March 5, 2015

Greenville Getting Results on Worker Wellness

In 2010, the City of Greenville in eastern North Carolina opted to self-insure its 850 employees. The city asked its insurance carrier, Cigna Health Care, to implement a wellness initiative. After offering a $25 incentive encouraging people to participate, just 23 percent of the city’s employees completed a health screening and health risk assessment. In […]

Family Planning Waiver/Coverage Gap Persons Information

Courtesy of Senator Angela Bryant: Below is an excerpt from the DMA website about the Family Planning Waiver that North Carolina currently has approved by CMS: Be Smart. Be Ready. Free Reproductive Health Services in North Carolina Facts about the Medicaid Family Planning “BE SMART” Program What is the Medicaid Family Planning “BE SMART” program? […]

White House: Here’s what 10 people told the President about their health care

As House Republicans are voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act — today actually marks more than 50 times they’ve voted to repeal or undermine it — the law continues to help and save the lives of millions of Americans. Thanks to ACA, countless people have been able to get regular checkups at the doctor, […]

Inspection finds violations at Henderson hospital

Submitted to us by a reader, WRAL reports “Inspectors found Maria Parham Medical Center violated several policies designed to keep patients safe.”  “Quality and patient safety are our highest priorities, and we take regulatory compliance in all matters very seriously,” David Ruggles, marketing director for the hospital, said in a statement Wednesday. Read more at http://www.wral.com/inspection-finds-violations-at-henderson-hospital/14418770/#TRk3XRHmqg1lGypb.99 […]

Health insurance workshop for Small Businesses to be held at VGCC

The Raleigh office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, in partnership with the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center and the Leder Firm, will soon present a free workshop on health care enrollment. The event, which is open to any member of the community, is set for Wednesday, February 11, from 9 a.m. until noon, […]

Kerr Lake Concerned Citizens Call Meeting to Address Excessive Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water February 9th, 2015

Henderson and Kerr Lake Area Concerned Citizens are meeting on Monday, February 9th, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Perry Memorial Library in Henderson in response to an alarming announcement that Henderson residents recently received with their water bills. “NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:” “IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER.  Henderson – Kerr Lake […]

Free Seminar for Small Business Owners on Healthcare.gov November 24, 2014. Small Business Health Option Programs (SHOP) information available.

Marianne Miller, an ACA Certified Application Counselor, will be available for small business owners in Vance, Warren, and Franklin counties. Ms. Miller, an employee of Northern Piedmont Community Care (a division of Duke University Health Systems), will answer questions about the new Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) that is currently open for enrollment from […]

Community Health awarded grant to start LATCH Rural Health in five counties. Small Business Health Option Programs (SHOP) information available

Free seminar for small business owners November 24th, 2014 for help and information on options for Businesses providing employee plans through the new healthcare.gov.  The Division of Community Health recently received a $400,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to improve access to health insurance and primary care among uninsured residents in five […]

CVS/pharmacy and The Partnership For Drug-Free Kids Help Henderson, NC Combat Drug Abuse and Safer Disposal of Unused Medication

Henderson, NC, October 28, 2014 – The Henderson Police Department announced today that it has been awarded a grant from CVS/pharmacy to install a Drug Collection Unit. The new Unit will be located in the lobby of the Henderson Police Department at 200 Breckenridge Street and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible […]

Healthcare.gov – Mark your calendar! 4 important dates to know

If you haven’t been back to HealthCare.gov in a while, it’s time to change that. Come back and apply for 2015 coverage on or after November 15th. We can help you get ready for the next Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period.  Open Enrollment is the time when you can find a new Marketplace plan, […]

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