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THE.SALINA JOURNAL Money FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1996 CB T MEDICARE Cost of Medigap policies skyrocket Report: Many elderly may have to cancel supplemental policies By The Associated Press IfWASHINGTON — The price of insurance covering health care costs that Medicare won't pay has skyrocketed in the last year, with increases commonly ranging from 20 percent to 40 percent, a consumer group said Thursday. I As a result, the report contended, many elderly people may have to cancel their supplemental Medi- gap policies at a time of possible c]utb.kcks in Medicare coverage. I "The sharp increases in Medi- giap .'insurance premiums are a threatening prospect for many .Americans," said Families USA executive director Ron Pollack. "\Vhen premiums increase 20, 30 akd 40 percent in one year, many ojf our nation's elderly are going to be squeezed out of the Medigap market." About three-quarters of senior citizens have a Medigap policy to cover items that Medicare does not, such as deductibles or prescription drugs. Families USA — a liberal advocacy group on health care issues — analyzed premium increases between 1995 and 1996 for Medigap in 35 states for Prudential and Blue Cross Blue Shield, the two companies that underwrite more than 50 percent of the $12 billion Medigap market. Prudential's program cooperates with the 30-million member American Association of Retired People, and has the largest Medi- gap sales. Its premiums in the states surveyed increased by an average of 23 percent, or nine times faster than Social Security benefits rose. In California, with 10 percent of the nation's elderly population, the annual premium for Prudential's basic plan rose 37 percent to $774 in 1996, up from $552 in 1995. But its most popular plan, with more benefits, increased premiums in California by 39 percent to $1,614, up from $1,161. With the average Social Security benefit for a single person totaling $724, the new premium costs more than two months of Social Security checks. Elsewhere, Prudential's increases ranged from 40 percent in Hawaii to 26 percent in South Carolina. Premiums for Blue Cross-Blue Shield increased less than Prudential's, but still outpaced Medicare inflation or Social Security cost-of- living adjustments in many states. The report's purpose was not "to criticize Prudential or AARP or Blue Cross-Blue Shield," Pollack said. "But (the companies) are the two largest and cover 50 percent of the market, so it gives you an idea of what senior citizens are confronting." Prudential and AARP spokesmen said the report was accurate but noted that its premiums did not increase in 1995, and that it gave some refunds or credits in 1994. Ted Bobrow of AARP noted that Prudential's plan, unlike other policies, charges everyone the same rate regardless of age and health status. Other companies such as Mutual of Omaha, Bankers Life and Pioneer Life start out with lower rates than Prudential at age 65, but increase rates substantially at ages 75 and 80, the survey found. Congress has grappled with proposals to double Medicare premiums or make other changes because of federal budget constraints and worries about Medicare's financial future. The issue is expected to resurface. "With Medigap premiums rising so fast, and if Medicare premiums rise, seniors will be forced to make some tough decisions regarding whether they can afford to pay for the basic health care services they need," Pollack said. 