3 Media Stocks in Focus: Time Warner’s Health Care Tactic, Disney’s Tencent Deal, DirecTV’s Brazilian Buys

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC): Time Warner Cable, along with a handful of other major companies, will be moving its U.S.-based retirees from company-sponsored health programs to private exchanges on January 1. Time Warner will provide the money that retirees can use to shop around for coverage. Corporations have been looking for ways to control their health care costs by using the “defined contribution” model that was implemented for pensions some time ago.

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