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If you have not verified your dependents' eligibility, please contact Participant Services at the Trust Office.
This edition of the Carpenters Care Newsletter introduces issues including: Compare providers to improve care, Kick Butts Day isn't just for kids, Know your risk for diabetes, Trustworthy health information, Show your kidneys a little more love, Nurse line lets you click when you're sick, and Pharmacy help on Express-Scripts.com
If you need care for a minor illness or injury, where will you go?
Should you create a personal health record? The Institute of Medicine estimates that paperwork and unnecessary administrative costs waste an estimated $190 billion of American's healthcare dollars every year.
Building a healthy future is the project of a lifetime, and you are the superintendent.
Do you know someone who has diabetes? American Diabetes Month is a good time to time to remind eligible health plan members that Carpenters offers a diabetes management program and a $200 incentive for participation.
Prevention is still the best protection you can get, whether it's buckling your seat belt, wearing a bike helmet, or getting a health screening.
Healthcare has its own quality standards. National Healthcare Quality Week is a perfect time to highlight the quality of wellness and health management programs offered to Carpenters and dependents.
Do you want high-quality healthcare for you and your family? Here's something you can do about it.
If you're serious about earning a $200 gift card, it's time for serious action.
Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Exercise is the answer.
Being aware of health risks is a sensible way to prevent illness and disease. That's why the Mayo Clinic Health Assessment is a cornerstone of our Carpenters Wellness Program.
Final 4 weeks! Biometric forms due Sept. 30, 2012. A biometric screening is not something you should put off doing. It can reveal early warning signs of serious illnesses and health conditions before symptoms develop.
Carpenters and their families want and deserve quality health care. But high cost doesn't always mean high quality.
If you faxed your Biometric Screening Form to Vivacity, you might be wondering why Carpenters Rewards points are not showing up on CarpentersHealth.org.
Did you already fax your biometric screening form? Read on to learn how to obtain confirmation that it was received.
New York Times columnist praises Mayo Clinic for "authoritative and up to date" online content.
Please complete a quick online survey and share your opinions about the Nurtur program and your health coach.
Carpenters Rewards is back by popular demand with some major improvements.
Most people understand the rewards of being healthy. But simply taking steps to improve your health can be rewarding, too, when you participate in Carpenters Rewards.
In a health-care setting, quality care means getting the right care, at the right time, for the right reason. All three of these factors come into play when deciding where and when to receive medical care.
The 2012 Summary of Material Modifications to the Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming Benefit Package and the Western and Central Washington Benefit Package are now available.
Carpenters know planning is critical to the success of small- and large-scale construction projects. Costs go up and quality declines when materials, machines and a skilled workforce are not effectively coordinated.
When choosing a health care provider, your best choice is a provider from the First Choice Health network. Here's why...
Services or supplies from any provider received outside the United States are no longer covered by the Retiree Health Plan. This applies for dates of service on or after January 1, 2012 for retirees and dependents who are on or who are eligible for Medicare.
If you can quit tobacco for a day, you can quit for life. Get ready to quit with millions of others during the American Cancer Society® Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 17. By day's end, you'll realize you do have the ability to regain control over your health.
A free smartphone app from Medco can help you keep track of your medications and take them as prescribed. The app is available for iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphones.
Mayo Clinic last week launched a heart health awareness campaign featuring a parody of the 1982 hit song "867-5309/Jenny."
Are you overweight or obese? Do you have high blood pressure or diabetes? Are you depressed? Whatever you do, don't stress about it. Stress not only makes these conditions worse; it might well be the root cause.
Carpenters Rewards is the incentive program that awards points for doing activities that promote healthy living. When you achieve 1,000 points you can redeem them for a $100 Hallmark gift card-but not for much longer.
No one likes being sick, but when you have a chronic health condition, sickness is part of everyday life.
Many costly health conditions can be prevented or identified in their early stages with the aid of health assessments and routine screenings.
There's no shortage of prevention and wellness information on the World Wide Web. But identifying credible sources of well-researched and unbiased information can be very challenging. That's why the Carpenters Health and Security Plan provides unlimited access to the Mayo Clinic's EmbodyHealth website.
When an injury or illness occurs, call Ask Mayo Clinic, your 24-hour nurse line.
Improving and maintaining your health is even more rewarding with a $100 gift card.
Arriving today in mailboxes for eligible participants (non-Medicare, 18 and older), this letter provides a quick introduction to Built to Last, the new Carpenters Wellness Program, and Carpenters Rewards, our new approach to our gift card incentive program. These programs are endorsed by the Board of Trustees as ways to help you become more aware of our wellness offering, more involved in using these resources wisely, and more appreciated for taking an active role in improving your health.