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#TBT: Birth Control Hit Shelves 55 Years Ago

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In 1960, two little words rocked the worlds of American women: "The Pill." Although the FDA had previously given the green light for hormone pills, this approval was limited to ones that treated menstrual issues, like irregular cycles or PMS. In May of 1960, that all changed when the FDA approved Enovid as the first-ever hormone pill... Read more

Yikes! Not All Insurance Plans Cover Childbirth

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Birth control? Covered. Prenatal care? Covered? Labor and delivery? Not necessarily. While the Affordable Care Act deemed maternity and newborn care "essential health benefits" requiring independent and small group coverage in 2014, that coverage doesn't extend to dependents still on their parents' health insurance. By law, adults can stay on their parents' plans... Read more

4 Financial Steps Every New Parent Needs to Take

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Having a baby creates a whole new set of financial responsibilities and it can be confusing to know where to start. If you want to give your family the financial security it deserves, here are four steps that will put you on the right track. 1. Talk money with your honey If you have a spouse... Read more

Why I’m Being So Proactive About Getting My Breast Pump Covered by My Insurance

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Are you planning on breastfeeding? If so, you might want to get really acquainted with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or sometimes commonly referred to as Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010, but one of the most important parts of that law requires commercial and private insurers to cover... Read more

The Most Terrifying Talk You Need to Have Before Baby Arrives

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Have you talked about the what if's yet? Chances are, you haven't. And with baby on the way, now is the most important time to consider what you'll do in case the worst ever happens. So if you're considering life insurance, or already have a policy, here are the top three reasons you need to... Read more