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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period: Medicare and Veterans Affairs Benefits

Did you know that even if our patients receive Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare benefits, the VA still encourages them to sign up for Medicare? There are many reasons why veterans should consider having both VA and Medicare coverage once they turn 65:

  • To use VA benefits, veterans must get care at a VA facility or have the VA preauthorize their care elsewhere. When veterans also have Medicare, they can get care at non-VA facilities and have Medicare cover it.

  • Veterans might have a copayment when using VA benefits for care unrelated to their military service.

  • If the VA only preauthorizes some services or a certain number of days at a non-VA facility, Medicare might pay for other services or days needed.

  • With Medicare Part D, veterans can get medications from local pharmacies and non-VA doctors and mail-order services, instead of using the VA mail-order service.

  • With Medicare Advantage plans, veterans can combine their healthcare coverage with dental and vision services, wellness programs and more.

  • The Simplete® Medicare Advantage plans we offer through Health Alliance™ provide a network of local doctors and access to health coaches, care coordinators and more.

Veterans can learn more by viewing this flier.

Please remind our patients to review their Medicare coverage by December 7. They can learn more by:

  • Calling (877) 642-4753 (TTY 711).
  • Attending a webinar to learn about our Simplete Riverside plans.
  • Visiting this page about Medicare and this link about our Simplete plans.
  • Visiting to view plans, enroll and more.

Article provided by Health Alliance.

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Online Shopping with the Marketplace Gift Shop Coming Soon!

Celebrate Cyber Monday with the launch of Riverside’s online logowear shop!

For your convenience, shop the best selection of Riverside apparel and accessories online and have them delivered to your department at no cost! Online store launches on Monday, November 30.

Orders will be delivered on weekdays only. Pre-order items may not be immediately fulfilled but will be processed within 15 days of sale.

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Ugly Christmas Mask Competition

The uglier, the better!

Decorate a basic mask just like you would that Ugly Christmas Sweater!

The winner will be determined by staff-wide digital voting and will receive a grand prize gift basket from the Marketplace Gift Shop!

To enter, email a photo wearing the mask to Kim DeBord at

Submissions due: Sunday, November 8

Winner announced: Monday, November 16

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Well In Mind: A Message From Our CEO & President Phil Kambic

“We want our employees to know how important we feel mental health is.  Not only for ourselves, but also our coworkers and the patients and families we serve. Seeking support for mental health isn’t something that should be delayed or pushed aside. Seeking help shouldn’t be seen as a weakness. Mental health should be approached in the same way that someone would seek help for physical health.  We know that 2020 has been a difficult year. Riverside wants to make a positive impact by changing the stigma surrounding mental health.  Let’s remember to make our mental health a priority in our lives.”

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