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In this issue we talk about the transition from Alcatel-Lucent to Nokia and address many of the questions raised by our retirees regarding this transition.

The History Corner article features a look back at the Teletype Corporation, an important part of our shared Bell System heritage.


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RETIREE NEWS

Which Tax Documents Do I Need to Keep?
By Dan Caplinger; The Motley Fool ~ Jun 26, 2016

Keep Safe When Temperatures Soar
By Robert Preidt; HealthDay~ Jun 23, 2016

Candidates avoid Medicare, Social Security finance woes
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Jun 23, 2016

Health insurance mergers put consumers last
By John A. Quelch; The Hill ~ Jun 24, 2016

House Republicans call for postcard-simple tax returns
By Jeanne Sahadi; CNNMoney ~ Jun 24, 2016

Why You Should Be Worried About Social Security
By Todd Campbell; The Motley Fool ~ Jun 24, 2016

How Brexit could affect your wallet
By Jonnelle Marte; The Washington Post ~ Jun 24, 2016

Trustees: Tiny rise in Social Security benefits in 2017, Medicare fund running dry early
By Associated Press – Jun 23, 2016

White House slams GOP's ObamaCare replacement plan
By Jordan Fabian; The Hill ~ Jun 22, 2016

Obamacare's Dreaded 'Death Panels' Won't Be Triggered This Year
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Jun 22, 2016

Social Security trust fund will be empty in less than 20 years
By Jonnelle Marte; The Washington Post ~ Jun 22, 2016

The Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in U.S. History
By Matt Vasilogambros; The Atlantic ~ Jun 22, 2016

House Republicans unveil healthcare alternative to Obamacare
By Eric Beech & Richard Cowan; Reuters ~ Jun 22, 2016

Medicare trust fund running out of money fast
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Jun 22, 2016

Trustees: Tiny rise in Social Security benefits next year
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Jun 22, 2016

Fixing Social Security with the funhouse mirror
By Brenton Smith; The Hill ~ Jun 22, 2016

Warren, Daines offer retirement savings bill
By Naomi Jagoda; The Hill ~ Jun 21, 2016

Push to Impeach IRS Chief Koskinen Stirs Scholars’ Disagreement
By John Voskuhl; Bloomberg ~ Jun 22, 2016

Team Obama to use IRS data to pressure some Americans into Obamacare
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jun 21, 2016

HHS Targets Young Adults In 2017 Obamacare Enrollment Plan
By Phil Galewitz; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 21, 2016

Column: Senate Democrats turn up the heat on a Koch-'bankrolled' Social Security trustee candidate
By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angles Times – June 21, 2016

Opinion: Obama is gutting Medicare
By Betsy McCaughey; New York Post ~ Jun 21, 2016

For House Republican Health-Care Proposal, High Stakes on Tax Credits
By Chris Jacobs; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 20, 2016

Scope of practice: How can we expand access to care?
By POLITICO Staff; Politico ~ Jun 20, 2016

How a simple sandwich could be driving up drug prices
By Carolyn Y. Johnson; The Washington Post ~ Jun 20, 2016

US could spend $2.6 trillion less on health than original Obamacare estimates
By Dan Mangan; CNBC ~ Jun 20, 2016

Driven by Campaign Populism, Democrats Unite on Expanding Social Security
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Jun 18, 2016

The Secret Mindset For A Successful Retirement
From Robert Laura ; Forbes ~ Jun 16, 2016

Opinion: 51 things not to do if you want to be better off financially
By Jonathan Clements; MarketWatch ~ Jun 18, 2016

ObamaCare fight 'effectively over,' says Obama's top lawyer
By Peter Sullivan - 06/17/16 01:31 PM EDT

A Key Senate Committee Kills A Program That Advises Seniors on Medicare
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Jun 17, 2016

PBGC: Multiemployer program in dire straits; single-employer unit on upswing
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Jun 17, 2016

As Premium Spikes Loom, White House To Dole Out $22M For States To Keep Insurers In Check
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 16, 2016

Kaiser: Get ready to grab your wallets, ObamaCare subscribers!
By Ed Morrissey; Hot Air ~ Jun 16, 2016

Obama administration wants more scrutiny of ACA premium hikes
By Jack Craver; BenefitsPRO ~ Jun 16, 2016

Pulse Check: Why a Medicare drug fight is roiling Washington
By Dan Diamond; Politico ~ Jun 16, 2016

8 Ways to Get Help Paying (or Cutting) Medical Bills and Drug Costs
By Teresa Mears; US News & World Report ~ Jun 16, 2016


