November 10, 2022

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Got Insurance?

Enroll Now through Jan 15th for 2023 Coverage Through the Marketplace!

Families may be able to get more savings and lower costs on insurance plans in 2023: 

  • More people will qualify for help paying for health coverage, even those who weren’t eligible in the past, due to the American Rescue Plan and the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • All Marketplace plans for children continue to include vision coverage and offer dental coverage. 

Family Glitch is Fixed! The spouse and dependents of an employee may now qualify for Marketplace plans, an important change from previous years . An employee may keep their employer sponsored coverage while other family members can now get more affordable Marketplace coverage.

Learn more and apply for insurance through www.healthcare.gov or 

enroll over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

(except holidays) 1-800-318-2596 or

get help from free in-person assisters

Enroll by Dec 15th for coverage that begins Jan1st, 2023. 

Respiratory Illnesses in Children On the Rise In Early 2022-2023 Season and Expected to Continue Through the Winter

American Academy of Pediatrics reports this flu season is off to an early start. In October, a record number of children under age 4 years were hospitalized with the flu—the most in 10 years. Children with chronic health conditions are at greater risk.

CDC surveillance has shown an increase in RSV detections and RSV-associated emergency department visits and hospitalizations in multiple U.S. regions, with some regions nearing seasonal peak levels. In addition, children are still presenting to emergency departments and being admitted to hospitals with COVID-19 infections.

Learn how to protect your children from Flu and COVID-19.

Join us for Family Fun!

December 3, 2022

The 6th annual Cookies & Cocoa event will be held at the

Museum of Visual Materials in Sioux Falls

Live Music

Games and Activities for the Kids

Pictures with Santa

Warm Cocoa

Delicious Cookies

Raffle Items

Hope to see you there! If you are not able to attend and would like to help support our mission of serving families with children who have disabilities, you can go to our website and make an online donation. Thank you!

Webinar: Supporting Children and Youth Dealing with the Loss of a Parent or Caregiver

November 15, 2022, 1:00 CT /12:00 MT

The loss of a parent or caregiver can have cascading impacts on child well-being. Dealing with loss and adequately supporting a grieving child are issues that predate the pandemic and include children who have lost caregivers to the termination of parental rights, incarceration, and other issues. Learn more about how to work with caregivers so they can best support a grieving child. Register for this free webinar hosted by the Children's Bureau Learning and Coordination Center (CBLCC).

Free College Application Time

Students may apply to South Dakota's public universities and colleges free of charge through November. During the free application period, the South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) encourages South Dakota high school students to explore and apply to any of the participating post-secondary schools. Click icon for more information.

Paying For College

Do you want little or no debt when you go to college? Find out strategies on how to pay for college. Access easy-to-follow videos and resources to set and follow a budget. Get tips and advice from South Dakota experts. More information on this free state-wide program click the icon.

Resources Hand-Picked For You

Here are just a few resources hand-picked by South Dakota Parent Connection staff just for you:



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This e-publication was developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M2000666 and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H328M140021, Family to Family Health Information Center, $93,175; and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.