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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...

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    Yvanna Marlin-Guanga McLaren Health Plan, the 260,000-member insurance plan and part of statewide McLaren Health Care, has created the position of Health Equity Officer, a role that will advance access to care by addressing social, health and racial inequities in the communities it serves. Yvanna Marlin-Guanga will serve in this newly created leadership position. “Diversity, equity and inclusion have long been part of our culture at McLaren Health Plan,” said Nancy Jenkins, McLaren Health Plan president...

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    In November, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase in the country’s infant mortality rate for the first time in 20 years. Michigan was one of the many states that individually experienced an increase, rising to 6.5 from 6.2 for every 1,000 births. With birthing centers located throughout the state, McLaren Health Care and Dr. Brian Tesler , the system’s Chief Medical Director of Women’s Health, are in the position to take direct action to address that troubling trend. Br...

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    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content Health Insurance 101 for a First-Time Buyer Buying health insurance for the first time can seem daunting. You’ll need to decide what kind of coverage you want, find out how to compare plans, and learn new terms you’re not familiar with. If you’re just starting your search for a new health care plan, here’s all the information you need to find the rig...

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    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content How to Choose a Family Health Insurance Plan Are you looking for family health insurance plans in Michigan? Finding the best family health insurance plans for your family may require some research. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you choose the right plan for you and your family. Step 1: Use the Health Insurance Marketplace There are several ways...

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, except for skin cancers. It is both life-threatening and a life-changer. However, when breast cancer is detected in its early stages, chances of surviving the disease are greatly improved. McLaren Health Plan has partnered with McLaren hospitals to bring mammogram clinics to you. We’re here to help you take steps to care for your health because screenings save lives. Please join us at one of o...

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    Hear Her Michigan

    Hear Her Michigan “MDHHS launches new website to increase awareness of urgent maternal health warning signs. An excerpt from the press release is below, for the full release visit the following link:  https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/inside-mdhhs/newsroom/2023/09/14/hear-her “ A pregnancy-related death is defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy from a pregnancy complication, a chain of events initiated by pregnancy or the aggravation of an unrelated...

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    Know your Risks for Kidney Disease Kidney disease is permanent kidney damage or decreased level of kidney function for three months or more. If Kidney disease is left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure. In the United States, 33% of adults are at risk for kidney disease, that’s one in three people according to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Many adults do not know they have chronic kidney disease. Little or no symptoms are shown, typically people are not seeing physicians regarding ill...

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    Information below from the Press Release by Lynn Sutfin, Public Information Officer at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Governor Whitmer declares August as Breastfeeding Month Aug. 8-14 - Indigenous Milk Medicine Week Aug. 15-21 - Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week Aug. 25-31 - Black Breastfeeding Week Sept. 5-11 - Lactancia Latina LANSING, Mich. – Michigan is committed to encouraging a strong foundation for life by supporting breastfeeding/chestfee...