The American Rescue Act: What You Need to Know

Posted March 16th, 2021

On March 12, 2021, President Biden signed the third COVID-19 related relief bill, the American Rescue Plan. Most Americans will benefit in one way or another from this bill. Let’s unpack what it may mean to you. Stimulus Payments Individuals earning less than $75,000 and couples with income less than $150,000 will receive $1400 per […]


Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day

Posted February 17th, 2021

What can you do TODAY to make someone’s day a little brighter? Why not think about making kindness the norm, rather than the exception? Here are some ideas from the OncoLink team to #choosekind and #explorethegood today—or any day. And remember, it’s not about recognition— it’s just about doing something out of the kindness of […]


Breaking News: The Healthcare Marketplace Re-opens TODAY!

Posted February 15th, 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought great instability to the job market and, as a result, a large number of folks have lost their insurance due to losing their jobs. Today, February 15th, the Healthcare Marketplace, healthcare.gov, will reopen for a three-month special enrollment period. This means that if you do not have insurance OR want […]


COVID-19 Vaccines: Considerations for Special Populations

Posted February 4th, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently recommended for most adults. However, some individuals should not have the vaccine OR should talk with their healthcare provider about potential vaccine risks before they receive the vaccine. These special populations include: People with Cancer-In Active Treatment Considered to be at a higher risk for severe COVID. Should be vaccinated […]


COVID-19 Vaccine: Distribution and Administration

Posted January 25th, 2021

The development of two vaccines for COVID-19 that have received Emergency Use Authorization happened at “warp speed.”  Sadly, the plan for vaccine distribution has not been well planned out. The goal was to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020. We are running behind this schedule. (see here.) For the purposes of this […]


Good-bye, Old Friend

Posted January 8th, 2021

It’s been a year of lots of losses. Lots of sadness and grief and pain. And also strength, grit, resilience and hope. All of this is what I’m feeling today, as I prepare myself mentally to watch Alex Trebeck’s last episode of Jeopardy tonight. I’m grieving another loss—of someone I never met, never personally knew—but […]


Coping with COVID: New Stimulus Funds and Unemployment Benefit Update

Posted January 5th, 2021

By now, some of you may have received $600 stimulus payments as a result of the economic relief package recently passed by our government. Let’s take a closer look at the impact of this bill on individuals and families. Stimulus Payments If you have an adjusted gross income on your 2019 tax returns of less […]


Holidays, Traditions and Grief

Posted December 21st, 2020

This year was pretty tough for most of us. If there is one thing I can take away right now is that we are all, collectively, grieving. Some of us have lost family and friends—to cancer, to COVID, to accidents.  Some of us have lost our jobs and financial well-being. Some of us have lost […]


Today is Giving Tuesday

Posted December 1st, 2020

No doubt you have already seen appeals for #givingtuesday. Giving Tuesday shifts the focus from gluttony and spending to giving as a holiday tradition. Let’s not forget to mention the year-end tax advantages of charitable contributions. I recognize that many are struggling financially this year due to the pandemic and #givingtuesday may seem out of […]


Medicare Advantage Plans: Read the Fine Print

Posted November 16th, 2020

Medicare open enrollment for 2021 ends on December 7th. No doubt, like me, you have seen the countless commercials and even 30-minute-long infomercials from various Medicare Advantage plans touting the great benefits of these plans—like dental and vision coverage, gym memberships, transportation to medical appointments—and many others. For some, Medicare Advantage plans are good enough. […]