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Check the heartbeat of your healthcare plan (and your finances) during open enrollment.

Open enrollment: the most wonderful time of the year

Open enrollment is upon us! What’s the deal for 2019? Also, MLB investigates the Mariners for racism. An Edward Hopper painting is diverted from the Seattle Art Museum. And how should parents invest in their children’s schools and future?

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Open Enrollment is upon us again

Premiums are up 13% this year, and open enrollment is shorter than ever. Joining Bill to explain this and other healthcare mysteries are Michael Marchand from the Washington Health Benefit Exchange and Aaron Katz, principal lecturer in Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Allegations of racism from the Mariners' front office

A year ago, the Seattle Mariners hired the League’s first director of high performance in baseball ops. And recently, she left under contested circumstances. Lorena Martin alleges sexism and racism from the Mariners organization, and MLB is launching an investigation. News Tribune reporter TJ Cotterill spoke with Martin shortly after her termination.

Chop Suey diverted to auction

Edward Hopper’s “Chop Suey” just sold for $91.9 million at auction. That is to say, Edward Hopper’s “Chop Suey” did NOT go to the Seattle Art Museum as promised. Seattle Times arts and culture reporter Brendan Kiley explains why.

The ethics of PTA fundraising

KUOW’s Isolde Raftery wrote a piece about vast disparities in Seattle PTA funding. Why don’t parents try to lift all boats? Tom Halverson, director of the Masters in Education Policy at the University of Washington’s College of Ed, calls this the margin of perceived competitive advantage – the schoolchild version of “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”