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CONSUMER AWARENESS 

Kentucky State Government – Find information on aging and disability services, consumer protection, veteran’s services, and victim’s rights, etc. This is not a service or website associated with University of Kentucky.


HEALTHCARE 

TAKING CARE OF KENTUCKY’S KIDS – Governor Steve Beshear unveiled a new Web site. This one-stop-shop provides readily accessible links for struggling Kentuckians to help find critical resources in tough times, such as health insurance and home mortgage information. The new Web site will provide information and links on topics covering a wide range of areas, including financial assistance; staying healthy; taking care of Kentucky’s kids; staying in your home; job assistance; and money-saving commuting tips. 

Free & Low Cost Prescription Drugs – FAM-RHF.122a - This fact sheet provides consumers with information on a number of programs that offer free or low-cost prescription drugs.  

How Do I Handle Denied Medical Claims – FAM-RHF.121 - Offers information about options available to consumers who have had medical insurance claims denied. Provides instructions for how to file an appeal with an insurance company and how to file a complaint with a state agency. 

KCHIP (Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance) – Mission is to provide health insurance coverage to low income uninsured children in Kentucky.  Important information on how to apply for KCHIP benefits, eligibility application information, benefits of the program, etc. This is not a service or website associated with University of Kentucky.


INSURANCE 

Life Insurance: The Impact of Ownership – FAM-RHF.106a - This fact sheet covers the major reasons for buying life insurance; facts on who owns a policy, who is covered, and who stands to benefit upon death; as well as a short glossary of helpful insurance terms. 

Tips to Save Money When Buying Insurance – FAM-RHF.115 - Introduces readers to numerous practical ideas for saving money on insurance. While assuming that readers are familiar with insurance basics, this publication provides an overview of money-saving tips and discusses strategies that pertain particularly to auto, homeowner’s, long-term care, and life insurance.


PARENTING 

Keys to Great Parenting: Fun and Learning with Your Baby or Toddler – All seven sections feature simple, no-cost or very inexpensive developmental activities for parents of very young children. Many of the activities could be modified for preschoolers and early elementary children.  

Traveling Light: Family Language Fun to Go – The oral language activities for all ages of children and youth require no props, are easy to learn to do. Together with parental suggestions for advancing children’s development and closer parent-child relationships included on each activity page, build family togetherness while advancing literacy skills. These values are essential for weathering lean economic times by building resiliency as well as social and reading skills, all elements that are essential for completing education and competing successfully for jobs.


STRESS MANAGEMENT 

University of Kentucky Universe of Possibilities: Skills for Creating Happiness and Blessing Others – All 10 modules with their accompanying flash movies, participants’ activity sheets, and facilitators’ guides, foster simple, beautiful, peaceful living in the midst of stressful times. Meant especially for youth and adults.