Why Go Red?

 

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.  Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That’s why this year we are asking that you wear red on National Wear Red Day® ,February 2, 2018, encourage others to do the same and make the time to Know Your Numbers.

Five numbers, that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.

On National Wear Red Day®, be sure to wear something red to show your support for women with heart disease and stroke.

Take a selfie, organize your office to wear red, paint your neighborhood red, organize a neighborhood walk wearing red, dress your family up in red.  However you Go Red, take photos and share them on the 689 Moving Metro Facebook page using the hashtag – #WearRedandGive.

Want to know what it means to go red for women? Check out the video below! 

 

 

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I just got married. Can I add my wife and her children?

Yes, if you get married, you can add your wife and her children to the Plan. You need to notify the Health & Welfare Plan Office about your marriage and new dependents within 90 days of your marriage. You also need to provide the Plan Office with the necessary documentation. For more information, see the “If You Get Married or Add a Life Partner and “If You Acquire a Child Through Marriage” sections on the Life Events page.

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