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This article talks about time off from work and the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) in Connecticut. Learn the difference between state and federal leave laws, maternity leave in CT, employment laws and rights, and more.

This video describes your right to take time off from work under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

You have rights at work that protect you -- before, during and after pregnancy. Your employer cannot ask you about your plans to have children or about your pregnancy. You cannot be fired, denied a job or promotion, or be treated differently because of pregnancy. Read this to find out about time off, going back to work after giving birth, and more.

Medicaid is health insurance that helps people pay some or all of their medical bills. It may be free for families with children, pregnant women, and adults without children at home, depending on their income.

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Medicaid is a federal health insurance program. It pays medical bills for people and families with low income and few resources.

If you are on Medicare, you have medical expenses you pay yourself (called “out-of-pocket” expenses). These expenses may include monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance or co-pays. Read this article to find out about programs that may pay some of your out-of-pocket expenses.

Learn how to apply for a Medicare Savings Program.

You should make sure Social Security has your correct address on file. You can learn more about the new cards on the Medicare website.

This article explains Connecticut laws about lead poisoning.

This clinic provides free dental care to the underserved and uninsured in Connecticut – people who would otherwise go without dental care.

A pill is available for people who are at very high risk for getting HIV from sex or needle drug use. The pill is called PrEP (Preexposure prophylaxis) and many people who can benefit from it aren’t taking it.

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If you have bed bugs, you are not alone. Cases of bed bugs have been on the rise, especially in the last ten years. Here is some information about dealing with a bed bug infestation.

You can decide now what types of care you want if you are unable to make those decisions later. Health Care Instructions tell your health care providers your wishes even if you become unable to speak for yourself because of dementia or other medical problems.

Medicaid is a federal health insurance program. It pays medical bills for people and families with low income and few resources.

If you are on Medicare, you have medical expenses you pay yourself (called “out-of-pocket” expenses). These expenses may include monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance or co-pays. Read this article to find out about programs that may pay some of your out-of-pocket expenses.

An advance directive allows you to have a say your health care treatment when you are unable to do so.

A prepaid funeral contract is a legal agreement that says you will pay for funeral services now that will be needed in the future. You can pay with money, insurance, or an investment that you own.

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