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Wellness Coalition Now Offers Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Over the Phone

If you’re uninsured or under-insured, The Wellness Coalition in Montgomery wants to help. It’s offering a new free service to help you get the coverage you can afford. The organization can now help get you enrolled in an affordable health care plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace and Alabama Medicaid over the phone. More than a dozen employees were recently trained…

Alabama Sends Resources to Florida to Assist with Hurricane Matthew Response

Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced that Alabama is sending state personnel and resources to Florida to assist with hurricane response efforts. Alabama has received numerous requests for assistance from Florida as Hurricane Matthew approaches and intensifies. So far assistance has been requested from the Alabama National Guard, Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Alabama Department of Public Health…

FEMA Funds Available to Flood Victims

Federal funding will soon be available to Alabamians affects by December flooding. Thursday, President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-31, 2015. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and…

Loans Available for Victims of December Flooding

Bentley says loans are available through the Federal Small Business Administration for victims of the flooding event in December

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says loans administered through the federal Small Business Administration are available to help victims of late December storms repair damage to their property. Bentley said in a statement Friday that low-interest loan assistance has been approved for more than 20 counties — including Jefferson, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa — based on damage assessments…