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Jeannette Dean Outstanding Member of the Week

For District 17 member Shirley Coble, there is no more outstanding SEANC member than her friend, mentor and stepmother, Jeannette “Jenny” Dean also of District 17.

“When I went to work for the state, one of the first things she told me to do was to join SEANC, and I did,” Coble said.

And, she said, she wasn’t the only person Dean recruited into SEANC during her more than 30 years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

State Health Plan weighing changes


The State Health Plan Board of Trustees met late in November to discuss future plan benefit changes. No formal recommendations have been adopted yet, but several are likely to be presented at the board’s January meeting, with votes coming a week or so later.

Though not finalized, the recommendations are expected to include increases in co-pays and deductibles and the addition of wellness surcharges for the 70/30 plan in 2016, as well as additional wellness surcharges for the Enhanced 80/20 plan.