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March 18, 2014

Health Briefs: March 19, 2014

UAP, Union, MDwise working  together on insurance plans

UAP Clinic and Union Hospital have announced a partnership with the Indiana not-for-profit health insurance company MDwise. The partnership allows UAP Clinic and Union Hospital to serve as the exclusive providers for MDwise Marketplace insurance plans in Vigo and Vermillion counties.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, many Hoosiers are now searching for a health insurance plan through the government Marketplace. The open enrollment deadline is March 31.

“We understand the needs of Hoosiers, and we are committed to providing the industry’s best assistance needed to guide them through the decision-making process and help them understand their health plan options,” said Charlotte MacBeth, president of MDwise.

MDwise is Indiana’s only not-for-profit health insurance company focused on giving uninsured and underserved Hoosiers the service and care they want and need. MDwise says its Marketplace plans include access to Indiana’s top-ranked doctors and hospitals that no other plans cover in network.

By choosing a MDwise Marketplace plan, Hoosiers will have the ability to utilize both UAP Clinic and Union Hospital services. MDwise is the only provider that offers services at both of those locations.

 The Marketplace (www.HealthCare.gov) is a resource center where individuals, families and small businesses can learn about health coverage options, compare health insurance plans based on costs, benefits and other important features, chose a plan and enroll in coverage. Certified navigators can help individuals through this process, and are available through ClaimAid. For more about ClaimAid, visit www.claimaid.com.

The local representative for ClaimAid is Betty Fagg, who can be reached at 812-238-7967. She also is available for in-person meetings at her office at Union.  

 

Workshop to offer basics about Alzhemier’s Disease

“Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics,” a free workshop on Alzheimer’s disease, will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Vigo County Public Library at Seventh and Poplar streets.

There is no fee to attend the program but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

This program is designed to provide basic information about memory loss that everyone needs to know. Typical aging versus problematic memory changes, an overview of how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain, risk factors and information on obtaining a diagnosis will be covered.

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