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After January 1st, when "community rating" kicks in for individuals and small groups under 50, claims will not be considered to determine health premiums. Only two factors will be allowed to change the premiums offered by a plan to individuals and small groups under 50 in the same geographic area: age and smoking status. The premium increase due to age will be limited to a 3 to 1 ratio.
If you’re not heading downtown for the big 4th of July Southwest Freedom Over Texas concert and fireworks, maybe you are lighting some fireworks of your own. Fireworks are illegal within the city limits of Houston and in some parts of Harris County. There is currently a burn ban in effect for Montgomery County. Check your local Fire Marshal’s website to find out what is allowed in your area.