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Man Runs 100 Miles for Candle's Museum


An Indiana man is running 100 miles this weekend to raise money for the Candles Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute, founded by Eva Kor. Charles Moman is a retired Seymour, Indiana elementary music teacher. Moman went on this year's trip to Auschwitz with Kor.

Showers and storms expected today


Bedford and Seymour. Damaging winds and large hail will be the main concern with any strong storm the develops today. Steady, chilly rain – with a few thunderstorms is expected for the rest of central Indiana. Showers will begin to wrap up by mid-evening.

IU student's body found in Brown County; man arrested on preliminary murder charge


He declined to comment further about this death investigation. An autopsy with a forensic pathologist has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Seymour. Indiana State Police were called to assist with the death investigation.

Glow Run 5K planned at Seymour High School


The South Central Indiana Running Club and American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life are presenting a Glow Run 5K on May 1 at Seymour High School. The run, with an optional super hero theme, will start at 11 p.m. in the school parking lot. Runners are ...

Indiana’s HIV crisis


Let me remind you that the CDC believes that over 400 IDUs alone are in Austin, Indiana. I have already shared with you the fact that IDUs from Austin are traveling to Seymour, a community of nearly 20,000. The CDC assumes 10 percent of the population in ...

Sports Digest: Oilmen add SSC's Seymour to roster


OILMEN ADD T.F. SOUTH GRAD: South Suburban College shortstop Brian Seymour (T.F. South) has been added to the 2015 Northwest Indiana Oilmen roster. Men's tennis SCHORSCH WINS HORIZON HONOR: Valparaiso sophomore Jeffrey Schorsch has been named the Horizon ...

Villages, lawmakers and outsourced thinking


The latest example of peculiar thought – I know I’m doing injury to the word “thought” by using it in this context – comes from an old standby, Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas, R-National Rifle Association. (Lucas is from Seymour and claims to represent ...

Obituary: Ruth Spray, Seymour


Follow The Republic on social media: Ruth Spray, 86, of Seymour, Indiana, died April 21, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, William E. Spray; four daughter, Sue (William) Boyd, Barb (Garry) Ritz, Peggy (Rick) Schleibaum and ...

Indiana Lawmaker: Arming Women Is the Solution to Domestic Violence


Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) on Thursday said during his statement that women ...
“Applications for a license to carry a handgun are up significantly in the state of Indiana, according to the Indiana State Police. Women can take it upon themselves to defend ...

Another Megabus crash in Indiana; 19 injured


This is the third notable Megabus crash on I-65 in recent months. The Indianapolis Star recounted a crash in October near Greenwood, Indiana, and another one in December near Seymour, Indiana. That December accident led to multiple lawsuits against Chicago ...

One hour hiking in Seymour, and we got to see frigates, and their nests, land iguanas, Galapagos gull and lava lizards. #ecotourism #Galapagos #Islands #nature #naturelovers


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What Lies in Darkness by Jeff Seymour


Where I Got It: Author has placed it on Youtube – listen for free! (thanks!) Narrator: Jeff Seymour Publisher: Rough Path Press (2014) Length: 1 hour Author’s Page This is Ellie Mailer’s story. She wa…

Range management workshop set for May 1 in Seymour


Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Martin Shaw, 940-889-5581, martin.shaw@ag.tamu.edu SEYMOUR – The Baylor County Range Management Workshop will be May 1 at the Te…

Prison Offer On Table In Seymour Cruelty Case


A Seymour man accused of holding his sister captive in “dungeon”-lik e conditions is scheduled to decide next week whether to take a plea deal. Arthur Gauvin, 60, is due at Superior Court in Milford …

Prison Offer On Table In Seymour Cruelty Case


A Seymour man accused of holding his sister captive in “dungeon”-lik e conditions is scheduled to decide next week whether to take a plea deal. Arthur Gauvin, 60, is due at Superior Court in Milford …

School honors 5 at recognition dinner in Seymour


St. Mary-St. Michael School of Derby recently honored five members of the community for their commitment to Catholic education and the community at the fifth annual Alumni Recognition Event. The cere…

Fish Bypass at Tingue Dam in Seymour open to the public starting Thursday


By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich Register Correspondent SEYMOUR >> The long-awaited fish bypass channel on the Naugatuck River and an adjoining park will officially open to the public Thursday, and that’s …

