Summer 2014

Welcome to this edition of For Your Benefit!

As the summer season kicks off we’re moving into high gear to make final decisions before Open Enrollment in the fall. There’s lots going on in the benefits space and we will be evaluating our programs with many things to consider.

Don’t Miss Out

If you haven’t checked out our new benefits already, I hope you’ll do so now. Our new Guided Patient Support (GPS) and telehealth (MDLive) programs are designed to help you get the most out of the rapidly changing health care industry; GPS offers you objective help in making better decisions about your health care and treatment options, and MDLive gives you quick access to a doctor’s consultation via telephone or video 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Through both of these programs, we are aiming to provide the tools to help each and every person, wherever they are in their personal health journey. I hope that you try these new health programs and let us know how they worked for you.

Technological Advances From Unum

Many aspects of insurance and benefits don’t adapt to new technologies as quickly as other consumer services — but they are trying! Take a look at the article about online claims management with our disability carrier, Unum. You may never need to go on disability, but this convenient new way to manage your claim will make it easier on you and your loved ones if you do.

There will be more to come as we get closer to Open Enrollment. Until then please take a look at these new programs and see if there is anything that you and your family might find beneficial. As always, keep us informed and let us know how they are working.

Enjoy a healthy and safe summer!

Bob Arthur
Vice President, Benefits