When it comes to choosing health insurance, there is no “one size fits all.” Factors to consider include your age, lifestyle, marital status, and more. Whether you’re a newlywed, a new parent, recent college graduate or recently retired, there are several things you should consider when selecting your plan.
We all have annual to-do’s — from filing our taxes to celebrating our birthdays, these once-a-year rituals are in the fabric of our lives. Some tasks we enjoy more than others, but each holds significance. One of these important yearly tasks is selecting your insurance benefits at work during what is commonly referred to as open enrollment.
Pets are family, and in times of distress, it’s important to treat them as such. Bookmark these pet safety tips for reference the next time a natural disaster occurs, courtesy of national humane organization American Humane.
1. Update Your Pet’s Information – Ensure your pet’s license information and microchip registration are up-to-date. Register your pet with mobiPET,
Every internet user agrees: cyber security is a must.
“As every one of us, our families and our communities become increasingly connected, it becomes even more critical to practice good cyber security habits,” says Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). “A recent NCSA/Microsoft survey of 13- to 17-year-old teens,
The American household is changing. The typical single-family home has evolved in the 21st century.
Today, it’s not uncommon for older parents to move in with their grown children, and with the combined rise in housing costs and debt from college loans, more college graduates are moving back home with their parents. In fact,
As a household, transitioning from a summer of spontaneity to a fall full of activities can move safety by the wayside. Still, it’s vital to carve out time in your schedule to prioritize it, says Rebecca Smith, vice president of Marketing for Master Lock.
“During the fall, many families’ schedules are busier than ever,
Hurricane season presents insurance considerations for homeowners in many areas of the country. Midway through the season is an ideal time to check in with your insurance provider regarding coverage, advises the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).
“This is the midpoint of the season, and it’s vital to remain vigilant,” says Lynne McChristian, a representative for the I.I.I.
Planning for retirement is a manifold and ongoing process, with many variables to consider. Dive into it with this checklist, courtesy of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC):
• Map out a yearly budget for each year you plan to be retired, up to age 100. Expect to need 80 percent of your current annual income each year,
Parents are stocking up on clothes, equipment and supplies ahead of the new school year—one item, however, may have slipped to the bottom of their to-do lists: their child(ren)’s health.
“For many, the focus is on back-to-school clothes and supplies, which is important,” says Dr. Jay Kaplan president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP),
Zika has hit home. The good news? There are simple steps homeowners can take to lessen the spread of the virus, says Karen Reardon, vice president of Public Affairs with RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)®.
“Putting up mosquito barriers, reinforcing your home and property, removing standing water where mosquitoes breed and knocking down existing mosquito populations with EPA-approved solutions create a four-sided barrier of protection,” Reardon said in a statement.