Summer is the perfect time to answer the Call to Health

July 17, 2020

“Call to Health reminds me to make those checkups and other important tasks a priority for my own well-being. The website makes it easy to keep track of tasks and maintain a discipline that is long-lasting.”

— The Reverend Andy Acton, Call to Health participant

Have you answered the Call to Health* for 2020? Whether you’re well on your way or haven’t yet started, summer’s longer days and warmer weather are ideal for focusing on health and well-being.

Call to Health offers dozens of activities you can do outdoors, many of them with your family, while maintaining a safe distance from others. In addition to activities to help you increase your physical activity this summer, you’ll find year-round challenges that focus on all dimensions of wholeness: spiritual, health, financial, and vocational.

Many Call to Health challenges are activities you may already be doing, such as Daily Prayer, Contribute to a Charity, and Follow Your Doctor’s Orders, so it can be easy to fit Call to Health into your daily routine. And, the more you log in to the Call to Health website, the more activities you’ll see.

Based on the challenges you complete, you’ll see personalized My Choice activities under Top Picks for You, each time you log in to the site. My Choice activities give you another way to work toward your goals and earn Call to Health points, in addition to regular challenges. Just look for the yellow My Choice flag in the bottom right-hand corner of the activity tile.

Get the Call to Health app

Now you can access Call to Health on your mobile device! Download the Limeade app from the iOS App Store or Google Play and enter the program code boardofpensions.

Answer the call today

If you haven’t yet answered the Call to Health, there’s still plenty of time. You have until November 13, 2020, to complete Level 1 and save on your medical deductibles for 2021. A good way to start is to take the confidential Well-Being Assessment. It takes only 10 to 20 minutes to complete and you’ll receive 300 Call to Health points. And, if you’re new to Call to Health, you’ll receive a $50 Tango card when you register on the Call to Health website for the first time and complete the Well-Being Assessment.

Remember, too, that having a physical exam is a required Call to Health activity. And while many doctors are now offering preventive care virtually using telecommunications technologies such as Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime, schedules fill up quickly. If you need to schedule your physical, don’t delay; make that appointment today — and answer the Call to Health.

*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.