Zilch. Nada. Diddly squat. Take your pick of words that best describe the Social Security inflation adjustment announced this week, but it all adds up to this: another year of flat benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2017 - a bit more than the zero increase in 2016.
Update: CMS suspended acceptance of new seamless conversion applications on October 21st, and said it will be reviewing its application procedures. CMS also released data on Medicare Advantage plans currently approved for seamless conversion. Most are managed care Medicaid plans that are doing seamless enrollment into Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs).
Zilch. Nada. Diddly squat.Take your pick of words that best describe the Social Security inflation adjustment announced this week, but it all adds up to this: another year of flat benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2017 - a...
CHICAGO (The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) Zilch. Nada. Diddly squat. Take your pick of words that best describe the Social Security inflation adjustment announced this week, but it all adds up to this: another year of flat benefits. The U.S.
Under Armour has taken another giant leap forward in its efforts to become the largest sportswear apparel manufacturer in the world. It may still have a ways to go to topple Nike, but UA's new deal to outfit Major League Baseball's players out on the field will surely help the Baltimore-based company's cause.
CHICAGO Medicare will cost you more in 2017 - all the more reason to scrutinize your coverage as the annual open enrollment gets under way this weekend. Open enrollment - which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 - is the time of year when Medicare enrollees can switch their Part D prescription drug coverage.
It has been 11 years since French multinational luxury goods conglomerate LVMH established Moët Hennessey USA to sell and market its luxury wines and spirits in the US. For the namesake Champagne, Moët & Chandon, it has proven to be a very smart move.
Charley Ellis has been preaching about the benefits of passive investing for a long time. In 1975, he wrote the now-classic article "The Loser's Game," which challenged the traditional wisdom about the investment business-that professional money managers can beat the market. "That premise appears to be false," he wrote.
Pedigree has spent the last year and a half highlighting just how special man's best friend can be. In a series of short films as part of its "Feed the Good" campaign, the brand, with the help of BBD, is showing off how much dogs can mean to people, particularly those in need.
Abbey Road has seen its share of musical history. It was the home of pretty much the entire Beatles recording sessions while also being the place where Pink Floyd created Dark Side of the Moon, Oasis made its Be Here Now and Lady Gaga recorded Born This Way.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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