June 2013 – Enrolling Families in ACA & Free Tax Prep Webinar

In the fall of 2013, with the start of open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), communities across the nation will be on the verge of a major opportunity to improve the lives of Americans from all walks of life-children, low-income families, small business owners, and senior citizens. However, without careful attention to how families will hear about ACA and make critical health care insurance decisions, there is a substantial chance that this opportunity will be squandered.

Eight Grantees Profiled for Innovative Projects to Build Financial Capability across the US

The Center for Financial Services Innovation announced their newest grantees for the Financial Capability Innovation Fund II, awarding a total of $2.5 million for initiatives focused on building financial capability through the integration of technology, social networks, and financial advice into products and services that encourage saving, build credit, and provide financial coaching.

April 2013 – EITC & Asset Building Webinar

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely recognized as a critical income support for millions of low-income families. It has also proven to be a powerful asset building tool, providing families with a means to build savings. The EITC survived the fiscal cliff, but will it survive in state legislatures? This webinar reported on developments in the national and state EITCs, new polling and messaging research, and implications for the free tax-preparation and asset-building field.