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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Plano Swears In Its 8th City Manager, Mark Israelson

Mark Being Sworn in

It’s official – Mark Israelson is our new City Manager. During the May 13 City Council Preliminary Open Meeting, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere invited Mark to join him at the podium to be sworn in as Plano’s eighth city manager.

The...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Spend Memorial Day at Plano Veterans Memorial Park

Sunset at Memorial Park

Join the community in honoring our fallen military on Monday, May 27 at the Veterans Memorial Park.

This year’s observance is from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2101 Bay Hill Dr. The Sunset at Memorial Park includes:

  • A motorcycle ride from the American Legion on...
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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Take Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Benefit

Hospital GAP

Many employees are enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP benefit but never file claims. Did you know you can submit claims as far back as when you originally enrolled in the Hospital GAP plan? Don’t leave your money on the table!

Hospita...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

ALERT: Beware of “FirstNet” Solicitations from AT&T

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There are reports about AT&T representatives reaching out to employees to sign up for FirstNet. The intent is to entice you to change your personal cell phone service. The FirstNet network is an AT&T-built national LTE network dedicated to public ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

The Winner of the Plano FEUD Tournament is….

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The Plano Feud tournament ended at 12:30 p.m. May 9 with enthusiastic cheers for the champions. Congratulations to Library's DEWEY DECIMATORS, the winners of the 2019 Plano Feud! Hooray to Eva Gonzalez, Edith Cashaw, Julie Truex and Sarah Miller.

It took f...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Tune in to Inside Plano and Don’t Miss a Second of Fun

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There’s nothing worse than finding out about awesome events and programs AFTER the fact.

Watch the latest episode of Inside Plano and be one of the first to know, instead of the last.

In the May episode of the Inside Plano podcas...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Team Plano Welcomes Shelli Siemer, Newest Deputy City Manager

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Kudos to Plano for luring former Allen Assistant City Manager Shelli Siemer to become our newest executive team member. As of April 29, she assumed the job of Deputy City Manager for Community Services.

Siemer has worked more than 20 years in the public se...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Join Weight Watchers and Reach Wellness Goals

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Be proactive. Attend one of the upcoming Weight Watchers Open House meetings, May 21 or May 22! The next 17-week long WW (Weight Watchers) Workshops begin that week. As a bonus for attending one of the initial workshops, you get 15% off the WW membership ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

See How "WE NEVER FORGET" in the Display Case

Display Case Peace Off Memorial

The current Municipal Center Display Case is a remembrance to fallen public servants. The title of the presentation is “Law Enforcement Memorial.”

Window designers Lee Collier-Middleton, Wendi Douglas and Curtis Howard of the Police Dep...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Give the Employee Assistance Program a Chance to Help

May Mental Health month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the City offers a great benefit if you need someone to talk to. Raising awareness about mental health and eliminating the stigma is important. Look into Plano’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for answe...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Administrative Professionals Made the Most of Annual Luncheon

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Plano has always done a wonderful job of recognizing good work – our administrative staff knows this first hand. Senior Training Coordinator Tony Beasley and teammates organized a fun outing for this group in honor of National Administrative Pro...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Pay 50% Less for Monthly DART Passes

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There are many environmental and money-saving benefits to commuting by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).  Using public transportation also has social benefits. Meet and make friends with people in your community who you’d never meet dri...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

UHC...It’s a Call You Don’t Want to Miss!

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“Hello, this is UnitedHealthcare calling with an important message for YOU!” It may seem unusual, but the next time your phone’s caller ID reads “UnitedHealthcare (UHC),” there’s a good chance it...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Celebrate Good Times, Come On….It’s Our SERVE-aversary!

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Incoming City Manager Mark Israelson has an exciting message to share about our organization. We’ve reached a milestone in Team Plano history. One year ago, City Manager Bruce Glasscock introduced the organization’s new value initiatives, SERVE. The impac...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Ed Swiler Says, “Get a Recreation Membership”

Ed Swiler

Park Services Electrician Ed Swiler shares his story of wellness and why he got a recreation center membership. In a recent TeamPlano article, we announced employees and retirees are eligible for 50% discounts on Parks and Recreation Center memberships. S...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Get Help Paying for Continuing Education with Tuition Assistance

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Human Resources administers the City’s Tuition Assistance Program. Have you considered furthering your education? You’re in luck, because the Tuition Assistance Program  reimburses you (up to $3,000) for completing any degree ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Register for VIP's Brown Bag Training for Volunteer Managers

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It’s one thing to know you need some volunteer help, and quite another to know how best to manage volunteers properly. To help prepare you to work with a volunteer workforce, sign up today for Volunteers in Plano (VIP) Campfire Conversations. Th...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Use Technology to Get Convenient Medical Care

Village Health Partners Telehealth

Let medical professionals take care of you from home, the office or even your car – on call. Telehealth Video Conferencing is now available through Village Health Partners (VHP) and Village Health Pediatrics for employees and pre-65 retirees on ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

See Yourself in a Pair of Warby Parkers?

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There’s great news for employees and pre-65 retirees who wear eyeglasses and are on the City’s insurance. Being on the UnitedHealthcare Vision Plan makes you eligible to purchase Warby Parker designer prescription eyewear for ONLY the ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Use Communitas to Make Hospital Stays Less Overwhelming!

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There are usually tons of questions and concerns whenever you or a loved-one is in the hospital for any length of time. The City now offers an invaluable resource to help you survive the physical, emotional and financial trauma associated with this kind o...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Adopt this 2019 Resolution to Save Money on Rx

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The cost of prescription drugs is about 20% of our total healthcare expenses and prices continue to increase. Our health plan is self-funded, which means you have a direct impact on the premiums you pay by the medical decisions that you make as the City a...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Buy PlanoCRX Meds with REVISED Order Form

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Beginning January 1, the City will have a new mail order drug program available for all eligible employees, retirees and their dependents. The new cost saving program, PlanoCRX, can be used for brand name prescriptions.

