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Jan. 24, 2016                                                                                                                       Vol. 5, No. 3





Participate in the Texas Two Step Mass CPR Event


Help the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, HealthCorps, TMA, and the American College of Emergency Physicians make history Feb. 6 by joining Texas medical students at the Texas Two Step CPR training. 


The goal of the event is to break the world record by teaching 20,000 people in one day to save a life with two simple steps: call 911 and initiate hands-only CPR. 


Visit the Texas College of Emergency Physicians website for more information. 


Training sites include high-traffic areas in Austin, College Station, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio.
Local sponsors include Texas medical schools, county medical societies, legislators and city officials, and local emergency medical services agencies.




San Antonio Medical Group

Management Association 



SAMGMA 2016 Educational Conference

 "What's Trending in Practice Management?"


You won't want to miss out on this exciting, informative conference which will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Embassy Suites NW hotel (7750 Briaridge)
(Cost is $100 for members and $150 for nonmembers.)


For more information contact Monica Estrada at mestrada@neosm-sa.com.






Humana Sign-Up San Antonio Event


WHAT:            If you don't have health insurance through your employer or through Medicare or Medicaid, the Jan. 31 deadline to sign up for individual health insurance in 2016 is quickly approaching. 


WHO:              Humana is hosting a free health insurance education and enrollment event -- Sign-Up San Antonio -- to personally help people understand their health plan options and provide opportunities to sign up for qualified individual health plans during the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment, which ends on Jan. 31, 2016.


WHY:              Americans who do not sign up for health insurance by the Jan. 31 deadline could be faced with a tax penalty (depending on family income). For those who do not sign up in 2016, the penalty will rise to 2.5 percent of income or $695 per adult/$347.50 per child (whichever is more). Humana will have licensed health insurance agents available at the free sessions to help people understand their coverage options, as well as share information on the availability of government subsidies to help offset the cost of premiums. 


WHEN:            Fri., Jan. 29: Noon to 7 p.m.   

                        Sat., Jan. 30: Noon to 7 p.m.


If individuals are not available to attend an event they can call Humana toll-free at 800-713-5503 to speak with a licensed health insurance agent or visit www.HumanaHelps.com for more information.


WHERE:          Southwest General Hospital    

                         7400 Barlite Blvd.                                                      

                         San Antonio, TX 78224  


Licensed Humana agents will be onsite at the event to provide free advice and help people choose a health plan that is best for them and their family.







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