By Peter Sullivan ; The Hill ~ Jun 16, 2016

Portman presses HHS for answers on failed ObamaCare co-op

Spiraling drug costs prompt call for major Medicare changes
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 15, 2016

Feeling guilty about spending savings in retirement
By Walter Updegrave; CNNMoney ~ Jun 15, 2016

Nokia Plans To Buy Remaining Alcatel-Lucent Stake
By Daniel Fuller; Android Headlines ~ Jun 16, 2016

Advisory Panel Targets Rising Medicare Drug Costs In Its Latest Report To Congress
By Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 15, 2016

Report: New evidence of rising 'Obamacare' premiums
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 15, 2016

Backlog in Medicare Claims Appeals Growing Worse
By Ken Terry; Medscape ~ Jun 15, 2016

GOP Clears Hurdle In Process TO Oust IRS Commissioner
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 15, 2016

Coffee struck from list of possible cancer-causing agents
By Maria Cheng; The Associated Press ~ Jun 15, 2016

Senators Introduce Bill Aimed at Getting Generic Drugs to Market
By REUTERS; The New York Times ~ Jun 14, 2016

Nokia Unveils Broad Platform for IoT
By Jeffrey Burt; eWeek ~ Jun 14, 2016

ObamaCare: 25% Average Premium Hike Sought In 30 States
By Jed Graham; Investor’s Business Daily ~ Jun 13, 2016

Study: Repealing ObamaCare would increase uninsured by 24M
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Jun 13, 2016

What Just Happened to This Key Social Security Strategy?
By Dan Caplinger; The Motley Fool ~ Jun 13, 2016

How Senior Living Providers Can Crash the Health Care Party
By Tim Mullaney; Senior Housing News ~ Jun 13, 2016

Nokia today announced EUR 1.36 billion frame agreement with telecom network operator China Mobile.
Telecomlead ~ Jun 13, 2016

Proposed premium hikes rattle consumers paying their own way
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Jun 12, 2016

Democrats hope Social Security plans will win over voters
By Naomi Jagoda; The Hill ~ Jun 12, 2016

Alaska scrambles to prevent Obamacare collapse
By Rachana Pradhan; Politico ~ Jun 11, 2016

Drug companies continue to raise prices despite public backlash
By Beth Mole; Ars Technica ~ Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016 1:39pm EDT

GOP surprises with push for smaller ObamaCare changes
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Jun 10, 2016

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Older Adults Is Harder to Detect
By Constance Gustke; The New York Times ~ Jun 10, 2016

GOP slams Obama administration response on Medicare proposal
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Jun 10, 2016

Obamacare Isn't Stopping Doctors' Incomes From Soaring
By Shawn Tully; Fortune ~ Jun 10, 2016

Health insurers seeking huge increases for ACA-compliant policies
By Matt Olberding; Lincoln Journal Star ~ Jun 10, 2016

Fight over U.S. retirement investment advice rule moves to courts
By Lisa Lambert; Reuters ~ Jun 10, 2016

76 million Americans are struggling financially or just getting by
By Tami Luhby; CNNMoney ~ Jun 10, 2016

Drug companies play offense to justify high price tags
By Beth Kutscher; Crain’s Chicago Business ~ Jun 09, 2016

HHS Unveils Rules To Limit Short-Term Health Policies, Strengthen Marketplaces
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 09, 2016

High Earners Are Going to Hate These Retirement Proposals
By Suzanne Woolley; Bloomberg ~ Jun 09, 2016

Column: Push to expand Social Security gains momentum
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Jun 09, 2016

Obamacare Exchange Left Customer Info Vulnerable To ‘Exploitation’
By Kathryn Watson; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 08, 2016

To lower high drug prices, bust monopolies and monitor price increases
From Jonathan Gavras; Orlando Sentinel ~ Jun 08, 2016

New Rules on Retirement Advice Challenged in Another Lawsuit
By Leslie Scism; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 08, 2016

HHS Announces Plans To Curtail Consumers’ Use Of Short-Term Insurance Policies
By Jordan Rau; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 08, 2016

Goldman Sachs: Obamacare Is Leading To A Rise In Involuntary Part-Time Jobs
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 08, 2016

Obama vetoes attempt to undo retirement savings rule
By Gregory Korte; USA TODAY ~ Jun 08, 2016

IRS computer hack was worse than agency admitted
By Stephen Dinan; The Washington Times ~ Jun 08, 2016

