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What is IDEA?

What is IDEA? IDEA or the “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” is a law in the US that regulates how public offices and agencies are supposed to provide for the special needs of students with disabilities. Under this federal law, those with disabilities are guaranteed with special rights and privileges in terms of proper and [...]

What is VHA?

What is VHA? The Department of Veteran Affairs of the United States actually has a lot of branches that takes care of the different needs of the veterans in the country. From education, to finances, to other forms of support; all these are given by this department. However, one of its most important areas is [...]

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? When a person is unable to manage his finances and fails to pay off debts, filing bankruptcy is often the last resort. There are several forms of bankruptcy in the United States. However, this article will mainly focus on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. What exactly is this Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? Why [...]

What is “doing the dougie”?

What is “doing the dougie”? “Doing the dougie” refers to a dance move or craze in the US, especially in the sports and music world. Doing this dance move means one is cool or fresh, referring to Doug E. Fresh, a famous rapper and beatbox artist of the 80′s who originally made the “dougie” moves. [...]

What Is HIPAA?

What Is HIPAA? HIPAA is an acronym for “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” of the United States. Introduced in 1996, HIPAA was put into law to help employees in between jobs to still have health insurance coverage.  It was difficult in the past to change insurance providers due to lowered coverage and high premiums. [...]

What Is FICA?

What Is FICA? FICA stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act.  It is a law in the U.S. that requires a certain deduction from an employee’s paycheck for Social Security and for Medicare.  Employers deduct a set percentage from the employees’ salaries and are expected to match the same amount for the employees’ benefits.  This law [...]