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Nevada Residents Gain Access to New Medicare Advantage Options from Alignment Health Plan in Clark County in 2021

LAS VEGAS & ORANGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 1, 2020–

Alignment Health Plan, an award-winning Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan from Alignment Healthcare, will offer several new plan options, 24/7 concierge services and a benefits “black card” to more than 400,000 Medicare-eligible seniors in Clark County, Nevada, during Medicare’s annual enrollment period, which kicks off Oct. 15 for coverage starting Jan. 1, 2021. 1

Clark County Medicare beneficiaries have three Alignment plan options to choose from, including AVA™ HMO, a virtual-first health plan that includes a dedicated virtual primary care physician and virtual specialists – accessible by phone or video on Alignment’s proprietary AVA™ data and technology platform – $50 monthly Part B premium rebate and $100 per month over-the-counter (OTC) credit, redeemable at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and other retailers across the country.

Nevada is one of the fastest growing states in the United States, especially for seniors. According to estimates

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Clark County Commission: McCurdy, Washington run for District D

The state’s Democratic Party chairman will face off against a former Las Vegas fire chief in November, seeking to replace Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly in District D.

Assemblyman William McCurdy II is politically tested and experienced, while David Washington, an independent candidate, has a long history of grassroots activism behind him.

“At this moment in history, at this moment in time, we need a breath of fresh air,” McCurdy said during a recent interview. “We need something new and I believe that I am the candidate that is going to help usher our county into a new generation, that is going to help us dive into a new untapped potential that is waiting on us to uncover.”

McCurdy, 32, said that he saw term-limited Weekly’s departure as an opportunity to enact on a local level the progress made over his two terms in the state Assembly, including on matters

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Matt LaFleur rules out Packers DL Kenny Clark for Week 2 vs. Lions

The Green Bay Packers will be without one of their Pro Bowl defensive players during Sunday’s home opener against the Detroit Lions.

Defensive line Kenny Clark, who injured his groin in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, was officially ruled out by coach Matt LaFleur on Friday.

“Yeah, Kenny will be out, unfortunately. I know he’s doing everything in his power to be back as quickly as possible, but he won’t be able to play this weekend,” LaFleur said.

Clark missed practice the last three days. He initially injured his groin in the first half of the Packers’ 43-34 win over the Minnesota Vikings and didn’t return.

The Packers are dangerously thin along the defensive line. Clark won’t play Sunday, leaving Dean Lowry, Tyler Lancaster and Kingsley Keke to do most of the heavy lifting upfront. The Packers also have Montravius Adams, who missed Week 1 with a toe injury,

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Clark County announces 2nd round of small businesses grants

After distributing more than $2 million to more than 500 small businesses this past summer, Clark County is opening a second round of grant funding to help establishments hurt by the pandemic to pay rent, utilities, employees and more.

The county’s Small Business Stabilization Grant program, which awards up to $10,000 depending on the size of the business, is accepting applications Tuesday through Sept. 29.

Qualifying businesses must be based in the unincorporated county, have a county business license and employ 20 or fewer workers. Officials are encouraging business owners who unsuccessfully applied for the program in June to try again, and even businesses that already received funding from a county grant program this year may apply.

“Small businesses are critically important for our economy, providing needed services and jobs for thousands of Southern Nevadans,” Commissioner Justin Jones said in a statement. “Through this grant program we hope to ease

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