Carpenter Seymour (IN) – Seymour Carpenters


Carpenter Seymour (IN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Seymour (IN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Seymour, Indiana work with, builds and fixes items and structures made …

Carpenter Seymour (IN) – Seymour Carpenters


Carpenter Seymour (IN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Seymour (IN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Seymour, Indiana work with, builds and fixes items and structures made …

‘In Cold Blood’ Getting TV Event Series Treatment In Weinstein Co Deal


The Weinstein Company has optioned TV rights to Truman Capote's 1966 bestseller In Cold Blood with the aim of making it a TV event series. It would be the first TV series treatment of the seminal narr…




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Make Your Health Benefits Work for You in SEYMOUR INDIANA

The Department of Labor´s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) administers several important health benefit laws covering employer-based health plans. They govern your basic rights to information about how your health plan works, how to qualify for benefits, and how to make claims for benefits.

In addition, there are specific laws protecting your right to health benefits when you lose coverage or change jobs. EBSA also oversees health care laws covering special medical conditions. For more information on the laws that protect your benefits, see EBSA´s Website. Or call the agency toll free at 1-866-444-3272 to reach a regional office near you. These 10 tips can help make your health benefits work better for you.

1. Explore Your Options for Health Coverage

You have options for health coverage. There are many different types of health benefit plans. Find out what your employer offers, then check out the plan (or plans). Your employer´s human resource office, the health plan administrator, or your union can provide information to help you match your needs and preferences with the available plans. Or consider a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Visit HealthCare.gov to see the health plan options available in your area. Get information about all of your options and review it. The more information you have, the better your health care decisions will be.

2. Review the Benefits Available

Do the plans offered cover the benefits that are important to you, such as mental health services, well-baby care, vision or dental care? Are there deductibles? What are the out-of-pocket expenses you may face? Determine your needs and priorities. Compare all of your options before you decide which coverage to elect. Matching your needs and those of your family members will result in the best possible benefits. Cheapest may not always be best. Your goal is high quality health benefits.

3. Read Your Plan´s Summary Plan Description (SPD) for the Wealth of Information It Provides

Your health plan administrator should provide a copy. It outlines your benefits and your legal rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Federal law that protects your health benefits. It also should contain information about the coverage of dependents, what services will require a co-payment or coinsurance, and the circumstances under which your employer can change or terminate a health benefits plan. You also can find many of the answers to your questions in the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), a short, easy-to-understand summary of what a plan covers and what it costs. You should receive a copy with your enrollment materials. Save the SPD, the SBC, and all other health plan brochures and documents, along with memos or correspondence from your employer relating to health benefits.

4. Use Your Health Coverage

Once your health coverage has started, use it to help cover medical costs for services like going to the doctor, filling prescriptions or getting emergency care. Using your benefits will help you and your family stay healthy and reduce your health care costs. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides many valuable protections for people enrolled in employment-based health plans including prohibiting preexisting condition exclusions and annual and lifetime limits on essential health benefits. What’s more, many plans cover certain preventive services for free, including routine vaccinations, regular well-baby and well-child visits, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol tests, and many cancer screenings. You also can keep your children on your health plan until age 26. Take advantage of your benefits, especially free preventive care if your plan covers it. If you were required to pay cost-sharing for a preventive service, check your Explanation of Benefits and ensure that the provider billed the service properly.

5. Understand Your Plan’s Mental Health and Substance Use Coverage

Many health plans provide coverage for mental health and substance use disorder benefits. If a plan does offer these benefits, the financial requirements (such as co-payments and deductibles) and the quantitative treatment limits (such as visit limits) for the mental health and substance use disorder benefits cannot be more restrictive than the financial requirements or treatment limits applied to medical/surgical benefits. Plans also cannot impose lifetime and annual limits on the dollar amount of mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment. Some plans cover preventive services like screenings for depression and child behavioral assessments for free. Check your SPD and SBC to find out what your plan covers.

6. Look For Wellness Programs

More employers are establishing wellness programs that encourage employees to work out, stop smoking, and generally adopt healthier lifestyles. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the ACA encourage group health plans to adopt wellness programs but also includes protections for employees and dependents from impermissible discrimination based on a health factor. These programs often provide rewards such as cost savings as well as promoting good health. Check your SPD and SBC to see whether your plan offers a wellness program(s). If your plan does, find out what reward is offered and what you need to do to receive it.

