNews ~ Oct 16, 2015

Internet at 10G launched in Chattanooga with Alcatel-Lucent
By Steven Newman; LidTime ~ Oct 16, 2015

GM global sales down 1.3% in first 9 months of 2015
By Melissa Burden; The Detroit News ~ Oct 15, 2015

U.S. government sees 10 million people with Obamacare insurance by end '16
By Caroline Humer; Reuters ~ Oct 15, 2015

Millions could see their Medicare costs soar
By Major Garrett; CBS News ~ Oct 15, 2015

HHS: Remaining Uninsured Worry About Costs Of Coverage
By Mary Agnes Carey; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 15, 2015

Is Obama's health overhaul losing steam?
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 15, 2015

Congress should support fund that prevents disease and saves lives
By LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH; The Hill ~ Oct 15, 2015

Sixth ObamaCare startup insurer falls
By Sarah Ferris -; The Hill ~ Oct 14, 2015

Despite Health Reform, 32.3 Million Are Uninsured
By Elizabeth MacDonald; Fox Business ~ Oct 14, 2015

How good (or bad) is your employer's health plan?
By Beth Pinsker; Reuters ~ Oct 14, 2015

Your Ticket To A Fatter Retirement
From William Baldwin; Forbes ~ Oct 14, 2015

Makeover Coming for
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Oct 12, 2015

As U.S. insurers aim to get bigger, hospitals eye health plan entry
By Susan Kelly; Reuters ~ Oct 13, 2015

End of an era: Mutual fund companies no longer a market bright spot
By David Randall & Chuck Mikolajczak; Reuters ~ Oct 13, 2015

8 Things Not to Do in Retirement
By Roger Wohlner ; GOBankingRates ~ Oct 13, 2015

Nokia's Suri: Wireless integration will require 'heavy lifting' in Alcatel-Lucent deal
By Phil Goldstein; Fierce Wireless ~ Oct 13, 2015

Affordability Key Factor For Newly Insured Who Drop Their Health Law Coverage
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 12, 2015

New Data Shows Large Insurer Losses On Obamacare Plans
From Brian Blase; Forbes ~ Oct 12, 2015

What's The Best Way To Structure Your Pension Or Annuity?
From Northwestern MutualVoice Team; Forbes ~ Oct 12, 2015

What's The Best Way To Structure Your Pension Or Annuity?
From Northwestern MutualVoice Team; Forbes ~ Oct 12, 2015

Is There a Less Painful Way to Fix Social Security?
By Eric Pianin; The Fiscal Times ~ Oct 12, 2015

NCR, Alcatel-Lucent partner on managed services
By Sue Marek; Fierce Telecom ~ Oct 12, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent & BT Begin Largest G.Fast Trial in England
By; NASDAQ ~ Oct 12, 2015

Did Obamacare Whiff on This Important Milestone?
By Sean Williams,TMF; Fox Business ~ Oct 11, 2015

As Obamacare And Value-Based Models Take Hold, Social Services Need A Boost
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Oct 11, 2015

Drugs Could Soon Come With a Money-Back Guarantee
By John Tozzi; Bloomberg ~ Oct 11, 2015

Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Oct 11, 2015

Medical Prices Higher In Areas Where Large Doctor Groups Dominate, Study Finds
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 09, 2015

400,000 Citizens To Lose Health Insurance -- Again -- Because of ObamaCare Co-Op Failures
By Grace-Marie Turner; Forbes ~ Oct 10, 2015

7 Tips For Protecting Your Investments Online
From Rob Berger; Forbes ~ Oct 10, 2015

Boehner: Obama Has Signed 10 House Bills ‘Dismantling’ Parts Of Obamacare
By Kerry Picket; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 09, 2015

56 Changes To ObamaCare: Two New Additions
From Grace-Marie Turner; Forbes ~ Oct 09, 2015

ObamaCare website will honor Do Not Track requests
By David McCabe; The Hill ~ Oct 09, 2015

Kentucky nonprofit health insurer to shut down
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 09, 2015

Untangling the Medicare Premium Mess -- And What It Means For You
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Oct 09, 2015

How the controversy over drug prices could take down Obama’s massive trade deal
By Carolyn Y. Johnson; The Washington Post ~ Oct 09, 2015

Senate confirms Reeder to head PBGC
By Nick Thornton; BenefitsPro ~ Oct 09, 2015

Reopening the Bank of Mom and Dad, to Help Adult Children
By Constance Gustke; The New York Times ~ Oct 09, 2015

