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Potential HIPAA Breach Notice to Superior HealthPlan STAR, STAR+PLUS, STAR+PLUS MMP and Medicare Advantage (DSNP) Members

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Important Notice

Superior HealthPlan learned October 8, 2015 that a former employee downloaded files with members’ protected health information to a personal device. This was against company policy. It happened between March 8, 2015 and March 17, 2015. The employee left the company on March 18, 2015. The information taken included members’ names, Medicaid IDs, Medicare IDs and Superior member ID. In some instances, addresses, dates of birth, and social security numbers were also taken. No credit card or financial information was shared.

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Avoiding Heat Stroke

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Drink Plenty of Water

How dangerous is the heat?

Everyone can get sick from too much heat. If you think you are “use to” hot, humid summers, think again. Normally your body does a good job of cooling itself when it loses heat through the skin or evaporates sweat. Heat related illness can range from severe cramps of the muscles in the arms, legs and stomach to the emergency of heat stroke.

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Introducing Superior’s New Find a Doctor Tool

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Find-A-Provider

Superior members who need to search for a provider online can now get more information to access the care they need. The improved “Find a Doctor” tool has been updated for all Superior members. This tool can be used to find Primary Care Providers (PCPs), specialists, pharmacies, nursing facilities and other providers that will help members get well and stay well.

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Antibiotics: When You Should Use Them

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There are different ways you can get treatment when you are sick. Some illnesses, like strep throat, may require antibiotics. This is a type of medication that can sometimes be used for bacterial infections. Other illnesses, like the common cold, cannot be treated with antibiotics. In fact, using antibiotics for illnesses caused by a virus can be dangerous.

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