Open enrollment under way for Medicaid Managed Care | News

BEAUFORT — Carteret County Department of Social Services workers have been preparing for months for the state’s new Medicaid Managed Care system, which takes effect Thursday, July 1.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services launched the statewide open enrollment for N.C. Medicaid Managed Care March 15, and County DSS Director Clint Lewis said his department has been busy.

“This is the biggest thing to hit Medicaid,” Mr. Lewis said. “We sent out the enrollment packets March 1 and we’re distributing the information online. We’re getting the information out to medical providers.”

Mr. Lewis added that his agency is

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3D Pioneers Challenge design competition now open

nTopology’s winning fuel-cooled oil cooler design in the Digital category for the 3D Pioneers Challenge 2020. The cutaway shows the intricate geometry inside (Courtesy nTopology/HRL Laboratories/Morf3D)

Now in its sixth year, the 3D Pioneers Challenge (3DPC) is an international design competition for Additive Manufacturing processes and advanced technologies. Organised by d.sign21, a design and consultancy company based in Stuttgart, Germany, in collaboration with the Rapid.Tech 3D exhibition run by Messe Erfurt, Germany, the 2021 competition is now open to entries.

This year, nTopology, a software company based in New York, New York, USA, and winner of the 3DPC 2020 ‘Digital’

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Jeep Cherokee name unchanged, but dialogue open with namesake nation

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles contacted the Cherokee Nation last summer about setting up an educational program for its employees.

It was supposed to be a cultural enrichment endeavor to shine a light on the people whose name has been attached to one of Jeep’s most popular vehicles for nearly 50 years.

The event didn’t pan out, but the dialogue wasn’t over.

Months later, after FCA merged into Stellantis, the automaker approached the nation again. The Cherokee were the ones making a request this time: Stop using our name.

The meeting occurred after Car and Driver learned of the Cherokee’s

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Retailer partners with Storck to open concept store

By Jo Beckendorff

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — German brand Storck Bicycle GmbH is expanding its business in Northern America. With the help of a new exclusive partner, a Storck Concept Store has just opened here.

With the new opening in California, the company is now represented with a second concept store in the USA (the first one is based at Ata Cycle in Concord, Massachusetts.) The difference between both is that the Californian store is concentrating on nothing but the Storck brand. Further new openings are to follow before the end of the year, company founder and CEO Markus

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