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KARE-TV: Health Fair 11 plans public flu shot clinics

EXCERPT: “Medical experts from the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and UCare agree: Our country is facing a potential medical double-whammy this fall. The co-occurrence of COVID-19 and influenza outbreaks is a recipe for a community health disaster. Leaders from MDH, ...
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MNsure: Open Enrollment Period Runs from November 1 through December 22, 2020

EXCERPT:  “Minnesotans will be able to enroll in comprehensive health insurance during MNsure’s eighth open enrollment period, which will run from Sunday, November 1, 2020, through Tuesday, December 22, 2020. All plans selected during this time will have a January 1, 2021, effective date. Minnesota’s enrollment period will be seven days longer than the federal open ...
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UCare statement on the killing of George Floyd

UCare condemns the killing of George Floyd and the racism traumatizing our community. For more than 35 years, UCare has embraced Minnesota’s diversity by serving people who often experience the most discrimination and injustice. Now we stand with those demanding meaningful and sustainable change to systemic racism in government, social and business institutions – including ...
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UCare expands its Special Needs BasicCare plan to three central Minnesota counties

EXCERPT: “Starting June 1, 2020, UCare Connect, UCare’s Special Needs BasicCare plan for adults (age 18-64) with certified disabilities, will serve individuals in a total of 65 counties – with the addition of Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties. After these three counties exited the South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) plan last year, the Minnesota Department ...
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UCare provides Individual & Family and Medicare members with COVID-19 financial relief

EXCERPT: “As COVID-19 continues to impact Minnesotans’ safety, health and financial security, UCare is providing peace of mind to its members and providers. The nonprofit, community-based health plan is taking several actions to make health care more accessible and affordable: Reducing member premium payments by 20% in July and August 2020; Removing copays for Medicare primary ...
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Bruce Cantor, MD., M.S., joins UCare as Medical Director

EXCERPT: “UCare has hired Dr. Cantor to round out its medical leadership team at the community-based, nonprofit health plan. Prior to joining UCare, Dr. Cantor was a Medical Director at Medica for 8 years where he chaired the Credentialing Committee and participated on the Medical Policy Committee. He has been a practicing pediatrician at Partners ...
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UCare Foundation COVID-19 funds support communities in need

EXCERPT: “The UCare Foundation is providing $500,000 in short and long-term assistance to benefit Minnesotans impacted by COVID-19. The funds support needs related to social isolation, telehealth, food insecurity and personal protective equipment. The UCare Foundation is a community-directed initiative focused on supporting innovative services, education, community outreach, and research that improve health. As soon ...
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KARE-TV: Donate blood at KARE 11 on St. Paddy’s Day

EXCERPT: “St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a day to celebrate all things ‘green’. At KARE 11 it will also be a day to celebrate ‘red’. Health Fair 11’s St. Patrick’s Day Blood Drive begins at 1:00 pm on March 17th. Everyone who shows up to donate will be rewarded with some ‘Charm’ing surprises. This blood drive supports Memorial ...
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UCare: UCare Foundation awards more than $2M to improve community health across Minnesota

The UCare Foundation has awarded more than 25 grants throughout Minnesota for health improvement initiatives benefitting underserved populations. The grants fund programs addressing prevailing health disparities in the state; they also provide needed resources for counties and providers. The UCare foundation is a community-directed initiative of UCare focused on supporting innovative services, education, community outreach ...