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Fall 2018

Health & Wellness News

Fall 2018

Your 2019 Finances and Steps You Can Take Now

by Pattie Christensen, ChFC, RICP

Fall is a busy time for everyone. The new year may seem far off, but now is the perfect time to look ahead at your finances. Here are a few options to consider to help boost your financial fitness.

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Knowing Your Healthcare Plan Benefits

by Krishna Dholakia, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Know more, do more with your health plan benefits. Start with Understanding Your Healthcare Benefits, a brand-new eLearning course.

The Sabbath

By The Rev. Laura V. Queen

“Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy” says the Fourth Commandment. What does that mean in this day and age?

Annual Enrollment

The Episcopal Church Medical Trust’s Annual Enrollment (formerly, Open Enrollment) is upon us once again. This is an important opportunity to review your health plan options to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of both you and your family.

Book Look: Gratitude Practice

How does gratitude shape your life? Reading can also strengthen our observances of gratitude. Here are a few suggestions for your current reading list.

Healthy Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta & Sage

A light, but hearty side dish that’s great for the holidays or any time of the year.

Important Information

Feeling Grateful

The upcoming holiday season is a time to gather with loved ones, celebrate, and give thanks. Practicing gratitude lifts us up, helps us see life with optimism and appreciation, and it increases our sense of resiliency. One way to learn more about gratitude and explore ways to initiate a gratitude practice is the eLearning course Practicing Gratitude: The Change that Happens with “Thank You.”

Click here if you are clergy, and click here if you are a lay employee.

Did You Know?

If you or a family member living in your home has a medical or emotional issue, you can discuss it confidentially with a dedicated counselor through the Cigna Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Call the EAP today at (866) 395-7794, or login to myCigna.com with the Employer ID: episcopal. This benefit is for those with health coverage provided by the Episcopal Church Medical Trust Plan.

In the event of a conflict between the information contained in this summary and the official plan documents or policies, the plan documents or policies will govern. This material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment, nor a guarantee of coverage. Always seek the advice of a health care professional with any questions about your personal health care status, and prior to making changes in your approach to diet and exercise. Check your Plan Handbook carefully to determine which health care services are covered. For information on your health plan please visit www.cpg.org/productsservices/healthplans.cfm.

Unless otherwise noted, websites referenced herein that are outside the www.cpg.org domain are not associated with The Church Pension Fund and its affiliates (collectively, the “Church Pension Group”) and the Church Pension Group is not responsible for the content of any such website.

The information in this document is provided to you for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as investment, tax, legal, or other advice. Please consult with your own professional advisers before making any investments or for further guidance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.