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Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

April 15 – April 28

Open Enrollment is just around the corner. Now is the time to understand the benefits available to you and what’s changing. We are also placing a renewed spotlight on your health through our Wellfocused Healthy Rewards program!

Earned Premium Discount Extended to Covered Dependents (ages 18-26) - This Year is an Active Enrollment…You Must Take Action!

To earn the premium discount this year, all dependents covered under a medical plan (ages 18-26) must be a non-tobacco user or enrolled in a tobacco cessation program by June 30, 2013.  To receive the earned premium discount you MUST certify to your tobacco use AND then elect the tobacco user or non-user medical contribution.  If you do not make an active election, you will default to the same benefits you had last year; however, the earned premium discount will not be applied and you will pay higher medical contributions of $25.00 per pay/$650 a year.

Quit Tobacco Use with the Help of Health Advocate

Enroll in Health Advocate’s FREE tobacco cessation program to set up your own plan to quit smoking or stop using other tobacco products with the help of a trained coach. This program allows you and your covered dependents 13 weeks of counseling, FREE nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) (patch, gum, lozenge), and a $0 copay for over-the- counter NRT and prescription smoking cessation medications. If you are a tobacco user, you must enroll in the UPHS tobacco cessation program by June 30, 2013 to receive the earned premium discount on your 2013 – 2014 medical contributions! Call 866-695-8622 to enroll.

It Pays to “Know Your Numbers” — It’s FREE and May Save Your Life!

There is power in knowing your numbers (glucose, cholesterol – total, HDL, LDL, blood pressure and Body Mass Index – BMI). These numbers are important indicators of your health. When they are out of the normal range, it’s a signal that you could have a higher risk of developing certain diseases and conditions. UPHS medical plans cover preventive care like annual physicals and biometric screenings at 100%.  Take action! If you haven’t done so recently, make an appointment today and know where you stand when it comes to your health.

Earn a $150 Healthy Credit & Participate in the NEW WellFocused Healthy Rewards Program

WellFocused has several new programs that reward you for taking steps towards improving your health and well-being because the healthier you are, the more you can enjoy life and do your best. You can earn a $150 Healthy Reward Credit when you complete the online Well-Being Assessment, Know Your Numbers (blood sugar, cholesterol– total, HDL, and LDL, blood pressure and  BMI), have your biometric numbers fall within healthy ranges, and/or take healthy actions through a new and expanded Wellfocused online platform.  The new platform will be accessible through the HR & You Website beginning April 15, 2013.

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