2
MAR

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S. This year, an estimated 151,030 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Early detection is key. The PEBTF’s and REHP’s non-Medicare Retiree preventive benefits provide coverage for the following colorectal cancer screenings for adults 45 years and older: Fecal occult blood testing or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) – ann......
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1
JAN

Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Prosthetics, Diabetic and Medical Supplies Provided by Your Medical Plan – Effective January 1, 2022

For Active and Non-Medicare Eligible Retirees Your DME, Prosthetics, Diabetic and Medical Supplies benefit is now provided by your medical plan instead of by DMEnsion Benefit Management. Covered medically-necessary equipment and supplies obtained from your plan’s network supplier are paid at 100%. Please contact your medical plan for more information on network providers. Aetna Choice PPO, Custom HMO or Bronze Plan Members: Contac......
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10
NOV

November is National Diabetes Month. The focus this year is on prediabetes and preventing diabetes.

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 U.S. adults have prediabetes—that’s 88 million people—but the majority of people don’t know they have it. Preventing diabetes is within your reach. You can start by checking your numbers. Active Members: If you are enrolled in the PEBTF......
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1
OCT

Now is the Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Now is the time to make an appointment to get your flu shot. Don’t delay because it takes about two weeks after your flu shot until you are fully protected. Ideally, you should get your flu shot before the end of October each year. The flu shot is free under your PEBTF or REHP medical benefits. Here are convenient ways to get your vaccine: Active and Non-Medicare Eligible Retiree Members At your doctor's office: Pr......
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30
JUL

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Trusted Information

Most likely you are seeing news reports on the coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, so you should take the same steps that health care providers recommend to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses, including washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and covering coughs and sneezes.Here is what the PEBTF is doing to keep you and your family healthy. Check back to this website for updates:  Eligible......
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28
JUL

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Now In Network for Basic PPO, Choice PPO, and Bronze Members

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), located at 1331 East Wyoming Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, provides comprehensive cancer care and is in network with the following PEBTF and REHP non-Medicare plans: Choice PPO - Aetna Bronze Plan - Aetna Basic PPO - Highmark This addition will increase member choice and improve hospital and physician access for oncology services in the Philadelphia area. CTCA is a 74 licensed bed facility. T......
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