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  • February 2018 BeWell Healthy Happenings

    Feb 01, 2018 | Read More News
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    2018/2019 Medical and Pharmacy Benefits

    Over the years, Pima County has made efforts to help neutralize the rising cost of health care. In 2013, the County became self-insured and has since transitioned to a fully consumer-driven medical plan. Many members now treat medical services, prescriptions and other items they purchase with planning, research, and cost comparisons.  As a result of the positive impact on costs, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the FY 2018/19 employee benefits medical and pharmacy with reduced premiums.

    Below are some of the highlights for FY 2018/19 employee benefits:

    • Medical Third Party Administrator (TPA): Aetna
    • Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM): CVS/caremark
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Aetna

    Click here to learn more.

    Last Call for 2018/2019 Healthy Lifestyle Premium Discounts (HLPDs) Eligibility

    February 28, 2018 is the deadline to complete the eligibility requirements for 2018/2019 Healthy Lifestyle Premium Discounts (HLPDs) #2 - Health Assessment, #3 - Preventive Exam and #4 - 100 Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points (HLAPs).
    Set a reminder to certify your tobacco free status during Annual Enrollment in the Employee Self Service Portal (ADP), April 30, 2018 - May 18, 2018 to earn 18/19 HLPD#1 - Tobacco Free.
    Not sure where your progress stands for each discount? Follow the detailed instructions to check your progress towards 2018/2019 HLPDs.
    For more information, please visit the Healthy Lifestyle Premium Discounts webpage or contact Employee Wellness.

    Mobile On-site Mammography (MOM) February 2018

    Mobile Onsite Mammography will be onsite at various Pima County and City of Tucson worksites the week of February 12 to provide mammography services. The service is available to all Pima County employees and spouses/domestic partners. 3D mammography now available and covered at 100% through Aetna.

    Call 1 (800) 285-0272 to schedule your appointment. Bring your insurance card, your doctor’s name and address, and the location of where you had your prior mammogram films. You will be responsible for any charges that are not covered under your insurance plan. Patients younger than 30 must bring a doctor’s referral. Baseline mammograms are recommended at age 35 to 39, (unless family history or symptomatic) and most insurance plans cover women every year over 40 years old. The exam takes about 15 minutes to conduct.

    Visit the Mobile Onsite Mammography (M.O.M.) webpage for the schedule and more information.

    Wear Red Day is February 2, 2018

    Join the fight against heart disease by pledging to wear red on Friday, February 2, 2018 and educating yourself on the risks, warning signs and prevention of heart disease and stroke.

    Visit the Wear Red Day webpage to download the materials. To qualify for 5 Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points (HLAPs) and the prize drawing for 1 of 2 $50 Corporate Rewards gift cards* you must:

    * All gift cards are subject to taxation.

    Take a Stroll through the New Downtown Farmers Market

    Downtown Farmers Market every 2nd Thursday of the month from 10:00am - 2:00pm in El Presidio Park (January - May).

    The Food in Root Farmers Market offers a variety of vendors including those with prepared foods, organic & local produce, health and wellness products, wellness services, massage therapy, artisan products and more! Stop by on your break to take a stroll around the various vendor booths. If you don't have cash with you, you can purchase tokens using a debit or credit card. For more information visit the Food in Root website.

    Wellness Council of Arizona Route 66 Virtual Challenge

    Organizations and individuals from all over Arizona will be competing against each other on a virtual course that spans the entire length of Route 66. As each individual and team does more physical activity they travel further along the virtual map, while also learning about cool destinations along the way. The 6-week Route 66 Virtual Challenge starts February 5, 2018.

    Prizes* for both individuals and organizations that accumulate the highest number of steps.

    Visit the Route 66 Virtual Challenge webpage for more information on how to register and join the Pima County Team. Space is limited.

    * All gift cards are subject to taxation.

    Coming Soon

    Mark your calendars. Information on these upcoming programs will be available on the Employee Wellness webpage soon.

    • Health & Wellness Fair – March 15, 2018 Downtown Health & Wellness Fair with health information, prizes and more.
    • Heart Walk – April 21, 2018 Join the American Heart Association and Pima County to support heart disease awareness and prevention.