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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Biometric Screenings Scheduling is Now Active

Biometric screening cholesterol

Knowing your health numbers – blood pressure, cholesterol – is important to your wellbeing journey. The City of Plano will host onsite biometric screenings at various locations in May! Schedule appointment now.  

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Access Doctors Anytime, Anywhere with Teladoc for $5

Teladoc mental health with logo

Plano employees on the City’s medical plan have 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors virtually by phone or video call. Teladoc is an affordable alternative to costly urgent care and emergency room visits when you or your family needs care...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Impacted Financially by COVID-19? Emergency Housing Assistance is Available.

COVID housing assistance

Have you and your family been financially impacted by COVID-19? There is emergency housing assistance available to income-qualified Plano residents. These resources are available to income-qualified Plano residents residing in single-family homes, apartme...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

We’d Like to Hear From You

We want to hear from you

The City of Plano is working on our communications efforts and would like your input. We would appreciate your participation in a quick survey to let us know how (and where) you like the City to communicate with you. Click on this link to take the survey:...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Complete Mandatory Security Awareness Training Soon

Cyber security mandatory training

Having over 6 months to complete the training has dwindled to you having only a few weeks to complete our annual Security Awareness Training. All employees with access to government computers or databases are required to finish this state-mandated course ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Make Time for Summer Recreation Registration starting Saturday

PARD Summer Registration2021 cover

Memories of our winter snow are melting into history because it’s time for Plano Recreation summer registration! Beginning this Saturday, May 8 at 8 a.m., Plano residents can sign up for a wonderful assortment of classes, programs and camps. 

Peru...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Plano Public Library Earns 2021 Library of the Future Award

ALA Library of the Future award

Plano Public Library (PPL) received the American Library Association’s 2021 Library of the Future Award. The award recognizes innovative planning, application or development of focused patron support relating to information technology in librari...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Employees Get 25% Discount on Theater Tickets

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The North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre is offering ticket discounts to Team Plano in gratitude for the support of the City of Plano. Employees and volunteers receive a 25% off on seats at their first production of the 2021 season, The Drowsy Ch...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Examine MetLife: Our New Dental and Vision Provider

MetLife website

The City has partnered with MetLife to administer our dental and vision plans. While this administrator and network are new, the benefits and coverage remained the same – and in some cases are even better.

Dental and vision wellness are important component...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Plano Library Learns Blog Wins Branding Iron Award

TLA Branding Iron - Blog award

The Texas Library Association (TLA) awarded the 2021 Branding Iron to Plano in the external communication category. This is an honor for the Plano Public Library, whose many outreach programs have earned accolades statewide and nationally.

The Plano Librar...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Getting a Gold Star is still a big deal, and Plano knows it!

KTB Gold-Star-Affiliate-Logo

The City of Plano earned Keep Texas Beautiful’s (KTB) Gold Star Affiliate designation for Exceptional Community Improvement Efforts. We are one of 70 organization members to receive the honor – out of roughly 300 KTB affiliates.

The Gol...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Turn Your Excess into Cash at the Community Garage Sale

Plano Community Garage Sale May 15

The Oak Point Recreation Center annual Community Garage Sale is back for 2021, and you don’t want to miss it! Find out what “one man’s trash is another man's treasure” means on Saturday, May 15. Scores of p...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Register Flexible Spending Accounts with Diversified Benefit Services (DBS)

Diversifies Benefit Services FSA

We are in the second quarter of the year and many of you are beginning to use flexible spending account (FSA) benefits. Diversified Benefit Services, Inc. (DBS) is our new administrator for the City of Plano FSA plans as of January 1, 2021.  

As a...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Find out If You Qualify for Tuition Assistance Funds

Tuition Assistance program 2021

Only weeks remain to get your application done if you plan to request funds to continue your education. The City’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) offers up to $3,000 reimbursements per fiscal year for completing courses in your degree plan. Th...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Do Your FSA Purchases Pass IRS Muster?

