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Healthy Pennsylvania Enrollment Opens for Affordable Health Insurance

17 min 30 sec ago
Healthy PA will provide low-income Pennsylvanians with the opportunity to purchase private health insurance at affordable rates through a network of eight private insurers, offering three or more health insurance plan options per region. Coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2015.

Department of Health Offers Resources to Help Smokers Quit During 39th Great American Smokeout

17 min 30 sec ago
Department of Health reminds smokers that there are resources available to help them quit and urges all smokers to use the 39th Great American Smokeout as the day they choose to quit smoking and take an important step towards a healthier life.

Department of Public Welfare and Pennsylvania’s Statewide Adoption Permanency Network Recognized with Adoption Award

17 min 30 sec ago
Pennsylvania’s Statewide Adoption Permanency Network (SWAN) has received a 2014 Adoption Excellence Award for its innovative #MeetTheKids campaign featuring Pennsylvania children talking about why they want to be adopted.

Departments of Health and Aging Stress Importance of Getting Vaccinated Against the Flu before the Holiday Season

17 min 30 sec ago
Pennsylvanians are reminded to get vaccinated against influenza before the holiday season. This is especially important for older adults as nearly 50 percent of the influenza-related deaths last year involved people age 65 and older.

Pennsylvania to Offer Veterans Forum, Providing a Broad Range of Information to Veterans and Their Families

17 min 30 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare and of Military and Veterans Affairs are sponsoring the 2014 PA Veterans Forum, Community and Connections, Nov. 18-19 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey.

Penn State Extension and PA Office of Rural Health Resources Help Consumers Navigate Health Insurance Marketplace

17 min 30 sec ago
Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health have launched a website that is designed to be a one-stop resource for information on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace will again become available to uninsured Pennsylvanian on November 15. Informational webinars will also be held to provide additional information.

PUC: Don’t Let the Winter Weather Scare You! Prepare Now and Conserve to Save Energy and Money

17 min 30 sec ago
Don’t let this weekend’s forecasted frigid temperatures scare you! The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers that colder temperatures mean increased energy use, but there are ways to cut energy consumption without cutting comfort.

Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments in 2015

17 min 30 sec ago
The Internal Revenue Service has announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and the Earned Income Credit.

Governor Corbett Announces Disability Employment Outreach Day

17 min 30 sec ago
Governor Tom Corbett has announced a Disability Employment Outreach Day event scheduled for Oct. 31 in Harrisburg and declared October as Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015

17 min 30 sec ago
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015.

PUC to Consumers: ‘Prepare Now’ for Winter Energy Costs

17 min 30 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has launched its annual campaign reminding consumers to “Prepare Now” for winter energy costs by taking steps around the house to reduce your winter energy bills.

PILCOP Offers New Project for Employment Discrimination Based on Disabllity

17 min 30 sec ago
Do you need legal advice on employment discrimination because you were denied a job or a promotion, need accommodations at work, or were terminated/demoted because of your disability? The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia might be able to help if you live in the Philadelphia area.

Governor Corbett Signs Bill Changing Department of Public Welfare’s Name to Department of Human Services

17 min 30 sec ago
Governor Tom Corbett has signed House Bill 993, officially changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services.

PUC Reminds Low-Income Consumers to Stay Connected Through Lifeline Telephone Discount Program

17 min 30 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers to stay connected through the Lifeline telephone discount program.

Pass It On: New FTC Education Campaign Encourages Older Consumers to Share Their Knowledge to Help Fight Fraud

17 min 30 sec ago
The Federal Trade Commission’s newest education campaign, Pass It On, encourages older adults to help raise awareness about fraud by talking to their family, friends, and neighbors about avoiding common scams.

Pennsylvania Hosts Third-Annual Disability Employment Summit with Job Fair and Remarks by Former Governor Tom Ridge

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:15am
The third-annual Pennsylvania Disability Employment Summit is being held and will feature keynote remarks by former Governor Tom Ridge and include a new job fair where employers can meet and interview Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

Google to Refund Consumers at Least $19 Million to Settle FTC Complaint It Unlawfully Billed Parents for Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:00am
Google Inc. has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that it unfairly billed consumers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges incurred by children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play app store.

Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:00am
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.

FTC Warns Against Government Imposter Scams

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:00am
The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about scammers who pretend they’re with the government to scare you into sending money.

Governor Corbett Launches Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U, New, Web-Based Resource for Pennsylvania’s Students, Teachers and Parents

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:15pm
Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U brings state standards-aligned resources to the world’s largest online catalog of free educational content that helps educators create courses, including lectures, assignments, books, quizzes and syllabi, and offer them to millions of iOS users.