Your County Benefits and Your Physical Health Resolutions
Friday, Jan 28, 2022
  • YOUR BENEFITS, YOUR CHOICE.
    JANUARY 2022

    Your County Benefits and Your Physical Health Resolutions

    Maintaining your physical health and achieving your fitness resolutions is key to overall great health.

    Exercising can help you feel better mentally, improve the quality of your life, and keep you from getting sick.

    Your County Benefit providers have resources that can help you in the journey of reaching your New Year’s health resolutions. Read on!

    Gym Membership and More for Blue Shield and Kaiser Enrollees!

    Exclusive for Blue Shield Members

    Fitness Your Way through Tivity Health: Fitness Your Way through Trivity Health can help you achieve your personal fitness goals on your budget. Get access to over 10,000 locations nationwide and live classes and On-demand videos. You pay only $25 to enroll and a $25 monthly fee. You can view your gym visits online to keep on track and stay motivated. LEARN MORE

    Wellvolution: Wellvolution offers the largest collection of scientifically-backed apps and programs designed to help you reach your health and fitness goals at no cost! LEARN MORE

    Exclusive for Kaiser Permanente Members

    Active and Fit Direct: The Active&Fit Direct™ program allows you to choose from 9,000+ participating fitness centers nationwide for $25 a month (plus a $25 enrollment fee and applicable taxes). LEARN MORE

    Class Pass: ClassPass makes it easier for you to work out from anywhere. As a Kaiser Permanente member, you can get unlimited on-demand video workouts at no cost and reduced rates on livestream and in-person fitness classes. LEARN MORE

    Health Classes and Programs: As a Kaiser Permanente member, you can sign up for online and over-the-phone wellness programs and classes designed to help you achieve your health goals. LEARN MORE

    Healthy Rewards Discount Program for Cigna Members

    Healthy Rewards: Healthy Rewards is discount program that provides discounts on the health products and programs you use every day for: Nutritional Meal Delivery Services, Fitness Memberships and Devices, Yoga Products, Virtual Workouts, Lasik Surgery, Hearing Aids and more!

    Just use your Cigna ID wallet card when you pay and you are able to take advantage of these savings. LEARN MORE

    EXCLUSIVE for Life Balance Discount Program Enrollees!

    LifeBalance Discount Program: Making a well-being-focused resolution this year? Need a fresh start after the holidays? LifeBalance is highlighting some of its most popular savings on fitness, healthy eating, and stress management in its 2022 New Year’s Savings guide!

    • Log into https://COSM.LifeBalanceProgram.com ​​​​and create an account.
    • In the search field at the top, enter a health club for more information. Filter results by selecting a mile radius in the left menu.

    LifeBalance also offers additional discounts:

    • Find Fitbit products, fitness apparel, sporting goods stores, and more.
    • In the menu bar at the top, click 'Savings' > 'By Interest' > 'Exercise'. Or try entering a product, brand, or store in the search field at the top to view results.
    • Join a health club for less!
      • 24 Hour Fitness: Save 10% on monthly membership dues.
      • LA Fitness: Get a Premier multi-club membership for $29.99/month with a $25 joining fee.
      • Anytime Fitness: Save 50% on enrollment, and 10% on monthly dues with a 12-month membership agreement.
      • Snap Fitness: Save 50% on enrollment

    Virtual Retiree Health Training Sessions

    Sign-up through LMS

    Virtual Retiree Health Informational Session

    This class is designed to help you understand Retiree Health Benefits when you decide to retire.

    • February 3 from 10:00am-12:00pm
    • March 3 from 10:00 am-12:00pm
    • April 7 from 10:00am-12:00pm
    Medicare 101 Virtual Training

    Are you 60 years of age or older? Do you want to learn more about Medicare? This class is designed to help you understand the core benefits of Medicare.

    Pre-requisite: Retiree Health Training should be taken first

    • January 27 from 10:00am-12:00pm
    • February 17 from 10:00am-12:00pm

    Get Your 1095-C Tax Form Sooner!

    In just 5 minutes or less, go green and opt for an electronic 1095-C that you view and download!

    Make this election no later than February 1, 2022.

    Click here for the Quick Reference Card on how to opt in.

    1095-C form provides you the months of the year you were eligible for medical coverage and the cost of the least expensive monthly premium you were eligible for under our plan options for “employee only” coverage. You will receive a 1095-C even if you declined coverage.

    The 1095-C does not include information on your dependent’s coverage. The 1095-B Form that you will receive directly from your medical plan carrier will have dependent coverage information.

    WELLNESS CORNER

    Give Blood, Save a Life: Thursday, January 13 through Thursday, February 20

    Fast facts in the U.S.:

    • Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood.
    • Less than 38% of the population is eligible to give blood but only about 3% actually do.
    • So far, there is no good replacement for human blood.
    • Your blood donation can save up to 3 lives within your community! Watch this 3-minute video about Emily, a mother in the bay area who relied on blood donations to save her life following the birth of her child.

    Did you know that January is National Blood Donor Month?

    Blood donations are especially needed following the holiday season, so please consider saving a life by donating through the Employee Virtual Blood Drive this month. Every donor in January has a chance to win a $5,000 pre-paid gift card from Vitalant!

     

    Date

    Time

    Location

    Thursday, January 13, 2022 - Thursday, February 10, 2022

    Any time that works with your schedule.

    Any Vitalant blood donation center or mobile blood drive near your work location or home.
    Register for your life-saving appointment.

     

    The donation process takes approximately one hour. See if you’re eligible to donate blood. You may also review the COVID safety protocols.

    All Wellness Activities are on County time with supervisor approval.

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