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July 1, 2019
Tens of thousands of consumers who bought medical discount plans that were deceptively marketed as comprehensive health insurance will be notified that they do not currently have comprehensive health insurance and will be able to enroll in a comprehensive plan during a special enrollment period.
June 28, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the May/June edition of the Health Law PA Newsletter . You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org . This issue includes the following articles: Updates on Community
June 28, 2019
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) is instituting a new discount policy for continuing legal education programs provided to legal services and public interest attorneys beginning July 1, 2019. Beginning on that date, PBI will offer a 50% discount on live programming for lawyers who work full-time
June 25, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations bill today, providing $550 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). This is an increase of $135 million over LSC’s current funding and the largest appropriation proposal
June 24, 2019
The Philadelphia Bar Association has announced that it has been selected for a historic fifth time by the American Bar Association (ABA) for the Harrison Tweed Award, making it the first bar association in the country to be a five-time winner of one of the ABA’s most prestigious honors. The
June 24, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission has finalized the rule implementing a 2018 law that requires the nationwide consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) to provide free electronic credit monitoring services for active duty military consumers. The Free Electronic Credit Monitoring for Active Duty Military Rule ,
June 21, 2019
Alleges scammers charged upfront fees and falsely promised to improve credit scores.
June 21, 2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has issued a warning to Pennsylvanians to be cautious of a scam targeting seniors and people with disabilities who receive rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The department has received information this week that the scam consists of

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