health insurance

Navy aircraft maintenance contract in play

Navy aircraft maintenance contract in play

Concerns among about 400 civilian aircraft maintenance workers at Whiting Field and Pensacola Naval Air Station have prompted renegotiation of their health insurance contract starting Dec. 10. “We’ve got to assess the situation…We don’t want to make it sound as though a strike is looming because we aren’t at that point,” said Tony Wirth, a […]

What does tax reform mean for you?

What does tax reform mean for you?

The year 2017 wrapped up making history as President Donald Trump signed off on the first large-scale tax reform to be enacted since Ronald Reagan was president. For many watching the back-and-forth over the last few months, the main question was: “How will this affect me?” The answer depends on who you are, how much […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. CHARLES MANSON, WHOSE CULT SLAYINGS HORRIFIED WORLD, DIES The imprisoned hippie cult leader, who orchestrated the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, was 83. 2. MUGABE WON’T GO QUIETLY; MORE PROTESTS VOWED The longtime authoritarian president ignores a midday local deadline set […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘WE ARE TIRED OF LIVING LIKE THIS’ The military appears to have brought an end to Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign in Zimbabwe as the economy of the once-prosperous African nation plummets. 2. ‘OBAMACARE’ MANDATE REPEAL WOULD REMAKE MARKET FOR CONSUMERS Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans […]

Modern-day Good Samaritans

Modern-day Good Samaritans

In the Bible, Jesus told a parable of the Good Samaritan. The story goes that a man who was traveling to Jericho was attacked by robbers and left to die by the side of the road. Two people saw him there and passed by without doing anything to help. But a third man, the Samaritan, […]

SHINE program signs light on understanding Medicare

SHINE program signs light on understanding Medicare

Understanding the benefits of Medicare can be a complicated for some and that’s where the Florida SHINE program comes into play. For more than two decades, SHINE, which stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, has provided information, counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families on Medicare and other questions they may […]

Health insurance rates jumping 25 percent

Health insurance rates jumping 25 percent

Navarre resident Cinnamon Holderman found a shock in her mailbox last week in the form of a letter from her health insurance company. It was a letter stating that effective Jan. 1 her monthly payment would jump from roughly $700 to $1,030 for herself and her 16-year-old son. Holderman said she has never seen a […]

Like it or not, this election is a referendum

Like it or not, this election is a referendum

Guest Opinion There is a sizeable faction in this country that is disgusted with the choices we have going into the 2016 General Election. While the choices are far from the quality a great nation like the United States deserves, they are what they are. No amount of complaining, abdication of responsibility or indignation will […]