In this Edition:
The Mensch Report: The H & K Group
This edition of the Mensch Report features my tour with Scott Haines, CEO, and Jim Haines, COO, at Haines and Kibblehouse headquarters located in Skippack, PA. We also toured a nearby quarry, discussed their available services and programs, and more.
PA Unemployment Amnesty Program
The PA Unemployment Compensation amnesty program runs through September 30, 2017. Claimants who have received UC benefits that they were not entitled to and employers who have not made mandatory tax contributions to the UC Trust Fund are being offered amnesty to repay what they owe at a discount.
The total amount owed to the UC Trust Fund from both claimants and employers eligible for the amnesty program is $651 million. You can find out more here.
Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Services
The PA Department of Health's HealthyWoman Program offers free breast and cervical cancer early detection services to those meeting the eligibility standards.
For more information on the services provided and the income/age requirements, please call 1-800-215-7494 or click here.
New Handbook Provides Helpful Information about Family Caregiving
Across Pennsylvania, more than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians are caring for older parents, spouses, or other loved ones, assisting them to live independently rather than in one of the Commonwealth’s long-term, institutional nursing homes.
Dedicated family and friends are providing $20 billion annually in uncompensated care allowing seniors to safely live at home and in their community.
The PA Homecare Association is making available “Secrets No One Told You about Family Caregiving.” The 48-page handbook features tips, tricks, and helpful hints for family members caring for a loved one. Obtain your copy by calling PHA at 1-800-382-1211.
PA’s Black Fly Suppression Program Accepting Official Complaint Reports
Thirty-eight Pennsylvania counties participate in the Pennsylvania Black Fly Suppression Program. These include Berks, Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Wearing a light-colored hat, tucked-in pants and long-sleeves, along with glasses or goggles, will significantly add to your protection against black flies. Skipping attractants such as perfume, deodorant, hairspray, and using insect repellent will also help.
Black fly complaints may be submitted online or by calling 484-250-5109 between April 1 and November 30.
Reporting Road Conditions and Claims against the Commonwealth
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation continues to operate the Customer Care Center at 1-800-FIX-ROAD or 1-800-349-7623, receiving calls beyond reports of potholes and dead deer.
The county-based system is available for the reporting of conditions on state-owned roads, issues with construction projects, absence or placement of signs and signals, and speed limit concerns.
Claims against the Commonwealth for damage to your vehicle or personal property should be submitted for review by the Bureau of Risk and Insurance Management of the PA Department of General Services. The Bureau also requires PennDOT to review all claims associated with state-owned highways prior to final determination. Line paint claims must be submitted to the county in which the incident occurred. Be prepared to provide the date, time, county, state route number, and the location of the occurrence.
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