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Call to Health

With the member health initiative Call to Health, you can take steps to achieve your best health and reduce your medical deductibles. This member health initiative encourages you to make the most of your preventive care benefits and important medical screenings. Doing so can help you identify and manage chronic conditions while saving money through reduced deductibles in 2016.

When you complete specific health actions for Call to Health between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015, your individual and family deductibles for 2016 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, 2016 deductibles will be 1.5 percent of effective salary.

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

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;
  • members in transitional participation coverage;
  • members receiving disability benefits; and
  • seminary students.

Members enrolled in Anthem are being mailed information on their Call to Health actions for 2015. 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 2015.

Health Action Details

Some health actions will be recorded automatically; others you will need to record online (self-report); still others may be recorded either way.

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 2016.

A Web module with details on how to complete each health action will be available on this Web page in March.

Health Action
Approved Provider
Your Cost
How Recorded
Preventive Care Exam  (for all)
1 preventive exam (general physical)
Primary physician
$0 copay
Either self-report or will be updated automatically according to timeline
1 well-woman exam
Gynecologist or nurse practitioner
Health Coaching
(if contacted)
3 phone sessions (no less than 2-3 weeks apart)
ActiveHealth Management nurse or coach
$0 copay
Either self-report or will be updated automatically according to timeline
Digital coaching modules (earn 100 heartbeat units over a 4-week period, at minimum)
$0 copay
Additional (Choose
2 of 7)
Health Assessment
1 annually
$0 copay
Updated automatically according to timeline
“Know Your Numbers”
4 of 5 recommended lab tests/ measurements: height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose
Any lab
$0 copay
Self-report in Health Assessment
Nutritional Counseling
Up to 3 sessions
Network registered dietitian or other licensed medical provider
BMI = Less than 30: $25 copay per visit
Either self-report or will be updated automatically according to timeline
BMI = 30 or more: $0
Dental Exam (preventive)
Any dental provider (need not be in Board’s Dental Plan)
Varies with coverage
Vision Exam
Any optometrist or ophthalmologist
VSP = $25 copay
Either self-report or will be updated automatically according to timeline
Out of network = full cost minus $25, up to $45 reimbursement
Tobacco Cessation (if a tobacco user)
At least 3 sessions
ActiveHealth Management Tobacco Cessation Program
$0 copay
Updated automatically according to timeline
Presbyterian CREDO
(if eligible and invited)
CREDO I: 8-day conference
CREDO-RO: two 7-day conferences, a year apart
The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions
$500 participation fee
Updated automatically quarterly


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!

For More Information …

Check back here periodically for more information on Call to Health. An updated Call to Health Web module will be available on this site in mid-January, and a “how to” Web module about navigating Call to Health in will be available in March 2015.

The Call to Health section of the website has been updated for the new year of Call to Health, which started October 1, 2014, and ends September 30, 2015. There you can see your required health actions and monitor your progress in satisfying them.

If you have questions, please call the Board of Pensions at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN) and speak with a member service representative.

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 (above right).