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Free HIV Screenings Offered on National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2017

Date Posted: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Categories:  News

DOVER — Knowing your status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) gives you powerful information to help you take steps to keep you and your partner healthy. Free testing will be offered at six locations in Delaware on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in observance of National HIV Testing Day. “Even if you don’t think you’re at […]




Tornado in Sussex Confirmed

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Categories:  News

A team of meteorologists from the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Mount Holly, New Jersey along with personnel from the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), and Sussex County Emergency Operations conducted a site assessment this morning




Governor Carney, COAD Announce Agreement to Raise Correctional Officer Pay

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Categories:  Criminal Justice Department of Correction Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor

Agreement also establishes Labor-Management Committee to study additional changes DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware (COAD) on Tuesday announced an agreement to increase salaries for Delaware’s correctional officers and study additional changes to help recruit and retain officers, and decrease the use of mandatory overtime across Delaware’s correctional […]




DPH Continues to Promote Zika Awareness Through Statewide Advertising Campaign

Date Posted: Friday, June 16th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) continues to remind Delawareans to protect themselves from the Zika virus with support from a statewide advertising campaign launched last month. The campaign reminds travelers, particularly pregnant women, to take steps to prevent Zika.
Zika has been found in several popular travel locations. Delaware’s 17 confirmed Zika cases were all caused by mosquito bites while traveling abroad, however, there are warmer climates in the continental United States with local Zika transmission. Anyone planning a trip over the summer should educate themselves on Zika’s dangers and how to prevent the disease before setting off for your vacation destination.




Highmark Requests 2018 Health Insurance Rate Increase of 33.6%

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Categories:  Insurance Commissioner News

Dover, DE – The Delaware Department of Insurance (“DOI”) has received a proposed rate increase request from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware (“Highmark BCBSD”) for 33.6% for its 2018 individual Marketplace business. This requested rate increase assumes that the cost-sharing subsidies and individual mandate will not be in place for 2018. Highmark BCBSD’s […]




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