How to do a background check on financial advisers
The Associated Press ~ Jun 07, 2016

No retirement income plan satisfies all retirees' goals, paper says
By Marlene Y. Satter: BenefitsPRO ~ Jun 07, 2016

States Step Up Efforts on Drug Pricing Initiatives
By Carrie A. Roll; The National Law Review ~ Jun 06, 2016

Nonprofit’s Flawed Drug Pricing Calculations Could Mean Major Issues For Seniors
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 06, 2016

Rising Drug Costs Attract Seniors to Illegal Online Pharmacies
By “Staff Editor”; HealthNewsDigest ~ Jun 06, 2016

UnitedHealth to compete in just three ACA exchanges in 2017
By Caroline Wall; FierceHealthPayer ~ Jun 06, 2016

Retirees face investing dilemma of longevity, sequence risks
By Gardner Sherrill; Bradenton Herald ~ Jun 06, 2016

Retirees face investing dilemma of longevity, sequence risks
By Gardner Sherrill; Bradenton Herald ~ Jun 06, 2016

The Dueling Myths of Social Security
By Brenton Smith, FedSmith.Com – June 6, 2016

AT&T Expands 5G Testing With Nokia
By Stephanie Mlot; PCmag ~ Jun 06, 2016

3 ETFs to Keep You Invested After Retirement
By Jason Hall; The Motley Fool ~ Jun 05, 2016

Missing Pensions Costly to Retirees
By Eleanor Laise, From Kiplinger's Retirement Report, June 2016

Insurer sues feds over shortfall in ObamaCare payments
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Jun 03, 2016

Money Tips: Social Security isn’t just about retirement
From Moneytips.com; WRIC ~ Jun 03, 2016

Obamacare Is Draining Medicare Advantage Of Funding, Study Finds
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 02, 2016

Study: Most insurers not looking to exit ObamaCare
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Jun 02, 2016

Will the Obamacare marketplace stabilize and if so will anyone be able to afford it?
By John Sexton; Hot Air ~ Jun 01, 2016

UnitedHealth Is Ditching Obamacare's California Market
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Jun 01, 2016

Obama Proposes Expanding Social Security Benefits for Elderly
By Sahil Kapur; Bloomberg ~ Jun 01, 2016

Poll: A third of people have done no long-term care planning
By Alejandra Cancino; The Associated Press ~ Jun 01, 2016

Insurance rates going up: New concerns for Obamacare
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 01, 2016

House Republicans Voice Frustration Over HHS’ Response To Health Law Subpoenas
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 01, 2016

Backdoor Bailouts For The Health Insurance Industry?
By Nathan Nascimento; Investor’s Business Daily ~ May 31, 2016

Administration evades questions about illegal Obamacare funding, Republicans say
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ May 31, 2016

Ex-IRS Official Airs Doubts About Funding Issue At Heart Of GOP O'Care Lawsuit
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ May 31, 2016

Obama Retirement-Savings Rule Faces Industry-Led Court Battle
By Andrew Ackerman & Leslie Scism; The Wall Street Journal ~ May 31, 2016

Five Critical Retirement Moves All Women Should Make Now
From Elizabeth Harris; Forbes ~ May 30, 2016

New Retirement Advice Standard... Helping or Hurting Investors?
From Duncan Rolph; Forbes ~ May 29, 2016

There's only one way to battle inflation in retirement
By Peter Dunn, USA Today – May 28, 2016

Healthcare costs nosedive when smokers quit
By Ronnie Cohen; Reuters ~ May 27, 2016

The Best Way to Help a Grandchild With College
By John F. Wasik; The New York Times ~ May 27, 2016

Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months
The Associated Press ~ May 27, 2016

Four Tax-Efficient Strategies In Retirement
From Fidelity Voice; Forbes ~ May 27, 2016

Nokia's Alcatel-Lucent acquisition advances re-entry into optical market, says research firm
By Ben Munson; FierceTelecom ~ May 27, 2016

Americans' retirement readiness is getting better
By Kelley Holland; CNBC ~ May 27, 2016

Ohio ObamaCare co-op shutting down due to finances
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ May 26, 2016

Medicare’s Drug-Pricing Experiment Stirs Opposition
By Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ May 25, 2016

IRS doubted legality of ObamaCare payments, former official says
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ May 25, 2016

Opinion: Universal Pensions: A progressive alternative to retirement savings
By Michelle Di Ionno; The Hill ~ May 25, 2016

Will You Ever Understand Your Medical Bill?
From John Graham; Forbes ~ May 25, 2016

