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Posted on: September 17, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: Open Enrollment Starts Soon

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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 17, 2020

Make All the Right Moves for October’s Marathon Mania

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If you’ve ever thought about running a half-, full- or ultra-marathon, the time is NOW! Connect4Health (C4H) is sponsoring another virtual race series for employees! The Team Plano 5K Fun Run was a HUGE success and many of you wanted to do anoth...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Childhood Friends among Plano Police’s New Officers

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On August 10, five recruits officially joined our nationally recognized Plano Police Department (PPD). In a brief ceremony, the new officers were sworn in by the Honorable Judge Don Stevenson. Chief Ed Drain and staff welcomed several recruits, including ...

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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

TAAF Picks Parks & Recreation’s Kelly Kessler as Region 7 Director

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Congratulations to Aquatics Supervisor Kelly Kessler, who was recently named the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s (TAAF) Region 7 Director. TAAF is a 95-year old nonprofit organization that promotes and organizes amateur athletics throughout ...

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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 17, 2020

Buy Tickets ASAP for Apparition Expedition: Homebound Edition

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Join the VIRTUAL ZOOM TOUR through paranormal Plano – this year featuring all new locations! Plano Stages presents the eerily-popular Apparition Expedition: Homebound Edition on October 16 and 17. There’s nothing scary about the fact P...

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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

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 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

Focus on Mental Wellness by “Listening to Self”

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Remember when you were a kid about to reach up and touch a hot iron and a loud voice said, “NO…stop!”? You were told, “Don’t touch it, you’ll burn your hand!”  Did you listen ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

What are Your 2022 C4H Premium Incentive Requirements?

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your health and it’s always nice to save money at the same time! Earn your Connect4Health (C4H) Premium Incentive for 2022 by completing two requirements between September 1, 2020 and August...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Open Enrollment Communications Expands to Include Text Messages

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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: 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

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

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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: 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

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

Working Remotely has Welcomed Benefits for the Environment

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For Team Plano, there are pros and cons to working from home where the air and your money are concerned. One of the upsides of working remotely is reducing the pollution associated with your commute and improving the air we breathe. Employee commutes are ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Check off this To-Do List during National Preparedness Month

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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

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 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 20, 2020

Weight-watchers, It’s Time to Take Care of You!

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Weight Watchers (WW) is back VIRTUALLY starting September 1! After a few months off, we have worked with Weight Watchers to bring back our program! It’s going to look a little different this time around though because WW “Re-imagined&a...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Plano CRX Saves Money on Prescription Meds

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In 2019, the City implemented a new cost-saving pharmacy mail order program administered by CRX International. This voluntary program is available to eligible employees, pre-65 retirees and their dependents on the City’s UnitedHealthcare medical...

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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 13, 2020

What Masks Do We Wear?

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Over the past five months, we’ve become a world of mask-wearers. Beyond the face coverings we wear, emotional masks are often part of our daily attire. Smiling on the outside to hide unhappiness or insecurity is not uncommon.

Michelle Gifford, ou...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

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If you are enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many employees enroll in the plan, but forget about it or don’t understand what it covers. There are three primary benefits available:

In-Ho...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Pay ONLY a $5 Copay with Catalyst Health Network

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Remember, with the Catalyst Health Network, you may access quality primary care physicians for a $5 copay! The knowledgeable healthcare providers within the Catalyst Health Network (which are all in-network) are available to you at this lower cop...

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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: 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: July 30, 2020

Nickels, Dimes and Quarters…there’s a National Coin Shortage

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The term “keep the change” takes on new meaning as the Federal Reserve announces a national coin shortage. The domino effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the flow of coins through our economy.

As a result, all City vending mach...

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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.

What this MeansA preventive exam (annual physical, mammogram and colonoscopy or well-woman exam) plus a biometric screening ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development: Virtual Courses are Available

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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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