August 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

We hope you are all enjoying your summer! It is almost time for back to school and with the uncertainty if schools will reopen and which model is best suited for kids safety is at question. Many parents are concerned but need to carry on working on a daily basis to continue to provide for their families. There are a few key factors you should start implementing into your schedules to prepare your child for the new school year and this new normal we live in.

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Whether you are squeezing in a summer trip before the kids possibly start school or sending them off to college, keep in mind that as a HCCUA member you can always utilize your Premium Roadside Assistance Benefit provided by Allstate Motor Club. This benefit offers you many advantages when on the road which include:

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July 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Being an active person has shown to contribute immensely to your health. Exercise can energize your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. No matter your age or current physical condition, you can benefit from exercise especially during these unforeseen times.

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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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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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Ideas for Packing Healthy Snacks and Lunches for Your Children

As most of our children have started school, it is important that we continue to provide nutritious meals and snacks for our kids throughout the year. Even though school lunches are available, they are not always the healthiest choice. Send a variety of foods from each food group: protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds to make sure your child is getting the nutrition they need.

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Planning a Roadtrip

Whether you are squeezing in a summer trip before the kids start school or sending them off to college, keep in mind that as an HCCUA member you can always utilize your Premium Roadside Assistance Benefit provided by Allstate Motor Club. This benefit offers you many advantages when on the road which include:

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Licensed Clinical Counseling

With all the things going on in our daily lives and around the world, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. Research shows that counseling enhances lives whether you’re old or young, male or female, gay or straight, rich or poor. Your educational background makes no difference either!

Talking is an important part of our relationships. It can strengthen your ties with other people and help you stay in good mental health. What is more, being listened to can help you feel that other people care about you and what you have to say. Continue reading “Licensed Clinical Counseling”


Road Trip

Whether you are squeezing in a summer trip before the kids start school or sending them off to college, keep in mind that as an HCCUA member you can always utilize your Premium Roadside Assistance Benefit provided by Allstate Motor Club. This benefit offers you many advantages when on the road which include:

  • Trip planning – Will include route maps and information on points of interest, hotels/motels or even campground information upon your request.

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Selfless Parenting

There’s a tough conversation facing parents who truly care about what their children are learning from them. It’s easily dodged and rationalized as something better addressed at another time, and too easily hidden beneath a surface appearance of propriety and health. It’s the antithesis of what our parents often said to us – do as I say, not as I do – which today has been exposed as a Clintonesque deflection of responsibility stemming from ignorance and, perhaps, an unencumbered selfishness. Nobody expects parents to be perfect. In fact, the way parents address their own imperfections can effectively model desired behavior and values for children. But when parents stick to their faulty guns with the stubborn resolve of an addict, or worse, if they fail to recognize the insidious little ways their own choices are poisoning the perceptions of their children, they are coming up short on their report card of parental effectiveness. These parents need a wake up call, because the window of opportunity to make lasting impressions on our children is short and closing fast, and the bad impressions are every bit as enduring as the good ones. Continue reading “Selfless Parenting”