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ACA: How to shop the health insurance exchanges

ACA: How to shop the health insurance exchanges

Want to buy health insurance but confused about where to start? You’ve probably heard the terms thrown around: exchange, marketplace and Healthcare.gov (oh my!). You’ve also probably seen advertisements from private marketplaces that claim to offer a better experience...
Special Enrollment Period & Coronavirus: What It Means for You

Special Enrollment Period & Coronavirus: What It Means for You

If you lose your employer-sponsored coverage because of a change in job during the COVID-19 pandemic — or if you can’t cover premiums for marketplace coverage because of an income loss — you might have some options. Find out more about how special enrollment...
Making Sense: An Affordable Care Act Refresher & Quick Guide

Making Sense: An Affordable Care Act Refresher & Quick Guide

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came into effect in 2010. Prior to the introduction of the act, insurers had the right to refuse individuals health coverage for any reason, effectively preventing many people from accessing the benefits of health...
COVID-19 Financial Protection: Managing Money

COVID-19 Financial Protection: Managing Money

The COVID-19 pandemic now affects everyone in the U.S. It also is causing trouble throughout the world. The Coronavirus affects each individual, family, community, state, and nation differently, ut COVID-19 financial protection is something on everyone’s mind....
Coronavirus Creates an Epidemic of Scams

Coronavirus Creates an Epidemic of Scams

Fake cures, phony charities, fraudulent promises of early stimulus payments—authorities are flooded with complaints Danita Sienknecht was on a car ride with her husband one recent morning when a stranger called her with an outlandish offer. If she wired him $4,000...
Moving Home? Ways to Save Money, Make Money & Manage Stress

Moving Home? Ways to Save Money, Make Money & Manage Stress

Of course, our first thoughts are ways to save money when moving home. A new home will probably be the biggest purchase any of us makes, but it is no reason for spending more than necessary on the move itself. There are two way of minimizing expenses when moving...
The science behind washing your hands? Why it works?

The science behind washing your hands? Why it works?

As COVID-19 and influenza continue to spread across the country, everyone from coworkers to the CDC wants you to wash your hands. Using face masks is ineffective (and makes it harder for health care workers to buy masks), and while hand sanitizer...
The struggle and triumph of America’s first black doctors

The struggle and triumph of America’s first black doctors

Around 1906, a young boy in Atlanta was stricken with a condition that cut off the circulation in his legs. His family feared it was life-threatening. His father, an African American minister named Briny Jordan, took him to the closest doctor he could find in the...
African American history month – Black history month

African American history month – Black history month

The annual observance of Black History Month in February has its origins dating back to 1926 when the historian Carter G Woodson, author of ‘The Journal of Negro History’, announced the second week in February to be “Negro History Week”. The flame flickered until, in...
Discovery Paves the Way for Dementia & Migraine Treatments

Discovery Paves the Way for Dementia & Migraine Treatments

Scientists from New Zealand have just made the “remarkable discovery” of the brain having its own blood pressure sensors—and they say it could pave the way towards new treatments for dementia, high blood pressure, migraines, and a dozen other conditions. For decades,...