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Benefit Fund at a Glance – October 2017

More and more of our home devices – including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms – are now connected to the Internet. This enables us to control our devices on our smartphones, no matter our location, which can in turn save us time and money while providing convenience and even safety. These advances in technology are innovative and intriguing; however, they also pose a new set of security risks. The Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign encourages you to follow these simple steps to secure your connected devices.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – September 2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  More than 230,000 men will be told they have prostate cancer this year. It is the 2nd most common cancer in men in the US. About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed in his lifetime…

Benefit Fund at a Glance – August 2017

If you would like to schedule a donation for August 18th, please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter the sponsor code: District 1199c to schedule an appointment or walk in the day of the blood drive. Limited slots available so schedule TODAY! For questions, please contact Megan Smith at (215) 735-5720.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – July 2017

We hosted our 4th Annual Benefit Fund Health Fair on June 24th and we had a lot of families turn out for the event.  Cooking demos, health information, photos, Zumba, massages and more—we can’t wait for next year!

What do I do…in a medical emergency? Go to the ER or urgent care?

When you’re hit with a sudden illness or serious injury, you need to make a choice: Head to an urgent care center or the emergency room? The right decision can save you time and money. Of the patients who visit urgent care, 90% are out in less than an hour. The ER, on the other hand, is better equipped to handle severe injuries and the symptoms of heart attack or stroke.

But as many as one in four ER visits could be handled at urgent care. So when is it better to visit urgent care? Here’s a short video to explain.

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6th Annual Biometric Screening Program Kickoff

2017 Annual Biometrics Screening
June 1 – October 31st, 2017

Greetings!

2015 Biometrics ProgramIt’s that time of year again! The Benefit Fund has sent out the member communication regarding this year’s biometrics program requirements. By now, you should have received a mailing to your home with all the details about this year’s program. The process is the same as last year and you have from now through October 31st, 2017 (FIVE MONTHS) to complete the bloodwork and online survey.

If you have questions about the process or need assistance, feel free to contact the Benefit Fund, at 215-735-5720 and we can answer your questions. Please share the information with co-workers to make sure everyone is aware the program is NOW OPEN.

Reminder – If you are a NEW Aetna member and your medical benefits began AFTER April 1st,2017, you are not required to complete the requirement this year.

If you have not received the mailing, contact the Benefit Fund asap because your mailing address may be incorrect.

2017 Biometrics Program

6th Annual Biometric Screening Program Kickoff
FAQ: 1199C Benefit Fund Biometrics Program
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Benefit Fund at a Glance – June 2017

It’s time for the 2017 biometric screening and Health Assessment program. Aetna’s Health Assessment and Blueprint for Wellness must be completed by October 31, 2017

Benefit Fund at a Glance – May 2017

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. People who have dark skin tones often believe they’re not at risk for skin cancer, but that is a dangerous misconception, says dermatologist Maritza I. Perez, MD, a senior vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – April 2017

During National Minority Health Month each April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) leads the nation in raising awareness about health disparities, their causes and the impact they have on minority communities and on the nation as whole.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – March 2017

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. You may be at higher risk if you are African American, smoke, or have a family history of colorectal cancer. Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer.

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