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Classified Benefits & Wellness Newsletter December 2014-15 Issue #3

Flexible Spending Account Reimbursement Deadline
If you had a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for unreimbursed health-related expenses and/or dependent care expenses during the plan year that ended September 30, 2014, please remember that all expenses must have been incurred between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014 to be eligible for reimbursement.

In order to claim any remaining unclaimed money you set aside for the previous plan year, you’ll need to either file your reimbursement claim electronically or submit a Reimbursement Request to PacificSource Administrators (PSA) along with the appropriate documentation. You can find information about how to file a request for reimbursement, as well as the necessary form(s) on the PSA website: http://psa.pacificsource.com/Flex/Request_Reimbursement/

The deadline for reimbursement requests for the previous plan year is December 31, 2014. If you have questions, please call PSA customer service at 541-485-7488 or 800-422-7038.

If you did not spend all of the funds you set aside in your FSA for unreimbursed health-related expenses during the 2013-14 plan year, remember that the US Treasury Department made a change in the FSA rules that allows you to roll over up to $500 of unspent funds.

Weight Watchers
Welcome to the holiday season! Remember that you and your dependents are eligible for Weight Watchers as part of our OEBB medical benefits.          (Age restrictions may apply).
Call Weight Watchers on the OEBB-dedicated line (1-800-651-6000) to ask questions or get started. You can also visit OEBB’s Weight Watchers FAQ page for more details at: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OEBB/pages/faqww.aspx

Wellness Clinic News
Winter Break:
The 4J Wellness Clinic will be closed December 24, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Regular clinic hours, which will resume January 2, 2015, are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The clinic is closed for lunch from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. If you will need a prescription refilled over winter break, please plan ahead. Remember; call your pharmacy for refills, not the clinic. The pharmacy will then contact your provider if necessary.

Eugene Urgent Care:
Eugene Urgent Care no longer offers a discount to 4J employees. OEBB coverage requires a $50 copayment per urgent care visit, deductible waived. Services that are referred out from Urgent Care may incur additional charges.

Clinic Staff:
Tamara Stambaugh
FNP/Clinic Manger, Sylvia Gregory PA, Alison Nancy FNP, Wendy Wilson RN, Jennifer Wilson Paramedic/Medical Assistant, Penny DeMello Medical Assistant, Sarah Nagy Program Coordinator, and Elainea Graham Program Assistant.

Moda & Quest Diagnostics

Choose the new Quest Diagnostics lab and pay $0 for lab services. At a Quest Diagnostics lab, you won’t have a co pay for covered services. For most members, the deductible is waived too. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Get tested at a Quest Diagnostic Patient Service Center*. Make an appointment at QuestDiagnostics.com/patient or by calling 888-277-8772.
  2. Ask your doctor to send your sample to Quest Diagnostics – or have Quest Diagnostics pick it up.

For more information, call 866-MY-QUEST (697-8378).

*Gateway/Springfield Patient Service Center is located at 1144 Gateway Loop, Suite 115, Springfield, OR 97477

Severe Flu Season on the Way?

Early data suggests that the current 2014-15 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this season and recommends prompt treatment with antiviral drugs for people at high risk of complications who develop the flu

So far this year, seasonal influenza A H3N2 viruses have been most common. There often are more severe flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths during seasons when these viruses predominate.

If you have not yet gotten your flu vaccine, it’s not too late. If you have OEBB/Moda insurance, you can receive a flu shot at a network pharmacy – no copayment necessary.

For a complete list of network pharmacies or if you have questions, call Moda Health Pharmacy Customer Service at 866-923-0411.
There’s a lot you can do to prevent getting or spreading the flu. Here are a few ways to take action:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something with germs, and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.  
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. That way you won’t send germs into the air, where others can catch them.
  • Wash your hands often. If you don’t have soap and water nearby, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Get a flu shot. You’ll need a new one every year usually at the start of the flu season.

Should you find yourself with flu symptoms, please stay home to help prevent spreading the flu. Besides helping others stay healthy, you’ll also recover faster. 

Moda Health Members Savings
Did you know you can find discounts on a variety of health products and services by accessing your mymoda account? For complete details and information log into mymoda.com and look for Moda Health Members Savings under the myhealth options.

Dental Optimizer:
The Dental Optimizer offers you an array of discounts on an extensive line of health & wellness products:

  • Electric tooth brushes
  • Teeth whitening
  • Smoking cessation supplies

TruVision:
A program that gives you significant discounts on laser vision correction services such as LASIK and PRK eye surgery.  Contact lens discounts can also save members approximately 10% off the average cost of contact lenses by ordering through the TruVision website or calling directly at 877-518-2020. Plus shipping is free.

TruHearing:
Members receive discounts by identifying themselves as Moda Health members when making an appointment with TruHearing at 800-687-4598

Get Health Advice Around The Clock 
When you need quick, non-urgent medical advice, try Moda’s Registered Nurse Advice Line any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get guidance on basic health conditions and symptoms, home remedies, when to visit the emergency room, and everything in between. Call toll-free at 866-321-7580. TTY users, please call 711.

For more complex questions, use eDoc. You can email a board-certified physician, licensed psychologist, dentist, dietitian or fitness expert. You might even prevent a trip to your provider’s office! To use eDoc, log in to your myModa account at modahealth.com.

This newsletter is reviewed and edited each month by the District 4J and OSEA representatives of the Classified Joint Benefits Committee (JBC).The information in this newsletter is summarized, and is not intended as advice or counsel.

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