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Posted on: September 17, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: Open Enrollment Begins in 15 Days

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Prepare now to complete all forms during the 15-day Open Enrollment period, Friday, October 2 to Friday, October, 16 (2020).

For the 2021 plan year, you will see some changes to who administers our plans, but be assured the City’s commitment to k...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Pick a Date to Get a Free Flu Shot Starting October 5

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Connect4Health has partnered with Texas Health Resources to provide FREE flu shots! Vaccinations are available to all active employees (full-time, part-time and temporary) and retirees starting the first week of October. Chose from this schedule of dates ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Get Help Growing or Starting a Small Business

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Small business owners can “get by with a little help” from their friendly neighborhood library. The Plano Public Library is the conduit to a wealth of knowledge and resources – from writing a business plan to improving your s...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Take the “Falls Free Checkup” Before taking a Tumble

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Getting older does not mean falls are in your future – quite the opposite. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ fall each year.

September 21-25 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Week and an ideal time to dis...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Remember World Alzheimer’s Day with an Advancing Dementia Science Virtual Event

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Monday, September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day, but few people know that this disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States! This year organizers are focusing on dementia – it’s challenges and stigmas.

Did yo...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Remove the Doubt and Learn about Healthy Voting in Texas

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Voting by mail may be a healthy choice, but there are safe processes in place to ease concerns whether using the mail or in-person options. Learn more at HealthyVoting.org.

Remember, you must register to vote by Monday, October 5 to participate in the Nove...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Meet Chronic Disease Self-Management Head-on

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Learn new skills to manage your health and quality of life with confidence during this virtual workshop. Tune in starting Wednesday, September 16 for a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program presented by the Community Council Area Agency on Aging.

This we...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Sign Up for Fall Recreation Classes Begins September 19

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Adventure awaits with Plano Recreation Fall registration starting on Saturday, September 19 for Plano residents. You may have grown up being told to "go find something to do." With our Parks & Recreation offerings, you’ll discover ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Be Environmentally Proactive at SEED’s Sustainability Showcase

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Celebrate the tradition of stewardship that exists in Plano at Sustainability and Environmental Education division’s (SEED) first Sustainability Showcase. Team Plano and many other individuals, groups, schools and businesses have taken steps to ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill during Food Safety Month

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The symptoms of food poisoning are quite memorable. With September being National Food Safety Month, make it your business to learn how to avoid feeling those symptoms from home-cooked meals.

Improper food handling can cause uncomfortable stomach cramping,...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

IMPORTANT: Attend a Pre-65ers O.E. Zoom Meeting

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Get the information you’ll need to properly navigate the upcoming 2021 Open Enrollment process by attending a Zoom meeting. There are three Pre-65 Meetings at different dates and times – you’re sure to find a meeting that sui...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

The Flips Never Ceased for Plano Aerobats

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COVID-19 impacted in-person instruction for many of Parks & Recreation’s programs last spring, but one program quickly learned to adapt. By going virtual, Plano Aerobats coaches found a creative way to stay engaged with their students.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

SCAM ALERT: “Pay up…or You’re Under Arrest!”

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In this edition of Safety Minute, Plano Officer Chris Bianez discusses the methodology behind scam threats to lock you up. Criminals seek victims they believe will be easy targets – individuals who scare easily. Learn how to ask questions that f...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Take a Virtual Guided Tour of Neighborhood Services’ New Digs

Neighborhood Srv new offices corner view

When Neighborhood Services moved into their new home, COVID-19 restrictions prevented the department from hosting a typical Open House. Director Lori Schwarz and her staff still want to show off the completely renovated space they now call home.

The new bu...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Get a Plano Public Library Card and Check Out the World

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Yes, Plano Public Library (PPL) doors are closed, but your access to their wealth of virtual services and programs is still open. The PPL card is your key to the portal of literary wonder, learning opportunities and more importantly, endless distractions ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Prepare Now for 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment

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When is Medicare Open Enrollment? The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 until December 7 each year. During the annual enrollment period (AEP) you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage, like:

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Check off this To-Do List during National Preparedness Month

Emergency Preparedness checklist items

Even with advanced warnings, hurricanes like Harvey and Laura still devastate lives and property. In an emergency, seconds matter and could mean the difference between surviving or not! September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s th...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Spread the Hope as the 2020 Peanut Butter Drive Goes Virtual

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With food insecurity reaching record levels, it’s more important than ever to join the 2020 Virtual Collin County Peanut Butter Drive. COVID-19 safety concerns forced this annual jar-raising campaign to take virtual donations.

With over 38,000 fo...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Brighten Your World with the “Be Well, Get Well, Stay Well” Webinar Series

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Connect4Health (C4H) is excited to announce a partnership with Village Health Partners to offer an all-encompassing online series. The “Be Well, Get Well, Stay Well” webinars focus on a variety of topics:

  • Dealing with anxiety a...
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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Don’t Ignore Active School Zone Flashing Lights

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COVID-19 concerns prompted many school districts to start the year virtually, but that may change for some areas soon. Current plans are for Plano Independent School District teachers and students to return to the classroom on Wednesday, September 9 &...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Open Enrollment Communications Expands to Include Text Messages

Text message to employees

This year, the City will include text messages to communicate Open Enrollment information for the first time. The FIRST thing everyone needs to do is update their personal contact information in PeopleSoft – this applies to all employees and Pre...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Rescue Funds Available through CARES Small Business Grants

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The Collin County CARES Small Business Grant Program will provide up to $25,000 to eligible businesses located within Collin County. If your company experienced a gross revenue loss of greater than 15 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are your...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Get Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing

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The Texas Division of Emergency Management is providing free Coronavirus tests through Curative. It takes 10 minutes. That’s all the time you need to take advantage of the free COVID-19 saliva testing underway in Frisco.

You don’t need ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Get Online at Your Library with a Reservation

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As we all navigate these challenging times, Plano Public Library continues to offer services to help meet your digital needs. Whether you need internet access to apply for a job, to keep in touch with family and friends, or to complete the 2020 Census, al...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Stay Connected With Plano Parks & Recreation this Fall

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Enjoy a variety of ways to keep your family active this fall through Plano Parks & Recreation – stay healthy, happy and connected! Find the leisure activities you love through Recreation Online. Join a sports league, take a virtual class, wa...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Track Regional COVID-19 Numbers in Weekly Report

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Plano’s latest COVID-19 Weekly Report gives additional information on trends over a specific time period. This review covers the following for August 1-7:

  • Collin County hospital bed occupancy
  • Collin County ICU usage
  • Collin County ventilator treatme...
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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

GAP Insurance Money

If you are pre-65 and enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many eligible retirees enroll in the plan, but forget about it or don’t understand what it covers. There are three primary benef...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Visit a Plano Recreation Center for Wellness Month

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Anytime is a good time to make use of Plano’s beautiful leisure facilities – especially during August, National Wellness Month. Parks & Recreation’s Community Outreach Specialist Kelley Crimmins showcases a laundry list o...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

C4H Premium Incentive Program is on HOLD for this Year

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As a reminder, the Connect4Health Premium Incentive Program has been suspended for the 2019-2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This applies to all pre-65 year olds, spouses and domestic partners on the City’s health plan.

What this MeansA pr...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Will Medicare Cover the Cost of a Nursing Home Stay?

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Unexpected medical emergencies could mean a prolonged recovery period in a nursing facility. If you are on Medicare, there are a number of questions to address.

When determining whether Medicare will cover nursing care, consider the following categories of...

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