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Here you will find the latest alerts to keep you informed.

 

Flu prevention

Stay healthy during flu season

December 2018, Nearly 350 flu-related deaths took place in San Diego County this past flu season, according to the Health and Human Services Agency. Make sure your clients have the know-how and resources to protect themselves against infection.



SHP-Broker-Nov-News-290x190Raise awareness this month on diabetes

November 2, 2018, Prediabetes affects 84 million Americans, but only 10 percent of them know they have it. If you or your clients have prediabetes, resources are available. Find out how to help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes and other serious health issues.


SHP-Broker-OE-News-290x190Quick tips and resources for individual and family plan open enrollment

October 11, 2018, It is open enrollment season. We’d like to thank you for your continued partnership, and share some helpful tips and resources.


Suicide prevention awareness

Raise awareness this month on breast cancer

October 1, 2018, Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the U.S. besides skin cancer. This National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, make sure your clients know the signs and how to work with their health care providers to get the right screenings. 

Suicide prevention awareness

Raise awareness this month on suicide prevention

September 7, 2018, One in five American adults experience a mental illness in a given year. This means your clients probably know someone who is struggling, right now. Consider sharing this with your clients to learn the signs of suicide and reach out, and or seek help.


Immunization awareness

Raise awareness this month on immunizations

August 6, 2018, Over 10 million cases of infectious illness are prevented in the U.S. every year due to childhood vaccinations. But for adults, some vaccines can wear off, making us vulnerable to illness. Make sure your clients know how they can build their immunity.


Hepatitis awareness

Raise awareness this month on hepatitis

July 23, 2018, Nearly 5 million Americans may be infected with hepatitis B or C, but most don’t know it. This means they can unknowingly spread the disease to others. Share this information with your clients to help them find out their status.


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Speed up enrollment processing

July 16, 2018, Using our updated benefit plan names will help ensure quicker turn-around times in processing enrollment requests. Find out where you can get our new, easy-to-use crosswalk that has all the plan name changes.




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Enhancements to Customer Care lines

July 11, 2018, We want to ensure that your member clients get the information they need, when they need it. Customer Care’s new enhancements are designed to increase access to self-service tools over the phone, and help decrease call wait times.


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Thank you for your partnership

July 9, 2018, We are nearing the close of FY2018, and we wanted to reflect on the continued growth we’ve experienced at Sharp Health Plan. Without a doubt, your contributions have enhanced our success this past year. Thank you for your continued partnership in making that possible.


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What goes into being the highest member-rated health plan?

July 3, 2018, Sharp Health Plan’s high level of integration with the Sharp HealthCare delivery system is key to providing your clients with high-quality coverage and nationally recognized care. Get the full story.



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Recent Sharp awards

June 21, 2018, In the latest safety report from the Leapfrog Group, two Sharp hospitals were the only facilities in San Diego to earn A grades. Find out how Sharp HealthCare and Sharp Health Plan continue to be recognized for high-quality care, for your clients and prospects.


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Raise awareness on men's health

June 1, 2018, National Men’s Health Week is June 11-17. Your clients may be interested to learn hands-on steps to help them avoid preventable health problems down the road. Feel free to share this article, with a reminder to schedule their next preventive care visit.



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Raise awareness on melanoma

May 1, 2018, Anyone can get skin cancer. But the good news is that it’s preventable — it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Make sure your clients know how they may lower their risk and check for potential signs of melanoma.



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Learn the signs of autism

April 4, 2018, It's National Autism Awareness Month. Early detection of autism spectrum disorders is critical to make sure that people are able to access the services and support they need. Share these facts with your clients so they can learn how to take action early.



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We’ve re-aligned our sales structure to serve you better

March 12, 2018,  As of February 21, all new business is being directed to the specialized care of one dedicated account executive according to the size of your client. Read about these structural changes to help improve your sales.



Colon Health Awareness

Raise awareness on colon health

March 5, 2018,  Your clients may be interested to know that colorectal cancer cases among people under age 50 have increased significantly, according to a recent study. One-third of cases from 1974 to 2013 affected people in the Generation X and millennial age groups.



Raise awareness on heart health

Raise awareness on heart health

February 12, 2018, This is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Share this article with your clients to help them better understand the risk factors and how to make heart-healthy choices.



Cervical health awareness

Raise awareness on cervical health

January 23, 2018, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Education and regular screenings are the best ways to prevent and diagnose this potentially dangerous disease.





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Get educated: stop the flu cycle

December 1, 2017, December includes National Influenza Vaccination Week and National Handwashing Awareness Week. Here is some important information that you can share with your clients.