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Posts made in October, 2016

Weekly Economic Update, October 17, 2016

on Oct 18, 2016 in Announcements: Financial Planning, General Parrott Insurance News

RETAIL SALES JUMP 0.6% This September gain was impressive – minus auto sales, the advance was still 0.5%. In August, both headline and core retail sales fell 0.2%. While consumers bought more last month, they were less confident earlier this month – the University of Michigan’s initial October consumer sentiment index fell 3.3 points to 87.9.1 INTEREST RATES MAY...

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Weekly Economic Update, October 10, 2016

on Oct 11, 2016 in General Parrott Insurance News

HIRING PICKED UP IN THE THIRD QUARTER Employers added 156,000 net new jobs to their payrolls in September, the Department of Labor stated Friday. The August gain was revised up to 167,000, so monthly job growth averaged 192,000 in Q3, improved from 146,000 in Q2. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.0% in September; the U-6 underemployment rate remained at 9.7%....

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Medicare Part D Disclosure to Individuals Due by October 14 for BCBSNC Customers

on Oct 7, 2016 in Announcements: Employer Group

Part D Creditable Coverage Notices – Important October Deadline Employer Groups Must Send to Their Plan Participants by October 15, 2016 You must immediately share the letter below with all of your employer groups. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) requires groups that currently provide prescription drug coverage to...

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