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Summer 2019

Health & Wellness News

Summer 2019

Chair Exercises for Your Summer Travels

by Krishna Dholakia, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Traveling can be a pain—literally! Here are some seated activities you can do to reduce discomfort and stiffness, and improve circulation.

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Don’t Let Your Summer Vacation Affect Your Finances!

by Pattie Christensen, ChFC®, RICP®

Whether your vacation is a few days at the beach or a week in Paris, don’t let the dog days of summer affect your finances.

Share Your Story

by the Rev. Laura Queen

We are people of the story, creating our stories, living our stories, sharing our narratives. Stories are the foundation of our identity, and your stories of ministry and those of our retirees are more valuable than you may realize.

MyCPG Accounts—Quick, Convenient, and Safe


In addition to viewing your benefits, you can now update your address, phone number, email, and other personal information all online.

Book Look

In Conversation: Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett

Join Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett for this second volume in the “In Conversation” series where they discuss everything from raising teenage boys to baking bread to Shakespeare.

Healthy Recipe

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This colorful, zesty, and satisfying side dish, created by middle school students, can hold up at any summer BBQ or picnic!

Important Information

Better Anthem and Cigna Member Support Services

Enhanced support is now available to our Anthem and Cigna members. Anthem Health Guide and Cigna One Guide connect you with health professionals who can assist you in managing your care and understanding your options. These personalized services can help you find network specialists and facilities, make appointments, compare costs, coordinate your care among multiple providers, clarify details about your conditions and treatment options, resolve claims and billing issues, and so much more. 

Be sure to use these augmented benefits for any healthcare issues or questions you may have by calling the Member Services number on your health plan ID card.

Did You Know?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, an estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. This summer, protect yourself by following these tips:

  • Stay in shaded areas whenever possible
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher
  • Perform regular skin self-exams to look for signs of skin cancer

If you have a concern about a suspicious spot on your skin, make sure to get it checked out by a healthcare professional.

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