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  • BeWell Healthy Happenings April 2019

    Apr 01, 2019 | Read More News
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    Annual Enrollment Presentation FY2019/20

    Please join us for our upcoming BeWell Annual Enrollment presentations and webinar to learn about the benefits and wellness opportunities available for FY 2019/20.

    BeWell Presentation Schedule: April 3-24

    BeWell Fair Schedule: April 30 – May 15

    Annual Enrollment runs April 29 – May 17 and is the only time that you may make changes to your benefits without a qualifying family status event. In addition you can:

    • Certify your tobacco-free status to continue receiving the $20.00 premium discount
    • Update beneficiary and personal contact information

    Visit the Annual Enrollment webpage for more details.

    Don’t forget to certify your tobacco free status

    Pima County wants to reward you for being tobacco free! To earn Discount #1 – Be Tobacco Free ($20 per pay period) remember to certify your tobacco free status during Spring Annual Enrollment. Even if you are not making any changes to your benefits, you will still need to certify you are tobacco free and complete the Annual Enrollment process in order to receive the discount starting the first paycheck of July 2019.

    Not tobacco free, but thinking of quitting?
    If you’re on the County’s medical plan, you can participate in Aetna’s Healthy Lifestyle Coaching (HLC) Tobacco Free Program. Participate in 20-minute weekly, telephonic one-on-one coaching sessions for up to one year and/or six, 30-minutes group sessions. The program also includes an optional 8-weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Visit www.aetna.com or call 1-866-213-0153 to get started.
    If you’re not on the County’s medical plan or if you want to try something different than the HLC Tobacco Free Program, you can try one of the other free tobacco cessation programs listed on our Tobacco Cessation webpage.
    Put the tobacco habit behind you for good! After you are tobacco free for at least 3 months, you may be eligible for Discount #1 – Be Tobacco Free. Contact Employee Wellness for more information.

    Don’t let stress get the best of you

    If you’ve ever felt stressed, then you know what it’s like. Stress happens in moments where you’re handling a lot. Although some stress is normal, having too much stress can hurt your health – so it is vital to keep it in check.

    Try out these tips provided by Aetna to learn how to keep stress under control.

    • Work it out. Take a walk. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to manage stress.
    • Write it down. Keep a journal. It can help to write about the things that are bothering you.
    • Let it out. Talk, laugh, cry — express your feelings. Do it with someone you trust, if you need to.
    • Do something you love. What makes you happy? A hobby can bring joy and help you relax.
    • Relax your body. Ease off. Try aromatherapy, yoga, breathing exercises and muscle relaxation exercises like tai chi or qigong.
    • Focus on the present. Meditate or listen to music. Try to look for the humor in life. Laughter really can be the best medicine.

    Every once in a while it’s good to check in on yourself. Aetna’s MindCheck online tools make it easy to measure your mindset and get immediate feedback and resources to maintain a positive outlook. Visit www.mindchecktoday.com to get started.

    For extra support, all Pima County employees and their dependents have access to Aetna’s Resources for Living Employee Assistance Program (EAP) . This service offers employees confidential and no cost counseling for personal, family and employee related problems. For more information, call 888-238-6232.
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