13
OCT

Open Enrollment Begins Monday, October 17th

For Active & Non-Medicare Eligible Retirees Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your medical plan options and make changes to your coverage based on your needs. Any change you make will be effective January 1, 2023. The Choice PPO, Basic PPO and Custom HMO options continue for 2023, with no copay or deductible changes. READ MORE

6
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 offi......
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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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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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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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17
NOV

LATEST UPDATE ABOUT AETNA AND LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

You probably heard that Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) notified Aetna that LVHN will be terminating its relationship with Aetna effective March 13, 2023. LVHN publicly announced its intent to terminate its contract with Aetna during ongoing negotiations. We are sorry this caused so much concern for our members The PEBTF has been in frequent conversations with Aetna about this situation and we want to share some good news! Aetna informed us today that it has reach......
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