Retirement Investors, Riding Out the Panic
By John F. Wasikoct; The New York Times ~ Oct 09, 2015

Pensions Timebomb Keeps Ticking in Year of Funding Challenges
By Neil King Jr.; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 09, 2015

Is ObamaCare Good For The Middle Class?
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Oct 08, 2015

Medicare Part B premiums to rise 52% for 7 million enrollees
By Robert Powell; USA TODAY ~ Oct 08, 2015

For Obamacare Shoppers, Only 2 Insurers to Pick From and a Blue Cross Shift
By Warren Vieth; Oklahoma Watch ~ Oct 08, 2015

Here's Why Obamacare Could Be the Key to the 2016 Election
By Beth Braverman; The Fiscal Times ~ Oct 08, 2015

Obama signs bill preventing healthcare cost increase
By Amy R. Connolly; United Press International ~ Oct 08, 2015

Why do people drop long-term care insurance?
By Alicia H. Munnell; MarketWatch ~ Oct 08, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE technology drives European Aviation Network launched by Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

Where a cholesterol test can cost you $14 or $1,070
By Tami Luhby ; CNN ~ Oct 07, 2015

Don't waste your savings on a boring retirement
By Walter Updegrave; CNN ~ Oct 07, 2015

Protect America’s seniors, not illegal aliens
By Dan Weber; The Hill ~ Oct 07, 2015

AlcaLu Execs Lose Out as Nokia Unveils New Top Team
By Iain Morris; Light Reading ~ Oct 07, 2015

Nokia Finalises New Structure Post Alcatel-Lucent Merger
TeleAnalysis – Oct 6, 2015

[Nokia Press Release] Nokia announces planned leadership and organizational structure for combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

Feds push forward with controversial health rule
By Sarah Ferris ; The Hill ~ Oct 06, 2015

2,000% Drug Price Surge Is a Side Effect of FDA Safety Program
By Robert Langreth & Cynthia Koons; Bloomberg ~ Oct 06, 2015

The Tax-Smart Way to Use Health Savings Accounts
By George Papadopoulos; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 06, 2015

Large pension fund files plan to cut retiree benefits under new law
By Michael A. Fletcher; The Washington Post ~ Oct 06, 2015

7 Tax Tricks For Homeowners
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Oct 06, 2015

The front line in the fight against fraud of elders
By Richard Cordray & Frank Keating; The Hill ~ Oct 06, 2015

Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in U.S. Congress
By Krista Hughes and Kevin Krolicki, Reuters – Oct 5, 2015

Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants
By Marilynn Marchione; The Associated Press ~ Oct 05, 2015

Complex patients more likely to switch from Medicare Advantage
By Andrew M. Seaman; Reuters ~ Oct 05, 2015

Is Repealing ‘Cadillac Tax’ A Terrible Idea? Many Health Care Economists Think So
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 05, 2015

Challenges for Medicare at 50
By Alice M. Rivlin & Paul Ginsburg; Brookings ~ Oct 05, 2015

Why Logos Are So Important To Fighting Fraud In Retirement
From Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Oct 05, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Drops Plans to Sell Submarine-Cable Division
By Stefan Nicola; Bloomberg ~ Oct 06, 2015

Patients Brace For Erroneous Bills In Shift To New ICD-10 Medical Codes
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Oct 01, 2015

Obamacare Has Given Doctors A 3% Pay Raise
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Oct 04, 2015

Obamacare: Not So Affordable After All?
From Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ Oct 04, 2015

Rift Over Drug Protections Complicates Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks
By William Mauldin, Wall Street Journal – Oct 1, 2015

How to draw down your retirement savings
By Kelley Holland, CNBC; USA TODAY ~ Oct 03, 2015

How can a retiree protect retirement savings against inflation?
By Richard Barrington; MoneyRates ~ Oct 02, 2015

Prudential Insurance to take over J.C. Penney pension
By Sruthi Ramakrishnan; Reuters ~ Oct 02, 2015

Again? Health care debate expands for 2016
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 02, 2015

When Is It Time To Sell An Investment?
From Mitch Tuchman; Forbes ~ Oct 02, 2015

Senate sends ObamaCare tweak to president's desk
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 01, 2015

Obamacare not spurring more early retirements yet despite predictions
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Oct 01, 2015

ObamaCare program paying insurers far less than requested
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 01, 2015

AARP Starts $40 Million Venture Fund for Technology for Seniors
By John Lauerman; Bloomberg ~ Oct 01, 2015

GAO Chief: Entitlement Errors Cost Taxpayers $124.7 Billion Last Year
By Kathryn Watson; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 01, 2015