Winter 2019

With the New Year come new beginnings and a fresh start. In this issue of For Your Benefit, we tell you about a change to your dental benefit. We learned that some of you were facing unexpected costs with the broader EmblemHealth dental network we introduced in April 2017. So we worked with EmblemHealth to help ensure that your current plan matches your former plan’s level of benefits, now covering more services and minimizing or eliminating your out-of-pocket costs.

We also share with you the information you need to stay healthy and informed. You will read about a change in the way doctors assess the risk of heart disease — a condition that affects nearly half of our members. In his column, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Van H. Dunn discusses the resources your Benefit Fund offers to help you lower your risk, including our Hypertension Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program. In addition, you will learn about Dr. Dunn’s new Healthy Living Spotlight videos on diabetes, a common risk factor for heart disease. And much more »

Are You at Risk  for Heart Disease?

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the number one cause of death among men and women in the U.S., but many are unaware of the risk factors and lifestyle choices that increase their chances of developing the disease.

Shernel Phillips-Williams: Member Profile

Shernel Phillips-Williams: Member Profile

Thanks to all of her 1199SEIU benefits, Shernel Phillips-Williams has improved her health, secured quality child care for her daughter and bought her first home with her husband.

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