Al: You just missed our final COVID-19 open enrollment extension. Usually our open enrollment ends around February or March. This year, each month has had an additional extension right up to Aug. 31. The “official” open enrollment for 2021 starts Nov. 1 this year and goes until Jan. 31 next year.
RIVERVIEW, Fla. (WFLA) — When the Florida National Guard activated and deployed her husband’s unit – the 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade – medical insurance for Holly Fuentes and her 6 children was supposed to seamlessly transfer from her TriCare Reserve Select plan to a TriCare plan for active-duty personnel.
The 164th was activated on Aug. 14, 2020.
“As of Aug. 14, we have no health insurance coverage and we have 6 kids, the newest being 8 weeks old,” Holly told 8 On Your Side.
Holly, who lives in Riverview, was forced to cancel several doctors’ appointments and let a $600 per month prescription for her son go unfilled.
“The most pressing is our 8 week old needs to see a G.I. specialist and I can’t have that done because of the insurance,” she said.
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By the way, beginning Sept. 1, there is another open enrollment for people in the counties impacted by the wildfires — a “special event” qualifying event.
Anyway, our reader is eligible to begin coverage for his family as early as Oct. 1 so long as he starts the application before Sept. 15. If started after Sept. 15, the earliest date would be Nov. 1.
Tom: Going back to the Kaiser Platinum Plan, it includes no deductible, $15 office visits with a primary care physician and a maximum out-of-pocket expense of $4,500 for an individual. Meanwhile, the two Gold Kaiser
Anthony Fauci revealed a chilling personal consequence of his prominence as the nation’s top infectious disease expert during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fauci said on Thursday that he’s received “serious threats” to himself, his wife and daughters ― requiring them to have extra security ― because of his public role as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and adviser to President Donald Trump on the White House coronavirus task force.
“I’ve seen a side of society that I guess is understandable, but it’s a little bit disturbing,” Fauci told CNN political commentator David Axelrod on the latest episode of “The Axe Files” podcast.
“I mean, really? Is this the United States of America?” he asked.
Fauci’s warnings and advice on the public health crisis ― including advocating social distancing measures and face masks ― has repeatedly put him in conflict with the president and his allies. President
Broadway Community Project Maps Industry Family Tree To Demonstrate Scope Of Shutdown, Need For Relief
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While Congress debates how much (or how little) to parse out to the entertainment industry in the next COVID-19 relief package, a group of Broadway insiders is making clear just how wide and varied the $14.7 billion Broadway ecosystem really is.
In what is meant to be an evolving effort, The is an interactive online diagram – an industrywide family tree of sorts – displaying the more than 170 roles that represent more than 100,000 jobs that make up what’s known simply as Broadway. There are actors, or course, and ushers, concession employees and stage doormen, but also the workers usually unseen by the public: milliners, say, and insurance brokers, house managers, musical contractors, general managers and, of course, producers, to name just a sampling.
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The interactive diagram – clicking on a particular icon representing a particular job title and
Salome Cuence-Alfonso knew she needed a job. But little did she know that the connections she’d make at this one would make her new job so rewarding that it didn’t even feel like work.
In May, the 18-year-old started working for Papa, a Miami startup founded in 2016 that provides assistance and socialization to seniors through a phone application, website or 800 number.
Seniors were already a marginalized group before the COVID-19 outbreak, but the pandemic shutdown fueled further isolation. That’s where Cuence-Alfonso and the rest of the Papa staff come in.
The company previously offered in-person companionship, assistance and transportation; during the past few months, the service has gone virtual.
Papa founder and CEO Andrew Parker described Papa as a “family- on-demand” service. He