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Pay-Plus Solutions FAQ

Commonly asked questions regarding the security of claims payment funds in the Pay-Plus system Are my funds secure in the Pay-Plus system? Yes. In addition to the security of the FDIC insurance provided through our banking partner, UMB Bank, N.A., all funds, prior to payment from Pay-Plus, reside in a “Payment Trust”. The purpose of … Continue Reading

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Important Notice Regarding Electronic Payment Notification

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The purpose of this Notification is to inform you of our plan to expand upon our current compliance with Section 1104 of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). Section 1104 requires the replacement and transfer of traditional paper checks and EOB’s into an electronic format for health plan providers. At this … Continue Reading

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Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

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Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases. There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are … Continue Reading

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Don’t Fry Day

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The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention encourages everyone to protect your skin today and every day. To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day, May 27, 2016, as “Don’t Fry … Continue Reading

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Staying Hydrated, Staying Healthy

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When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun. And it’s critical for your heart health. Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. “If you’re … Continue Reading

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California Passes Minimum Wage Hike

Monday, April 4, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will incrementally raise the California minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next seven years. Below is the schedule of increases by size of employer. Employers with 26 or more employees: $10.50 – January 1, 2017 $11.00 – January 1, 2018 $12.00 – January … Continue Reading

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Medication Safety Month

Medicine is probably one of mankind’s biggest accomplishments. It can be listed up there with farming, electricity and the microchip as one of the advances that fundamentally changed how people lived, mainly because it gave us power over our own bodies that we had never had before. It might seem counter intuitive to think that … Continue Reading

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Stress Awareness Month

The month of April has been set aside so health care professionals can use this focused opportunity to educate and increase awareness about today’s modern stress epidemic. The Price of Stress When we are stressed our limbic brain takes over, shutting down all body systems which do not help us fight or flee danger. Our … Continue Reading

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5 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

Spring has officially sprung! With the spring can come spring cleaning. This time, instead of just “spring cleaning” your home, you can also take the time to “spring clean” your life – the behaviors, habits and routines that could use a good dusting off. If you, too, want a brighter perspective on your life, consider freshening … Continue Reading

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle in 2016 with these food, nutrition and physical activity tips. Eat Breakfast: Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Try making a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat cheese, salsa and a whole wheat tortilla or … Continue Reading

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