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HealthPlus now offers MIChild health insurance

GENESEE COUNTY — MIChild, a health insurance program for uninsured children (ages 0-19) of Michigan’s working families, is now available through HealthPlus of Michigan in 18 Michigan counties. HealthPlus recently added 11 counties — Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Iosco, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne — to its MIChild product service area. HealthPlus also offers MIChild plans in Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee, Saginaw, Bay, Tuscola and Oakland Counties. HealthPlus has contracted with the State of Michigan to provide MIChild insurance coverage since 1998. The premium for MIChild coverage is $10 per month per family regardless of the number of children in the family. The plan includes full coverage of comprehensive medical care (e.g. doctor visits, x-ray, specialty care, emergency care, pharmacy and hospital care), vision services and dental services with no copays or deductibles. To qualify for MIChild, a child must be a United States citizen (some immigrants qualify) and a Michigan resident under 19 years of age with no health insurance coverage and a household income that meets MIChild requirements. Exceptions apply in some cases. To apply for MIChild visit or call MIChild toll free at 1- 888-988-6300. — G.G.

IMA Winter Bridal Show coming Jan. 7

BURTON — The IMA Winter Bridal Show will be held Jan. 7 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center, 6045 Davison Rd. Register to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Gaines Jewelry or Bachelor’s Golf Outing for eight at IMA Brookwood Golf Club — plus much more — all for $5 per person. Featured will be:  Bridal Buffet, Wedding Cake samples and Chocolate Fountain.  “Relaxation Station” sponsored by Garibella Salon with complimentary chair massages, hair fluffs and manicures.  Try on wedding gowns at “The Bridal Salon” sponsored by Expressions In Silk Bridal.  Prizes, vendor discounts and more. Vendors booked for the day include: Abi Cakes, Acclimated Sounds, Allied Rentals, AmericInn, Black Tie Productions, Centennial Image, Cherished Celebrations, David’s Bridal, Expressions in Silk Bridal, Garibella Salon, Gaines Jewelers, IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center, Jan’s Professional Dry Cleaners, Mary Kay Cosmetics, President Tuxedo, Special Occasions, Tasty Layers, Terry’s Photo & Video, The Booth!, The Men’s Wearhouse (MW Tux), Valley Tent Rental, Wedding Cakes by Cathy and Wolverine Fireworks. For show or vendor information contact Diane Wojciechowski at 810-249-7060 or email The event’s website is — G.G.

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