Currently, when you use your PayFlex Card® to pay for eligible medical expenses, transactions are automatically processed as credit. As part of the Consumer Protection Act, beginning April 1, 2013, you will now be able to use a PIN with your PayFlex Card transactions. This means transactions can be processed as either a signature credit or PIN debit. To have a PIN issued for your PayFlex Card, just call 888.999.0121. Representatives are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If your spouse or dependent also has a card for your health care account, the same PIN will be used for their card.
Be careful that the healthy snack you're eating isn't a sugary candy bar packaged to look like it's good for you. Read the label and choose energy bars that have no preservatives, and make sure they don't have unneeded fat and calories. Good ones have protein and fiber.
Americans believe discussing stress with their health care providers is important, yet many aren't having the conversation, reports a recent study from the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA offers five suggestions for helping start those conversations:
1 - Think like a doctor - think in terms of symptoms
2 - Make a list of symptoms and concerns for your doctor, and be specific
3 - Reframe your symptoms - describe how other people in your life might talk about what’s going on - say ‘My boss and co-workers have been telling me X.’
4 - Exhibit honest emotion - Sharing your concern openly with the doctor will very often elicit the physician’s empathy
5 - Don’t rely solely on physicians - psychologists, social workers, ministers or rabbis may be better suited to listen to your concerns… if the situation is serious enough to warrant medication or other medical options, those professionals are going to be able to get you to the right medical person or suggest you see your own physician
As working adults, staying fit can be a challenge. By attending this dual-focused seminar, you will learn simple exercises that will help you stay fit while at work. Also, you will receive tips and recipes for preparing healthy snacks and lunches. Early registration is recommended. Space availability is on a first come, first serve basis - May 21st. Session 1, noon ET; Session 2, 2pm ET.
To register, access https://members.healthadvocate.com, type in First Data, then from the home page select the EAP+Work/Life link at the bottom. Select Online Services to view the Webinar options. Topics change monthly.
Summer's just around the corner – did you know Health Advocate can help assist employees with locating qualified childcare providers? Just call 866.799.2728 and select the EAP prompt to initiate a request. The EAP+WorkLife representative will research local options based on specific search criteria. They do all the leg work for you.