Bill Popular With Hospital Groups Advanced by Key House Committee
By Caitlin Owens, Morning Consult – May 24, 2016

Will the Rising Cost of Living Threaten Your Retirement?
By Chris Metinko; Main St ~ May 25, 2016

6 ways to have a happy retirement
By Robert Powell; USA TODAY ~ May 25, 2016

Most American households doing better financially
By Martin Crutsinger; The Associated Press ~ May 25, 2016

Republicans Are Breaking Obamacare So They Can Declare It Broken
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ May 24, 2016

Senate rejects new U.S. retirement rule; Obama ready to veto
By Lisa Lambert; Reuters ~ May 24, 2016

Nokia could cut 10,000-15,000 jobs worldwide: union
By Jussi Rosendahl; Reuters ~ May 24, 2016

Supreme Court sends Verizon annuity buyout lawsuit back to appeals court
By Hazel Bradford, Pensions&Investments – May 23, 2016

BREAKTHROUGH DRUG PRICES ARE BLOWING INSURERS’ BUDGETS, BUT SOME SAY THE DRUGS ARE WORTH IT
By Sara Hansard; Bloomberg ~ May 23, 2016

GOP duo unveils healthcare bill maintaining parts of ObamaCare
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ May 23, 2016

More DB Plan Sponsors Likely to Take Risk Transfer Action
By Rebecca Moore; Plansponsor ~ May 23, 2016

U.S. Senate poised to vote to repeal new retirement advice rule
By Lisa Lambert & Richard Cowan; Reuters ~ May 23, 2016

Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled 'death panels'
By Matt Sedensky; The Associated Press ~ May 22, 2016

Surprise! These 3 Insurers Plan to Expand Their Obamacare Coverage in 2017
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ May 21, 2016

Medicare returning to an old-fashioned idea: house calls
By Susan Jaffe, KHS; USA TODAY ~ May 21, 2016

Get Ready to Kiss a Majority of Your Social Security Benefits Goodbye
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ May 21, 2016

Political choices made to goose Obamacare are now wrecking it
By Scott Gottlieb; AEI ~ May 20, 2016

Poll Finds Concerns Growing Among Obamacare Enrollees About Premium, Deductible Costs
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 20, 2016

How Big Pharma Uses Charity Programs to Cover for Drug Price Hikes
By Benjamin Elgin & Robert Langreth; Bloomberg ~ May 19, 2016

SEC plans to propose fiduciary rule next April
By Mark Schoeff Jr; Pensions & Investments ~ May 19, 2016

Is The U.S. Ready For Value-Based Drug Pricing?
From “Knowledge Wharton” ; ValueWalk ~ May 19, 2016

GOP lawmakers unveil ObamaCare replacement bill
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ May 19, 2016

Testimony: Social Security Still Putting Millions Of Identities At Risk, Despite $300 Million Investment
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ May 19, 2016

SEC plans to propose fiduciary rule next April
By Mark Schoeff Jr; Pensions & Investments ~ May 19, 2016

What happens when fiduciaries shirk obligations, file for bankruptcy?
By Marlene Y. Satter; BenefitsPRO ~ May 18, 2016

Committee Calls For Immediate Resignation Of IRS Chief
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ May 18, 2016

Nokia Is Plotting A Big Comeback to the Phone Business
By Klint Finley: WIRED ~ May 18, 2016

Is Your Surgery Double-Booked?
What you should get clear about your surgeon’s schedule before you go under the knife.

By Michael O. Schroeder; US News & World Report ~ May 17, 2016

Rural hospitals often safer, cheaper for common surgeries: Study
From HealthDay News; United Press International ~ May 17, 2016

Rating hospitals by the stars: The feds’ latest plan to measure quality is the most controversial
By Jordan Rau; The Washington Post ~ May 17, 2016

Aetna exits state exchanges but not off-exchange market
By Dan Cook; BenefitsPRO ~ May 17, 2016

No, The Public Doesn’t Suddenly Support Socialized Medicine
By John Merline; Kaiser Health News ~ May 17, 2016

Almost half of heart attacks are silent; they're still risky
By Lindsey Tanner; The Associated Press ~ May 17, 2016

Nokia gets 10Gbps symmetrical speeds off HFC in lab test
By Chris Duckett; ZDNet ~ May 17, 2016

How Not To Fix Social Security
By Brenton Smith, Forbes – May 16, 2016

New Fiduciary Rule for Retirement Plans
By Debra Lee Mackey; JDSUPRA Business Advisor ~ May 16, 2016

