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New Medicare ID cards

New Medicare ID cards

April 2018, Starting this month, the U.S. government will begin mailing new, more secure Medicare ID cards to all Medicare recipients. It’s important to note that the new cards will not replace a health insurance ID card. Get the facts from this article.





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Learn the signs of autism

April 2018, It's National Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) occur in about 1 of every 68 people, so it is likely that you may know someone who is affected.





Colon Health Awareness

March is designated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 2018, Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, which is why prevention, early detection and treatment is so important.




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Sharp Health Plan earns top marks from nonprofit ratings group

February 2018, Melissa Hayden-Cook, Sharp Health Plan's CEO, talks to KPBS about Sharp Health Plan's Excellent NCQA Accreditation, and choosing a health plan based on quality and service.




Raise awareness on heart heath

Raise awareness on heart health

February 2018, Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Learn how to better understand the risk factors and how to make heart-healthy choices.






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Sharp Health Plan recognized for high-quality care and service

February 2018, Sharp Health Plan, a not-for-profit health plan serving San Diegans for the past 25 years, announced that they have once again been recognized nationally and in California for their high-quality care and service.



Cervical health awarenessRaise awareness on cervical health

January 2018, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Education and regular screenings are the best ways to prevent and diagnose this potentially dangerous disease.







Extra mile for Medicare members

Going the extra mile for Medicare members

January 2018, Personal coaching from Sharp Health Plan's Best Health team helps Medicare members get more from their Sharp Direct Advantage Medicare plans.







Sharp Health Plan staff gives backA culture of giving back

January 2018, Sharp Health Plan employees supported the Monarch School for homeless children in San Diego by donating and stuffing more than 900 toiletry bags, as featured in this Sharp Health News article.







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Get educated: stop the flu cycle

December 2017, December includes National Influenza Vaccination Week and National Handwashing Awareness Week. Here is some helpful information to keep the flu from bugging you.






SHP-DiabetesAwareness-News-290x190Raise awareness on diabetes

November 2017, Nearly 86 million Americans are living with pre-diabetes. In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, learn how to prevent or better manage the disease.








Sharp Health Plan Surcharges could hit Covered CA customersSurcharge could hit Covered California customers

October 2017, Michael Byrd, Sharp Health Plan’s Chief Business Development Officer, is quoted in this San Diego Union-Tribune article. He explains how policy owners that qualify for subsidies may find they have more options.





SHP-BestHealth-3-16One of the country's top wellness programs is right here in San Diego!

May 2017, Sharp Health Plan's Best Health team was featured in the May/June 2017 issue of Experience Sharp magazine on their work with Evans Hotels.







DoughnutsWhat does a routine checkup or screening cover?

April 2017, Dr. Cary Shames, Sharp Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer, is quoted in this Sharp Health News article on preventive care. He offers the benefits of why members should take advantage of these no-cost doctor’s visits.




Sharp Direct Advantage is offered by Sharp Health Plan. Sharp Direct Advantage is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Sharp Direct Advantage depends on contract renewal. Read the full disclaimer.

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