Why is Cancer Screening Important?

According to the American Cancer Society, almost 607,000 people are expected to die from cancer in 2019. Regular screening can help find certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be treated successfully. 

Who Should Be Screened For Cancer? 

Screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, before a person has any symptoms and when they might be easier to treat. Learn what screening tests the American Cancer Society recommends, when you should have them, and talk to a health care professional about the best screening plan for you. 

Where Do I Start?

• Visit www.CancerScreenWeek.org to learn more about the potentially life saving benefits of cancer screening and download helpful resources for talking with your doctor.

• Contact your HR representative to learn more about what screening tests are covered as part of your benefits plan.

• Spread the word about Cancer Screen Week and join the collective effort to help save more lives from cancer.

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My girlfriend just had a baby. Can I add the child to our plan?

Yes, as long as the newborn child is your natural child, your legally adopted child, or you are the child’s legal guardian. If your girlfriend is covered under the Plan as your domestic partner, your child may also be added to the Plan. You’ll need to show documents of proof to the Health & Welfare Plan Office. For more information on dependent eligibility, see Eligibility for Your Spouse and Children.

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