Martha Lynn Craver

Martha Lynn Craver

Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter
New Overtime Rules Will Hit Businesses This Year
Business Costs & Regulation

New Overtime Rules Will Hit Businesses This Year

A change in salary threshold will make more workers eligible for extra pay.
August 26, 2016
Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2017?
retirement

Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2017?

Some Medicare beneficiaries could see rate increases of 22% next year.
July 17, 2016
Retiree Budget-Buster: Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2016
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insurance

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

Some Medicare beneficiaries could see their rates jump by more than 50%.
October 30, 2015
Are Big Changes Coming for Medicare, Social Security?
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Politics

Are Big Changes Coming for Medicare, Social Security?

Republicans will risk political pushback to put entitlement programs on the agenda during the presidential election.
July 1, 2015
What the Marriage Equality Decision Means for Social Security Benefits
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business

What the Marriage Equality Decision Means for Social Security Benefits

Retirees in these 13 states will prosper from the Supreme Court ruling.
June 27, 2015
3 Big Obamacare Changes That Employers Want – and One They’ll Actually Get
Politics

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.
June 9, 2014
What the Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling Means for Employers
Business Costs & Regulation

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.
June 27, 2013
Why the Map Matters in Determining Obamacare Costs
business

Why the Map Matters in Determining Obamacare Costs

Employers in some states will see more choices and lower bills when mandated medical coverage begins.
June 21, 2013
Employers: Get Ready for Health Care Changes Now
business

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.
June 21, 2013
Congress, Obama Ready to Change Medicare
spending

Congress, Obama Ready to Change Medicare

Entitlement reform, long resisted, will be part of the high-stakes fiscal cliff debate.
November 19, 2012
Can My Boss Tell Me How to Vote?
Politics

Can My Boss Tell Me How to Vote?

Citizens United changed some of the rules of politics at work, but not all.
November 2, 2012
Supreme Court Upholds Health Law; Now the Work Begins
spending

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.
June 29, 2012
Big Changes Ahead for Health Care
insurance

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.
April 5, 2012
Technologies That Will Rock Your World
Technology

Technologies That Will Rock Your World

For 88 years, subscribers have relied on The Kiplinger Letter for insights into emerging technologies that will change the way Americans live and do b…
December 19, 2011
Employers Taking the Heat on Immigration
Politics

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.
July 12, 2011
Obama Extends Helping Hand to Businesses
Business Costs & Regulation

Obama Extends Helping Hand to Businesses

As the 2012 election looms, the White House tries to mend fences by delaying government rules that might lead to layoffs and cut investment.
June 28, 2011
Congress Eyes Health Law Alternatives
spending

Congress Eyes Health Law Alternatives

Congress will need a Plan B if the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate.
February 1, 2011
Generics of Lipitor, Plavix Coming This Year
Employee Benefits

Generics of Lipitor, Plavix Coming This Year

Versions of those drugs will be cheaper, but overall Rx costs will rise.
January 20, 2011
Retaliation Claims Skyrocketing
Business Costs & Regulation

Retaliation Claims Skyrocketing

Bosses need to train managers frequently and have an effective process for investigating charges.
December 8, 2010
Employers Keep Shifting Health Costs
insurance

Employers Keep Shifting Health Costs

Affordability is a big concern among employers.
November 24, 2010
GOP Governors Won't Block Health Law
insurance

GOP Governors Won't Block Health Law

There are too many federal dollars at stake -- and too many wheels already in motion -- to reverse course completely.
November 19, 2010
Food Labels To Carry More Info
Politics

Food Labels To Carry More Info

The FDA won't be deterred from requring that food producers tell consumers more about what they are eating.
November 11, 2010
FDA Set to OK Genetically Altered Fish as Food
Business Costs & Regulation

FDA Set to OK Genetically Altered Fish as Food

Next up: Bacon and pork chops from genetically modified "Enviropigs."
October 27, 2010
Discrimination Claims Against Muslims Rising
Business Costs & Regulation

Discrimination Claims Against Muslims Rising

To avoid costly lawsuits, employers should adopt a zero tolerance policy.
October 21, 2010
Regulators Give Firms Grace Period for Health Law
Employee Benefits

Regulators Give Firms Grace Period for Health Law

The government will also clarify some key provisions in the law.
October 14, 2010
More Men Filing Sexual Harassment Charges
Business Costs & Regulation

More Men Filing Sexual Harassment Charges

It's no joke, and employers risk costly claims if they treat it as one.
September 30, 2010
Businesses Tackling End-of-Life Issues
Employee Benefits

Businesses Tackling End-of-Life Issues

Company initiatives dealing with terminal illness can ease employees’ minds and lower health costs.
September 10, 2010