In brief

Genesee Community Health Center recognition renewed

FLINT — Genesee Community Health Center (GCHC) has announced its NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition was renewed for both their Center City and Atherton East locations.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Genesee Community Health Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

“We at Genesee Community Health Center could not be more proud of this recognition,” says Brian Swiecicki, Interim Executive Director of GCHC. “Our staff have worked diligently to ensure that individuals who seek their health care services at our clinic have access to the help that they need, making sure that individuals feel welcome, get their care compassionately and focus on their needs.”

Details: Call 810-496-5777 or go to www.genchc.org. — G.G.

Treasury: MiABLE accounts offer investment options

LANSING — Individuals who open a Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience account have several options when investing their money, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Known as MiABLE for short, the 529(A) account offers individuals the option of putting their money in federally insured savings or in market-backed investments. If an individual chooses to invest, they can choose among five options that range from conservative to aggressive investments.

“MiABLE allows account holders to choose what kind of investments they want to make,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “If someone is not comfortable with an investment-style account, they can choose an insured risk-free savings account. It’s up to the account holder to choose which option meets their needs.”

Investors who choose an investment account can change investment options up to two times per year. Additionally, investments can be either spread across different plans or placed in one exclusive plan. Investment costs are under 1 percent.

Unlike traditional savings accounts, MiABLE savings are not considered when applying for other federal or state benefits, like Social Security Disability Income, Medicaid and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. MiABLE accounts also allow for savings up to $100,000 without losing other financial disability benefits.

Details: Visit www.miable.org or call 844- 656-7225. — G.G.