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REVISED VOLUME NYSE AFTER-HOURS VOLUME NYSE CONSOLIDATED VOLUME • TOTAL CONSOLIDATED ISSUES TRADED ISSUES HIGHER IN PRICE ISSUES LOWER IN PRICE •ISSUES UNCHANGED 415,034,300 3,935,700 502,106,160 3,254 1,118 1,236 900 10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE OVER-THE-COUNTER Name EDS AT&Ts Lucentn NwbNks AMP MIcmT FordM ProctQm Volume Last Chg. 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D • D • GlenFed .08 13 7691 8H -% GlobM 28 3521 13%—1% Goodyear .6418 3864 33% +% Grace n .8811 2739 59%—% GrdCasn s .8014 8191 42 —1% GtLkCh .1254 3085 37% —Vi GreenTrF .20 53 4404 69% — % GCAutrey 1.46 18 3677 32'/i — 'A GTelevsa 2564 20% +tt Gucci 14148 30Vi — % Guldant .16113 1340 32 -% GHCdag .4427 8861 65% — Vt Gulfstrm n -.40 4048 39%+ 1 .2030 4498 32% — n HFS s .76 4072 30% Halbtn 3.010 6266 78% +% Hansons .9617 2530 33%—1 Harnlsh .8823 4895 31% — 'A HarrahE 2.281513939 93 Y. —% Hlthsrc s 2.12115 5245 47% Hllhsth 1.00 3551 5B'/i—1% Heinz 3103 21 Vt +% Herculs • E • E • HrtgMda s 2016032 28% -'A Hershey s 1.619 9399 7651—1Vi HewlPk s 1.011 9772 19V4 —VI HILo .6410 695 30% Hilton s .606497814 48 —% Hollinger 1.9620 2595 89% -% 1.2818 106 18% —% HmeDep Hmslke Honywel Horsh HostMar Houlnd s HuanPw .9011910004 44 'A Vt .1228 3983 24'/< Vt 33 2574 41 Vi 'A .20 6476 21% % 5815 951 % 1.617 3576 27% % Humana .3326 3330 29 n — n .20 12 3561 23% —% IBP s 1.74116 2854 25% +% IMC Glo s .0897 434 25% —% ITT Cp n 3.1616 8518 87%—1% ITT Hrt n • F • F - 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N • N • Reebok .24 9 3339 34 — % Repsol .40 8 3069 8%—1% RNY pID .62 2756 37VI + 1 ReyMII 1.513 2497 42% —Vt RhnPI 16 4380 12%—1% RPR 3335 18% —% Rockwl 2.64112 6114 90% + Vi Rollins 1.40 9 3451 21% +% Rowan 44381 31 —2% RoylD .56 19 4728 29% —% Rubrmd .4676 3931 46% —% Ryder .09e 18 3882 22% —% 10 3591 8Vi SBC Com .303014514 62Vi + t% SabreGrn .1641 4471 43Vi Saleway s 64 8326 18% + % Salomn .63e 4111 46% +% SaraLee .2825 4406 15% SchrPI 2.2417 7175 92%—1% Schlmb 1.00 5 3400 95i + Vi Schwab .5229 3762 62%—1% SclAtl 1.0814 2464 42% —% Seagate 2.36 16 9064 43% — % Seagram - 0 - 0 - SeagullE 13 8796 28 — % Sears 21 4344 15 SvceCps 1.0 18 6658 24% — % SvcMer 32 2953 18% — ii Shaw 28 3884 21 —% SllcnGph 25 8905 125i -% 1.2549 2376 18% +% .28 15 3382 23 + % 10 4836 16%—1 16 6678 27% +% 26 7083 15% + 1Vi 10 6816 15Vt —Vi USXUSS .p.p. Unicom 1.74 10 2748 24% —% UnlNV 1.48112 3941 35% —% UCarb 1.2814 2430 565i —% UnPac s 1.20m 12 10867 23% +% 1.26 14 3406 34% —% 1.0813 5039 20% +% .4922 5022 26% —% .9617 2902 38V4 ,, .„ . 6948 8% —Vi UtdCosF 2.08 16 4538 52% + % UHlthCr .21 24 4660 35% —% UsalrG .463433892 29% US Filter s 1.229 8972 82Vi —% 1.083918987 37% +% 2.00 8 6971 63 —% 4.80(1217711 91%—1% 3.50 9000 ,99e 9708 35%+2% 1.2816 4562 42Vi .9224 5012 65% —% 1.3814 2841 54% — 'A .1017 3097 30 -% .30 6568 24 % +% .6026 2744 41% —% 1.2816 4016 42% +% 1.44 4362 72% — Vt 10 6656 75i —% .382814283 45%—2Vi 1.82236302 94 —2% 1.011 2524 45% —% WalMart . 