21
MAY

Phone Scam Prevention

Do Not Provide Benefit Information Over the Phone While many of us are spending more time at home during the pandemic, you may have heard reports of an increase in telephone scams. This is a reminder that you should not provide personal information such as Social Security number, credit card information, bank account information or medical benefit information to an unsolicited caller. The PEBTF received a report about a call from “the Wellness Center.” If you re......
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13
MAY

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Be Kind to Your Mind - Tips to Cope with Stress During COVID-19 Pause. Breathe. Notice how you feel. Take Breaks from COVID-19 content. Make Time to sleep and exercise. Reach Out and stay connected. Seek Help if overwhelmed or unsafe. Source: CDC Your mental health and substance use benefit is pr......
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6
MAY

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

According to the National Stroke Association, a person experiencing a stroke can be treated if you act FAST. FAST is the acronym for things to check in a suspected stroke victim: F - Face: Ask the person to smile; does the face droop on one side? A - Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms; does one of the arms drift downwards? S - Speech: Ask the person to repeat a s......
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27
FEB

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is a disease that will affect one in 23 Americans. In fact, 147,950 new cases are expected in 2020. It often begins as an abnormal tissue growth called a polyp, which may form inside the colon or rectum. Some polyps may become cancer over time. The good news is finding and removing polyps can prevent colorectal cancer.Screening is the No. 1 way you can reduce your risk of colon cancer and rectal cancer.With screening, colorectal cancer......
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5
FEB

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: Costs W......
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31
JAN

Important Information Needed to File Your 2019 Federal Taxes

For Active Employees and Non-Medicare Eligible Retirees Enrolled in the Retired Employees Health Program (REHP) or Retired Pennsylvania State Police Health Program (RPSPP) Members Watch your mail for important tax information. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that the PEBTF provides you with an annual notice summarizing your and your dependents’ enrollment in the PEBTF health coverage. Active Employee Members: The PEBTF will mail a F......
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