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Call to Health

Call to Health, a member health initiative, is designed to help improve overall member health by encouraging members to make the most of their preventive care benefits and by identifying and managing chronic conditions. As a member, you can lower your individual and family deductibles for 2015 by answering the Call to Health.

After October 1 …

  • The Call to Health initiative for 2014 ended September 30, 2014. Congratulations to all who completed Call to Health. You will receive a personalized postcard in December showing your reduced 2015 medical deductibles.
  • Beginning October 1, the Call to Health section of will be closed for member entries (i.e., you cannot self-report at this time).
  • When you go to the website between October 1 and December 31, 2014, you can still see your completed health actions. And, you’ll find that information related to health actions that are updated for you, such as preventive exams, and that you completed through September 30, 2014, will continue to be automatically updated.
  • If you recently completed health actions that are recorded automatically, you can still check to verify that they were recorded.
  • A new year for Call to Health starts October 1 and ends September 30, 2015. Look for more information, coming soon.
  • Meanwhile, you can still access other parts of the site. You can even complete the health assessment after October 1, 2014, and it will count as a 2015 health action.

When you participate in Call to Health by completing specific health actions by September 30, 2014, your individual and family deductibles for 2015 will be reduced to 1.0 percent of effective salary (as determined by salary range and subject to the medical participation minimum and maximum). For members who do not complete the health actions, 2015 deductibles will be 1.5 percent of effective salary.

Only the member (employee) needs to complete the health actions below. 

Health Action Details 

Some health actions, such as preventive exams, will be recorded automatically; others you will need to record online. To record your health actions, go to, log in, and choose Call to Health from the left menu. Navigate through the health actions that apply to you. Shortly after your last health action is complete, you will receive a message on stating that you have completed Call to Health and earned reduced medical deductibles for 2015.

For details on how to complete each health action, view the Web module Answering the Call to Health in 2014: A Tutorial on Qualifying for a Lower Medical Deductible in 2015 (see the column at top right), or look in Your Guide To Answering the Call to Health in Booklets and Publications (top right). 

Who May Participate?

Call to Health is available to members with medical coverage through the Highmark PPO, including

  • members in the Traditional and Affiliated Benefits programs;
  • members on Medical Continuation who are not Medicare-eligible;
  • members in transitional participation coverage;
  • members receiving disability benefits; and
  • seminary students.

Members enrolled in Anthem were mailed plan-specific information on Call to Health for members with Anthem coverage in February. This information includes the specific health actions, deductible information, and process to follow. Call to Health is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, Cigna Global Health Benefits, or the Medicare Supplement Plan in 2014.


Most health actions are covered under the Medical Plan at a $0 copay. The in-network vision screening has a $25 copay with VSP and a $45 copay with a Highmark provider you see for a medical condition of the eye. The CREDO conference has a $500 participation fee.

Why a Call to Health?

As members of the PC(USA), we are part of a community of faith, relying on one another for spiritual, emotional ― and even physical ― support. In caring for our physical health, we are better able to achieve our own ― and others’ — overall well-being. Call to Health reflects our respect and gratitude for God’s gift of health, supports our obligations to ourselves and our families, and is integral to caring for the entire faith community.

We are all Called to Health!

About Your Privacy  

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal data, including personally identifiable information. All personal health information is protected and secure in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and is collected and used for medical management purposes only. For details regarding the Board’s use of personal information, please read our privacy policy under Related Information.