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I - spit or slock Initn mm >ivl -2 dividend ol 25 perant or more niDi the pajl 25 neeks. n« 53M9 14% % t-paidlnslocapasl12iTX»ilr«plusst(x*drvidend. •° 6 "339 14% -A vi.ca^myir, bankruptcy or receivership or being 3I)3 S, ! ;:?! S reorganized under the hankruplcy act orsecurties as- .60 3455 36% -% „& ty jud, companies. »d- when distributed, wl 16 5242 21% +% -whenIssued, m wilhwarrants, xw- witail*ar• .9218 8177 4954 +% rants, z- IrKfcalsi single share totals rather than .2428 4364 28% +% hundreds. > means Dial anyone buying Ms "ex-dM- • 13 4082 5% oerxf stock on thedsy in question will no! receive the 302811880 1154 +% mostrecent dividend. y.Mcates single stare totals 9812122 19%—% toex-dMdendslock. OUEB-THE-COUNTER EXCHANGE AMEX Name ATCCon) Abiun n AccuSUtl AdtplM Alttrt ' AiftPhotfl Ankli ' Aictnd , Atmel BMO'iett Bun i BtdBitoi BoitBnt Borlnd .. C-CIAE'I CucCm i Cenlocor ChrmSh Corulr Come ip Dlv, PE Vol. Lut Chg. 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After a seven-day trial before U.S. District Judge Scott Wright, jurors deliberated about five hours before reaching a verdict Wednesday in the case brought by Geneva Strickland of Kansas City. Strickland, a former employee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, said that after five years of typing on an IBM keyboard she had permanent pain, numbness and tingling in her left arm. In her lawsuit, she sought more than $318,000 in damages for lost wages plus nearly $20,000 in medical costs. Jurors said Strickland failed to prove the keyboard was responsible for her injuries and that she had complained of pain in her left arm before she ever began using a computer. "There was a lot of evidence," said Nancy Hill, a juror from Kansas City, "but it wasn't persuasive that IBM was the culprit." Hill said the jury wanted scientific evidence, such as independent studies, that linked computer keyboards to ailments such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, radial tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries. The verdict kept the computer industry's record perfect. Although many such lawsuifr have been filed, no computer company has lost a trial verdict or paid any settlements in lawsuits involving-keyboards. Michael Cerussi, IBM's lawyer, said the industry continues to win such cases "because there's nothing wrong with our products." "And, every case we've tried, we've tried in front of intelligent jurors who understand the law and, more important, apply their common sense to these claims," Cerussi said. Strickland declined comment. One of her attorneys, Dirk Vandever, said it was hard for a jury to find a common keyboard "unreasonably dangerous," a requirement of the jury instructions. "It's a difficult concept when you have something that doesn't have the appearance of danger," Vandever said. Mike Gauf, managing editor of CTD News, a monthly newsletter on repetitive stress injuries in the workplace, estimated that the computer industry has won 15 keyboard cases. MARKETS KEY RATES Dally key rates from The New York Times Previous Year Thursday Day Ago PRIME RATE 8.25 8.25 8.75 DISCOUNT