While the calendar tells us this is the winter edition of For Your Benefit, like many of you I am looking forward to spring. It’s that time of year where everything feels new. Like the upcoming season, there are new things to talk about when it comes to your Pearson Benefits. You can find the details inside, but here’s a preview.
I want to take this opportunity to remind you of the the maternity management programs offered at Pearson; Future Moms from Anthem, and Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies® from Cigna — both programs provide helpful information and support while you are waiting for your little one to arrive. Plus, when you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to receive a gift card that can definitely help with those new baby expenses.
In early to mid-April, you will receive a letter at home from Securian, which replaced MetLife as our Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance plans administrator in January. Securian will request that you review/update your beneficiary information. It is important that you take a moment to confirm that your beneficiary(ies) are correctly represented on the Securian system. If you have not previously named a beneficiary, take this opportunity to do so.
March is a very important month when it comes to our health. Both colorectal cancer and kidney health are the subject of awareness campaigns. I encourage you to take a moment to read about both.
You’ll learn that, while we have made great strides in decreasing colorectal cancer, it is still among the top causes of death for both men and women in the US. Also, I discovered that many with kidney disease don’t even know they have a problem, often finding an issue in its more advanced stages. Please use the resources provided in the articles to learn more. And don’t forget to utilize Pearson’s free, preventive screenings to help you take good care of yourself.
Finally, there is a reminder here that you can take a Health Assessment through either Anthem or Cigna once in a calendar year and earn a $100 gift card for participating. For just a few minutes of your time, you can take a look at your health, see where you are doing fine and where you might need to make some improvements. Then, you can spend your $100 as you see fit. It really is a win-win. As always, thanks for your time and enjoy the return of the flowers and warmer days this spring.
John Jacobs, Vice President, Global Benefits