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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Review Your Open Enrollment Confirmation Statement by November 29

OE Confirmation Statement OK

The 2019 Open Enrollment Confirmation Statements are ready to view in PeopleSoft.

Please check your confirmation statement carefully to be sure your elections are correct. In addition, review your “status” in the Connect4Health Premium ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

What’s Your Pet Eating this Holiday?

Pet dog eating Thanksgiving

Your dog or cat could pick up the wrong morsels during the holiday meal. Keep a watchful eye out for food dangers that can upset a pet’s delicate digestive system or worse. Here's a few tips to consider for pets:

  • Protect your crafty critter from ...
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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Make Note of Thanksgiving City Closures

Holiday Government Closure

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the City’s Thanksgiving holiday operating hours. Most of Plano’s facilities, programs and services are affected by the citywide observance from Thursday, November 22 to Friday, November 23.

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Liberty Recreation Center Closes for Renovations

Liberty future lobby

On Saturday, December 1, Liberty Recreation Center closes for renovations. When it reopens, you'll enjoy:

  • Updated locker rooms and restrooms
  • A new entrance to the pool
  • An enhanced and expanded fitness area
  • A new outdoor fitness area
  • Pool area improvements
  • A gen...
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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Learn about Plano’s ADA Self-evaluation and Transition Plan

ADA meeting

Spend time acquainting yourself with the City’s efforts to maintain ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliance. Attend an open forum on Tuesday, November 27 at the Plano Municipal Center. Choose from two meeting times:

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

6:30-8:30 p....

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Dickens 2018 Brings Snow Slides and Live Music to Historic Downtown Plano

Dickens 2018

Winter is coming….and Haggard Park is preparing to transform into a world of wonderland fantasy. On Friday, November 30, some truly fun frosty holiday favorite things await you at this year’s Dickens 2018 celebration in the Historic Downtown Plano Arts Di...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Perils & Pleasures of Turkey Frying, plus, FOG Disposal

Turkey fryer

Many households engage in turkey frying at Thanksgiving or Christmas in the quest to serve a moister fowl to the family. But how many of you actually know the proper and safe way for a turkey to meet hot oil? As with everything, there is a right way and a...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Water Tower Jack Gets Tour of a Plano Tower

Water Tower Jack

You never know when you’ll be called to be an ambassador for the City. The Public Works team really shined while showing young Jack around our water system.

Watch the “Water Tower Jack” video.

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

65+, MEDICARE Open Enrollment Deadline is December 7

Medicare Enrollment form

The Medicare Open Enrollment period ends Friday, December 7 this year. During the annual enrollment period (AEP) you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage. If Medicare eligible (65+ years):

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Veterans Day in Plano…Snapshots of Heroes

Victor Flores WEB

If you ever wondered what the face of a hero looks like, TeamPlano offers memorable glimpses of faces that fit the bill. In observance of Veterans Day 2018, we pause to recognize the men and women who serve in the military (past and present) – p...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Survive Holiday Bouts with Joint Pain

Joint pain seniors shopping

For many people living with joint discomfort, the holidays can be an especially stressful and painful time of year. The added shopping, traveling and general busyness of the season can contribute to flare-ups of inflammation and stiffness.

Routine first ai...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Give to the Christmas COPS Toy & Food Drive

Plano Police Association (PPA) Christmas COPS serves needy families in our community and they need your help! Your donations of food, NEW toys and coats, plus a variety of other items will make a huge impact on many lives this holiday season. See this fly...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Prepare for Water Rate Increases & Restriction Changes Starting November 1

Water rate increase WEB

Changes ahead for water customers affect how often you can water lawns and how much you’ll pay for water. Unlike the Ancient Mariner of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, Plano has plenty of drink-worthy water. However, there are a c...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Peanut Butter Drive Results Take Bite Out of Hunger

Peanut butter drive with Mayor

How many pounds of peanut butter does it take to make Mayor Harry LaRosiliere grin like a kid on Christmas morning? As he proudly announced the final count for the 2018 North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive, the answer was revealed - an astonishing 77...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Plano Named 5th Best City to Own and Drive a Car

Best City to Own and Drive a Car - Copy

The latest WalletHub findings reveal Plano ranks favorably among car owners on several important factors. WalletHub examined 100 of the largest U.S. cities and Plano sped past the pack to take the #5 spot. The nationwide survey took 29 key criteria into c...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Local Drug Take Back Collection Totals Over 2.5 Tons

Drug Take Back

Your unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are now in the right hands after October 27’s Drug Take Back Day. This semi-annual event is part of a nationwide program hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). With the Plano Police depa...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

ATMOS Powers-Up their Support with a Donation to Plano Fire-Rescue

PFD Check from ATMOS WEB

ATMOS Energy presented a sizable check to Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR) at the October 22 City Council Meeting. Thanks to this unexpected donation, the department can purchase vital fire equipment which enhances our public safety officers’ ability to serve even...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Stay Sharp to Avoid Con Games and Scams

SCAM alert phone and web

The calls and emails seem harmless, but the truth is, it’s not easy to determine the legitimate ones from the fraudulent ones. Be aware of common con games and scams we see:

  • Business Schemes – Mail order work-at-home jobs usually cost m...
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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Updating Beneficiary Designations: Why It's So Important

Beneficiary update

When you sign up for TMRS, life insurance, ICMA-RC or any other bank or investment account, you are required to list a beneficiary. This is the person (or persons) who will receive the proceeds should you pass away. Often times, people fill out the form a...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Changes to Medicare Supplemental Plans in 2020

Medicare Plan B

Changes are coming to Medicare Supplement Plans C and F. The changes are a requirement of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) passed in 2015. MACRA prohibits insurers from selling Medicare supplement plans covering Medicare Part B ded...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Engage Your Brain with Human Resources’ Display Case Design

Display Case HR

The current Municipal Center lobby display (#15) pinpoints useful ways to enhance your brain’s functionality. In the cult classic “Little Shop of Horrors,” the plant-gone-wild makes one request, “Feed me, Seymour!&a...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Retiree Luncheon Recap

Retiree Luncheon Spring 2018

We loved seeing you last week and hope the luncheon provide a wealth of information. Enjoy the photos of our time together.

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Pre-65 Retirees: Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

Hospital Gap could add to your wallet.

If you are under 65 years old, on the City’s health plan (not Medicare) and enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many retirees enroll in the plan but forget about it or don’t understand what it cov...

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American Fidelity Hospital Gap Claim Form Retirees