October 16, 2020
Posted by: Debra Pelletier
For many of us, the spring and summer featured not just our own adjustment to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but significant demands upon us to ensure both the safety and well-being of others. While there can be much reward in taking good care to be certain our families and colleagues are attended to, it can leave individuals feeling as if they are unable to find appropriate opportunities to take care of their own needs and challenges.
That's why the theme of this Healthy & Maine newsletter is to encourage the use of some "Me Time," the chance to push back from the computer and what's important now with day-to-day responsibilities in support of others to be sure we're taking care of ourselves. The University of Maine System Wellness Program provides significant resources to assist and whether it's news and information on something as simple as where to get your flu shot or how to access your Employee Assistance Program, there are really helpful tips and connections available for YOUR ongoing health and fitness.
The flu shot is a simple way to help protect yourself against the flu. Those at high risk for flu complications (includes anyone under the age of five, but especially younger than two years old, and those who are over age 65, pregnant, or suffering from a medical condition such as asthma or heart disease), are encouraged to receive their flu shot.
If you haven't had the opportunity to take advantage of an on-campus flu shot clinic, you can find pharmacies & clinics near you offering the flu shot by going to: myCigna.com and clicking Find Care & Costs then click Search Pharmacies or Urgent Care, or by calling Cigna at 1.800.244.6224 and confirming with a Cigna representative the closest location for your flu shot.
What is your comfort level visiting your primary care physician for your annual wellness visit? It's something to consider if you have deferred health care decisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're not quite ready to return to the regular schedule, perhaps a wellness screening done virtually with an MD Live provider is the answer.
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2020 has been a challenging year with plenty of change in our everyday lives, but one constant is the need to stay strong and fit for ourselves and for our families. That’s why you may want to explore Omada, an offering of the University of Maine System benefits plan.
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Still interested in the Level 2 incentive? There is time to satisfy the requirement by November 30.
It's never too soon to consider your benefit designations for 2021. Open Enrollment is just around the corner!
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