Why Some Obamacare Insurers Are Making Money, But Many Are Losing Big
By Jonathan Cohn; HuffPost Politics ~ May 16, 2016

JOHN BARRASSO: Obamacare shares blame for high drug prices
By John Barrasso; The Washington Times ~ May 16, 2016

Insurers’ Losses Nearly Double In Second Year Of Health Law, Due Largely To Medical Costs
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 16, 2016

Retirement planning: How living by six R’s can cure cracks in the nest egg
By Mike Mahoney; Columbus CEO ~ May 16, 2016

Obamacare's 2017 Insurer Rate Requests Are Starting to Stream in, and the Figures Are Scary
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ May 15, 2016

Obama under mounting pressure to stem drug costs
By Bill Hambrecht; San Antonio Express-News ~ May 15, 2016

Sorry, We Don’t Take Obamacare
By Elisabeth Rosenthal; The New York Times ~ May 14, 2016

More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly
By Amy Norton; US News & World Report ~ May 14, 2016

New hope for GOP after early win in ObamaCare lawsuit
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ May 14, 2016

Vermont to require drug makers to explain price increases
By Dave Gram; The Associated Press ~ May 14, 2016

Nokia seeks STA to test phones on drones at Kansas City Speedway
By Monica Alleven; FierceWireless Tech ~ May 13, 2016

New ObamaCare Shock: $7,050 Silver-Plan Deductible
By Jed Graham; Investor’s Business Daily ~ May 13, 2016

Hospitals Are Biggest Losers in Latest Legal Attack on Obamacare
By John Lauerman; Bloomberg ~ May 13, 2016

House GOP Mulling Medicare Age Changes and Taxation on Premiums
By Mary Ellen McIntire and Caitlin Owens, Morning Consult - May 12, 2016

House to hold IRS ‘impeachment’ hearing for Koskinen over Lerner emails
By Stephen Dinan; The Washington Times ~ May 13, 2016

COLUMN-Threatened U.S. pensions safe for now - but what comes next?
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ May 12, 2016

Gov’t Agency Has No Clue How Much It Wastes On Welfare Overpayments
By Kathryn Watson; The Daily Caller ~ May 12, 2016

White House Predicts Republicans Will Lose New Challenge to Healthcare Law
By Tim Gardner, RNS; The New York Times ~ May 12, 2016

How Congress Mysteriously Became a ‘Small Business’ to Qualify for Obamacare Subsides
By Robert E. Moffit; Cybercast News Service ~ May 12, 2016

Judge rules for House Republicans in ObamaCare lawsuit
From “Federal Courts”; Fox News ~ May 12, 2016

Your Retirement Savings Might Not Go as Far
By Margaret Collins & Rich Miller; Bloomberg ~ May 12, 2016

Nokia Disappoints Investors as Alcatel Deal Adds to Costs
By Adam Ewing; Bloomberg ~ May 10, 2016

Obama Health Care Regulators Are In A Last-Minute Frenzy To Do More Damage
Editorials: Investor’s Business Daily ~ May 11, 2016

Another Major Insurer Is Tying Drug Prices to Health Outcomes
By Sy Mukherjee ; Fortune ~ May 11, 2016

Column: Your vanishing health coverage: Employers are cutting retiree health benefits at a rapid rate
By Michael Hiltzik; Los Angeles Times ~ May 11, 2016

Top health official misled Congress on Obamacare exchange spending, House panel says
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ May 10, 2016

GOP chairman sees funding deal soon on medical cures bill
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ May 11, 2016

Study: Costs for most long-term care keep climbing
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ May 10, 2016

The Social Security horror stories just keep piling up
By Philip Moeller; CNBC ~ May 10, 2016

Inside Obama's New Healthcare Challenge: A Medical Bill You Can Understand
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ May 09, 2016

A good prognosis for the Affordable Care Act as UnitedHealth says goodbye
By Editorial Board; The Washington Post ~ May 08, 2016

Who Will Take On The Brunt Of Rising Health Insurance Prices?
From Robert Harrow; Forbes ~ May 09, 2016

Feds to showcase health insurer ‘success stories’
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ May 09, 2016

Opinion: How the U.S. can lower out-of-control health-insurance premiums
By Tony Colarossi; MarketWatch ~ May 09, 2016

Medicare Out-of-Pocket Costs You Should Expect to Pay
By Emily Brandon; US News & World Report ~ May 09, 2016

6 Years Later, Obamacare's Biggest Flaw Still Hasn't Been Resolved
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ May 08, 2016

