AlaskaCare Wellness News | April 2016

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April 2016 | #44

Alcohol Awareness Month


Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States and Alaska has one of the highest per capita alcohol consumption rates in the country. Drinking too much alcohol increases your risk of injury, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.

This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, we encourage you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. Here are some resources to get you started:

AlaskaCare Employee Assistance Program

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The AlaskaCare Employee Assistance Program, administered by Aetna, provides responsive, caring and effective services to help balance your personal and professional life. Check out resources available to help with stress management and alcohol and drug issues, as well as emotional wellness, marital/relationship issues, financial and legal concerns, and more.

Visit the AlaskaCare EAP site for more information.

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Group Coaching

Health Risk Assessment

MyActiveHealth is offering a free online group coaching program: Stress Less Live More.

This program is a six-week series that begins on Tuesday, April 12th at 12pm.

Please register ahead of time as space is limited.

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Dependent Audit


Important: Dependent Eligibility Verification Program to Start Soon

The Division of Retirement and Benefits works hard to preserve the benefits we offer to you and your dependents under AlaskaCare health plans. In order to continue to do this, in April, we will begin a Dependent Eligibility Verification Program conducted by HMS Employer Solutions, an independent cost containment firm. All employees who have dependents enrolled in our plans will be required to participate.

The purpose of this Program is to ensure all dependents enrolled in our plans meet eligibility guidelines so that only eligible dependents are covered.

You’ll be receiving a letter at home soon with detailed instructions on what you will need to do to complete the requirements of the program by the due date.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact our Member Services Contact Center at (800) 821-2251.

Thank you for cooperating in this important program, which will benefit all of us.

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Resilience: Bouncing Back | April 6

How well do you bounce back after a stressful situation? We will discover ways to build your inner strength and resiliency to help you recover from change without becoming overwhelmed.


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Recipe of the Month: Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles


Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish great for any time of day. This recipe combines healthy ingredients like chicken, black beans, and veggies and can be tailored to your taste by topping it with whatever ingredients you prefer such as avocados, salsa, or cilantro.

Get the recipe…

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