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10/06/2016 — NEW: Fall Open Enrollment (10/24-11/18)

Open Enrollment will be held from Monday, October 24, 2016 to Friday, November 18, 2016, for coverage effective January 1, 2017. If you change your benefit choices, your actions will be effective January 1, 2017. Your next chance to change your benef...

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06/06/2016 — Around The World Step Challenge

WALK MORE. Grab your activity tracker and some team mates because this virtual global trip will take you through some of the most visited cities and destinations in the world. WIN MORE. For everyone who signs up for the challenge $10.00 will be enter...

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06/03/2016 — Member Self-Service Portal Temporarily Offline

The Member Self-Service Portal is temporarily offline for site maintenance. The vendor is making some repairs to their systems. We will let you know when the vendor turns it back online again. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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June 06, 2016

How Often Should Your Pet See a Veterinarian?

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Your four-legged friend needs wellness visits, too. Here's what to expect at each stage of life.

June 06, 2016

It’s Mosquito Season: The 411 on Repellents

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Mosquito repellents are safe, so you should use them. And there are more choices than ever. WebMD breaks down your options.

May 23, 2016

Easy Peasy: Recipes You and Your Kids Will Love

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Add some green peas to your plate with these fresh and simple dishes from WebMD.

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Do my spouse and I need to sign up for Medicare?

When you or your spouse becomes eligible for Medi­care, you should enroll in Medicare Parts A and B. For most people, enrollment in Medicare Part A is automatic (there is no premium) when you start receiving benefits from Social Security. You should sign up for Medicare Part B with the Social Security office three months before turning 65. Your monthly premium to Medicare for Part B will be deducted from your Social Security check.

When you become eligible, you are not required to enroll in Medicare Part B, but benefits will be paid by the Plan as if you are enrolled. This means that, if you do not enroll, you or your spouse will have higher expenses because you will be responsible for paying for the benefits Medicare Part B would have covered. After you submit evidence of your Part B enrollment for yourself or your dependent, your HEALTH & WELFARE Plan premium will be reduced. For more information, visit the "If You Become Eligible for Medicare" section on the Life Events page.

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