Diversified Benefit Services debit card

The IRS requires every flexible spending accounts (FSA) dollar be spent on eligible items and be verifiable, if necessary. Can you justify your FSA purchases if the IRS asks? This verification process is called "substantiation” and simply means you s...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

BRAVO!...to Our Tireless and Tenacious Telecommunicators

PSC Kelly and Susan Crazy hat WEB

Plano’s Public Safety Communications (PSC) staff was in the spotlight for National Telecommunications Week, April 11-17. Each year, time is set aside to recognize these hardworking men and women for being heroic unseen lifelines during emergenci...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

ICMA-RC is becoming MissionSquare Retirement

ICMA becomes MissionSquare

ICMA-RC is excited to share their new name, MissionSquare Retirement. This name change is meant to reflect the company’s expanded mission better. Rest assured, they are the same organization with the same people dedicated to serving Team Plano.&...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Tune in Tuesdays with Some Time to Tune Out!

Meditation at desk

Skila Ramirez is back for the next several Tuesdays from 12 to 12:30 p.m. with guided meditations to improve optimal mind/body well-being. Connect4Health (C4H) invites you to join Time-out Tuesday Meditation, a whole-self betterment activity, over the nex...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Volunteers Needed: Show How You Live Green at Work

Live Green at Work

The Sustainability & Environmental Education division (SEED) is creating an educational video and needs participants. SEED is looking for employees from all departments to be a part of the video. Prior acting experience is NOT required, so come have s...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Southern Scripts: What You Should Know

Prescription bottles and med forms

As of January 1, 2021, we switched pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) from Optum to Southern Scripts. The role of pharmacy benefit managers is to determine which medications are covered on the prescription drug list and work with pharmacies on dispensing the...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Pay Increase on the Way for Team Plano per City Manager

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On April 6, Plano City Council approved a 2% pay increase across the board to base pay for all eligible employees effective May 3, 2021. City Manager Mark Israelson announced the mid-year compensation hike will be reflected in May 13 paychecks. This incre...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Who is WebTPA/Aetna and How they Affect Your Medical Coverage

Aetna webpage wWebTPA

WebTPA is our new medical claims administrator. They administer the plan on the City’s behalf. Their role is to pay all of your claims, approve all of your medical procedures, etc. 

Your healthcare providers need to contact WebTPA to con...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2021

I'm Vaccinated. What Can I Safely Do Now?

I got my COVID shot

On March 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on what fully vaccinated people can do safely.

What does fully vaccinated mean?

Fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks have passed since you received the second dos...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Cheers to Plano Public Library on the TMLDA Award

Library New van WEB

Receiving congratulations for winning the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) honor isn’t new for Plano – and that’s great! The Plano Public Library (PPL) was recently chosen as a TMLDA 2020 Achievement of L...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Make a Big Deal about Animal Control Appreciation Week

Animal Shelter for WEB

April 11-17 is the week animal control professionals across the nation are showered with gratitude for their year-round dedication to community animals. The City is proud of the men and women of Plano Animal Services and appreciates the chance to recogniz...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Return to Work UPDATES as of March 2021

Librarian wearing mask at standing computer desk

Changes in the state’s COVID-19 executive order affect you both personally and professionally. Human Resources Director Shanté Akafia released the City of Plano’s revised Return to Work documents and they are posted under te...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Expand Your Taste Buds with a Foodie Pass

VP taste of Plano logo

Visit Plano delivers a 1-2-punch to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on local restaurant businesses with Plano Foodie Passes. Most humans have about 10,000 taste buds! Satisfy yours by getting a Taste of Plano Foodie Pass to begin your culinary journey...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Apply for a 2021 Temporary Property Tax Exemption

Property tax exemption

You may qualify for a 2021 temporary property tax exemption. With Gov. Greg Abbott's disaster area declaration, Tax Code Section 11.35 allows a qualified property with at least 15% disaster damage to receive a temporary exemption of a portion of ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Find Manager Resources with 1 Click from TeamPlano.us

Manager Resources WEB

Managers, directors and supervisors now have easy access to the wealth of information on the Sharepoint site. 

A Manager Resources tab is now on our employee intranet site, TeamPlano.us. The tab is a direct link to organizational tools relating to...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Make 2021 the Year of You, Team Plano!

