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Did You Know?

November 23, 2010, Volume 57, No. 13

Did You Know” is a monthly series that includes valuable tips to help you get the most out of the benefits and services offered by the Division of Human Resources.

Save More on Your Healthcare

Many of us are looking for ways to spend less and save more these days. But being cost-effective shouldn’t keep you from meeting your health goals. That’s why Penn’s medical plan providers—Aetna and Independence Blue Cross—offer a variety of discounted wellness programs to help you stay healthy without breaking the bank.

Independence Blue Cross Healthy LifestylesSM Programs offer eligible plan members support and guidance to help you live well—at no additional cost. Healthy Lifestyles Programs include reimbursements for fitness center fees and approved weight management programs; up to $200 back for completing a smoking cessation program; the Baby BluePrints® maternity program which provides discounts for childbirth classes and other maternity needs; and the new Blue 365® program which offers exclusive discounts on health-related products and services from leading national companies. For more information, visit www.ibx.com/members/health_resources/healthy_lifestyles.html.

Eligible Aetna plan members can also take advantage of discounted wellness products and programs. The Aetna BookSM Discount Program offers books and DVDs with recipes for healthy living as well as guidance on fitness and disease management. You can save on gym membership fees and home exercise equipment through the Aetna FitnessSM Discount Program, or save on weight loss program memberships that help you reach your ideal weight for less money. You can even save on natural medicine services such as yoga or acupuncture through Aetna’s Natural Products and ServicesSM Discount Program. Visit www.aetna.com/health-wellness for more details.

—Division of Human Resources


Almanac - November 23, 2010, Volume 57, No. 13