PLEASE NOTE: The open enrollment period for 2017 in Massachusetts is now closed. In Massachusetts, all residents who are 18 or older are required to have health insurance. The open enrollment period to buy health insurance in the state for 2018 will start on Nov. …Continue Reading Getting Health Insurance for Individuals and Families in Massachusetts
This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). The Highway Safety Division has launched a new car seat safety website in English and Spanish to help parents and caregivers find the right car seat …Continue Reading Car Seat 101: Is Your Child in the Right Seat and Strapped in Safely?
Living along the Massachusetts coast has lots of perks — plenty of sunshine, fresh sea air, and a beach within walking distance to name a few. However, it’s important to be aware of coastal storm hazards such as flooding, erosion, and more. The Office of Coastal …Continue Reading StormSmart Coasts: Protect Your Home from Storm Damage
It can be tough to enjoy those sultry summer days when your energy bills are rising as fast as the temperatures. Thankfully, a few simple changes can help keep your home cool without blowing your budget. Inside Your Home We’re creatures of habit, but there …Continue Reading Summer Home Cooling Tips
Between fans and air conditioners in the summer and heaters in the winter, Massachusetts residents are almost always running systems to heat or cool their homes. However, you can easily boost your home’s energy efficiency — for the summer and the winter — to keep …Continue Reading How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year
Simple safety tips from the Department of Fire Services (DFS) and regular home maintenance can reduce the risk of electrical fires, keeping you and your family safe.
Taking public transit, walking, or riding your bike can all get you where you’re going in an eco-friendly way, but there’s another way to reduce the carbon footprint on your next trip. Buying or leasing a low- or zero-emission vehicle can help you go a …Continue Reading Get Money Back for Your Electric Vehicle
Each year, financial aid helps millions of students across the United States achieve their dreams of attending college. There are many free resources available to guide you through the application process. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), a division of the Department of Higher …Continue Reading 4 Things to Do When Applying for Financial Aid
This is a guest blog post from MassMobility, a division of the Human Service Transportation (HST) Office. Arranging transportation when you aren’t driving yourself can be challenging, whether you’re carless, have retired from driving, or want to help a loved one get to a medical …Continue Reading Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities
With the holiday season underway, knowing your rights as a consumer might be just as important as knowing where to get the best deals. The Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR) and the Office of the Attorney General (AGO) provide important tips about consumer protection, …Continue Reading Six Tips for a Safe & Successful Holiday Shopping Season