In brief

HealthPlus Medicare Advantage plan top-ranked

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan’s Medicare HMO-POS (health maintenance organization — point of service) plan is the highest-ranked Medicare plan in the state (and No. 21 nationally) according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-12 – Medicare according to rankings released by NCQA last month. The same organization has awarded the HealthPlus Medicare HMO-POS plan “Excellent” accreditation status. In addition, member satisfaction with HealthPlus’ Medicare HMO-POS plan is rated 5 out of 5 stars in the printed Medicare & You Handbook that is mailed to all Medicare beneficiaries, and the plan received an received an overall rating of 4.5 out 5 stars on the federal government’s Medicare website, www.medicare. gov. HealthPlus received these rankings as the company expands its Medicare Advantage service area from eight Michigan counties to 17 counties in 2012. “We recognize that, when it comes to choosing a Medicare plan, quality ratings are one of the most important factors causing members to stay with a plan or to switch to a new one,” said HealthPlus President and CEO Bruce Hill. “We expect our Medicare membership to grow as the high quality care and service our members receive from our partner health care providers and our employees continues to be recognized by trusted sources such as NCQA and Medicare.” Details: Visit or call HealthPlus customer service at 800-332-9161. — G.G.

No boys allowed — except Old Newsboys

FLINT — Women2Women Michigan is about women connecting with women for good, for fun, for encouragement, and for support. W2W is an eventdriven business that produces weekend getaways, expos, shopping trips, network nights, seminars, workshops, road trips, retreats, and other event marketing which also publishes a quarterly magazine filled with great information for Michigan women. The event will be held Nov. 4 from noon-8 p.m. and Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the IINN Conference Center (Hemphill & S. Saginaw Road: South end of the Great Lakes Tech Center). There will be: educational speakers, how to workshops, author’s corner, fashion show, photo booth, pampering, shopping prizes and more. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit Old Newsboys of Flint. — G.G.

United Way Corvette giveaway

GENESEE COUNTY — Win a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe in a raffle drawing for United Way of Genesee County. An anonymous donor has provided a Crystal Red Metallic/Cashmere Corvette demo car with approximately 3,800 miles on it. It has a Leather interior, 6.2 Liter 430 HP Engine, Automatic transmission,2LTpackage,ForgedChrome Aluminum Wheels. The donor will pay the sales tax. The winner need not be present to win but will be responsible for all other applicable fees and taxes pursuant to State of Michigan Law. For a complete list of rules visit The cost of a ticket is $50 and only 1,500 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn Nov. 1. Proceeds benefit United Way of Genesee County. Tickets: Call 810-762-5827 or 810-232-8121 — G.G.

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