AlaskaCare Wellness News | October 2016

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October 2016 | #50

Get Ready for Open Enrollment

Effective January 1, 2017, your health plan benefits are changing. Understanding these changes will allow you to save money by avoiding unnecessary out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Open Enrollment for AlaskaCare is from November 2 through November 23.

This is the time to review your current elections and the covered dependents under your health plan and to make changes for the upcoming benefit year, effective January 1, 2017.


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Fall Health Fairs

AlaskaCare Health Fair

Health fairs will be held in Juneau on October 23 and in Anchorage on October 29 and 30. Please note that unlike past events, pre-registration is required and closes on Wednesday before the fair.

These events are open to all AlaskaCare Health Plan members and dependents who are 18 and older. AlaskaCare members have an opportunity to receive a variety of health screenings free of charge.


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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer ribbon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Do you have an early detection plan? The National Breast Cancer Foundation has educational resources to help you make a plan, encourage others to do the same, as well as additional information, including how to help provide mammograms for women in need.

Learn more...

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Recipe of the Month: Tuscan-Style Pasta with Cannellini

Tuscan-Style Pasta

Greens, cannellini beans and tomatoes are tossed with whole wheat pasta in this healthy Tuscan-style pasta dish. This recipe includes escarole, which is a hearty, nutrient-rich green, but you can substitute other leafy greens such as chard, collards, kale or spinach.

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