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Health & Wellness News

Winter 2019

Vision Your Way to a Successful New Year

By Krishna Dholakia, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Taking another shot at New Year’s resolutions? Try a new way to achieve your goals — try Seeing Your Way to Wellness.

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Articles in This Issue

Is a Financial Planner Right for You?

By Grace Longo, ChFC, CRPC, CLTC

Should you be working with a financial planner to reach your retirement goals? It might be time. Here’s what to look for.

Maintaining Connection in Retirement

By Miki Gordon, PhD, NCC, LPC-MHSP

We all need friends and the power of community. But that gets harder as we age, especially after a move. Here are a few suggestions for starting and maintaining meaningful relationships.

Health Guides Benefit

If you are enrolled in an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield or Cigna plan through The Episcopal Church Medical Trust, you have access to a benefit that gives you an easy way to get answers to your healthcare benefits questions, as well as expert recommendations on how to get the medical care you need.

Book Look: Community Rules

The stronger community or family culture you want based on Christian values is just a few rules away. Learn about the book Community Rules by Ian Markham and Katie Glover.

Healthy Recipe: Eggs Over Kale and Sweet Potato Grits

Here’s a warm and filling dish for those cold winter days.

Important Information

Did You Know?

When you use your SilverSneakers® benefit at a participating location, you can earn tuition discounts for an extended family member at the same time that you’re improving your health.

Retirees enrolled in a Medical Trust Medicare Supplement Plan have access to more than 15,000 gyms and fitness centers, as well as fitness classes for all abilities led by trained SilverSneakers® instructors.

If you register with CollegeSave, you’ll earn discount points toward tuition at more than 400 participating colleges and universities. Get your points and learn more.

Financial Tip

Thinking of opening an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or funding an existing IRA? You have until the tax filing deadline (April 15, 2019) to make your 2018 IRA contributions.

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.

 

Winter 2019