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    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit A doctor’s appointment doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you’re seeing your regular doctor or prepping for an appointment with a new specialist, having a plan can make a big difference. Follow these tips to enjoy better communication with your healthcare providers, use your time wisely, and get bet...

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    Excerpt below from Crain's Detroit Business McLaren Health Plan sponsors Allen Neighborhood Center to support Lansing’s Eastside | Crain's Detroit Business With a shared commitment to serving communities like Lansing Eastside, McLaren Health Plan began supporting ANC’s programs in 2015—first, as a weekly sponsor of the farmers market, and then starting in 2020, as a sponsor of the Breadbasket program. “ANC’s focus on the social determinants of health falls within McLaren Health Plan’s goals to serve tho...

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    Written by: Jennifer Gorman (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content How to Prevent Kidney Stones Kidney stones are hard deposits that form inside the kidneys. They’re very common, with about one in 10 women and one in five men developing a stone at some point during their lives. Fortunately, they’re largely preventable through strategies like eating a healthy diet and drinking enough water. Read on for details about how t...

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    MDHHS partners with Count the Kicks to improve maternal health and birth outcomes through stillbirth prevention program To help reduce infant mortality, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Division of Maternal and Infant Health is partnering with  Count the Kicks , an evidence-based stillbirth prevention program, to educate expectant parents about the importance of paying attention to their baby’s movements in the third trimester of pregnancy. “Programs such as  Count ...

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    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content What Are Medicaid Waiver Programs? If you or a loved one requires complex medical care, you may be considering moving to a nursing facility. Both Medicare and Medicaid limit the long-term care benefits you can receive at home, but you may have another option. A Medicaid waiver program can help you get the level of care you need, either in the comfort...

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    MHP Only Health Plan Chosen to Serve Medicaid Members in All Counties in the Lower Peninsula We're excited to announce the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has chosen McLaren Health Plan as the ONLY health plan to serve Medicaid members in all counties in the lower peninsula of Michigan! It’s an honor to be selected once again to offer health care benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries across the state. This award allows us to continue our work toward improving the health and well be...

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    7th Annual Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17) It’s the 7 th annual Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17. Founded by BMMA, Black Maternal Health Week is a week of awareness, activism, and community-building aimed at amplifying the voices of Black Mamas, bringing visibility to Black-led maternal health initiatives, and centering the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. Did you know? In 2021, the maternal mortality rate for non-Hispanic Black women was 69.9 deaths ...

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    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content Adding A Child to Your Health Insurance After Birth Whether you’re expecting or adopting a baby, you're in the midst of an exciting time! You may be prepping the baby room and getting ready to meet your newest family member. Along with all these other tasks, don’t forget about your child’s health insurance. When to Add Your Child to Your Health Insur...

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    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content How Moving to a New State Impacts Health Insurance Moving out of state is a major life event. You might be moving to start a new job or be closer to family. As you pack up your home, look for a new house, or find a new school for the kids, your health insurance might be the last thing on your mind. But if you move to a new state, you’ll probably need...

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    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content Insurance for Freelancers: A Self-Employment Guide to Healthcare Freelancers, consultants, and independent contractors enjoy a lot of flexibility. But if you’re self-employed, you won’t have employer-sponsored health insurance. Medical insurance for self-employed people is essential if you work for yourself. You may opt for basic health care and emer...