It's time for action on Social Security disability insurance
By Jim McCrery & Earl Pomeroy; The Hill ~ May 06, 2016

Fears Over Taxpayer Confusion Mount After It's Revealed IRS Might Be Calling You After All
By Kelly Phillips Erb ; Forbes ~ May 07, 2016

New ACA concern: Insurers may drop bronze plans
By Leslie Small; FierceHealthPayer ~ May 05, 2016

The Disappointing Jobs Report Is Even Worse Than You Think
By Chris Matthews; Fortune ~ May 06, 2016

Doctors call for single-payer healthcare to improve on Obamacare
By Stephen Feller; United Press International ~ May 06, 2016

Treasury rejects plan to cut pension benefits for some retirees
By Jonnelle Marte; The Washington Post ~ May 06, 2016

Administration tightens ObamaCare sign-up rules
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ May 06, 2016

Obama calls for Congress to combat tax evasion and money laundering
By Naomi Jagoda & Jordan Fabian; The Hill ~ May 06, 2016

Relocating in retirement? Here’s a valuable resource
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ May 06, 2016

Calling Real Leaders
By Mortimer B. Zuckerman; US News & World Report ~ May 06, 2016

Here's How Much Long-Term Health Care Actually Costs
By Jason Notte; Main St ~ May 05, 2016

​Insurers planning big Obamacare price hikes next year
By Aimee Picchi; CBS News ~ May 05, 2016

Lawmakers Criticize Medicare Plan for Costly Drugs
By Stephanie Armour; The Wall Street Journal ~ May 05, 2016

Lawmakers demand IRS explain how it found $$ for hundreds of new agents
By Jennifer G. Hickey; Fox News ~ May 05, 2016

It's the Little Things that Kill Your Retirement Savings
From PMD Staff; Money Digest ~ May 05, 2016

Health Insurers Shift More Costs To Taxpayers In Obamacare Exchanges
From John Graham; Forbes ~ May 04, 2016

Obama Admin Plans End Run Around Congress with Obamacare Bailout Scheme
By Phil Kerpen; Cybercast News Service ~ May 03, 2016

Change is in the works for Humana ACA exchange participation
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ May 04, 2016

GOP subpoenas ObamaCare documents
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ May 04, 2016

Obama official willing to change controversial Medicare proposal
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ May 04, 2016

Americans worry about climbing health costs
By Jack Craver; BenefitsPRO ~ May 04, 2016

Researchers Call For Better Tracking Of Medical Errors As They Climb To No. 3 Cause Of Deaths
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 04, 2016

Is Digital Health Finally About to Turn All That Hype Into Results?
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ May 04, 2016

Study Finds Employers Are Hiring More Freelancers To Avoid Obamacare
By Juliegrace Brufke, Daily Caller – May 3, 2016

More Democrats Take Unfavorable View of Obamacare
By Ali Meyer, Washington Free Beacon – May 3, 2016

Obamacare customers overpaid $8M by IRS
By Tom Howell, Jr. Washington Times – May 3, 2016

Average American household approaching retirement has this much saved up
Austin Smith, Motley Fool in USA Today – May 3, 2016

MetLife hit with $25 million penalty for misleading retirement clients
By Adam Shell, USA Today – May 3, 2016

Dem senators: Slash executive pay at pension plans seeking benefit cuts
By Peter Schroeder, The Hill – May 3, 2016

Even in retirement men and women are different
By Rodney Brooks, Washington Post – May 2, 2016

Medicare’s Drug Payment Proposal Puts Patients First
By Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. and Maura Calsyn, Huffington Post – May 2, 2016

Medicare Pays Bonuses To 231 Hospitals With Lower Quality Because Of Cheaper Costs
By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News – May 2, 2016

Raising Medicare eligibility age would spike overall health spending
By Shannon Muchmore and Harris Meyer, Modern Healthcare – May 2, 2016

Opinion: How to give people on Social Security a fairer shake
By Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Chicago Sun Times May 2, 2016

Don't blame income equality for the fall of Social Security
By Brenton Smith, The Hill – May 2, 2016

She Oversaw Obamacare's Implementation. Now She Has a Chilling Forecast Regarding Its Future.
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ May 01, 2016

As UnitedHealth Bails On Obamacare, Rivals Look To Expand
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ May 01, 2016

Seniors face more foreclosures as reverse mortgages bite back
By Jenifer McKim & Koby Levin; Weymouth News ~ May 01, 2016

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. 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