Keep Your Stress in Check

From the July 2020 Benefits eNews

You might have heard our world described by the concept of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). Now, the coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented disruption and stress. During this pandemic, make it a priority to recognize what stress looks like, take steps to build your resilience and manage workplace stress, and know where to go if you need help.

Your BMC benefits program offers a wide variety of resources that can help:

  • Start with bWell Builds. Our current wellness program, bWell Builds, through WellRight, offers a variety of challenges and resources for stress relief, including this 15-minute guided meditation, and the Stamp Out Stress Challenge starting July 6.
  • Get help from a team of educators. Get help with your child’s learning while safely at home with Bright Horizon’s World at Home resources. Bright Horizons offers guided learning opportunities that follow a typical classroom daily schedule. Explore the library of enriching activities to learn more.
  • Conquer workplace stress with Magellan. Join experts from the EAP for a live webinar on Tuesday, July 21, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., CDT on Conquering Workplace Stress. Stress is a normal part of life. Some stress can help us to be more productive and push us to reach our goals. However, excessive stress can interfere with productivity and cause physical and emotional problems. In this webinar, you will learn the signs and symptoms of excessive workplace stress and effective ways to manage workplace stressors.
  • The Employee Assistance Program comes to you. Now you have access to up to six free virtual therapy visits with a counselor through BetterHelp. Virtual therapy for you and your family occurs via text messaging, chat, phone, or video. Watch this video and read the BetterHealth FAQs to learn more. Call the EAP at 800-327-1393 to get started.
  • Use ClassPass at home. Starting July 15, you will have free access to Class Pass at Home. This new feature of your ClassPass benefits gives you unlimited access to on-demand and livestream classes from some of the world's top studios! Drop-in on a yoga class in London, England, or a cycling class in New York City all from your home. Watch your email for additional details coming soon.
  • If you are covered under the Kaiser HMO, visit the wellness resources page and explore the self-care resources—including apps, audio activities, articles, and more—designed to help you thrive in mind, body, and spirit. Your Kaiser health plan includes discounts on complementary care like massage therapy and acupuncture and fitness-related discounts as part of the Choose Healthy™ program.
  • If you are covered under a BCBSTX plan, MDLIVE gives you round-the-clock access to board-certified doctors and licensed therapists by online video, phone, or secure email. Read more about convenient care at your fingertips or start a virtual visit with an MDLIVE doctor or psychologist. See the U.S. Benefits Guide for details.
    • BCBSTX also offers Well onTarget, a wellness program that includes behavioral health and self-care resources. Log in to Blue Access for Members and click “Well onTarget” under the Quick Links on the left.
  • See the BMC U.S. Benefits Guide for details on all your benefits, phone numbers, and websites.

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The content on this site includes links to tools and information that are not the property of BMC Software, and BMC Software is not responsible for their accuracy, completeness or continued availability. Some of the material contained in this site is based on official plan documents. It is not, nor is it intended to be, the legal plan document or a contract between the company and any employee or contractor. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this material. In the unlikely event that there is a discrepancy between the site and the official plan documents, the official plan documents will control. BMC Software reserves the right to amend or terminate the plan(s) or program(s) at any time. If you believe the benefits do not describe those available to you, contact the Benefits Center at 877-BMC-4849.

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