Your eyes are an important part of your overall health. Taking care of your eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and staying physically active. Healthy vision can help keep you safe each day. While there are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you are seeing your best, the most important step you can take is to have an eye exam annually. Remember, an annual routine eye exam is included in your HealthSelect benefit plan.Learn more
The Health4Me™ app lets you easily access your health care information and gives you tools to help estimate costs, manage claims and find providers – anytime and anywhere. It’s built to be your go-to health care resource when you’re on the go. You can connect with a nurse or HealthSelect customer service via Easy Connect, a feature that gives members access to a Health Advocate via phone, text or by requesting a call back. You can even track physical activity, including wirelessly connecting to a FitBit® device.Watch this video to learn how the Health4Me app can help you navigate your health care
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. So start now and take advantage of Wellness Coaching Programs, including programs focused on nutrition. The program is provided at no cost to you, giving you a chance to work with a wellness coach to help you reach your dietary goals. To enroll, call (866) 336-9371. Remember, there is no extra cost to you — the service is part of your medical benefits.Learn more how nutrition coaching program can benefit you
February is American Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. There are many things you can do to help prevent heart disease, including the following:
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires health insurers to report medical coverage provided to enrollees and their covered dependents. In January 2017, employees, retirees and former employees of state agencies, higher education institutions or other agencies who had medical coverage through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) in 2016 will receive a Form 1095-B from their medical coverage provider. If you opted out or waived GBP medical coverage, you will not receive a Form 1095-B.
Form 1095-B confirms medical coverage, but it doesn't mean you owe income taxes on the value of your health care benefits.
For more information, please see Form 1095-B frequently asked questions.