PlanoCRX is a voluntary&...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Plano Swears In Its 8th City Manager, Mark Israelson

Mark Being Sworn in

It’s official – Mark Israelson is our new City Manager. During the May 13 City Council Preliminary Open Meeting, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere invited Mark to join him at the podium to be sworn in as Plano’s eighth city manager.

The mayor remembered one of his f...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Spend Memorial Day at Plano Veterans Memorial Park

Sunset at Memorial Park

Join the community in honoring our fallen military on Monday, May 27 at the Veterans Memorial Park.

This year’s observance is from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2101 Bay Hill Dr. The Sunset at Memorial Park includes:

  • A motorcycle ride from the American Legion on...
Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Take Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Benefit

Hospital GAP

Many pre-65 aged retirees are enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP benefit but never file claims. Did you know you can submit claims as far back as when you originally enrolled in the Hospital GAP plan? Don’t leave your money on the ta...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Be Proactive about Your Heart Care

Heart care workshop

Join Drs. Sumeet Chhabra, Brandon Hill, Ashesh Parikh and Vijay Ramanath for an in-depth heart discussion. They are expert heart and vascular physicians on the medical staff of Texas Health Plano, 6300 W. Parker Road. The panel meets on Tuesday, May 21 to...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Senior Wellness Tip: Breathing Techniques

Senior breathing tips

Have you ever noticed how you breathe at the end of the day to relax? You may let out a big sigh of relief. We sometimes use the word “phew” to indicate “I made it” or “I’m so relieved.&rdquo...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Tune in to Inside Plano and Don’t Miss a Second of Fun

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There’s nothing worse than finding out about awesome events and programs AFTER the fact.

Watch the latest episode of Inside Plano and be one of the first to know, instead of the last.

In the May episode of the Inside Plano podcast, Steve S...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Prepare for the June 8 Run-off Election

Runoff election June 8

Some of the recent political races were settled, but there are a couple races yet to be determined. Saturday's (May 4) election results are available at plano.gov/elections. Council Place 5 and Place 7 are in the Run-off Election on Saturday, June 8.

Plano...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Protect Yourself from Shingles: Here is What You Need to Know

Shingles vaccine

Did you know the same virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles? If you had chickenpox in the past, the virus can reactivate years later and cause shingles. Although shingles is not life threatening, it can be very painful. In some cases, it can c...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Join Weight Watchers Next Week and Reach Wellness Goals

Weight Watchers sign

Be proactive. Attend one of the upcoming Weight Watchers Open House meetings, May 21 or May 22! The next 17-week long WW (Weight Watchers) Workshops begins then. As a bonus for attending one of the initial workshops, you get 15% off the WW membership fee ...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Plano Hiring for Summer Positions

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Plano Parks and Recreation has job openings for seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. If you or someone you know is looking for a great summer gig with great people, consider applying for one of several jobs. 

From lifeguarding to heading u...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 18, 2019

It’s a Call You Don’t Want to Miss!

UHC Calling

“Hello, this is UnitedHealthcare calling with an important message for YOU!” It may seem unusual, but the next time your phone’s caller ID reads “UnitedHealthcare (UHC),” there’s a good chance it’s an offer to connect you with information to help manage o...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Ed Swiler Says, “Get a Recreation Membership”

Ed Swiler

Park Services Electrician Ed Swiler shares his story of wellness and why he got a recreation center membership. In a recent TeamPlano article, we announced employees and retirees are eligible for 50% discounts on Parks and Recreation Center memberships. S...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Know More about Senior Services with SAGE

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Sign up for SAGE to receive information and advice geared toward adults 50 and over. Get a monthly dose of tips for staying healthy, keeping sharp, being safe and enjoying life in Plano.

Join the SAGE newsletter list.

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Retirees
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Use Technology to Get Convenient Medical Care

Village Health Partners Telehealth

Let medical professionals take care of you from home, the office or even your car – on call. Telehealth Video Conferencing is now available through Village Health Partners (VHP) and Village Health Pediatrics for employees and pre-65 retirees on our benefi...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare eligibility?

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The closer you get to age 65, the more questions you have about Medicare. A common concern is “How does it work with my City of Plano United Healthcare insurance?” Here are a few things to know.

When do I enroll in Medicare?You may be a...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 27, 2019

See Yourself in a Pair of Warby Parkers?

Warby couple WEB

There’s great news for employees and pre-65 retirees who wear eyeglasses and are on the City’s insurance. Being on the UnitedHealthcare Vision Plan makes you eligible to purchase Warby Parker designer prescription eyewear for ONLY the ...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Share Your Green Thumb with the Community Garden

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If you’ve got extra time on your hands and a green thumb, lend them to the Plano Community Garden. Helpers of all experience levels are needed to work in this garden, as long as you’re at least 13 years old.

In 2007, this began with a p...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Use Communitas to Make Hospital Stays Less Overwhelming!

Communitas image WEB

There are usually tons of questions and concerns whenever you or a loved-one is in the hospital for any length of time. The City now offers an invaluable resource to help you survive the physical, emotional and financial trauma associated with this kind o...

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Retirees

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development

Training and development

The Human Resources department offers an extensive catalog of training opportunities for all job types and levels. Refer questions to Senior Training Coordinators Tony Beasley or Debbie Speed at 972-941-7339 and 972-941-7217, respectively. Here are some o...

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