More employees answering the call this year — and why it’s important

June 12, 2019
You can help raise awareness in your workplace and encourage employees to register for Call to Health and answer the call.

With only five months to go until Call to Health ends in November, 67.7 percent of eligible employees have signed up to answer the call in 2019. That’s a 5 percent increase compared to June of last year. If some of your employees have not yet signed up, encourage them to discover the benefits of Call to Health.

Why Call to Health is important to our community

By participating in Call to Health, each of us benefits individually through activities that encourage us to work on becoming our best selves, as we share our gifts with those around us. The personal stories of participants attest to the transformative power of Call to Health.

As an employer, you may be interested to know that Call to Health is also important for the overall health of our Medical Plan members.* For instance, aggregate data for the period October 1, 2016, through November 15, 2017, shows that Call to Health participants were more likely to comply with preventive care guidelines than other plan members:

  • 87 percent had a primary care physician (compared to 32 percent).
  • 95 percent had an annual physical exam (compared to 66 percent).
  • 61 percent had recommended cancer screening(s) (compared to 39 percent).

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What you can do

You can help by using the materials in the Call to Health Employer Toolkit to raise awareness in your workplace, and by encouraging employees to register on the Call to Health website and answer the call by November 15, 2019.

*Call to Health is available to employees and their spouses with medical coverage through the Board of Pensions; it is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, GeoBlue, or the Medicare Supplement Plan.