Skip the trip to the waiting room. With Teladoc, you can talk with a doctor within an hour by phone or app from wherever you are.
KNOW YOUR CARE OPTIONS:
Teladoc — For non-emergency conditions like the flu, allergies, infections, and much more. Our doctors can also prescribe medicine if needed.
General practitioner — For annual exams and ongoing medical conditions needing regular monitoring.
Urgent care/ER — For severe conditions like chest pain, sprains, cuts, burns, or broken bones.
FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU NEED TO WITH TELADOC. VISIT TELADOC.COM, CALL (800) 835-2362, OR DOWNLOAD THE APP.
GO365 ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
Now available! Biometric screening at home kits! (up to 4,000 Points)
If you’re enrolled in a PEHT medical plan, you have Go365 and are eligible for a biometric screening at no cost to you. Plus, you earn Go365 Points for completing your screening. To make completing your screening easier, we are offering at home biometric testing kits that you can order to have shipped directly to your house. Once the test is completed you will return in the mail for results to be processed and automatically loaded to Go365.
To order these kits, you will go to Health and Wellness Professionals website at SolutionsforYourWellness.com and complete the request form. When you order the kit, you will pay upfront but will be reimbursed by the Public Education Health Trust once your results are received and processed by Health and Wellness Professionals.
A reminder that completing the biometric screening can earn you up to 4,000 Go365 Points!
Not registered for Go365 yet? Get started and register on the Go365 website or mobile app:
LOG A VERIFIED WORKOUT – IT’S AS EASY AS WALKING 1,000 STEPS!
Want an easy way to rack up Points in Go365®? Log a verified workout. Whether you walk around your neighborhood, dance, bike, or rake leaves, members can track their steps, heart rate, calories burned, and more!
Plus, logging a workout can get you out of Blue Status. Just make sure you’ve connected a Go365- compatible device, linked your account to a participating fitness facility or digital connection or submitted photo proof. For helpful resources, visit our YouTube page at youtube.com/Go365Now and search for these videos:
WHAT KIND OF REWARDS CAN I EARN?
The Go365 Mall has lots of options:
These are just some of the great options for you to use your earned bucks in the Go365 program! In addition, you can receive deals and discounts from places like Priceline, The Biggest Loser Resort, Rock n’ Roll Marathon series, and more, just by being a Go365 member.
DON’T MISS OUT ON YOUR OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN YOUR WELL-BEING THROUGH THE GO365 PROGRAM!
OPEN ENROLLMENT RUNS FROM MAY 9 - JUNE 17, 2022.
If you are enrolled and want to change the plan selection offered by your Association/Employer, you should receive an invitation for open enrollment in early May. You will need to complete the online enrollment (or a paper enrollment form) and submit it no later than June 17, 2022.
In completing your enrollment, list the dependents for whom you wish to provide coverage. If they are enrolled, you do not have to provide additional documentation; however, you will need to place their names on the enrollment form, which confirms that you want to continue providing them coverage.
If you are adding dependents who are not now enrolled, you must include verification that they are an eligible dependent (e.g., marriage or birth certificate, etc.). Please contact either the Trust or your Human Resources Department to learn your options.
If you are currently waived and want to enroll, you must submit your enrollment along with the required documents to the Trust no later than June 17, 2022.
If you are currently enrolled and want to waive coverage, you must submit your waiver through the online portal, or submit a paper form to the Trust office, no later than June 17, 2022. Please note: some school districts require proof of other coverage to be eligible to waive coverage from this plan. Please contact your Human Resources Department for their criteria.
CHANGES EFFECTIVE JULY 1
The Trust recommends that you review the list of your dependents to ensure accuracy. With appropriate documentation, the Trust will provide coverage for spouses, qualified domestic partners, children up to the age of 26, and individuals for whom you are the legal guardian up to the age of 18. A complete listing of your dependents can be found on your miBenefits secured portal at miBenefits.ebms.com.
But did you know that globally, heart health is the number one cause of death. It is responsible for nearly 20 million deaths each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, one person dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease and accounts for 1 in 4 deaths nationally.
Check out these five commonly held but mistaken beliefs. Replacing these myths with truths will give you the information you need so you and your doctor can plan the best path to a healthy heart.
Additionally, cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel and herring are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, which can lower blood fats. Try to limit saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, red meat, sweets and sugary beverages.
