Category: News Updates

InsureMyTrip.com, a Rhode Island-based travel agency, researched the top international travel destinations state by state. The Caribbean is the favorite vacation travel spot for Delawareans. Other popular locations for Delaware travellers are the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico and Bermuda. The agency determined the data by reviewing all travel insurance purchases from the past year.

The deadline to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace is December 15. Those who meet the deadline and pay their first premium will receive coverage by January 1, 2018. Nearly 9,000 Delaware residents had signed up through the exchange as of earlier this month. For 2017, more than 27,000 people enrolled for coverage. “We urge…

Small business optimism is higher than it has been since the Reagan years, according to the National Federation of Independent Business’ Optimism Index for November. “We haven’t seen this kind of optimism in 34 years, and we’ve seen it only once in the 44 years that that NFIB has been conducting this research, said NFIB…

U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced a bill to strengthen existing rules to increase access to guaranteed lifetime income products as an employee benefit. “As lawmakers, we need to find solutions that give families a wider array of options to choose from in saving for their retirement. Delawareans and all…

Gov. John Carney last week announced the appointment of Keith Hunt as the state’s first chief diversity officer. Hunt, who starts December 18, will work to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in state government hiring and employment practices. “I remain committed to creating a work environment that is inclusive, diverse, and representative of all Delawareans,”…

(AP) — More and more Delaware companies are seeking out people with autism because they’re finding they have qualities — particularly their attention to detail and fierce loyalty — that make them high performing employees. Statistics show that about 70 to 90 percent of people with autism in the U.S. are highly underemployed or unemployed.…

(AP) — Proposed rent increases at a mobile home community on Delaware’s Rehoboth Bay are exposing ambiguities in a state law designed to regulate the relationship between homeowners and their landlord. The News Journal reports arbitration hearings are scheduled for next month on proposed rent increases at the Rehoboth Bay mobile home park. Residents are…

WSFS Financial Corporation has entered into a two-year partnership with SoFi Securities to offer payment processing and debit card sponsorship services for a new cash management account. The San Francisco-based startup provides student and consumer loans, but it lacks the infrastructure of a regular bank. WSFS will provide that backbone by handling ACH payment processing and debit…

A DNREC brownfield development agreement meeting turned into a Harvey Hanna love fest Thursday night as company president Thomas J. Hanna fielded questions about what he’s going to do with the former GM plant his company bought. By the end of the meeting, several residents thanked Hanna for cleaning up the site and erecting a…