RATE 5.00 5.00 5.25 FEDERAL FUNDS(x) 5.31 5.58 5.70 3-MO. TREAS. BILLS 4.98 4.97 5.23 6-MO. TREAS. BILLS 5.10 5.10 5.29 10-YR. TREAS. NOTES 6.56 6.54 5.96 30-YR. TREAS. BONDS 6.85 6.83 6.30 TELEPHONE BONDS 7.86 7.89 7.31 MUNICIPAL BONDS(xx) 5.92 5.91 5.88 (x) Estimated dally average, source Telerate (xx) Municipal Bond Index, The Bond Buyer Salomon Brothers and Telerate for Treasury bellwether bonds, notes and bills. LOCAL BRAINS 49,600 head confirmed Including 13,300 head or about'' 27 percent previously contracted or formulated carte.--, Sales FOB (eedlot net weights after 4 percent shrink. >; Slaughter steers: select and choice 2-3 1140-1300 Ib 70.00, few 69.00-69.50; pen select with end choice. 1275 Ib 69.00. Dressed basis: select and choice 2-3 . 1150-1200 Ib 113.00. Slaughter heifers: select and choice 2-31000-1200 Ib.j mostly 1050-1100 Ib 70.00, few 69.00-69.60; pen-^ mixed commercial to choice 1120 Ib heifers and hetter-" ettes 69.00. Dressed basis: few select and choice 2-3" 1050 Ib 113.00. . i OMAHA LIVESTOCK J Market quotations Thursday: Hogs: 1100; barrows and gilts 1.50 lower U.S. 1-3' 230-260 Ibs. 51.50-51.75; sows not well established,/ 1.00 to mostly 2.00 lower; 350-650 Ibs. 44.00-53.00. Cattle and Calves: none. Sheep: none. , Thursday, October 24 Wheat Scoular, Sallna $4.49 Carglll, Sallna $4.49 Continental, Sallna $4.51 Farmway, Belolt $4.16 DeBruce, Clay Ctr. $4.16 Cooper, Colby $4.04 Midland, Haya $4.24 Decatur, Oberlln $4.01 Agco, Russell $4.22 Farmers, Stockton $4.14 Corn Mllo Beane — $4.41 — — $4.34 — $4.43 $2.48 $3.86 $2.51 $3.95 $2.47 $3.70 — $3.92 — $2.48 $3.62 $6.36 — $3.86 — $2.46 $3.88 — CHICAGO LIVESTOCK $6.80 $6.82 $6.49 $6.55 $6.22 CHICAGO GRAINS Futures trading Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade: Open High Low Settle Chg. 5,000 bu minimum; dollars per bushel WHEAT 99 3.82 Futures trading Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile ' Exchange: <• Open High Low Settle Chg. CATTLE 40,000 Ibs.; cents per Ib. Oct 72.87 73.00 72.80 73.00 +.23'! Dec 66.12 66.17 65.70 65.60 —.15", Fob 63.20 63.30 63.00 63.07 —.05'' Apr 65.17 65.17 64.87 64.92 —.15' Jun 63.17 63.17 62-.90 62.90 —.20' Aug 62.85 62.85 62.60 62.62 —.20 Oct 65.45 65.45 65.25 65.27 —.23.' FEEDER CATTLE 50,000 Ibs.; cents per Ib. 63.17 63.05 63.05 63.45 64.35 Dec Mar May Jul Sep Dec Jul Dec Mar May Jul Sep Dec Mar Jul Dec Mar May Jul Sep Dec Nov Jan Mar May Jul Aug Sep Nov Jan Jul 3.99 3.90% 3.72 3.58% 3.61% 2.83 2.68% 2.93 2.95% 2.85% 2.82 2.88 2.96 1.72 1.74 1.77 1.78% 1.74% 3. 3.91 3.73 3.58% 3.61% 3.79 3.65 3.53 3.56% 3.84 3.80 3.65V4 3.53% 3.56% 3.64% 3.46 CORN 2.83 2.77* 2.8814 2.82 2.87 2.88% 2.8014 2.78V4 2.78* 2.85 2.93% 2.95% 2.85% 2.82 2.88 2.96 OATS 1.72 1.67% 1.74% 1.71 1.77 1.78% 2.78 2.62% 2.87% 2.89 2.81'/4 2.85 2.92% 2.92% 1.74% 1.74% 1.76% 1.73% SOYBEANS 7.11 7.10 6.84 6.77 07 06% 11 12 13% 10% 6.67 6.79% 6.95 6.96 6.99% 7.00 7.01 6.98 6.80 6.71 1.67% 1.71 1.74% 1.76% 1.73% 1.73% 6.96% 6.96% 7.00% 7.01% 7.02% 7.00 6.80 6.71 % 6.77 — .14 Vi — .11 — .07* — .04* — ,05Vi — .01 Vi — .08 — .04* — .06 — .06 — .0615 — .04* — .03* — .03% — .0414 — .05* — .05 -.04 — .03* -.03 — .03 — .02 — .03* — .05 — .06 — .07 — .06 -.02 — .0314 -.03 — .04 Oct Nov Jan Mar Apr May Sep Aug