Summer 2017

In this issue, you will read about a fellow member who took advantage of her benefits to make healthy changes in her life. Regina Hooks, a Financial Advocate in the Patient Access Department at Catskill Regional Medical Center, struggled with weight loss and Type 2 diabetes for years, before working with her primary care doctor and a dietitian—covered by the Fund—to lose more than 60 pounds and get her condition under control.

Unfortunately, living with chronic conditions is something many of our members know all too well; so in this issue, we give you the facts about Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Beyond health benefits, we support you in other areas of your life, so in this issue, we detail programs and workshops that can help you buy your first home; keep the home you own; understand, establish or repair your credit; and make well-informed financial decisions. And, you will find updates on opportunities available to you through your training and child-care benefits.

Preferred Drug List Updates Effective May 1, 2017

In order to provide you with access to the most effective prescription drugs, including generic options that provide the same medical benefit as brand-name options, we continually update our Preferred Drug List (PDL).