AlaskaCare Wellness News | August 2016

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August 2016 | #48

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As you prepare your children to go back to school this month, why not take some time for your own health?

Learn about health services included in your health plan that can help improve you and your children's health.

National Immunization Month

Boy Getting Flu Shot

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunizations are not only important for our children's health, but for our health as well.

Immunizations are covered at 100% with no deductible when services are billed by a contracted provider.

Please review the schedule of immunizations covered by your plan

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Healthy Smiles for a Healthy School Year

Girl with spoon

Children should visit the dentist twice a year, and back to school time is a great time to schedule those visits.

A good daily routine between visits is also important to keep your children's teeth and gums happy and healthy.

Moda has some tips for helping your children maintain good oral health.

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Eye Health and Safety Month

Eye exam

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month—a great reminder for you to get your child's eyes checked before school starts.

Visual screening are covered under your AlaskaCare Employee plan for children every year from age 3 through 6, and at age 8, 10, 12, 15, and 18. If you have enrolled in the Managed Care Vision plan, you may have additional benefits.

Please see your health plan booklet for coverage details.

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Employee Discounts


Did you know that as a State of Alaska employee, you have access to special discounts? Information on the discounts available can be found here:

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body | August 3

We can eat healthy, exercise, be tobacco-free, but still suffer from poor emotional wellness. Learn tips to better cope with stress, deal with anxiety, and improve your overall mental wellness.


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Exercise of the Month: Cross-Body Chop

Cross body chop

The cross-body chop is a simple and effective exercise that works your core, shoulders, upper back, and glutes.

Try it out...

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Recipe of the Month: Summer Squash and White Bean Saute

Summer Squash and White Bean Saute

Combine summer veggies and white beans for a delicious, healthy dish that's perfect for a summer barbecue or picnic.

Get the recipe...

Source: Eating Well

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