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It’s open enrollment time for these health insurance plans: Vermont Health Connect, Medicare Part D (prescription coverage) and Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans). This is a time when you can sign up for a plan or change a plan.
Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont will be holding free Advance Planning Workshops around the state. You will be able to meet with a lawyer and complete a simple will and more.
Legal Services Vermont and Vermont Legal Aid want to meet with you. The nonprofit law firms want to know more about the civil legal problems facing low-income and vulnerable Vermonters. They are holding seven meetings around the state to hear from Vermonters, their community partners and supporters. 
It seems like scam calls and emails are getting to be a part of everyday life. Unfortunately, people still fall victim to them because they can seem so real. Scammers can even fake the caller ID that shows up on your phone. Here we share some information that can help.
Unless it is blocked by the courts, the United States government will change how it makes “public charge” decisions starting October 15, 2019. “Public charge” or the “public charge test” is used by immigration officials to decide whether a person can enter the United States or get a green card.
On July 1,2019, some changes to Vermont’s landlord-tenant and fair housing laws took effect. They make it illegal to discriminate against someone because they are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. They also give victims a process to end their lease early, change locks and more.
Children and teens age 18 and younger can eat for free at meal sites all around Vermont this summer. Just drop in!
We’ve been working to upgrade our legal help website at VTLawHelp.org. We launched an upgraded Drupal 8 website as the first part of this process. You will see that the website has the same content, tools and forms as before, but they have a new look.
The Green Mountain Care Board is considering whether to raise health insurance premium prices for individual and small employer plans. BCBSVT asked for an increase of 15.6%, on average. MVP asked for 8.5%, on average. The public comment period for these plans ends in late July.
If you have a past criminal conviction, or a charge that has been dismissed, you may want to figure out whether you can “expunge” your criminal record.