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Call to Health Continues into 2015


A new year of Call to Health® is already underway, from October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. Start planning and acting today to answer the call to better health and earn reduced deductibles for 2016!

The second year of Call to Health offers more

  • ways to take advantage of preventive care benefits, improve your health, and earn reduced deductibles for 2016;
  • options to participate in some health coaching actions online so you can work around your busy schedule; and
  • opportunities to enhance your quality of life to enjoy your family, community, and call.

Year 2: What’s New …

The second year of Call to Health offers you new options for health actions.*

  • Digital health coaching as an alternative to telephone nurse coaching (if required): For members who are identified as benefiting from health coaching, digital health coaching offers a second way to complete this health action. If nurse/health coaching is one of your required health actions, you may work with a nurse coach over the phone or you may choose to use digital (online) health coaching to complete this health action. With digital health coaching, you complete health education modules over a four-week period, at a minimum, to satisfy the requirement. To check out digital health coaching, go to beginning January 1, 2015. Digital health coaching is available to all members — even if it isn’t a required health action for you.
  • Dental exam (additional health action): A basic dental exam counts as an additional health action for the new year of Call to Health. Have the dental exam after October 1, 2014, and report it on the Call to Health section of after January 1, 2015, and the exam will count as one of your additional health actions. You do not have to be enrolled in the Board’s Dental Plan to fulfill this health action.
  • Nutritional counseling (additional health action): As covered under the Medical Plan, up to three nutritional consultations with an in-network registered dietitian or other licensed medical provider will count as an additional health action.

… What’s the Same

When you complete Call to Health, you reduce your individual deductible for 2016 and also your family deductible.

Most of the health actions for the second year of Call to Health are the same as for the first year of the initiative: You’ll still be required to have an annual preventive exam and, if contacted by ActiveHealth Management, to engage in health coaching (whether by means of telephone nurse coaching or digital health coaching, described above). You’ll again choose two other health actions — a health assessment, vision exam, tobacco cessation program (if you’re a tobacco user), Presbyterian CREDO (if you’re eligible and invited), or the new-for-2015 health actions described above. You still check and record your health actions on (beginning after January 1, 2015). And you must finish all your health actions between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015, to complete Call to Health.

Information about the second year of Call to Health will be

  • available on in late December; and
  • mailed to members in early January.

Plan now to answer the call to improve your health and lower your deductibles for 2016!

Look for Information on 2015 Deductibles in Your Mail

Watch your mail in December for a personalized card telling you whether you completed Call to Health and showing your individual and family deductibles for 2015.

Call to Health Continues

Look for more information on Call to Health in January. Start the year off right by answering the call and earning reduced deductibles for 2016.

*Call to Health as described above is available only to members with medical coverage through the Highmark PPO. Members enrolled in the Anthem HMO are eligible for Call to Health for Members with Anthem Coverage. Call to Health is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, Cigna Global Health Benefits, or the Medicare Supplement Plan.