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November/December edition of South Carolina Living is available online!

The November/December 2015 edition of South Carolina Living magazine will be delivered to mailboxes mid-month, but  Horry Electric’s local page content and the online version of the magazine are available NOW!

Horry Electric highlights include:Horry 11-15 cx3_Page_3

  • CEO Column: This holiday season, remember your co-op cares, plus Safety Tips for Christmas
  • Horry News: Recap of the flooding in SC; lessons from the storm; Notify HEC if you have Special Medical Needs; Your phone number is a vital connection to PowerTouch, our outage reporting system, plus Could You Use a Shopping Assistant for the holidays?
  • Merry Christmas from Horry Electric Cooperative – includes the office schedule for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year.
  • Horry Electric History feature
  • How to Become a Trustee of Horry Electric Cooperative
  • 2016 Annual Meeting Timeline

June edition of South Carolina Living is available online; due in mailboxes soon

The June 2015 edition of South Carolina Living magazine will be delivered to the mailboxes of members and subscribers mid-month, but it’s available online NOW!june2015horrycover

Horry Electric local highlights include:

  • CEO Column: In case you missed it: quorum met; successful event
  • Horry News: Horry Electric guys rocked at Lineworker Rodeo; HEC Youth Tour delegation 2015; Making additions to your home? Include us in your plans!
  •  WIRE, Horry knitters help displaced seniors get cozy again
  • A fresh crop of Young Farmers
  • Co-op Connections: Skip on over to Skip’s Grill and chill out!


Other highlights from the magazine include: 

April edition of South Carolina Living available online

Thorryaprilcoverhe April 2015 edition of South Carolina Living magazine will be delivered to the mailboxes of members and subscribers mid-month, but you can view our local content online now!

 HEC local highlights include:

  • CEO Column  It’s that time of year – Annual Meeting 2015 is next month
  • 37th Rural Lady of the Year:  Frances Strickland
  • 2015 Annual Meeting parking/registration location diagram
  • Co-op Connections Card program feature:  Waccamaw River Rentals
  • Green Power – Meet the stars of Team Green
  • Capital Credits – Co-op returning $2.6 million in capital credits to members

South Carolina Living for February 2015 packed with news and information

febsclcoverThe February 2015 edition of South Carolina Living magazine will  be delivered to the mailboxes of members and subscribers mid-month,  but you can view it online NOW!

HEC local highlights include:

  • CEO Column  Always call before you dig: Projects big or small; make sure you call
  • Operation Round Up Report: HEC members generously helped 208 neighbors in need with $54,000 in aid during 2014
  • WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship deadline is June 1
  • In Burgess, memories of another time – Mules and oxen helped bring co-op power to the Freewoods, member says
  • She ‘loved everything on the farm’ – except for one thing – Annie Plowden remembers growing up on her family’s farm in Burgess’ Freewoods
  • Right back where he started He followed opportunity up North, then followed his instincts back to Burgess – and farming – featuring Cad Holmes. 

January 2015 edition of South Carolina Living packed with news and information

januarycoverscl2015The January 2015 edition of South Carolina Living magazine will soon be delivered to the mailboxes of members and subscribers,  but you can view it online NOW!

Horry Electric Cooperative local content includes :

  • CEO Column  – Resolve to modify energy use
  • Two opportunities for high school students! Juniors may apply for Youth Tour 2015 (deadline 2/27) and Seniors may apply for the $1500 WIRE scholarship (deadline 3/1)!
  • Co-op Connections® Feature: Heating and air and savings to spare, just for co-op members!
  • Hooray for Hollywood! A touch of Tinseltown in Tabor City helped their teen romance take root in Green Sea
  • Authors share an easy-flowing tale of two rivers –

Other January 2015 highlights available online:

More than $685,000 dollars in prescription savings for members using Co-op Connections® Card.

In March, members of Horry Electric surpassed $685,000 dollars in prescription savings by using the Co-op Connections® Card!  “This is just another benefit of being an Horry Electric Cooperative member,” says Penelope Hinson, manager of public relations, marketing and energy management. “Best of all, the Co-op Connections® Card is free for members to use.”

With their card, members can get discounts from businesses in the local community including dining, shopping, automotive and much more.

Additional benefits include 10%-85% off prescriptions at over 60,000 participating pharmacies including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target and many more, including several local pharmacies.

locate providersHow To Use The Prescription Discount Feature

    • Find a pharmacy near you by calling Member Services at 800-800-7616, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, or clicking here.
    • Create an account with your Co-op Connections® Card member number 142407524. Enter your zip code and the recommended mile radius of 100 to search for providers near you.
    • Please do not call the pharmacy for price quotes. Prices may change from day to day and they cannot be given over the telephone. To look up drug prices by location visit Rxpricequotes.com.
    • At Rxpricequotes.com, you will find frequently asked questions, savings examples, a list of participating chains and a Drug Pricing Lookup tool. The Drug Pricing Lookup tool allows you to find the cost of your medications before you visit the pharmacy.
    • Present your Co-op Connections® Card along with your prescriptions to the pharmacist. The pharmacy computer system will compare our contracted discount price with the pharmacy’s retail price when the prescription is processed. You pay the lower of the two prices directly to the pharmacy at the point of sale.
    • If your pharmacy happens to be selling any maintenance medications prescribed to treat on-going ailments, such as high blood pressure and arthritis, for less than the contracted price, you will receive the pharmacy’s best price.
    • If you experience any difficulties in using the pharmacy program, please call or ask the pharmacist to call our Member Services department at 800-800-7616, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Pharmacy discounts are Not Insurance and are Not Intended as a Substitute for Insurance.
The discount is only available at participating pharmacies.

As a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, Horry Electric is always “Looking out for you.”

Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives’ Co-op Connections® Discount Card program at Horry Electric Cooperative

Questions? For details on the program or information on how to become a participating business, please contact Toni Gore by phone at 843.369.6359 or via email.

IMPORTANT: When printing your card, be sure to select Horry Electric Cooperative as your co-op!

Co-op Connections® can help with Medicare decisions

HSMedAssistantThe Co-op Connections® program has added yet another benefit for members of participating electric cooperatives.

“Earlier today, we learned about a new deal with a Medicare comparison service called Healthy Savings Medicare Assistant,” says James P. “Pat” Howle, executive vice president and CEO of Horry Electric.  “The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare runs now through December 7, so the announcement of this program comes in time for members to make changes to existing benefits.”

The new benefit allows members to consult with  licensed Medicare agents who will help them choose the best plan for their needs.  “By using the Healthy Savings Medicare Assistant, members can turn the complexity of figuring out all the Medicare options into something simple,” says Howle.

Healthy Savings Medicare Assistant is managed through Joppel. To speak with a Joppel licensed agent, simply call 1.800.754.8957 or visit this link and fill out the form on the page.

To learn more about this program and other benefits offered through the Co-op Connections® Program, visit us online or call 843.369.2211.