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  • The open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance using the marketplace has been significantly reduced for 2018 and will only last from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. If you don't sign up by December 15, 2017 and don't qualify for an exemption then you will have to wait until next years open enrollment to sign up for health insurance coverage.
  • Charles Darwin in his theory of survival of the fittest has said that only, the one who adapts to the situation can survive and it has nothing to do with intelligence and strength. When, you apply this approach in financial investing it holds true their as well.Everyday presents a new challenge. We have new debentures, corporate bonds, ETF's, stocks etc. that keep on coming up.
  • Whether you are already retired, close to retirement age, or just wanting to know what Social Security benefits you could expect in the years to come, this article provides all the Social Security benefits calculators available to best plan for your future.Scroll through until you find the one you are looking for.
  • Applying for public housing can be a daunting task. This article aims to make the process as easy as possible for you, providing all the info you'll need to see if you qualify, how to apply, what discounts on rent look like under public housing, and what to expect at every step of the process.
  • If you are currently unemployed or know you will be getting laid off in the near future then you are probably trying to figure out how and when you should begin the process of filing for unemployment. These benefits are a vital revenue source for individuals and families who are currently unemployed, but those benefits vary wildly depending on what state you live in.
  • Are you one of millions of Americans considering applying for a home mortgage, but don't know if you have enough equity to qualify for a loan? If you are then applying for a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured loan might be something you should seriously consider.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) helps over 8 million disabled, blind and elderly Americans in need every year. You can find out exactly what SSI is, who qualifies, how to apply, and how to get additional SSI benefits from your state all right here. Let's get started.
  • As a former college admissions counselor I used to tell every prospective student that there's a lot of money out there, but you're going to have to spend some time working to get some of it. It was true then and it's true now.

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  • Almost 40,000 out of 209,000 eligible Philadelphians didn’t apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit on their federal income tax returns last year. And with each credit averaging about $2,400 for eligible filers, Philadelphia Department of Revenue Commissioner Frank Breslin is making sure the city is doing what it can to educate residents about the EITC and make it easier for them to apply for the credit on their federal tax return.
  • Pennsylvania lawmakers are sending a bill to the governor that would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for two more years, and move the program from the Insurance Department to the Department of Human Services. The House voted unanimously Thursday to renew the program that covers more than 150,000 Pennsylvania children who aren't eligible for Medicaid. Monthly premiums are based on their family's income. Read more from WFMZ.com at: http://www.wfmz.com/news/pennsylvania-childrens-health-insurance-program-renewed-for-2-more-years/36900214 Connect with us... Facebook/69WFMZ or @69News
  • The polls are open for Election Day. Polling places in Pennsylvania opened at 7 a.m., while New Jersey's have been open since 6 a.m. Voters in both states can cast their ballots until 8 p.m.
  • About 44,000 Pennsylvania residents have enrolled in health insurance on the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange since the regular open season ended in February. The figure, covering Feb. 23 to June 30, involves people who were allowed to enroll outside the standard enrollment period for reasons including job loss or divorce, or change in family status such as marriage or birth of a child. Nationally, about 950,000 people signed up during that period.
  • Property taxes long have been the bane of Pennsylvania homeowners, especially seniors. The Legislature, for a generation or more, has wrestled with the issue and again is facing a budget battle in which Gov. Wolf is calling for tax swaps to reduce property taxes. So it seems like a good time to compare our state's burden with other states.
  • The switch from former Gov. Tom Corbett’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” program to the traditional Medicaid expansion endorsed by Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to be completed by the end of September, said Ted Dallas, acting secretary of the state Department of Human Services. But the transition is a “couple-of-phase process” that will blend the three parts of the former governor’s program into the single Medicaid expansion plan adopted in more than 20 other states, Dallas said. The first phase is expected to be finished by April 30. “There are IT changes needed to do that and all the other changes we need to get done,” he said in an interview. The state will continue to provide individuals with health-care coverage and no coverage would be interrupted by the decision, he said.
  • Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf moved Monday to dismantle his Republican predecessor's 40-day-old, hand-crafted subsidized health insurance program in favor of traditional Medicaid for poor adults. Wolf, sworn into office Jan. 20, announced he had sent a letter to the federal government asking permission to end part of the Healthy PA program, which Gov. Tom Corbett had devised as a three-pronged alternative to President Barack Obama's main health care law, the Affordable Care Act.
  • The state of Pennsylvania has launched an expansion of the Medicaid health insurance program, its governor Tom Wolf said in a statement on Monday. "Today is the first step toward simplifying a complicated process and ensuring hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have greater access to the health insurance they need," Wolf said.

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