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News: Healthcare and Medical Assistance

April 13, 2022

Eating Disorders Awareness

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, up to 20 million women and 10 million men...
February 3, 2022

Importance of Heart Health

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and hearts on the mind, there is no better time to think about...
November 10, 2021

Benefits for Senior Citizens

Benefits.gov can help you find benefits you are eligible for, including resources for seniors. Learn...
September 29, 2021

You Asked, Benefits.gov Answers: Medicaid FAQs!

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to...
May 12, 2021

Looking for Medicare Savings Programs? Learn about Eligibility Requirements

Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) are for people on Medicaid with limited income and resources. The...
March 3, 2021

5 Questions About the Health Insurance Marketplace, Answered!

Open enrollment is the period within the year that people can enroll in a health insurance plan...
February 3, 2021

What to Know About Applying for Medicaid and CHIP in Your State

Are you considering enrolling in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? In...
September 30, 2020

Facts to Help Determine Your COBRA Eligibility

COBRA allows for healthcare benefits to temporarily continue for workers and families during times...
July 22, 2020

COVID-19: Finding Food and Nutrition Programs and Shopping Safely

Benefits.gov is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information to help citizens access resources...
June 24, 2020

Safety Guidelines During the COVID-19 Crisis

As the weather gets warmer, it is important to continue to practice safe behaviors to stop the...
May 13, 2020

Find Disability Assistance Online

Wherever you are in your search for government benefits, Benefits.gov is a great tool to help you...
March 23, 2020

Finding the Right Help During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has presented many challenges for people across the United States...
December 13, 2019

Mental Health Series: How to Deal with Seasonal Depression

During the fall and winter months, many Americans enjoy holidays and family time, and anticipate a...
November 29, 2019

Resources for People with Disabilities

A few months ago, Benefits.gov hosted a Facebook Question and Answer (Q&A) session for citizens...
October 30, 2019

How to Apply for Medicaid in your State

If you are looking for health insurance that fits both your needs and your budget, Medicaid may...
August 7, 2019

Five Things to Know about Social Security

Benefits.gov regularly receives questions from citizens about Social Security and disability assistance ...
May 31, 2019

Navigating Benefits.gov User Series: Senior Citizens

A number of financial, medical and nutritional benefits for seniors are available.
May 1, 2019

Resources for Moms

In honor of Mother’s Day, we want to recognize and thank all mothers. Benefits.gov offers information on...
May 1, 2019

Mental Health Series: Men’s Health Month

Recognizing that Men’s Health Month is celebrated in June, Benefits.gov encourages...
February 14, 2019

Assistance for Low-Income Families

Did you know you may be eligible to receive food stamps, medical insurance or a tax credit to...
January 30, 2019

Mental Health Series: Alzheimer’s

In the U.S., approximately 5.5 million adults 65 and older have Alzheimer’s. Benefits.gov wants you...
January 30, 2019

Find Resources to Improve Your Living Conditions

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12% of Americans, or almost 40 million people, are living in...
December 26, 2018

Getting Healthy in the New Year

With the holiday season winding down and the new year almost here, now is a good time to consider following...
November 14, 2018

‘Tis the Season: Open Enrollment Starts Now!

The fall season brings cool weather and marks the beginning of the open enrollment period for health...
October 17, 2018

Mental Health Series: Practice Healthy Behaviors

The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting time, but it can also bring new stress and...
October 17, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness: Tips on "Thinking Pink and Living Green"

According to Breastcancer.org, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the...
February 6, 2018

Benefits.gov *Hearts* You

According to The Heart Foundation, heart disease (which includes, congenital heart disease and...
January 24, 2018

Mental Health Series: Eating Disorders Awareness

If you suffer from an eating disorder, it is important that you know about the many treatment options...
January 24, 2018

Roll Up a Sleeve and Save a Life

As a donor, you'll never know the lives that you have touched by donating, but be proud of your...
October 4, 2017

Mental Health Series: It’s OK to Ask for Help!

You don’t have to face your struggles alone, and the steps you take to getting better will be...
October 4, 2017

Recognizing American Diabetes Month

This November, Benefits.gov is recognizing American Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes and...
March 7, 2017

Celebrating Women’s History all Month Long!

During the month of March, International Women’s day and Women’s History Month are observed and...
February 8, 2017

Love Your Heart this February

February is the month for hearts in two special ways, Valentine’s Day, and American Heart Month. Benefitsgov...
January 25, 2017

Find a Routine, Get Screened

Preventing any sort of disease or health issue begins with taking initiative. For those with a...
January 3, 2017

Simple Steps Toward Preventing Cancer

February is Cancer Prevention Month, and there are many resources provided by both Federal agencies...
January 3, 2017

Spread Holiday Cheer: Donate Blood

Winter is a challenging time for blood banks. With the holidays, bad weather, and surges in colds...
October 23, 2016

Dental Health Services Test

Autumn gives us many reasons to smile, such as colorful, changing leaves, seasonal treats like pumpkin...
August 10, 2016

Mental Health Series: Benefits for Those Facing Dementia

Dementia impacts many people – some see it affect their loved ones, while others may experience it...
July 27, 2016

In Recognition of Women’s Equality

It's been almost a century since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women...
February 10, 2016

Four Ways to Improve your Heart Health

Although candy hearts are in season this time of year in anticipation of Valentine's Day, it's important...
November 18, 2015

Apply for Health Insurance during Open Enrollment with Healthcare.gov

The open enrollment period for purchasing health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable...
October 21, 2015

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, the nation observes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a...
September 13, 2013

Can the New Health Insurance Marketplace Help You?

Are you a part-time worker without job-based coverage? Are you currently unemployed or in-between coverage?...
August 14, 2013

Back-to-School? Start Smart with Resources from Benefits.gov

Is your child currently in school, or is it their first year? Either way, preparing for the new...
May 7, 2013

Benefits.gov spotlights Mental Health Awareness Month

May was designated National Mental Health Awareness Month in 1949 by the United States Congress due...
October 10, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Chances are you- or someone you know- has been impacted by breast cancer. According to the Centers...
May 13, 2012

Benefits.gov Highlights Mental Health Resources

May is Mental Health Month, and Benefits.gov wants to guide you to government programs and resources...
December 8, 2010

The Affordable Care Act Includes Important Benefits for Medicare Recipients

If you are a Medicare recipient, the Affordable Care Act could help you with the costs of prescription drugs ...
December 21, 2005

Benefit Programs for Seniors

Benefits.gov houses information on more than 1,000 government benefits, including programs specifically...
December 31, 1998

Benefits.gov Celebrates American Heart Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause...
December 31, 1998

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

While medical researchers are making progress discovering the underlying causes of birth defects, birth...
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