Blue Cross of Idaho wants to remind you about the opportunity to participate in the thriveidaho health promotion program and earn a cash reward. Active employees, who are the subscriber on the plan, are eligible to participate and receive the reward. Whether you've already begun earning points or are just getting started, you have until April 30, 2015 to achieve 85 points and earn $250! Log in to the Blue Cross of Idaho member portal at https://members.bcidaho.com and click on the thriveidaho logo to link to the wellness portal and earn your points.
Get ACTVly engaged, and earn a $250 reward:
Ask your doctor to complete a health qualification form (HQF) during your preventive care visit and submit to Blue Cross of Idaho. (Forms available in the wellness portal under the Ask menu bar)
Mail, fax or email a copy of the completed form to:
Blue Cross of Idaho, Attn: thriveidaho/HQF, P.O. Box 7408, Boise, ID 83707
Fax Toll Free: 800-471-4424 Scan and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Before submitting your HQF, please make sure you have completed all of the required fields and that you and your healthcare provider have signed and dated the appropriate areas. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.
Complete an online personal health assessment (PHA) in the thriveidaho wellness portal.
Take advantage of a workshop or support program and earn 10 points toward your reward. Choose from a wide range of workshops, engage with a health coach or participate in a challenge.
View an educational video from the variety of videos available on the thriveidaho wellness portal.
If you have questions or concerns about the qualification process of the HQF or PHA, please contact Blue Cross of Idaho's Customer Service Department at 866-804-2253 or email inquiries to email@example.com. For questions about thriveidaho, please contact the Office of Group Insurance at 1-800-531-0597 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates to know!
You've probably heard of the different types of retirement plans: 457(b) Deferred Compensation, 401(k), 403(b), 401(a) and 457(b) Deferred Compensation with both traditional and Roth contributions. As a public employee, there are plans created specifically for you.
Nationwide has worked with public sector employees for more than 30 years, so they know the kinds of questions you may have about your plan. They will give you the tools and information to help you feel confident about investing for retirement. Keep in mind that investing involves market risk, including possible loss of principal, and there's no guarantee that investment objectives will be achieved.
For more information about the 457 plan, visit https://www.idahodc.com/iApp/tcm/idahodc/about/index.jsp If you are one of the first 1,000 employees to enroll or increase contributions by 2% of pay to the State 457 retirement plan you will receive $50 in your account!
As an employee of LCSC, you could save up to 10% on auto insurance and 5% on home insurance. Get an Online Quote or call James at 509-927-4655 x.58630 for a free rate quote.
Make things easier on you and your wallet. Combine your auto and home policies. Combining your auto and home policies with Liberty Mutual makes them easier to keep track of and can also mean savings for you.
The PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan will be seeing some significant changes soon.
First, the Choice Plan will have a new record keeper - Empower Retirement is taking over for Xerox HR Solutions, May 1, 2015. This change will allow PERSI to greatly enhance its level of service to you through Empower Retirement.
Second, in order to ensure that the Plan meets federal regulatory standards, and to provide a more equitable distribution of operating expenses as a result of our fiduciary review process, our fee structure will be modified. You will see a tiered fee structure based on your account balance.
We realize fees are a concern for some Plan participants. The revised fee structure and the reasoning behind it will be explained at a series of optional group meetings PERSI has scheduled throughout the state. PERSI strongly encourages members with comments, questions, or concerns to attend one of these meetings.
A meeting will be held in Lewiston on April 1st at the Red Lion Hotel. Times are 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm or 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm. Please RSVP online to attend.
Stop the pessimism!
Every manager has to deal with a certain amount of pessimistic, hositle or uncooperative behavior at times. But a hard-core negative attitude that starts with just one employee can quickly infect an entire department (or a whole company) if the manager doesn't rein it in quickly.
Negativity can spread through your workplace like wildfire. Here are 10 tips for confronting employees whose negative behavior has begun to affect the workplace:
Source: Managing People at Work January 1, 2015 Special Edition.
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