Health Insurance Open Enrollment is Around the Corner – Are you Ready?

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Written by Maria Pippidis, Extension Educator in Family Financial Management, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension You know Health insurance is important. You also know it can be expensive. Purchasing health insurance based on premium alone can be a mistake; especially if you have health concerns. You want to be able to access the care you …

Safe COVID-19 Halloween Tips

Spooky season has arrived and if you’re anything like me, you can’t WAIT for Halloween! But, COVID has made life a little different this year, especially with the upcoming holiday. Many places around Maryland have limited Halloween activity, including trick-or-treating. But for those places that haven’t, here are some safe and happy tips to still …

Mental Health Insurance Benefits

With the recent passing of World Mental Health Day, which is particularly notable this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shape our lives, October is a good time for a refresher on the mental health benefits you are entitled to through your health insurance policy.

Coping is Not a Race

Mental health gained a huge amount of attention this year. As quickly as news spread about the pandemic, social scientists began predicting a spike in mental health needs. This was helpful in that it reduced the stigma of having public discussions on coping with mental health issues.

How to prepare for changes in your financial situation

Today I offer advice to prepare for and respond to changes in your financial situation, especially for those of you that are receiving less income from not working, being laid off, or furloughed.  Look ahead – Often in life, we experience challenging times. To get through those tough times we need to believe that it …