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Prescription Assistance Services

With the ever increasing cost of prescription medications, HCCUA wants you know that there are many ways to reduce or even eliminate many of your medication expenses. We have a whole department dedicated to work with you to identity prescription savings and fee waiver opportunities and navigate the system, freeing up extra money to spend on meaningful healthcare.

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January 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Happy New Year! Here at HCCUA, our goal is to improve services, keep our members happy and up to date with products we offer, plus have a better understanding of the quality of benefits available as a member.

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Mini Brie & Apple Quiches

Ingredients 30 servings

  • 30 mini phyllo shells (two 1.9-ounce packages; see Note)
  • 1/2 medium apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 4 ounces Brie (1/2 small wheel), cut into 30 squares
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December 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Do you feel like your life is stuck on autopilot? You may have a good life, career, loving friends and family, even earn lots of money however if your routine is keeping you blue, it may be hard to keep a positive attitude. A positive attitude is time given to show appreciation towards the things in our lives that make us happy. Showing how thankful and grateful we are can put us in a better state of mind and allow us to enjoy life altogether. Remember the little things can sometimes be the biggest gifts in the world.

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Top Reasons You Should Not Miss Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance began on November 1, 2020 and ends on December 15, 2020. If you purchase your own health insurance, or you are uninsured or underinsured, it is absolutely critical that you speak with a licensed insurance agent during this window of opportunity.

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Chicken, Arugula & Butternut Squash Salad with Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 6 servings

  • 2 3/4 cups precubed butternut squash
  • 2 1/2 cups halved Brussels sprouts (or quartered, if large)
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken (1/2-inch; about 10 ounces)
  • 1 cup red grapes, halves
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 5-ounce package baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
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Eating Healthy While You Are Sick

Fighting a cold or the flu is a horrible feeling — especially when trying to keep up with your daily routines! It is important that you practice some common cold prevention tips to reduce the chance of catching anything during cold and flu season:

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November 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

As we enter flu season, it is more important than ever that you make sure you are taking good care of yourself. Doctor’s nationwide highly recommended the flu shot. As the weather begins to change, it is vital that we take proper precautions towards cold and flu season which is most common during November through March. Under these kinds of conditions it is easy to catch the common cold or flu because defenses are down, we get less vitamin D from being indoors more often and people have the tendency to fall out of daily routines like eating right and exercising daily.

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