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March 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With flu activity at an all-time high in over 24 regions it is more important than ever that you make sure you are taking good care of yourself. Believe it or not, it’s not too late to still get the flu shot and is highly recommended by doctors even towards the end of flu season. During this time of colder weather, it is vital that we take proper precautions towards cold and flu season which is most common during December 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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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:

  • Washing your hands frequently.
  •  Getting approximately eight hours of sleep every night to keep your defenses up in your body.
  •  Making time for regular workouts.
  •  Giving yourself down time.
  • Drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day.
  • Taking daily vitamins.
  •  Schedule a flu shot during the months of October through April (peak season for colds and flu.
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Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

INGREDIENTS

4 medium zucchini, washed and trimmed

kosher salt

1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, choped

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1 1/2 c. dry white wine

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

3 tbsp. cold butter, cut into 3 pieces

1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley

1 lemon, thinly sliced

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Medical Identity Theft

Members beware!!! Identity theft has procreated on a whole other level with a malicious new crime known as medical identity theft. Studies have shown that over two million Americans have already been victimized by this crime and just within the past year this crime has increased by 22 percent, leaving approximately 500,000 people affected.

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February 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With tax season in full effect, many people try filing on their own taxes. The best thing to do is hire a professional that knows all the applicable laws, regulations and proper deductions. Hiring a professional could potentially save you money, ensure proper refunds, and can also prevent you from making costly mistakes.

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Is Your Identity Safe?

Identity theft has turned out to be a serious problem worldwide, affecting hundreds of thousands of people each year. The majority is under the impression that identity theft may never happen to them, however, this is untrue! The average number of U.S. identity fraud victims in 2018 fell to 14.4 million annually; while 2019 is still under calculations. Identity thieves are getting smarter, have all the relevant means to use your personal data against you, and are getting out of control!

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January 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

We would like to wish you and your families a healthy and prosperous NEW YEAR!

As we reflect on the past year and consider what is in stored for 2020, think about the positive things in your life and what makes you truly happy.

As a member of HCCUA you have access to many exciting benefits, and we hope you are taking full advantage of those benefits and the information at your fingertips that can help you lead a happier, healthier life. We are here to assist you any way possible, especially when life throws a curve ball!

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Walnut Truffle/Blondies (Raw Vegan Dessert)

As with all of our desserts there is no added sugar and it’s totally raw!

Chop in food processor until fine:

3½ cups soaked & dehydrated walnuts then add:
1 T vanilla, ½ t stevia and 1 T water
Process and pulse until mixture forms a ball
(Do not over process)

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December 2019 Newsletter

Open Enrollment is finally here and you only have till December 15 to get a new coverage! Whether you are thinking of purchasing a new insurance policy or replacing a policy that did not fit your needs, HCCUA wants all members to understand that we are here to help you make the right choice.

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Critical Illness

Cancer.  Heart attack.  Stroke.  These critical illnesses may require extensive treatment, endless visits to doctors and/or specialists, and long term hospital stays. Sometimes even with health insurance, the large medical bills can be overwhelming.

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