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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week To Raise Consumer Awareness of Growing Scams

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:08pm
The FTC, along with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the AARP, and other partners are holding a series of events this week designed to educate consumers about Tax-related identity theft as part of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which runs through Jan. 30.

SeniorLAW Center Launches New Services for Senior Veterans 60 and Older to Fight Elder Abuse and Protect Veterans’ Rights

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:36pm
With support of the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, SeniorLAW Center has launched an innovative, critically-needed new program to provide free legal services to protect the rights of senior veterans.

IRS Starts 2015 Tax Season; Free File Available & Expanded Online Services Enable People to Learn About New Health Care Provisions

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
The Internal Revenue Service announced the on-time opening of the nation’s 2015 filing season and highlighted a growing array of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them at tax time.

FTC To Host Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Jan. 26-30

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 26-30 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year.

Consumer Advisory: Winter is here; Watch out for scams and energy costs

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
With the arrival of Pennsylvania's first significant snowfall of the season and the bitterly cold temperatures that followed, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane offers advice about common consumer problems during cold weather.

FTC Approves Changes to Cooling-Off Rule

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final amendment to its Cooling-Off Rule that increases the exclusionary limit for certain “door-to-door” sales. The Cooling-Off Rule requires sellers to provide consumers with disclosures regarding their right to cancel the sales contract within three business days of the transaction.

PUC Reminds Consumers to Prepare for Cold Weather; Review Conservation and Safe Heating Tips

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
With frigid temperatures forecast for many areas of the state this week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers to prepare for the cold weather by reviewing conservation and safe heating tips.

PUC Urges Consumers: Call Now to Restore Utility Service

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
The PA Public Utility Commission encourages consumers without utility service to obtain information about programs available to help them restore and maintain utility service. Consumers with a seriously ill resident in the household or a protection from abuse order may have additional options for service restoration.

Healthy Pennsylvania Enrollment Opens for Affordable Health Insurance

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
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

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
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

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
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

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
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

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
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

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
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

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
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

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
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

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
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.

IRS Starts 2015 Tax Season; Free File Available & Expanded Online Services Enable People to Learn About New Health Care Provisions

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:00pm
The Internal Revenue Service announced the on-time opening of the nation’s 2015 filing season and highlighted a growing array of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them at tax time.

Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:00pm
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015.

FTC To Host Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Jan. 26-30

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 7:23pm
The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 26-30 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year.