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Martha Lynn Craver

Associate Editor
The Kiplinger Letter

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Washington Matters
August 2016

New Overtime Rules Will Hit Businesses This Year

A change in salary threshold will make more workers eligible for extra pay.

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Medicare
July 2016

Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2017?

Some Medicare beneficiaries could see rate increases of 22% next year.

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Medicare
August 2015

Retiree Budget-Buster: Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2016

Some Medicare beneficiaries could see their rates jump by more than 50%.

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Washington Matters
June 2015

What the Marriage Equality Decision Means for Social Security Benefits

Retirees in these 13 states will prosper from the Supreme Court ruling.

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Washington Matters
June 2015

Health Coverage to Expand in Wake of Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling

The mandate to provide adequate health insurance will soon include firms with 50 or more full-time employees. The Court’s ruling will also hasten the expansion of Medicaid.

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Washington Matters
July 2015

Are Big Changes Coming for Medicare, Social Security?

Republicans will risk political pushback to put entitlement programs on the agenda during the presidential election.

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Washington Matters
June 2014

3 Big Obamacare Changes That Employers Want – and One They’ll Actually Get

After looking at the downside risks, most companies will continue to offer their workers coverage.

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Washington Matters
June 2013

What the Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling Means for Employers

In states that allow same-sex marriage, businesses should prepare for sweeping changes to benefits administration.

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Washington Matters
June 2013

Why the Map Matters in Determining Obamacare Costs

Employers in some states will see more choices and lower bills when mandated medical coverage begins.

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Washington Matters
June 2013

Employers: Get Ready for Health Care Changes Now

Major health care changes start January 1, when most people are required to have coverage or pay a penalty for ignoring the federal mandate.

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Washington Matters
November 2012

Congress, Obama Ready to Change Medicare

Entitlement reform, long resisted, will be part of the high-stakes fiscal cliff debate.

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QUIZ
November 2012

Can My Boss Do That?

Employment law can be a tricky field to navigate, but for anyone with a job -- or looking for one -- it's critical to know your rights. Can you tell the difference between fact and water-cooler fictio...

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Politics
November 2012

Can My Boss Tell Me How to Vote?

Citizens United changed some of the rules of politics at work, but not all.

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Washington Matters
June 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Law; Now the Work Begins

As businesses and consumers prepare for new insurance rules, Republicans in Congress will try to overturn the health care law.

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HEALTH INSURANCE
April 2012

Big Changes Ahead for Health Care

No matter how the Supreme Court handles President Obama's reform law, the approach to medical insurance will be remade.

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FORECASTS
December 2011

Washington Matters
July 2011

Employers Taking the Heat on Immigration

The feds are stepping up audits and fines while states are imposing even harsher penalties on employers who hire illegal immigrants.

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