March Health Observance: National Poison Prevention Week

More than 2 million poisonings are reported to poison control centers each year across the country. Your local poison control center in works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to respond to your needs in the event of a poison emergency. This post is a part of the annual National Poison Prevention Week,... Read More

National Individual Mandate Expires in 2019, DC Retains Individual Mandate

Beginning 2014, the ACA (Affordable Care Act) required all Americans to join a health insurance plan or pay a tax penalty. The penalty for not carrying health insurance in 2018 is $695 per person or 2.5% of total household income, whichever is greater.   Part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017 eliminates the... Read More

DC Minimum Wage Increases to $13.25 Per Hour Effective 7/1/2018

Per the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016, minimum wage in the District of Columbia will increase from $12.50/hour to $13.25/hour, effective July 1, 2018.  By July 1, 2020, minimum wage will have increased to $15.00/hour. This law affects all workers, regardless of employer size. Read more from DC.gov. unsplash-logoJimi Filipovski Read More