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UPDATE ON COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

As you may have heard, the American Cancer Society recently updated its recommendation to begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45, five years earlier than the previous recommended age of 50. Effective March 1, 2019, The Navigators Health Plan will cover preventive colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45 for average risk* members. What does… Read more »

Expecting a Baby?

The Aetna Maternity Program is provided free to you through The Navigators Health Plan. You can learn about: Early labor symptoms  What to expect before and after delivery  Newborn care and more. Extra help for at-risk pregnancies If you have a health condition or other risk that could affect your pregnancy, the Aetna Maternity Program provides… Read more »

FAQ: Your 2018 Tax Documents (W2 and 1095-C)

Please view the “2018 Tax FAQs” PDF for more information on your 2018 tax documents, such as your W2 and 1095-C, from The Navigators. This FAQ sheet provides instructions on how to access a duplicate copy of your tax documents from Workday or Ceridian, and it also addresses medical expenses, HSA contributions, moving out of… Read more »

Taking a Prescription? Remember to Check the Formulary!

Prescription drug coverage is an important—but often forgotten—part of our health insurance. Yet, prescription prices are increasing even faster than the cost of health care. You can manage the cost you pay for prescriptions by checking your medicines against the formulary. A formulary is a list of prescriptions drugs that are covered by the plan…. Read more »

Remember to check if your doctor is In-Network

The Navigators Health Plan uses Aetna’s POSII network to achieve a discount on health care. Staying in-network reduces the amount you pay as well as the overall costs to our plan, thus keeping our premiums lower as well. Before you visit a doctor or facility, remember to check if the provider is in-network. When you’re… Read more »

Aetna Nurses

Work with a nurse to meet your health goals: Aetna has a 24-hour confidential registered nurse Health Line that you have free access to, for information on health topics and assistance with health care decisions. Call 1-800-556-1555. Ongoing support when you need it: If a time comes when you’re dealing with more complex health challenges,… Read more »

Fitting Preventive Care Into Your Schedule

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This saying is true when it comes to your health. Keeping your blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, and other markers at healthy levels can help prevent serious conditions such as stroke, heart attack, and diabetes. It is sometimes difficult to fit… Read more »

New Medicare Cards Are Coming: Here’s What to Expect

You may have heard that Medicare is sending out new ID cards soon. The new cards will have an 11-digit ID number instead of your Social Security number to better protect against Social Security fraud and ID theft. Here are some important things to know about the transition: New Medicare cards will be sent out… Read more »

Aetna’s CARE Team

Aetna can help you make the right connections at all stages of your health and wellness journey.  The Aetna Care and Response Excellence (CARE) team plays an active role in helping you thrive while in the field by: Answering questions about where you’ll be living Finding doctors, health care facilities and equipment when you need… Read more »

Did You Know…

You Can Contribute More to Your Employer Retirement Plan Than You Can to a Personal Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?  The IRS limits your annual tax-free IRA contributions to $5,500, but you can contribute up to $18,500 to your 403(b) Supplemental Retirement account, and if you are over age 50 you can do an additional catch-up… Read more »