With a little over a month until open enrollment for health insurance starts in the U.S., it’s time to start thinking about your coverage for next year. You might have heard that you can save money using a premium tax credit or “subsidy.”  It’s true. A premium subsidy can help lower the cost of health… Continue Reading ›

It’s officially fall! And while pumpkin spice everything has been lining store shelves for weeks, you’ve now got the calendar on your side to indulge in all the cozy comforts of the season. Before you curl up with a cup of tea and a good book, though, maybe give your space a once-over to see… Continue Reading ›

Every year, Medicare enrollees get a chance to change their coverage for the upcoming year. It’s a period of time called the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, or OEP for short. There are lots of enrollment periods in Medicare, including your initial window for signing up and a separate enrollment period for Medicare Advantage members. But… Continue Reading ›

This year has seen schools across the country turn to virtual classrooms over physical ones, for obvious reasons. Distance learning helps keep people safe.  But school isn’t just for kids.  If you’ve had time to rethink your priorities and reevaluate your life over the last six months, then you might be ready to take a… Continue Reading ›

Despite an uptick in awareness campaigns in recent years, mental illness still feels like a hush-hush topic for many people. But if you’re dealing with a mental health issue, know you’re not alone. In fact, mental illness affects about 19% of American adults each year.  That’s nearly 1 out of every 5 adults in the… Continue Reading ›

Content warning:  The following blog post discusses military suicide. Its purpose is to inform. If you or a loved one needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or visit the website to chat with a crisis worker 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The post continues now. Suicide claims… Continue Reading ›

Car seats help protect your most precious cargo. You might find it a hassle to strap in a wriggling toddler every time you head out to the park, but it’s worth the effort. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are up to 82% safer in a car seat than with just seat… Continue Reading ›

Tempted to dig into your chocolate stash after a stressful meeting or not-so-civil discussion with your spouse? Science is on your side — maybe.  Research consistently shows some possible health benefits of eating chocolate.  And while those benefits aren’t universal (and only apply to certain chocolate varieties), you can take comfort in knowing that your… Continue Reading ›

With fall right around the corner and Medicare Open Enrollment on the not-so-distant horizon, it’s time to take another look at your health insurance for 2021. If you’re new to Medicare this year, then you might be wondering how to make the most of your health insurance options.  Should you stick with Original Medicare or… Continue Reading ›

After a busy day of learning, kids come home from school — or log off the virtual classroom — with growling stomachs. Children may be inclined to grab the first tasty treats they see. But you can train your kids to fill their bellies with more nutritious choices. From the preschool days through the teenage… Continue Reading ›