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BeWell happenings for December

Healthy Living: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions starts January 2019
Are you living with hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, or any other ongoing health condition? Do you want to learn how to manage that condition so you can live a healthy life? Then this program is for you!

This interactive program was developed by Stanford University and is facilitated by the Pima County Health Department to help adults gain the skills needed to manage ongoing health conditions. It can also help those that just want to make a healthy lifestyle change. 

The next 6-week series will be offered Tuesdays and Fridays starting January 15, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave., 3rd Floor Conference Room. To get started, fill out the Registration Form and submit to Employee Wellness. Space is limited.

Earn 50 Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points for completing 10 out of 12 sessions*.

For more information, visit the Healthy Living Program webpage.

*Applies to the 2019/20 reporting period for the 2020/21 discounts.

Weight Watchers at Work

Weight Watchers at Work is a proven program to help you navigate your weight-loss journey and achieve your goals. Join the next series and you’ll receive information on how the Smartpoints® system works, as well as tips, tools and support to help you along the way. weight

Studies have shown that having support, like what you get in a Weight Watchers program, enhances self-control and self-esteem to provide motivation to accomplish weight loss goals. 

The next set of onsite series are scheduled to start at these two locations:
  • Thursdays starting December 13, 2018, from noon to  1 p.m., at City Hall, 255 W. Alameda St., 7th Floor East Conference Room
  • Tuesdays starting December 18, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Legal Services Building, 32 N. Stone Ave., 1st Floor Conference Room
The fee for each 12-week series is $156 and can be paid to the facilitator in cash, credit or check. Earn 50 Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points and receive either an $80 Weight Watchers at Work gift certificate** to use towards a future series or a $75 Corporate Rewards gift card** when you:
  • Attend 10 out of 12 consecutive meetings
  • Lose at least 5 lbs. or reach lifetime goal weight
Visit the Weight Watchers at Work webpage for more information.

**All gift certificates and gift cards are subject to tax.

12 Days of Wellness

Starting December 1, 2018, participate in the 12 Days of Wellness challenge to keep your health priority during the busy holiday season. live well

Each day for twelve days during December complete a different wellness activity from one of four categories: fitness, nutrition, well-being and community engagement. Track your progress on the 12 Days of Wellness Calendar and submit to Employee Wellness by January 11, 2019 to earn 10 Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points (HLAPs) and be entered into a drawing for one of twenty $50 Corporate Rewards gift cards**.

Visit the 12 Days of Wellness webpage for all challenge details.

**All gift certificates and gift cards are subject to tax.

Prevention for peace of mind

Have you completed a preventive exam/screening this reporting year? Remember, you can earn a $5 per pay period discount off of your medical premiums if you complete a qualifying preventive exam/ screening by February 28, 2018.prevention 

What is a preventive exam and why should you get one?
A routine preventive exam is a periodic comprehensive preventive evaluation that may identify potential health problems in the early stages when they may be easier and less costly to treat. The exam is prevention focused, NOT problem focused. The right preventive care at the right time can help you stay well and could even save your life.

What can I do to make sure I receive my routine preventive exam benefit (100 percent coverage in-network)?

You can take the following steps to help ensure your routine exam is billed correctly:

  • When scheduling your routine preventive exam with your provider’s office, use the terms “routine preventive exam” or “annual physical,” not “check-up,” which implies checking up on a health problem.
  • When you talk with your provider, let them know you are there for your routine preventive exam.
  • If you bring up health problems (i.e. skin rash) during your routine preventive exam, understand that you may have a charge related to the treatment of that problem.
  • Do not save up all of your health concerns for your routine preventive exam. If you have a current chronic condition, you may need other diagnostic visits and services during the year.
To check your progress towards completing your preventive exam in order to receive the discount FY 2019/20, click here and follow the detailed instructions.
For more information, please visit the Healthy Lifestyle Premium Discounts webpage.

Lifestyle Benefits Available

As policy holders of Minnesota Life, an affiliate of Securian Financial, all benefit eligible employees have automatic access to a suite of lifestyle benefit resources available at no cost. These include the opportunity to create a will, financial wellness resources and much more!

Take advantage of the resources provided by Lifestyle Benefits when you need them.

To learn more, visit the websites below, read the Securian Financial Summary of Benefits or view a brief online presentation.
  • Travel assistance services from RedpointWTP LLC: While traveling 100 or more miles from home, you have access to pre-trip planning and emergency services. These include medical relocation and medical or security evacuation, assistance replacing lost or stolen luggage or other critical items, repatriation of mortal remains and much more. Visit or call 1-855-516-5433 in the U.S. and Canada (outside of the U.S. and Canada +1-415-484-4677).
  • Legal, financial and grief resources from LifeWorks US, Inc.: Whether it is creating a will or advice on a legal matter, getting a handle on financial security, or struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one — get the professional support you need. Resources include templates to create a will and other key legacy documents, complimentary 30-minute face-to-face consultation with an attorney, unlimited telephone consultation with attorneys and counselors, and much more. Visit (user name: lfg, password: resources) or call 1-877-849-6034.
  • Legacy planning resources from Securian Financial: This website provides self-help tools for getting a person’s affairs in order in advance as well as for dealing with the loss of a loved one. In addition to the online tools and resources available, funeral concierge service allows for coverage verification and direct payment to the funeral home so that services can be provided before the insurance settlement becomes available. Visit
  • Beneficiary financial counseling from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP: Beneficiaries receiving $25,000 or more will be invited to access professional guidance to help them make sound financial decisions regarding their policy proceeds. Resources include assessment, workbooks, newsletter, website and more. Access information is provided with claims payment.
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