March 19, 2021
Posted by: Debra Pelletier
A Special Message from Chancellor Dannel Malloy: Becoming Maine's Most Vaccinated Workforce Through Voluntary Participation
If you're looking for some solid signs that spring is coming, look no farther than your watch or alarm clock. Sunday, March 14, Daylight Saving Time returns with the promise of more opportunities to get outside and pursue your health and fitness goals for 2021. Beyond moving your clocks ahead, it's also a moment to perhaps pause and think about ways to push forward to achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle as well.
In this edition of your Healthy & Maine Newsletter, there are helpful tips on ways you and your family can successfully navigate the very real emotional and behavioral challenges of COVID-19, take advantage of a special enrollment period for Flexible Spending Accounts, and steps to ensure your beneficiaries are in place for your retirement account with TIAA.
Sometimes a little help can make a big difference and that is never more true than when it comes to your Employee Assistance Program from Cigna. Whether you're in need of support for your emotional health, home and life referrals, financial and legal assistance or job and career counsel, it's a tremendous resource to access, completely confidential and no cost to you as well.
Not certain exactly how it works or what sorts of questions get addressed through your University of Maine System EAP? There's a new web page that can provide you with information and a level of comfort in reaching out at the same time. When you need real support for real life, give it a try!
We all know how important it is to save for retirement. Register for this presentation to gain a better understanding of what you may be facing and what you can do about it, especially in this new environment, namely, shifting your strategy from just growing your money to protecting what you’ve saved as it grows. And for those still working, there is information about protecting your income in retirement, by creating a guaranteed income stream to help cover essential expenses and next steps you can take to help protect your retirement future.
You can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes, like moving more and eating better. Even more good news: You won’t have to do it alone—Omada® can help. Omada helps you lose weight, gain energy, and improve your overall health. Omada will match you with a Health Coach you can talk to anytime, anywhere—and you’ll never pay a dime.
Interested in learning more? More than 350 of your UMS colleagues are already enrolled!
If you want the optimum premium reduction incentive this year, you'll need to complete Level 1 no later than June 30, 2021.
More and more of your colleagues are making appointments for health coaching and the schedule is filling fast.
TrestleTree webinars can assist in helping you set and achieve your health and fitness goals for 2021. Register now for the next webinar, March 18!
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