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  • Questions about COVID-19, DirectPath is here to help

    March 23, 2020

    All employees can call DirectPath for:answers to basic questions about COVID-19, current information on what COVID-19-related services are covered, and how, help preparing an action plan if they or a family member become ill and suspect it is COVID-19 and resources for further information about COVID-19.
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  • Tips for working at home

    March 20, 2020

    Now that the coronavirus is officially a pandemic, employers like UA are taking an aggressive approach to limit its spread. Most employers in Alaska and Outside have asked employees to work-from-home. Remote work is advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it's one of the policies that nearly half (46 percent) of organizations are implementing.
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  • Options for behavioral health care

    March 20, 2020

    There may not be a roadmap for navigating your life, but there is help. The University of Alaska offers three options and price points for behavioral health care. Here's what you need to know:
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  • NurseLine offers free health care information and support

    March 20, 2020

    Need healthcare advice? Premera's NurseLine is available anytime of the day or night. NurseLine can help when you need advice on whether a health issue warrants a trip to the emergency room or if it can wait until morning. Nurses will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and offer advice about many health-related topics.
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  • Therapy as close as your phone

    March 20, 2020

    Sometimes navigating life's ups and downs doesn't fit into office hours. Now, you don't have to wait for an appointment to speak to a caring therapist or psychiatrist.
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  • Social distancing doesn't mean mentally isolating

    March 20, 2020

    Life has changed. We've canceled vacations, school field trips, and group outings. School is on hold. Offices have closed. The entire household is home together. All day. For the foreseeable future.
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  • Getting care for COVID-19

    March 20, 2020

    Premera has published information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how your health plan can help. Please see their announcement here. The UA Choice health plan through Premera offers Teladoc and the 24 hour Nurseline, so please feel free to utilize these services. You can register for Teladoc at any time (visit teladoc.com/premera) so you don't need to do that step when you need services. The cost for Teladoc is a $45 consult fee for most services. The 24 hour Nurseline is available at no cost to enrolled members at (800) 841-8343.
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  • Biometric Screening Update

    March 18, 2020

    After much discussion and deliberation, the decision has been made to make biometric screening OPTIONAL for this program year. Those of you who have not received a biometric screening will not be required to do so in order to qualify for the healthcare contribution rebate or the high point raffle.
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  • Walk your way to wellness

    March 07, 2020

    Exercise is incredibly important for maintaining and improving our health and wellbeing. Options for exercise seem endless and overwhelming. You can run, cycle, lift weights, or take studio classes like aerobics, Zumba, and yoga.
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  • March Human Resources updates

    March 06, 2020

    Each month Human Resources provides an update on systemwide projects currently in process. The details of these projects are still being worked on and communication will also be sent to those directly impacted prior to the effective date of the change.
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