Unemployed workers are hit with another shock: Many owe the government money for health insurance

According to the federal government, Ryan earned too much money on unemployment. It was more money than she would have made working as a preschool teacher, and it bumped her into a different income bracket that reduced her Affordable Care Act insurance subsidy. She’s desperate to keep health insurance in the middle of the pandemic and is trying to figure out how to pay the hefty bill.

“Where do I come up with all of this money to pay them back during the pandemic?” said Ryan, 50, who lives in Bergen County, N.J. “What did they expect us to do?

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Behind The Lens episode 118: ‘Personal vigilance’

This week on Behind the Lens, the NOLA Public Schools district wants to pilot a so-called “early warning system,” a program designed to identify students in danger of falling behind or failing to graduate. The initiative is still in its early stages, but several charter school leaders have been in meetings with district officials about it.

The New Orleans City Council has filed a complaint against Entergy Corp. over chronic problems with the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi. Statewide energy regulators in Louisiana and Arkansas have also joined the complaint. According to Councilwoman Helena Moreno, reliability problems at

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How COVID created my business

Trying to find a job straight out of college was hard enough already, but trying to find one during the middle of a pandemic is just asinine. Claire Smith, graduated from the University of North Alabama with a degree in nutritional therapy, as well as a continuing credential in Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) in the spring semester of 2020, just as businesses were beginning to shut down. Claire spent the first few months of the pandemic working at a grocery store while trying to find a full-time job that was in her field. But as any pandemic college graduate

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5 things agents wish people knew about insurance

Insurance is notoriously complicated, and few people have the time or desire to pore over their policies. But some basic knowledge can go a long way — and that’s where an insurance agent can help, by clearing up some of the most common misconceptions they encounter.

Here are five things agents say are helpful for customers to know.


When it comes to insurance, “Most people don’t understand the details,” says Andrew McGill, agent at The Insurance Shoppe in Collierville and Nashville, Tennessee. For instance, they often don’t realize that most homeowners policies won’t cover flood

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House Oversight Committee reissues subpoena for Trump financial records

Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Legislative Proposals to Put the Postal Service on Sustainable Financial Footing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on February 24, 2021.

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The House Oversight Committee reissued a subpoena for years of financial records from former President Donald Trump and his businesses as it presses on with investigations into potential conflicts of interest and self dealing.

The renewed push by congressional Democrats to obtain Trump’s financial statements from his longtime accountant Mazars USA follows the Supreme Court’s Feb. 22

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Money worries are holding people back from getting the vaccine

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Biden’s FDR moment? President in New Deal-like push that could cement his legacy

The president is planning a multi-trillion effort to fix America’s infrastructure and kickstart the economy. But can he get Republicans on board? Biden in the White House in January. During his presidential campaign, Biden cast the infrastructure effort as an economic road map to revitalize American industry and help the nation compete with China. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Joe Biden came to power promising a New Deal-like economic agenda that would not only combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which has now claimed more than half a

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