New Potomac Edison Substation Will Enhance Service Reliability in Northern Frederick County

MACo Bronze Corporate Partner Potomac Edison, a subsidary of FirstEnergy Corp., is nearing completion of a new substation and additional distribution circuits that will enhance service reliability to customers in northern Frederick County, MD. From First Energy Corp's website: Located in the Foxville area, the substation will split an existing 114-mile circuit serving about 1,300 customers into two circuits that will serve about 650 customers each in the Myersville, Wolfsville and Foxville areas. The two…

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Nationwide Retirement Solutions Can Help You Increase Your Health and Wealth #MACoCon

MACo's Platinum Corporate Partner Nationwide Retirement Solutions (NRS) is hosting a Solutions Showcase Session on Health Savings Accounts as an additional vehicle for retirement savings at MACo's Winter Conference. MACo’s Winter Conference, “Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. Government and private sector leaders will gather in Dorchester County to discuss how we can work together to build a strong foundation…

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Calvert, Queen Anne’s County Receive Awards at LGIT’s Annual Meeting

MACO's Platinum Corporate Partner Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) will be honoring both Calvert and Queen Anne's County with awards at their Annual Meeting today in Annapolis. Calvert County is the 2019 recipient of the Training Award, for consistently taking advantage of LGIT-sponsored training classes and seminars. Queen Anne's County will receive this year's Claims Award for excellence in reporting, investigation and reduction of claims. The theme of LGIT's 32nd Annual Meeting is "Providing The…

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Discuss Energy Efficiency, 311 Solutions, HSAs and More at Winter #MACoCon!

MACo's Winter Conference, December 4-6, is expected to draw 650+ participants to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. The main educational sessions have been announced, but we're also offering a series of Solutions Showcase Sessions to help you effectively navigate common governance issues. MACo’s Winter Conference, “Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. Government and private sector leaders will…

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How Artificial Intelligence is Helping UnitedHealthcare Enhance Member Experience

MACo's Gold Corporate Partner UnitedHealthcare is utilizing Artificial Intelligence to improve member experience. From UnitedHealthcare's Website: When Reymond Acosta answers the phone in a UnitedHealthcare call center, he’s ready to be a supportive resource. As an Advocate4Me representative, he works to answer members' questions and clear up any confusion related to their health care. In order to do this, advocates must gather and research personal information to verify the caller. This important step can add…

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Get Cyber Safe with AT&T

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and MACo's Platinum Corporate Partner AT&T wants to make sure you're cyber safe. From AT&T's website: How cybersecure are you? Odds are good you can do more. New research done for AT&T* shows people of all ages are not using best practices to stay safe online and protect themselves from fraud. AT&T’s cross-generational survey checked out how much people knew about the best online safety practices. It also looked…

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CareFirst’s Healthworx Partners with D.C.’s Halcyon Incubator to Support Healthcare Startups

Healthworx, the corporate investment and innovation arm of MACo's Gold Corporate Partner CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, plans to provide $200,000 to emerging healthcare startups in it's recent partnership with the Halcyon Incubator, a Washington, D.C.-based fellowship program for entrepreneurs. From CareFirst's website: The partnership between Healthworx and Halcyon ensures that one of the eight slots in each of the next four cohorts to join Halcyon is dedicated to an innovative venture in the healthcare sector and…

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LGIT Briefing: Legislative Prayer, the First Amendment, and the Courts

The Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), who covers many county governments in Maryland, offers legal guidance and perspective on first amendment issues, including prayers at meetings of public bodies. The LGIT Leader is an occasional series of bulletins, designed for LGIT's local government members, to serve their legal and risk management interests. The September 2019 edition focuses on invocations, prayers and other religious speech or presentations made during public meetings. At what point do they…

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LGIT Offering Post-65 Health Insurance Tailored to Your Retirees

The Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) is sponsoring a new program allowing your county to offer comprehensive Post-65 retiree healthcare benefits and services to your future retirees. Highlights of the program for future retirees:  Provides a concierge level services so future retirees can understand their healthcare options once they reach age 65 Provides access to Medicare Benefit Specialist to help retirees understand Medicare and supplemental plan options Offers retirees comprehensive plan options, not available to…

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The 2019-2020 MACo Directory is Available Now!

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 digital edition of the Directory of County Officials. The online version can be accessed on MACo’s homepage, under the Resources tab or by using this link: 2019-2020 Online Directory Benefits to using the Online Directory: When using the online version, you are able to click on any email address to contact someone directly, and may easily click and search for a contact through…

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