TexanPlus® Champions Competition Begins Online Voting

Southeast Texas Community Will Choose Grand Champion; Designated
Charity Wins $25,000

Vote at www.TexanPlusChampions.com
through September 16

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TexanPlus®, a leading local Medicare Advantage health plan,
announced Monday the five finalists in the annual TexanPlus Champions
competition and said online voting is underway to determine the 2016
Grand Champion. TexanPlus created the competition to honor individuals
who help older adults in Houston/ Beaumont live healthier and happier

All of the finalists and their stories are featured on www.TexanPlusChampions.com.
Community members can read about them and vote daily for a Grand
Champion through September 16th.

The Champion with the most votes will be named the 2016 TexanPlus
Grand Champion.
He or she will be honored at the Houston Astros game
on September 23rd during the pregame ceremony. The winner
will present a $25,000 donation to his or her chosen charitable
organization at that time.

“Our 2016 TexanPlus Champions are doing extraordinary work for seniors
in Southeast Texas,” said Erin Page, president of TexanPlus. “Each of
our finalists deserves recognition and will be honored at a Houston
Astros game on September 23rd. The public can get involved by
reading the Champions’ personal stories on our website and voting for
one Grand Champion.”

TexanPlus Champions are members of the local community who are examples
of how one person can make a difference in the lives of older adults.
The competition is a way to recognize people who share TexanPlus’ goals
of improving quality of life and maximizing access to services for
seniors and people with Medicare.

Meet the Five TexanPlus Champions:

  • Alice Adam – Alice Adam provides pro bono legal services to
    those who need it most. Through her work with the Houston Bar
    Association’s Elder Law Committee, Alice generously helps Houston’s
    low-income seniors with a variety of end-of-life legal services at no
    charge. She assists seniors with their wills, medical powers of
    attorney, guardianship, and other essential affairs they need taken
    care of, but can’t afford.
  • Annette Bisanz – Annette Bisanz saw a problem and decided to
    fix it. As founder of Senior Rides and More, her mission is to provide
    free transportation to non-driving seniors who wish to remain
    independent and at home. Senior Rides has been active in the greater
    Houston community for over 20 years and is the only organization
    offering free transportation to seniors.
  • Sandra Massie Hines – For Sandra Massie Hines, helping her
    community is not a choice, but a calling. As co-founder of Atlanta
    Library of Peace, a Houston Civil Rights Activist and the Honorary
    Mayor of Sunnyside, she serves the community in many ways. Perhaps
    most important is the way she makes it her personal mission to improve
    the lives of seniors through her work with the Houston Food Bank.
  • Toby Johnson – Toby Johnson does more for senior military
    veterans than many volunteers half his age. At 91 years young, Toby is
    spritely and full of love, spending his days at the VA medical center
    volunteering for Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. Toby enjoys being with
    seniors, and spends up to eight hours a day with them. For veterans
    who don’t have many visitors, Toby is essential to their daily
    routines and their mental wellbeing.
  • Kathy Martin – When Kathy Martin began volunteering at Mission
    Northeast in New Caney, she was hooked the second she walked in those
    doors. From the very first day, Kathy fell in love with helping
    seniors and bringing joy to others in the community. Mission
    Northeast’s main mission is to distribute food, clothing, and
    household items, providing services to 6,000-7,000 seniors-in-need
    each year. Kathy is currently the organization’s Program Director,
    heading the Senior Home Delivery program.

Go to www.TexanPlusChampions.com
to read the Champions’ full stories and watch their videos.

Voting is open now through September 16th. Go out and vote!

About TexanPlus and Universal American:

TexanPlus, part of the Universal American family of healthcare
companies, specializes in Medicare Advantage plans. The goal of our
plans is to help our members stay active, live healthy and be
independent. We are dedicated to working collaboratively with healthcare
professionals in order to reduce healthcare costs and improve the health
and well-being of those we serve.

For more information about TexanPlus and Universal American please visit
our website at www.UniversalAmerican.com.

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