Affordable Care Act: 2015 Information Sessions & Enrollment

2015 Marketplace enrollment begins Saturday, November 15 Changes to western Wisconsin plans make insurance more affordable. The Health Insurance Marketplace has good news for Western Wisconsin residents! When the Marketplace opens for 2015 enrollment on Saturday, November 15th residents of Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties will find rates down 17% this year, a welcome relief after the 2014 open enrollment cycle, when our region had some of the highest premiums in the country. Premium subsidies are available for individuals and families from 100%-400% of the federal poverty level, and those below 250% of the federal poverty level will qualify for additional financial assistance with deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays. Those already enrolled in a plan through the Marketplace are encouraged to visit the Marketplace to update their information and review available plans and costs. Under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, those who choose not to secure health insurance will be fined.  Penalties for 2015 will increase to $325/person ($162.50/child) or 2% of income, whichever is higher. Individuals looking for more information are invited to attend one of the free information and enrollment sessions being offered throughout the region.  The sessions will provide an overview of the Marketplace and insurance plans offered in our region. Information sessions will be offered from 5:00 – 6:00 PM and enrollment assistance will be provided from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sessions are scheduled on the following days: Monday, November 17th: St. Croix County Services Center Rooms 171-172 1752 Dorset Lane, New Richmond, WI 54017 Monday, December 1st: Hudson High School Media Center 1501 Vine Street, Hudson WI 54016 Tuesday, December 2nd: River...

Recal: Children’s Dietary Supplement

Children’s dietary supplement ABC Dolphilus Powder, made by Solgar Inc., has been recalled due to confirmed contamination with a fungus.  Consumers are urged to discontinue use of the supplement immediately, and to report any adverse reactions to their physician and to the FDA (www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm). Click here to read more about the recall....
Older Adult Education Series: Nutrition

Older Adult Education Series: Nutrition

The rules seem to change almost daily on good carbohydrates vs. bad carbohydrates, good sugars and bad sugars, and good cholesterol or bad cholesterol. Vibrant Health Family Clinics registered dietitian Deb Sanders explains all in in the Older Adult Education Series class on the changing views on nutrition on Thursday (November 13) from 9-10am at the River Falls Area Hospital. To reserve a spot, call...