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Losing Health Insurance for Pre-Existing Conditions is a Very Real Possibility This Election

Every year we hear this is the most important election ever. A strong argument can be made that the 2020 election is exactly that. The question we hope to answer for you is: How does this election affect you and your family? One issue that drives contract negotiations is health insurance coverage. The cost of medical insurance depends on what types of coverage you and your family receive. When the Affordable Care Act became law, insurers were required to provide coverage for pre-existing conditions. This requirement provided coverage for almost

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Isn’t it Time You Stood Up For Our Public Schools, Commissioner?

The grant you submitted again today does still not address the basic charter school safeguards of transparency, opportunity and quality.  It takes money directly from our underfunded public-school system, and ties taxpayers to a generation of new expenses. We thank all those elected officials who continue to have the courage to stand up to you. We all believe education has the power to change lives. In fact, as a society we believe the value of an education is so great to the individual and the common good, that we all

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President’s Letter: Elections Matter – Be Heard

It’s been two years since the last “big” election. I think we all could have predicted that Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump would continue to undermine public education every chance they could – and they did. I think we all know that Commissioner Edelblut would do everything in his power to implement the Trump-DeVos agenda – and he did. I think we all hoped that Governor Sununu would be more moderate in his approach toward education. Instead, he showed just how devoted he was to the notion of dismantling public education when he opposed funding increases, and how little he cared for our health and safety as the pandemic dragged on and we were told we’d be protected by his Swiss Cheese reopening plan. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was

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NEA-NH Recommends Sue Ford in Senate District 1 Race

NEA-NH announced their recommendation of Sue Ford for Senate District 1 today. “We’ve always maintained that educator voices should be heard as decisions are being made that impact our students and classrooms. As an educator of more than 40 years, Sue brings unique qualifications and background to the state Senate to help ensure that  our public schools receive the help and support they deserve,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. During her time in the Legislature, Sue has consistently stood up for public education.  She helped lead the effort to deliver additional funding for school districts and knows the importance of making our school system accessible to every student, regardless of family income or place of residence. “I appreciate the endorsement of the NEA. As an Educator, I believe the best

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NEA-New Hampshire and NEA Member Benefits Offer Virtual Retirement Seminars

Learn what you need in order to retire with peace of mind! NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present virtual retirement seminars to help you plan for your retirement. This seminar is ideal for those who are 2-5 years (or more) from retirement. We will review many of the pieces of the retirement puzzle, including: – NH Retirement System– Healthcare and Medicare– Financial Planning Options– NEA Member Benefits for Retirees Registration is open to NEA-NH members. Please use the links below to register for the retirement seminar date and time that is most convenient for you.  A zoom link for the workshop and materials will be emailed to you before the retirement seminar. The seminars will begin promptly, so please be ready to begin the workshop at the

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NEA-NH Recommends Jay Kahn for Senate District 10

CONCORD, NH – September 22, 2020 – NEA-New Hampshire announced their recommendation of Jay Kahn for Senate District 10 today. “As chair of the education committee in the state senate, Jay has accomplished a great deal for our students and educators,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “His efforts helped secure one of the largest increases in school funding in state history, and his continued work on the school funding commission will be critical in the next legislature to make further progress on this critical issue for students and property tax payers.” Among his many accomplishments this session, Senator Kahn was also prime sponsor of legislation to better protect educators and students from acts of violence in schools after chairing a committee that studied this issue. That legislation was signed into

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