Totally bWell Update
Congratulations to Team Old School Rock and Roll, grand prize winners of the 8th Annual Step-IT-Up team Challenge in May. The seven-member team achieved the highest average step count, logging 3,466,297 steps during the month-long competition. Team members include Chris C., Gillian C., Chris H., Laura J., Bill M., Oto S., and John W. Each team member received a $250 reward, a team trophy, and 500 bWell points. Winners of the individual highest step count prize are Tiffiney M., who recorded 1,370,197 steps and Anna I., who recorded 1,340,822 steps. Both Tiffiney and Anna earned a $250 reward. Here's how Tiffiney says she reached this step count . “I set my daily goal and designated times to walk, run and work out. I had reminders set 30 minutes before my workout session, counting down in 10-minute increments so I could wrap up what I was doing and be prepared to get my steps in,” Tiffiney says. Read how Team Old School Rock and Roll clinched the grand prize. Read More...
Don’t Worry Be Happy Stress Challenge
Totally bWell takes on stress in July with the Don’t Worry Be Happy Stress Challenge. This summer's challenge, inspired by the vintage vibe of Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit song, is for anyone who has ever experienced stress―namely, everyone! The song doles out some good advice: stop stressing, smile, and let everything work out.
Beginning July 1st, you can earn 15 bWell points by completing a daily stress-reducing activity and logging it at mybmcwellness.com. Choose from 30 different activities to help get you calm―from pampering spa treatments to listening to music. If you complete and log all 30 daily activities by July 30th, you will earn 450 bWell points. You’ll also learn what tools to use that give quick stress-reducing results and relief. Read More...
Backup Care Benefits to Include Virtual Tutoring
Backup Care Advantage benefits through Bright Horizons are changing for the better. Beginning July 1st, backup care benefits will include Virtual Tutoring. Employees can swap a backup care day for four hours of online learning assistance and educational instruction for school-age children. Watch this Virtual Tutoring video to learn more.
The Backup Care benefit will increase to 15 days, up from 10 days for the remainder of 2021. Backup Care benefits provide temporary care to BMC families whenever your regular child, adult, and eldercare arrangements are unavailable. Read More...
Telehealth and Your Vacation
Time off is a precious thing that should never be squandered. Don’t waste a minute of it waiting in a crowded doctor’s office, urgent care clinic, or ER. Instead, schedule a visit with an MDLIVE virtual care provider and skip the wait. Read More...
August Deal: Sign Up for Fitness and Save $19
BMC will waive the $19 enrollment fee for a Well on Target Fitness Program membership in August. This deal is available to BCBSTX medical plan members and their covered dependents (age 18+).
Memberships give you flexible options, including on-demand fitness classes, access to thousands of participating gyms, and more. The Program also offers members access to discounts at a network of more than 35,000 health and well-being providers such as massage therapists, personal trainers, and nutrition counselors.
Enroll starting August 1 at bcbstx.com. Click on Fitness Program in the Quick Links. At checkout, waive your enrollment fee by entering the coupon code BMCBeFit2021. The offer ends on August 31, 2021. Read More…
How to Start a Cardio Routine
For anyone who has led a relatively sedentary lifestyle, start a cardio regimen by simply walking around your yard, apartment complex, and/or neighborhood. Start slow and work up from there. Just get outdoors and go for a walk. Start with 10 minutes and work up to 30 minutes per day. Find or create a walking club, walking support group, or a recreation program in your city. For increased intensity, try walking while carrying light, 3- to 5-pound hand weights, which can further enhance the cardiovascular effectiveness of your workout.
Creating a Positive Work Environment
A positive workplace promotes employee growth, goal attainment, safety, and well-being. This environment supports employees in performing at their highest abilities. People at all levels of an organization can make the workplace supportive instead of negative. Read More...
Group Auto, Homeowner’s and Property Insurance
MetLife Auto & Home® was sold to Farmers Insurance Group® on April 8th, 2021.
If you are covered under a MetLife Group policy, your coverage will continue without interruption. You will continue calling the same numbers and accessing the same websites for customer service and claims.
Naturally Slim is Now Wondr Health
On May 13th, Naturally Slim was rebranded Wondr Health™. Learn more here and watch your email for upcoming enrollment dates.
Midyear Checkup: Five Things to Review Now
It’s summer. You’re thinking beach, mountains, or a road trip with the family. But summer, when life may be a little slower and your mind a little less cluttered, is actually a good time to do a quick midyear financial reality check. Read More…
Women: Demand More from Your Money & Health
Can you guess two of the biggest stressors for women? Finances and living healthier. So, you’re not alone. To help, CBS This Morning’s Gayle King leads a candid discussion—with WW’s President and CEO Mindy Grossman and Fidelity’s President of Personal Investing Kathleen Murphy. Hear these inspiring leaders talk about their struggles with their own wellness as they share personal stories, challenges they’ve overcome, and helpful tips. Watch now.
How Does Your Financial Wellness Stack Up?
Financial wellness shouldn’t feel like a balancing act. In under 10 minutes, take the financial wellness checkup, get your scores, and next steps for improvement. Watch this video to learn more, and go to netbenefits.com/financialwellness.com to get started.