Monthly ArchivesOctober 2014

It’s Not Too Early To Decide to Get a Flu Vaccine this Flu Season standard

News reports continue to tell the tale of the Ebola virus, which is spreading through West Africa; the World Health Organization estimates almost 1,500 are dead due to the disease from this current outbreak. And while the Ebola threat is real overseas, a far more ominous virus is undoubtedly marching its way toward Nevada in the coming months: influenza. “Despite the seriousness of the flu, people don’t seem to recognize the urgency of protecting themselves and those around them by getting an annual flu vaccine,” said Immunize Nevada Executive Director Heidi Parker. “With all of the attention on Ebola right now, it’s important to remind people: Flu is the No. 1 cause of infectious disease death, and it is — ...

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Medicare Open Enrollment and Benefits for 2015 standard

Seniors and people with disabilities will have continued access to a wide range of Medicare health and drug plan. Health Screenings Senior Care Plus, a Medicare Advantage Plan from Hometown Health, will offer these free screenings to attendees age 50 and older, regardless of your health insurance carrier: The Annual Open Enrollment period for Medicare health and drug plans begin on October 15, and ends December 7. Each year, plan costs and covered benefits can change. Medicare beneficiaries should look at their Medicare coverage choices and decide what options best meet their needs. Beneficiaries who need assistance can visit www.medicare.gov, call 1-800- MEDICARE, or contact their State health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...

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