January 25, 2016
LISTEN: Health Care Enrollment Deadline Nears: Ohio Navigators Standing By

For people concerned about their ability to pay a monthly premium, Zach Reat of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says financial assistance is available. And he adds that more than eight in 10 Ohioans have qualified for the tax credit. "Ohioans have accessed over $294 per month on average when it comes to that credit so it is significant for Ohioans and it is helping Ohioans afford insurance," he states.

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January 19, 2016
Crunching the Numbers: Free Tax Help Available in Ohio

Tax season is here and some Ohioans can get free help crunching the numbers. Sites are located around the state and an appointment can be made online at ohiobenefits.org. Last year, The Ohio Benefit Bank helped file federal and state tax returns for over 25,000 households, claiming nearly $48 million in refunds and tax credits.

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January 11, 2016
Unemployment benefits changes would 'dismantle' anti-poverty program, advocates say

House Bill 394, a sweeping overhaul of the state's unemployment system, goes farther than any other state to limit benefits to the unemployed, according to Advocates for Ohio's Future, a coalition of nearly 500 health and human services organizations. "If HB 394 is passed, it will dismantle Ohio's most effective anti-poverty program," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, co-chair of the coalition and executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

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