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Open enrollment underway and American Education Week

Written by Merideth Bucher, Producer | Nov 5, 2018 4:33 AM

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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, November 5, 2018:

The Affordable Care Act's six-week open enrollment period began November 1 and runs through December 15.

In Pennsylvania, enrollees will find more choices and rates are lower than last year, on average. Pennsylvania's enrollment period is also shorter this year, so if you are in the market for insurance it is important to enroll before the deadline.

Appearing on Monday's Smart Talk is the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman, to discuss in-state trends in enrollment and changes to the program.

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Commissioner Jessica Altman

Also, nearly 100 years ago, the National Education Association sponsored the very first American Education Week (AEW). The weeklong event was a way to generate support for public education during an era of wide-spread illiteracy.

Historically, AEW is celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving and this year is no different. Events will take place in schools around the country and our area November 12-16, 2018.

Joining us to talk about the week-long recognition and the challenges in education today are Jeff Ney, Pennsylvania State Education Association treasurer and Ronald Cowell, from the Education Policy and Leadership Center

 

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Jeff Ney

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