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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will accept applications beginning today, May 12, 2021. The program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. One way to qualify is if your household has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. For more information, click on the link: EBB Info Sheet

SMP Hawaii’s KukuiGram

Our local experts on Medicare fraud and abuse, Senior Medicare Patrol Hawaii, has published their first quarterly newsletter, KukuiGram! Learn how to protect your personal information. Attend free presentations. Volunteer with SMP Hawaii or the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Get all of this and more by clicking on the link: Kukui Gram Issue One May ...

Guard Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card!

After you get your COVID-19 vaccine, keep your vaccination card safe. Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your personal information. Don't share a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card online or on social media. Scammers can use content you post, like your date of birth, health care details, or other personal information ...

Hawaiian Electric Warns Against Scams

Fraudsters will do anything to get our money! Their latest scam is to threaten Hawaiian Electric customers to pay their "overdue" bills with prepaid debit cards or risk having their electricity disconnected. Don't be fooled! Learn more about HECO's dos and don'ts on billings and customer service by clicking on the link:  2021.04.13_Hawaiian_Electric_warns_against_scammers

Local Pharmacies have openings for COVID vaccines Statewide

The Hawaii Department of Health has shared with the Kupuna Vaccination Outreach Group that over 100 local pharmacies statewide still have openings this week of April 5, 2021, for eligible individuals seeking to be vaccinated. Click on the link for details if you want a vaccination. COVID Vaccination Information 4.5.2021   Image Source: "Flu Vaccination Grippe" by Daniel Paquet is licensed ...

2021 Project Financial Literacy

Hawaii SHIP's partner, the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), Office of the Securities Commissioner (OSC) is hosting a month-long campaign to celebrate Financial Literacy Month in April. “Project Financial Literacy: Investor Education for All!” will feature financial and investor education-related activities, presentations, and resources for consumers of all ages. Learn more about ...