Year of You happy couples

All January Senior Wellness Coordinator Michelle Gifford has been sharing messages about self-care. “I have been talking to Team Plano members about how to do this through the TeamPlano Newsletter, emails and your monthly Toilet Talk readers,&am...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Contact Plano’s EAP Anytime, Anywhere for Counseling

EAP work life balance

Team Plano, this is a quick reminder about one of your many work-life benefits! Employee assistance programs (EAP) are confidential services that employers provide to help employees with personal difficulties. At some point, we all face personal emotional...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Save some Money in 2022 with the C4H Premium Incentive Program

C4H premium incentive program

It’s not too early to think about our 2022 healthcare benefit costs and how we can save money. Consider this a friendly Connect4Health (C4H) reminder. Earn your premium incentive for Benefit Plan Year 2022 by completing two things between Septem...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Impacted Financially by COVID-19? Emergency Housing Assistance is Available.

COVID housing assistance

Have you and your family been financially impacted by COVID-19? There is emergency housing assistance available to income-qualified Plano residents. These resources are available to income-qualified Plano residents residing in single-family homes, apartme...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Register for the Medicaid Made Simple Webinar

Medicaid webinar

The Haiman Hogue Law Firm is back with another useful webinar about helping you understand the Medicaid process. Learn everything you need to know about Medicaid and Medicaid benefits for long-term care. 

The class on Monday, May 17 covers how Med...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Keep Your Independence with Project Independence

Wellness Ctr Project Independence

Are you 60 or older? Have you had a recent hospitalization or health decline? Do you desperately need transportation to your appointments and errands until you can drive again? We may have a solution for you. The best part about it is that there is no cos...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Plano Public Library Earns 2021 Library of the Future Award

ALA Library of the Future award

Plano Public Library (PPL) received the American Library Association’s 2021 Library of the Future Award. The award recognizes innovative planning, application or development of focused patron support relating to information technology in libraries. &n...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Make Time for Summer Recreation Registration starting Saturday

PARD Summer Registration2021 cover

Memories of our winter snow are melting into history because it’s time for Plano Recreation summer registration! Beginning this Saturday, May 8 at 8 a.m., Plano residents can sign up for a wonderful assortment of classes, programs and camps.&...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Biometric Screenings Scheduling is Now Active

Biometric screening cholesterol

Knowing your health numbers – blood pressure, cholesterol – is important to your wellbeing journey. The City of Plano will host onsite biometric screenings at various locations in May! Schedule appointment now.  

To qualify for our Connect4Health ...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Sam Johnson Center Reopens MORE of the Facility

SJC fitness room

Beginning on Saturday, May 1, the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJC) continues the phased-reopening of the facility. Parks & Recreation is happy to announce patrons will soon enjoy the fitness area, lounge and billiards room during these hours:

Monday...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Volunteer Drivers Needed to Assist the Elderly

Volunteer to drive seniors

The Wellness Center for Older Adults is looking for volunteers to work their Project Independence program. This service provides non-medical transportation to those who:

  • Have experienced a recent decline in health
  • Have been released from an in-patient facil...
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Retirees
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Turn Your Excess into Cash at the Community Garage Sale

Plano Community Garage Sale May 15

The Oak Point Recreation Center annual Community Garage Sale is back for 2021 and you don’t want to miss it! Find out what “one man’s trash is another’s treasure” means on Saturday, May 15. Scores of peopl...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Plano Library Learns Blog Wins Branding Iron Award

TLA Branding Iron - Blog award

The Texas Library Association (TLA) awarded the 2021 Branding Iron to Plano in the external communication category. This is an honor for the Plano Public Library, whose many outreach programs have earned accolades statewide and nationally.

The Plano Librar...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 22, 2021

ICMA-RC is becoming MissionSquare Retirement

ICMA becomes MissionSquare

ICMA-RC is excited to share their new name, MissionSquare Retirement. This name change is meant to reflect the company’s expanded mission better. Rest assured, they are the same organization with the same people dedicated to serving Team Plano. 

W...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Rain Barrels…Get Your Rain Barrels, Now on Sale

Rain barrel WEB

Ever considered capturing rainwater from your roof to use in the garden? Think of the money you’d save on your water bill! Sustainability & Environmental Education’s Live Green in Plano has 50-gallon rain barrels on sale now &n...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Plan Travel Routes around Brick Street Work Downtown

Street construction cones

The Downtown Brick Paver project begins at 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 25. All work will be performed overnight (10 p.m.-7 a.m.) Sunday through Thursday evenings to not impact daytime and weekend traffic. One lane of traffic will always be open. This project...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Southern Scripts: What You Should Know

Prescription bottles and med forms

As of January 1, 2021, we switched pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) from Optum to Southern Scripts. This info applies to all pre-65ers ONLY! The role of pharmacy benefit managers is to determine which medications are covered on the prescription drug list a...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Skip the Waiting Room with CVS Minute Clinic

CVS Minute Clinic

CVS Pharmacy has made telehealth benefits available on all Group Medicare plans for 2021. Retirees can talk to a doctor by phone or video. In addition, eligible retirees will have access to any provider with telehealth capabilities:

  • Primary care physician
  • B...
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Retirees
Posted on: April 8, 2021

I'm Vaccinated. What Can I Safely Do Now?