Relying on false assumptions can be dangerous to your heart. Cardiovascular disease kills more Americans each year than any other disease. But you can boost your heart smarts by separating fact from fiction. And remember, though heart disease is common, it is not inevitable. There are lifestyle changes that we can all implement to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular problems, whatever our age.
Finding a doctor or other health care professional is an important part of staying healthy. Our online directory helps make it simpler. It offers you up-to-date information about providers — and it’s available online, anytime.
To visit our online directory, simply go to aetna.com/asa. Begin searching for a doctor using your location — ZIP, city, county, or state. You can use either the general or category search to see provider details that typically include:
You can also see additional provider information that can include: participation information*, other office locations, whether they’re accepting new patients, maps, driving directions and more.
You’ll be able to find specialty care, too. Like a list of transplant facilities or pediatric congenital heart surgery facilities that are part of our Institutes of ExcellenceTM network.
Want to refine your search even further? Multiple options are available. You can easily:
- Languages spoken
- Board certification
- Hospital affiliation
- Accepting new patients
- Performance — such as Aexcel**
providers or Institutes of Excellence and Institutes of Quality® facilities
If you wish to view additional information about providers, detail pages are available (on selected providers).
*The Plan does not consider the Alaska Native Medical Center or its providers, Alaska Regional Hospital or its providers or the Sutter Health Network facilities and providers
a Preferred Provider. Be sure to check with your human resources representative or call the number on the back of your ID card before making an appointment or being treated.
**Aetna’s Aexcel program-designated high-performance specialists in 12 specialties: cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, urology and vascular surgery.
Aetna Signature Administrators is the brand name used for products and services provided by one or more of the Aetna group of subsidiary companies, including Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates (Aetna). Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. Providers are independent contractors and are not agents of Aetna. Provider participation may change without notice. Aetna does not provide care or guarantee access to health services.
ExpressCare providers treat common conditions and offer convenient exams and lab tests. All exams are conducted in private rooms. If it turns out you need more than what is available at an ExpressCare clinic, Providence Alaska has a network of providers, clinics and hospitals to help you feel better.
Providence ExpressCare accepts patients 18 months of age and older.
ExpressCare Common Conditions
ExpressCare Screenings and Tests
ExpressCare Virtual: Patients can receive care without leaving the comfort of their home or office. ExpressCare Virtual provides online appointments with a provider via computer or mobile device with most insurance accepted. Providers can diagnose and treat minor medical concerns, and prescribe medication or lab work, as needed. For mobile use, download the Providence Health Connect app.
If a higher level of care or follow-up is needed, ExpressCare clinicians can help patients navigate to primary care based on patient convenience. If patients are unable to be treated during a visit to an ExpressCare location and must be referred elsewhere, they are not charged for their visit.
For more information and the full list of clinic locations, visit providenceexpresscare.org. For more information about ExpressCare Virtual, including conditions we treat, visit virtual.providence.org/.
Providence Alaska opens new Midtown primary care, urgent care clinics
Providence Medical Group has opened a new primary care clinic in Midtown Anchorage to better serve the community’s health care needs. The clinic is co-located with Providence’s first urgent care clinic in Alaska and a rehabilitative therapy gym.
The clinics offer same-day, high-quality care to patients of all ages. Primary care appointments are available 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and urgent care appointments are available 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
The Providence Midtown clinics are located at 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. in the space previously occupied by REI.
Visit blog.providence.org/regional-blog-news/providence-alaska-opens-new-midtown-primary-care-urgent-care-clinics to learn about services offered at both clinics and how to schedule an appointment.
The Public Education Health Trust (PEHT) plan regularly reviews its pharmacy programs for effectiveness and value including evaluating ways to improve the member experience. We would like to share a change in the plan’s specialty pharmacy network.
Starting July 1, 2022, Optum® Specialty Pharmacy will be the exclusive specialty pharmacy for PEHT.
Optum Specialty Pharmacy does more than just fill prescriptions for specialty medications. They give resources and one-on-one support such as:
If you currently fill specialty medications at a different specialty pharmacy, you will be sent a letter prior to the July 1, 2022 effective date. The letter will explain how to start the transfer process.
Please call (855) 427-4682 to start using Optum Specialty Pharmacy. You can also visit specialty.optumrx.com.