Check out the Agenda and Seminar Topics for the AOA Conference December 10 - 12
Conference registrations are running well ahead of last year and the tradeshow only has 5 spaces left. It will be a sell-out.
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Senate Begins Debate on a Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government.
Senator Cruz' filibuster has ended and Senate is taking up debate on the continuing resolution (CR), which funds the federal government at last year's levels when the next fiscal year starts on October 1st. The issue now will be how long the CR will fund government operations, not whether there will be one -- at least in the Senate. Whatever the Senate adopts, the House will have to approve, so we could go down to the wire. Some Senate Democrats want funding for no more than a couple months so that the Congress will be forced to pass a budget that restores some of the sequestration cuts. Next month the country reaches its borrowing limit, known as the debt ceiling, which Congress will have to act on to raise. So, the fun has just begun.
Health and Human Services Releases the Premiums for Health Insurance Available through Federal Exchange.
Tables represent the cost of various plan for 27 years olds with different income levels and a family of four with an income of $50,000. Weighted average premiums by state are also available. Scroll down to see the tables. If you are older your preimums could be 3 times higher than the rates for 27 years olds, depending on which plan you chose.
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