Oct Deo Feb Apr Jun Jul Aug Oct Dec Feb Apr 63.15 63.65 64.60 64.35 64.70 65.00 66.57 63.85 64.65 64.42 64.75 65.12 64.20 64.50 64.80 63.57 64.40 64.20 84.60 64.87 66.00 66.50 66.57 66.50 HOGS 40,000 Ibs.; cents per Ib. 54,80 55.30 54.50 54.90 52.20 72.20 68.60 73.40 71.40 67.70 62.50 62.80 52.55 72.35 68.85 73.55 71.55 68.42 62.50 63.35 51.62 71.15 67.95 72.65 70.70 67.60 62.00 62.80 52.02 71.70 66.22 73.37 71.25 68.25 62.30 63.35 63.60 62.00 — .07 + .05 — .07 —.20'' — .17 — .13 -.10' -.01.. -.22— .35 -.65 —.48' —.03-.30-. — .10 -.17. -.16. -.40 -.35 GOLD Foreign - Hong Kong late: $384.05 off $0.30; London , morning fixing: $383.70 up $0.20; London afternoon fix-. Ing: $383.00 off $0.50; London late: $383.25 off $0.50;. ; Paris afternoon fixing: $381.11 off $2.04; Frankfurt fix-: ing: $383.48 off $0.52; Zurich late afternoon: $383.00 off $0.50. Domestic - NY Handy & Harman: $383.00 off $0.50;. NY Handy & Harman fabricated: $402.15 off $0.53; NY Engelhard: $384.30 off $0.50; NY Engelhard fabricated: $403.52 off $0.52; NY Merc, gold spot month dose Thu. $383.10 off $1.00; NY Republic National Bank 4 . p.m. Thu. $382.90 off $0.95. KANSAS CITY GRAINS Wheat futures Thursday on the Kansas City Board of Trade: Open High Low Settle Chg. WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum; dollars per bushel Dec 4.26'/4 4.30 4.22 4.26% —.01 Mar 4.06'/4 4.07 4.00% 4.01% —.05 May 3.83 3.86 3.78 3.78 —.06% Jul 3.66 3.66 3.60% 3.62% —.03% Sep 3.65 3.65 3.62 3.62% —.04% Dec 3.69 —.03 Wheat 76,999 bushels: 2 cents higher to 83/4 cents higher; No. 2 hard 4.36-4.661/2n; No. 3 4.25-4.651/2n; No. 2 red wheat 4.21-4.481/2n; No. 3 4.10-4.471/2n. Com 0 bushels: unch to 1/2 cent lower; No. 2 white 3.20-3.30n; No. 2 yellow 2.791/2-2.663/4n; No. 3 2.691/2-2.853/4n. No. 2 mllo 4.36-4.54n. No. 1 soybeans 6.791/2-6.86n. Hoppers 101.00-104.00. ST. JOSEPH LIVESTOCK Market quotations Thursday: Estimated slaughter hog receipts: 500. Compared to Wednesday, barrows and gilts 1.00 lower; 1-3 230-270 Ib 50.00-50.50; 2-3 270-290 Ib 48.50-49.60; 3-4 366 Ib 44.00; 1-2 220-230 Ib 49.50-60.00. Sows no recent comparison but sharply lower past two days; 1-2 300500 Ib 43.00: 1-3 500-550 Ib 48.00; 550-700 Ib 51.0052.00. PODGE CITY LIVESTOCK Market quotations Thursday: Trade active at mid-day, otherwise slow. Slaughter steers and-helters steady. Inquiry good, demand fair. Sales confirmed on 12,700 slaughter steers and 13.600 slaughter heifers Thursday. For the week to date SILVER Handy & Harman silver Thursday $4.910, off $0.060; Fabricated $5.401, off $0.066; The bullion price for silver earlier In London $4.9840, up $0.0015; Engelhard $4.920, off $0.055; Fabricated $5.412, off $0.061; NY Merc silver spot month Thursday $4.893, off $0.067. OIL Petroleum cash prices Thursday as compared with Wednesday prices; ". Thurs. Wed. West Texas lntermed$pe'bbl fob 24.48 24.96 J From Staff and Wire Report^, STOCKQUOTE HOTLINE Categiryllll . .Hn* Wto yvw nW to know -or quotes (delayed 15 minutes), enter 9 ticker symbol using the table and press*. A-21 F-33 K-52 P-71 U-82 Z-03 B-22 G-41 L-53 Q-01 V-83 ;-12 C-23. H-42 M-61 R-72 W-91 ;-13 D-31 1-43 N-62 S-73 X-92 /-02 E-32 J-51 O-63 T-81 Y-93 +-11

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