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Zika and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

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Zilka and Pregnancy

What is Zika?
Zika is a virus that spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. The Zika virus is not new, but there have been recent outbreaks around the world and in the United States. Symptoms are not severe and can be hard to notice. Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. Symptoms usually last several days to a week after bitten by an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are:

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Learning About STAR Kids

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STAR Kids

Starting this fall, Superior HealthPlan (Superior) will provide health care for children and youth who get disability-related Medicaid through a new program called STAR Kids. This program is for children ages 20 and younger. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will be offering free information sessions for families so they can learn about the new program.

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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 “used 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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