Shelter House: A History

  After Potomac's President, Joe Appelbaum, met Shelter House Executive Director & CEO Joe Meyer on ELR last April, we offered some support.  Q Carleton compiled the history of Shelter House. Learn more about Shelter House here. Compiled by Q Carleton, Potomac Companies, Inc.   From death came life: following the death of a homeless man in Bailey’s Crossroads in... Read More

CareFirst 2018 Contraceptive Benefit Changes for Maryland and Virginia

In compliance with Maryland and Virginia state mandates, effective January 1, 2018 upon renewal, the following changes to contraceptive benefits will apply. Maryland House Bill 1005 (Contraceptive Equity Act) requires health insurers to: Provide coverage for a single dispensing of up to a six-month supply for covered, FDA approved, prescription contraceptives. Apply no out-of-pocket costs for over-the-counter emergency contraceptives purchased... Read More

Eat Local! July in Maryland and Virginia

Have you visited your local farmers’ market?  There are over 174 to visit!  Going to the farmers’ market makes it easy to find what’s locally produced and in-season. Why buy local food?  The Michigan State University Extension offers these reasons: Locally grown food is full of flavor. When grown locally, the crops are picked at their peak of ripeness versus being... Read More