Aging www.aging.senate.gov/Senate Special Committee on Agingwww.tahsa.org TAHSA represents 200+ communities. Features links to information on Assisted Living costs & Nursing Home care, legislature, and facility locators.www.cdc.gov/nchs/express.htm 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.Benefits www.benefitslink.com 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.www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs This government site covers employee benefits issues facing employers.Businesswww.edgar-online.com SEC information on all U.S. public companies.www.tdi.state.tx.us Workers’ Compensation, commercial property insurance, and small employers health insurance.www.business.gov For the entrepreneur, this is a great source with over 10,000 categories covering taxes, regulations, business law and much more.Discriminationwww.eeoc.gov/types Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - specifically covers ADA & Age Discrimination Employee Benefitswww.ebia.com Employee Benefits Institute of America provides general information on employee benefits.Estate Planningwww.estateplanninglinks.com This site provides links on Estate Planning, Charitable Planning, Elder Law, Tax and Business Continuity.Family & Medical Leavewww.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/ Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) information.Finances www.dallasfed.org/ca/wealth The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has published "Building Wealth: A Beginner’s Guide to Securing Your Financial Future". Available in Spanish also.www.financiallearning.com GE Financial features consumer "courses" including retirement planning, estate planning, buying a home, and planning for an education.Government Resourceswww.firstgov.govEasy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resourcesHealthwww.cdc.gov/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.hhsc.state.tx.us Texas Health and Human Services site includes: Texas Medicaid Program, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicaid waste, fraud, and abuse investigations.www.healthfinder.gov www.os.dhhs.gov U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services www.kaiseredu.org Kaiser Family Foundation has an extensive site, including tutorials on many current health care topics.www.statehealthfacts.org Kaiser Family Foundation has a site where you can see categories of information & compare state to national data.www.webmd.com A virtual doctor - Comprehensive site on health & prescription medicines.www.yourmedicalsource.com Offers comprehensive, reliable, up-to-date health information.High Risk Individualswww.txhealthpool.com 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". Insurancewww.texaschildrenshealthplan.orgThe Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers Texas children to age 19 & provides affordable health coverage for working families.www.tdi.state.tx.us Texas Department of Insurance.www.tdi.state.tx.us/consumer/index.html 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. www.life-line.org The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) provides information and education about life, health, disability and long-term care insurance.www.naic.org/ National Assoc. of Insurance Commissioners regulates insurance to protect consumers.www.insureuonline.org NAIC has an online program to educate consumers about purchasing insurance.Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov www.irs.gov/faqsLife, Health, Disability & Long-Term Care Insurance www.life-line.org Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) provides a wealth of information.Long Term Care www.consumerlawpage.com/article/insure.shtmlA guide to avoiding fraud for consumers and their families, produced by a law firm.www.aaltci.org/consumer/Produced by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, it has many helpful features and provides a general education on Long-Term Care.http://www.longtermcarelink.net/Sponsored by the National Care Planning Council, it is a comprehensive resource site on Long-Term Care.Medicarewww.medicare.gov/LongTermCare/Static/LTCCounselor.asp (under construction) www.careplanner.org National Council on the Aging (NCOA) with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is being re-routed to the careplanner.org site.Prescriptions www.healthsquare.com/drugmain.htm Medicines organized by health condition.www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html Medline is a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. Includes search of herbs and supplements.www.rxlist.com Prescription Drug Information. www.drugs.com Includes pill identification by appearance, search by condition or drug name, and a medical encyclopedia.Retirement www.psca.orgProfit Sharing Council of America (PSCA) - national, non-profit organization. www.dol.gov/dol/topic/retirement/index.htmUnited States Department of Labor (DOL) has a labor-related issues section.www.aspa.org American Society of Pension Actuaries has excellent tools and resources on retirement.www.plansponsor.com Plansponsor.com publishes Plan Sponsor Magazine focusing on defined contribution and defined benefit issues.www.enterprise529.com Tomorrow’s College Investment Plan - State of Texas Section 529 college savings program.Social Security www.ssa.gov Social Security Administration: retirement, disability, survivors & supplemental security income benefits.Taxes www.hcad.orgThe Harris County Appraisal District.http://moneycentral.msn.com/tax/home.aspThe Taxes page on the MSN Money website has calculators and tools for understanding your options and responsibilities.PLEASE NOTE: The information being provided is strictly as a courtesy. 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