Welcome to this edition of For Your Benefit!

This issue is dedicated to some of the new features and programs we now have
available — all designed to help you achieve your health, happiness and overall wellness goals.

First, we have new incentives for you to take advantage of and stay healthy. I’m excited to announce the maternity management programs, Future Moms from Anthem, and Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies® from Cigna — both offering an incentive to keep future moms on track. And to stay ahead of your own wellness, Anthem or Cigna’s Health Assessment (HA) program is an easy way to see which areas of your health are in good shape and if you have any at-risk areas to focus on. I hope you consider taking advantage of these programs and letting us know how they helped you.

We’ve also included an example of the plan features that were introduced to you during the Open Enrollment period this past fall. Take a few minutes to review the information so that you’re well-informed on your coverage and how it can work for you.

As we get further into the New Year, it’s important to keep the momentum of your wellness and health goals going. Your mental well-being is just as important, so we’ve included a few tips on how to keep your mind and body healthy throughout the year. I also hope you attend one of the seminars offered through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Lastly, even though we’re focusing on features and offers that will help you live healthier and happier now, we’re also focused on helping you plan for tomorrow — so your future is just as happy and healthy. You might notice a new look to the Pearson Retirement Plan 401(k) portal, which is now embracing the name of the new retirement organization called EMPOWER Retirement. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the retirement plan for 2015 to ensure you are as prepared as possible for your own retirement.

So, I’m happy to share our new programs, tips and incentives for you and your families to utilize as we all work on our total health through 2015.

Bob Arthur
Vice President, Benefits