Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Health and Wellness

If you are a customer (business or individual) you should be aware of the great tools offered by Blue Shield at no cost to you:

Your employees can turn to Blue Shield's many prevention and wellness programs for additional help in managing their physical, psychological, and lifestyle well-being.

Wellness Discount Programs: As Blue Shield members, your employees receive discounts and access to popular, health-related programs and plans, including Weight Watchers, 24 Hour Fitness, and

NurseHelp 24/7 (PDF, 62KB): Members can contact an experienced registered nurse for immediate and reliable answers to their health questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

LifeReferrals 24/7 (PDF, 108KB): This program offers our members referrals to master's-level counselors and a team of experienced professionals ready to assist them with personal, family, financial, legal, and work-related issues.

Lifepath ResourcesSM offer a variety of professional services that support a healthy lifestyle and informed healthcare decisions. Download the employer brochure (PDF, 87KB) or the employee brochure (PDF, 84KB) to learn more.

Lifepath Decision Guide: Members can research and compare hospitals, treatment options and medications. Members, employers, producers and providers can access health and wellness and benefit information at any time. Examples of special services are:

RelayHealth: Members who choose physicians that participate in this program can conduct secure online visits with their doctor and request appointments and referrals.1

Direct-to-Physician: Delivers clinical reminders and patient-specific alerts to physicians.

Healthy Lifestyle Rewards: This interactive, online program is designed to help members and their families adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors. Learn how to promote Healthy Lifestyle Rewards to your employees.

Prenatal education: New parents can find healthy lifestyle guidance before, during and after pregnancy.

Preventive health guidelines: Members can learn about health screenings, immunizations and other health checkups.

You can find the info here.

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