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Open Enrollment is just around the corner and contrary to what you may have heard financial help is still available for 2018. The current administration has decided to end Cost-Sharing Reduction payments - this does NOT eliminate Cost-Sharing Reductions for you. These payments are reimbursements to health insurance companies and do not affect the health insurance premium credits many [...]
In addition to raking leaves and collecting brush, a top priority on your fall chore list should be a review of your health insurance. Changes in family size, income, tax credit opportunities, and available health plans may have occurred in the last year and the window for reevaluation is only from November 1, 2017 to January 12, 2018. If [...]
Twenty Coloradans have been hospitalized with flu since August 1, about double the number of cases the state usually sees this time of year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urge Coloradans ages 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine, ideally before the end of October. Yearly [...]
On Monday, September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week (September 18-22) to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States – or one in five [...]
Air Quality Advisory San Juan Basin Public Health advises that if visibility is less than five miles, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, [...]
September is National Suicide Prevention month. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health, is hosting World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2017. This year’s theme is “Take a Minute, Save a Life” and will focus on raising awareness that suicide is a major [...]