I got my COVID shot

On March 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on what fully vaccinated people can do safely.

What does fully vaccinated mean?

Fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks have passed since you received the second dos...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Put the “ME” in Medicare

Medicare ebook for retirees

Aetna knows retirees may be having a hard time focusing on their health during the pandemic. Being a caregiver can be very challenging as well. That’s why they’re excited to share their Putting the "Me” in Medicare eBook...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Who is WebTPA/Aetna and How they Affect Your Medical Coverage

Aetna webpage wWebTPA

WebTPA is our new medical claims administrator. They administer the plan on the City’s behalf. Their role is to pay all of your claims, approve all of your medical procedures, etc. 

Your healthcare providers need to contact WebTPA to confirm cover...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Cheers to Plano Public Library on the TMLDA Award

Library New van WEB

Receiving congratulations for winning the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) honor isn’t new for Plano – and that’s great! The Plano Public Library (PPL) was recently chosen as a TMLDA 2020 Achievement of Library Excellence Award recipi...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Call on the Wellness Center for Older Adults, Anytime

wellness center for older adults

The Wellness Center for Older Adults continues to provide trusted services and programs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been changes to how staff delivers assistance, but not to the main services they provide to seniors and caregivers.&nb...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Learn about Property Tax Exemptions for Older Residents

Senior property tax exemptions

Texas homeowners can save money, if they’re of a certain age and live in their home. Did you know that every homeowner is eligible to file a homestead exemption? This exemption reduces your home's taxable value by 20%. See the Collin Ce...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Take a Virtual Tour of the Plano Police Headquarters

Asst Police Chief Sandra Tomeo

Follow Plano Police Assistant Chief Sandra Tomeo on an enlightening trek through her department. Hear what services each division is responsible for as she takes you on a guided tour of the department’s main hub.

Watch the video

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Retirees
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Retirement Security Plan (RSP) Recipients Get Cost of Living Increase

RSP cost of living

According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This increase is for retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of March 31, 2021.  

In a...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Looking for 2021 Tax Assistance?

Tax help from AARP

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides virtual and in-person tax assistance for taxpayers who are over age 50 or who have low-to-moderate income. This service is free.

Note that tax service availability (in-person or virtual) will vary due to COVID-19 spread an...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Expand Your Taste Buds with a Foodie Pass

VP taste of Plano logo

Visit Plano delivers a 1-2-punch to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on local restaurant businesses with Plano Foodie Passes. Most humans have about 10,000 taste buds! Satisfy yours by getting a Taste of Plano Foodie Pass to begin your culinary journey...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Apply for a 2021 Temporary Property Tax Exemption

Property tax exemption

You may qualify for a 2021 temporary property tax exemption. With Gov. Greg Abbott's disaster area declaration, Tax Code Section 11.35 allows a qualified property with at least 15% disaster damage to receive a temporary exemption of a portion of the appra...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Doors are Open at Wellness Center for Older Adults

Wellness Center nurse health screening

COVID-19 safety protocols caused closures and restricted openings everywhere, but the Wellness Center for Older Adults (WCOA) remained open. Executive Director Joy Hinkelman credits her dedicated staff for their commitment to continue providing care to cl...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Pre-65ers Can Save in 2022 with the C4H Premium Incentive Program

C4H premium incentive program

It’s not too early to think about our 2022 healthcare benefit costs and how we can save money. Consider this a friendly Connect4Health (C4H) reminder for all pre-65ers. Earn your premium incentive for Benefit Plan Year 2022 by completing two thi...

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Retirees

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development: Virtual Courses are Available

Training Online

Human Resources offers a catalog of virtual 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. 

As we transition to live...

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