As hurricane season continues, remember storm safety

first_imgOne of our partners, Liberty Mutual Insurance, has put together several guides on their MasterThis site to help you learn what to do before, during and after a storm. We’d like to share a few of them with you:Prepare a Storm Safety Plan Set up a storm safety plan so you and your family know where to go, what to do, and who to call in a worst-case scenario. continue reading » This year’s hurricane season has been devastating. In addition to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Hurricane Nate was the fourth hurricane to make landfall in the United States in 2017. According to The Weather Channel, this is the first time that’s happened in a single hurricane season since 2005. The Atlantic hurricane season normally lasts through the end of November. As devastating as these events have been, it’s important to be prepared, no matter where you live. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hurricane Matthewlast_img read more

Gretchen Carlson, Major Garrett to keynote NAFCU’s Caucus

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hundreds of credit union representatives who attend NAFCU’s 2019 Congressional Caucus will have the opportunity to hear from renowned journalists Gretchen Carlson and Major Garrett. Not yet registered for this year’s Caucus? Register before July 12 and save $200 with code CAUCUSAVINGS.“NAFCU and our award-winning advocacy team love having the opportunity to connect our credit union members with prominent lawmakers, administration officials and regulators during our Congressional Caucus,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “This premier event allows credit unions to highlight the good work they do in their communities and for their 117 million members, in addition to effecting change on key policy issues, such as housing finance reform and regulatory relief.”Happening Sept. 8-11, NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus – sponsored this year by Visa – provides credit unions the opportunity to meet directly with their representatives and senators on Capitol Hill. Throughout the week, attendees will hear from influential decision makers and thought leaders on key issues affecting the industry and nation as a whole.Carlson will deliver Caucus’ opening keynote Monday. She is one of America’s most successful news anchors and a globally recognized advocate for women’s empowerment. In addition to hosting news programs and documentaries, Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author and was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”last_img read more

Report: 8% of Indiana kids without health coverage

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Getting to the doctor may not be easy for the 130,000 Indiana children who still don’t have health insurance.According to a new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, Indiana’s rate of uninsured children has essentially remained flat the past few years, at 8.2 percent. Report co-author Joan Alker said that’s higher than the national rate of slightly more than 7 percent.“The other interesting finding this year,” she said, “is that children in working families living on the brink of poverty are those that have the highest rate of uninsurance, compared to other income groups.”Alker said those are children who would benefit the most should Congress continue funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is set to expire next fall.Alker said there are many benefits to ensuring that all children have access to health coverage.“We do know from a lot of research that children who have coverage – be it private or public coverage – do better in school,” she said. “They have better access to primary and preventive health-care services, and their families are protected from bankruptcy that can arise from unpaid medical bills.”In the past five years, the number of uninsured children nationwide declined by 1.7 million – thanks in part to Medicaid and CHIP. Alker said a lot is riding on the outcome of Congress’ debate over reauthorizing CHIP.“I’m certainly guardedly optimistic that CHIP will be funded next year,” she said. “On the other hand, we do have a certain amount of difficulties in coming to agreement on anything. So, I hope that CHIP doesn’t get caught up in that.”The report also noted that Elkhart County’s uninsured-child rate of 17.9 percent is among the highest in the nation.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Bergman, Morgan ready to face the issues at public forum

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Current Republican Congressman Jack Bergman and Democratic Challenger Matt Morgan will talk about their platforms and address questions on the issues at the League of Women Voter’s candidate forum next Monday night.Morgan and Bergman are running to represent the 1st congressional district which spans from the Upper Peninsula to northeast Michigan.The forum will be held at Alpena Community College’s Granum Theatre. Audience members can ask questions for the candidates to discuss. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Jack Bergman, Matt MorganContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for October 1Next Great Lakes largest cruise welcomes hundreds of Germans to shorelast_img read more