AlaskaCare Wellness News | January 2018

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January 2018 | #65


Setting Your Wellness Vision for the New Year 

Changing your behavior takes time. It’s important to be specific about what you hope to see in yourself. You’ll want to include why the change is important to you. You can think of your behavior change plan as your wellness vision.



 January Wellness Features

Exercise of the Month: Ice Skater

Prep yourself for walks through the parking lot and adventures with the family with this simple leg exercise that can be done at work, at home, or in the gym. READ MORE >>


Vitamin D

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With longer days ahead in the start of a new year, now is a good time for Alaskans to think about our daily sources of Vitamin D. Whether it’s sunshine, Alaskan salmon, or supplements, Vitamin D in our diets is important for whole-body health.


Recipe of the Month: Vegetable Cheese Soup

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A soup of vegetables and cheese with a dash of curry to warm you up in the winter months. Read More>>


New Year, New Resolution to quit smoking? Contact the free Alaska Tobacco Quit Line

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Call, email, or text the quit line as often as you like, and get up to four pro-active support calls from a quit coach. 1-800 QUIT NOW/ 1-800-784-8669 or visit



AlaskaCare Contacts Quick Guide:


Need to find out if a surgical procedure requires precertification, or confirm a provider’s network status? For AlaskaCare medical, pharmacy, claim, and benefit questions, call the Aetna Health Concierge at (855) 784-8646

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Have questions about COBRA, direct bill, or your Health Flexible Spending Account?  Contact Payflex Customer Service, AETNA’s Subsidiary, at (888) 678-8242 or

Need to request a dental predetermination or verify a provider’s network status? Call Moda Health/Delta Dental Customer Service with dental claims and dental benefit questions at (855) 718-1768


Have questions about your vision benefits, or need help locating a VSP participating provider in your area? Call VSP Customer Service (800)877-7195