7. Know How to File an Appeal if Your Health Benefits Claim is Denied

Understand your plan’s procedures for filing a claim for benefits and where to make appeals of the plan´s decisions. Pay attention to time limits – make sure you timely file claims and appeals and that the plan makes decisions on time. Keep records and copies of correspondence. Check your health benefits package and your SPD to determine who is responsible for handling problems with benefit claims. Contact EBSA for assistance if you are unable to obtain a response to your complaint.

8. Assess Your Benefits Coverage as Your Family Status Changes

Marriage, Porce, childbirth or adoption, the death of a spouse, and aging out of a parent’s health plan are life events that may signal a need to change your health benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children may be eligible for special enrollment into other employer health coverage or through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Even without life-changing events, the information provided by your employer should tell you how you can change benefits or switch plans. If you’re considering special enrollment, act quickly. You have 30 days after the life event to request special enrollment in other employer coverage or 60 days to select a plan in the Marketplace.

9. Be Aware that Changing Jobs and Other Work Events Can Affect Your Health Benefits

If you change employers or lose your job, you may need to find other health coverage. If you have a new job, consider enrolling in your new employer’s plan. Whether starting or losing a job, you may be eligible to special enroll in a spouse’s employer-sponsored plan or through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act – better known as COBRA – you, your covered spouse, and your dependent children may be eligible to continue coverage under your former employer-sponsored plan. This coverage is temporary (generally 18 to 36 months) and you may have to pay the entire premium plus a 2 percent administrative charge. Get information on your coverage options and compare. Be aware of the deadlines for deciding on coverage and find out when your new coverage will be effective.

10. Plan For Retirement

Before you retire, find out what health benefits, if any, extend to you and your spouse during your retirement years. Consult with your employer´s human resources office, your union, or the plan administrator. Check your SPD and other plan documents. Make sure there is no conflicting information among these sources about the benefits you will receive or the circumstances under which they can change or be eliminated. With this information in hand, you can make other important choices, like finding out if you are eligible for Medicare and Medigap insurance coverage. If you want to retire before you are eligible for Medicare and your employer does not provide health benefits in retirement, consider what you will do for health coverage. Your options may include enrolling in a spouse’s employer plan or in a Marketplace plan or temporarily continuing your employer coverage by electing COBRA. Planning for retirement includes planning for your health coverage in retirement. To find out more, read Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning.

These Laws Can Help

  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act – Offers protection for inPiduals enrolled in retirement, health, and other benefit plans sponsored by private-sector employers, and provides rights to information and a claims and appeals process for participants to get benefits from their plans.
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Creates the Health Insurance Marketplace and provides protections for employment-based health coverage, including extending dependent coverage of children to age 26; prohibiting preexisting condition exclusions and prohibiting lifetime and annual limits on essential health benefits.
  • The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act – Contains provisions giving certain former employees, retirees, spouses, and dependent children the right to purchase temporary continuation of group health plan coverage at group rates in specific instances.
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – Allows employees, their spouses and their dependents to enroll in employer-provided health coverage regardless of open enrollment periods if they lose coverage or in the event of marriage, birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Also prohibits discrimination in health care coverage.
  • The Women´s Health and Cancer Rights Act – Offers protections for breast cancer patients who elect breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy.
  • The Newborns´ and Mothers´ Health Protection Act – Provides rules on minimum coverage for hospital lengths of stay following childbirth.
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act – Prohibits discrimination in group health plan premiums based on genetic information. Also, generally prohibits group health plans from requesting genetic information or requiring genetic tests.
  • The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Mental Health Parity Act – Requires parity in financial requirements and treatment limitations for mental health and substance use benefits with those for medical and surgical benefits.
  • The Children´s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act – Allows special enrollment in a group health plan if an employee or dependents lose coverage under CHIP or Medicaid or are eligible for premium assistance under those programs.

For More Information

Visit the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s Website to view the following publications. To order copies or to request assistance from a benefits advisor, contact EBSA electronically or call toll free 1-866-444-3272.

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In SEYMOUR INDIANA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]




Domestic violence in SEYMOUR INDIANA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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