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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!

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.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – February 2017

Anyone — any age, gender, income, race or religion — can develop a behavioral health condition, like depression. These conditions are linked to brain functioning. And they can affect how someone thinks, feels and acts.  Sometimes, a condition is mild. Other times, it is more serious and long lasting. Either way, recovery is always possible. But first, a condition must be diagnosed and treated.  If you are coping with a behavioral health condition, there is good news. Your medical plan includes behavioral health benefits. That means we’re here with the help you need to work toward recovery. So that you can get back to being your best.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – January 2017

District 1199C Benefit Fund is proud to be offering a blood donor drive on Tuesday, January 31st from 9:30am—2:30pm in the Union Hall Auditorium, 2nd Floor.  You can help save up to THREE lives in about an hour of your time.  The need is ongoing, but the supply is not.  Please consider  scheduling your donation today.    Pre-register to donate blood: Visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter the sponsor code: District 1199c

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