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Senate Special Committee on Aging
TAHSA represents 200+ communities. Features links to information on Assisted Living costs & Nursing Home care, legislature, and facility locators.
Trends in Health and Aging, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Data Services is a source for up-to-date health information for the older population in the United States.

Provides a wide variety of use employee benefit information, including a helpful question and answer column and an e-mail service which provides daily updates for developments in both the retirement and health and welfare arenas.
This government site covers employee benefits issues facing employers.

SEC information on all U.S. public companies.
Workers’ Compensation, commercial property insurance, and small employers health insurance.
For the entrepreneur, this is a great source with over 10,000 categories covering taxes, regulations, business law and much more.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - specifically covers ADA & Age Discrimination

Employee Benefits
Employee Benefits Institute of America provides general information on employee benefits.

Estate Planning
This site provides links on Estate Planning, Charitable Planning, Elder Law, Tax and Business Continuity.

Family & Medical Leave
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) information.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has published "Building Wealth: A Beginner’s Guide to Securing Your Financial Future". Available in Spanish also.
GE Financial features consumer "courses" including retirement planning, estate planning, buying a home, and planning for an education.

Government Resources
Easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Texas Health and Human Services site includes: Texas Medicaid Program, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicaid waste, fraud, and abuse investigations.
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Kaiser Family Foundation has an extensive site, including tutorials on many current health care topics.
Kaiser Family Foundation has a site where you can see categories of information & compare state to national data.
A virtual doctor - Comprehensive site on health & prescription medicines.
Offers comprehensive, reliable, up-to-date health information.

High Risk Individuals
Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool program provides health insurance to Texas residents who would not otherwise be covered due to medical conditions and "Federally Eligible Individuals".

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers Texas children to age 19 & provides affordable health coverage for working families.
Texas Department of Insurance.
Consumer page has carrier profiles, complaint procedures, insurance fraud information. It also has specific product information, including buyers’ guides, coverage descriptions, and rate guides for some lines of coverage.
The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) provides information and education about life, health, disability and long-term care insurance.
National Assoc. of Insurance Commissioners regulates insurance to protect consumers.
NAIC has an online program to educate consumers about purchasing insurance.

Internal Revenue Service

Life, Health, Disability & Long-Term Care Insurance
Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) provides a wealth of information.

Long Term Care
A guide to avoiding fraud for consumers and their families, produced by a law firm.
Produced by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, it has many helpful features and provides a general education on Long-Term Care.
Sponsored by the National Care Planning Council, it is a comprehensive resource site on Long-Term Care.

Medicare (under construction)
National Council on the Aging (NCOA) with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is being re-routed to the site.

Medicines organized by health condition.
Medline is a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. Includes search of herbs and supplements.
Prescription Drug Information.
Includes pill identification by appearance, search by condition or drug name, and a medical encyclopedia.

Profit Sharing Council of America (PSCA) - national, non-profit organization.
United States Department of Labor (DOL) has a labor-related issues section.
American Society of Pension Actuaries has excellent tools and resources on retirement. publishes Plan Sponsor Magazine focusing on defined contribution and defined benefit issues.
Tomorrow’s College Investment Plan - State of Texas Section 529 college savings program.

Social Security
Social Security Administration: retirement, disability, survivors & supplemental security income benefits.

The Harris County Appraisal District.
The Taxes page on the MSN Money website has calculators and tools for understanding your options and responsibilities.

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