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White House Announces ACA Subsidies Will End

On Oct. 12, 2017, the White House announced that the federal government will no longer reimburse insurers for the ACA’s cost-sharing reductions made available to low-income individuals through the Exchanges. This is the latest action the Trump administration has taken in its efforts to dismantle the ACA. According to the administration, the federal government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments because there is no... Read Article

Fire Prevention Week: It’s All about a Plan

Fire Prevention Week serves as a reminder to have an escape plan, practice fire drills and make sure all family members know what to do in the event of a fire. If a fire breaks out in your home, you may only have a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. We’ve compiled some tips from the National Fire Protection Association... Read Article

Teal Pumpkin Project: Safe Treats for Kids with Allergies

Halloween can be a difficult holiday for families managing food allergies. Many popular Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with food allergies to consume. Enter the Teal Pumpkin Project. The project started in 2014 by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization, with the goal of increasing awareness for and inclusion of children with life-threatening food allergies. According to FARE, one in 13 children... Read Article

How to Organize a ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ Event

There’s a new way to trick-or-treat that’s been gaining momentum in communities over the past few years. It’s called Trunk-or-Treat. Specific organizations or businesses partner with one another to offer a less-spooky alternative to the typical nighttime trick-or-treating Halloween event. It’s great for younger children and offers a shorter, friendlier Halloween experience. All you need is a large parking lot, participating vehicles decorated for Halloween,... Read Article

How to Avoid Fraud After a Natural Disaster

Following a severe weather event or natural disaster, victims are focused on rebuilding their lives, homes and trying to get back to “normal.” For many, this could take weeks, months or even years. Unfortunately, there are other ways victims (in the storm area or out) can be affected after a natural disaster, too. Individuals – fraudsters – will turn up and try to take advantage... Read Article