News Update: Texas Financial Education Endowment Awards $250,000 To Support and Promote Financial Literacy in Texas

Texas Impact is pleased to pass along some happy news at the first of the year: the award of $250,000 from the Texas Financial Education Endowment to support and promote financial literacy in Texas. The award is especially good news because it represents the fruits of the faith community's work to bring regulation to the payday lending industry.

Texas Impact Formal Comments for Proposed Texas Department of Insurance Navigators Rulemaking

Texas Impact submitted supplemental formal comments in response to the Texas Department of Insurance Docket 2759, Rulemaking To Establish Subchapter W. Regulation of Navigators For Health Benefit Exchanges. The Texas Department of Insurance held two public hearings on the proposed rule regulating federal health marketplace navigators operating in Texas on December 20 and January 6.

Read the comments below or download the PDF. (Right-click and choose "Save Link As...")

LegeTV: Texas Department of Insurance Navigators Public Comments

The Texas Department of Insurance's proposed rule regulating federal health marketplace navigators operating in Texas is open for public comment until January 6. The Department held two public hearings on the rule, on December 20 and January 6.


Bee Moorhead |Executive Director, Texas Impact | December 20, 2013

Press Release: $113 Per Second, Up In Smoke


New Widget on Helps Taxpayers Keep Track of What Legislative Stubbornness is Costing Them

AUSTIN—Less than a week into the new year, the State of Texas has already rejected more than $50 million in federal health care funds because of the Legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. By August 31, that number will have increased to more than $2.3 billion unless Texas takes steps to implement the Medicaid expansion.

Being a Better Neighbor, Southwest Texas: Join Us to Learn about the Community Partner Program

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 1:00pm - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:00pm

There’s a new way for faith communities to help needy Texans get food, medical and other benefits. Texas’ Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) has launched it’s statewide Community Partner Program, a great way for local organizations to serve their communities more effectively by providing internet access and/or trained volunteer navigators to help low-income Texas families apply for state benefit programs.

Health Care Enrollment and Congergation Life, Congregation Beth Israel, Austin, December 3, 2013

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 8:00am - 10:30am

Join Get Covered America and Texas Impact for a breakfast meeting about the Affordable Care Act, health insurance enrollment, and how faith communities can engage members around the new opportunities for quality, affordable health care. RSVP for the event today!

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 8AM-10AM

Where: Congregation Beth Israel, Smith Auditorium (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756)

Schedule

8:00AM: Mingle and gather and breakfast

8:30AM: Program starts

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