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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Get Moving: September is Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month

It’s never too late to get started on better health practices, according to Healthy Aging Magazine. This lifestyle-oriented publication serves individuals of all ages. It seeks to offer inspiration and practical ways to improve your overall well...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Take the 55+ Survey Now

Senior Survey

The Senior Advisory Board is conducting its biennial survey of those age 55 and older in Plano. The Board wants to know your views and thoughts regarding activities, services, communications and a variety of other City topics.

The Senior Advisory Board&...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Put Breast Cancer Screening on Your To-Do List

Breast cancer screening

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Breast cancer when found early is easier to treat successfully. Getting regular screenings is the most reliable way to detect this disease early. Cancer is the “uncontrolled division of abnormal...

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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

Benefits Open Enrollment Begins in 3 Weeks!

Open enrollment

The Open Enrollment process for active employees and pre-65 retirees begins Thursday, October 11…just three weeks away! Any changes or plan elections you make go into effective January 1, 2019.

There are no changes to premiums, deductibles, or c...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Soar High at the 2018 Plano Balloon Festival

balloons

With cooler weather, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the aerial beauties at the 2018 InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival. From Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23, over 45 amazing balloons are expected to paint Plano skies and landsca...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Major Road Closures Scheduled for Two September Weekends

highway closure roadwork

Your travel time may be extended if you plan a drive near Plano Parkway and U.S. 75 for the next couple of weekends. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will close the Plano Parkway bridge over Central Expressway on September 14-17 and Septembe...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Plano Showed Reverence in Memory of September 11, 2001

911 Memorial service 091118

Many residents, councilmembers and staff fell silent during the observance honoring those who died on September 11, 2001. Thanks to the Plano Fire-Rescue and Plano Police departments for hosting the memorial service at Fire Station #1.

The events of that f...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Do Flu Shots Really Work? Yes! Get FREE Shots.

Flu sick man

Prevent the spread of influenza this flu season. Get the flu shot…not the flu. Connect4Health (C4H) usually hosts a “free flu shot campaign” prior to the onset of the official flu season, which increases in October and November. Statistics show cases of t...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Take Time to Update Your Contact Information

Contact info icons WEB

All pre-65ers are strongly encouraged to carve out some time to update the contact information on file with Human Resources. Why? The 2019 Open Enrollment (OE) period is approaching – October 11-25 – and the HR staff will be sharing lo...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Check Out the Quarterly Retiree Luncheon Photos

Retiree Lunch ladies

What a turnout for the September 11 Quarterly Retiree Lunch at Carpenter Park Recreation Center! The meeting room was filled with faces representing several hundred years of public service combined. It was a most-excellent gathering of individuals who&...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Inside Plano Podcast is All New for September

Inside Plano WEB

Bursting with the best and latest in Plano news, this month’s episode of Inside Plano is streaming now. This podcast series is THE conversation you want to tune into regularly for concise and entertaining previews of what’s happening in Plano – from arts ...

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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: August 9, 2018

Has Your Spouse or Partner Completed C4H Requirements?

Doctors appointment

Less than a month remains and approximately 600 spouses or domestic partners have yet to complete the requirements to earn 2019 health premium discounts. Each employee, spouse and domestic partner MUST have one preventive exam and one biometric screening ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

The Mayor Calls on Everyone to Help Collect 50,000 Pounds of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter drive with Mayor

Pick up an extra jar of peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower spread and give to the annual Peanut Butter Drive. Your donation can make a huge difference in the lives of hungry people in Plano and Collin County. September is Hunger Action Month here &...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

How Prepared are You and Your Family for a Disaster?

Disaster preparedness

Fire. Earthquake. Chemical spill. Tornado. Snow or rain storm. During a disaster (natural or man-made), seconds matter. September is National Preparedness Month and understanding the message, “Disasters Happen: Prepare Now, Learn How,”...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Check Out the Community Paramedic Program

Fire Rescue Community Paramedic Program

Did you know Plano Fire-Rescue paramedics take care of patients before anyone calls 9-1-1?

Plano Fire-Rescue’s Community Paramedic Program is part of its new Community Health Systems. Taking a more holistic healthcare approach, the program is a c...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Assume a New Yoga Position with a Goat on Your Back

Goat yoga outside

What began in Oregon as merely an odd pairing of ideas in 2016, has made its way to Plano – goat yoga! One of the newest Plano Recreation activities being presented for individuals from 14 to 100 years old. The Parks and Recreation department invites you ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Filing Your Hospital GAP Claims Just Got Easier!

GAP Insurance Money

American Fidelity (AF) Hospital GAP claims can now be filed online or with the AFmobile app! Reduce your claim processing time and receive your money faster. Not only can you can file your claims online, you can also check claim status, sign up for notifi...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Make Use of the Wellness Center for Older Adults

Wellness Center volunteer

Get the help you need to handle everyday issues by calling on folks who “get it!” Have you checked out everything the Wellness Center for Older Adults has to offer? Their primary goal is to improve your quality of life – be i...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Understanding the MEDICARE Maze

Medicare MAZE

Back when 30 seemed old, you may not have believed this day would come – the day you become eligible for Medicare. Turning 65 is a big life event, and thousands of baby boomers are doing it every day. Here’s what you need to know right off the bat, you:

  • Mu...
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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Riding DART Trains and Buses Now Costs More

DART on call bus

As of August 18, DART-ing around town will cost you more money for the pleasure of being chauffeured.  If you haven’t heard, DART (Dallas Area Rail Transit) instituted a 20% fare increase on everything except their midday pass.

What DART...

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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: February 15, 2018

Last Month for On-site Biometric Screenings Appointments

Biometric screening

Team Plano, this is the last month to schedule on-site biometric screenings! Go to http://uswellness.com/Plano to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If unable to make one of these reservations, you have the options to request a lab voucher for 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: February 28, 2018

Watch for the RSP Cost-of-Live Adjustment on April 1

COLAnewsflash

According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective April 1, 2018.

This increase applies to retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of Mar...

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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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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Where Should I Go for Medical Care? Avoid a Shocking ER Bill

EmergencyRoom

It can be overwhelming knowing where to go for medical care. The best way to be prepared is to establish a relationship with a Primary Care Physician, but unexpected accidents and illnesses can happen any time.

There are many healthcare options available, ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Marinate on Good Nutrition

WellnessMinuteNewsflash

Team Plano, March is national nutrition month! This month let’s focus on clean eating and better food choices!

Clean eating is not about restricting your food choices, but choosing food in its most natural form with the least amount of preservati...

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