DOT's John Murphy talks about the impact of knowing family history and other factors as he strives for better health.
Open Enrollment is closed. Open enrollment ended on Friday, Nov. 26. Go online to review your 2011 benefits. Log in toMy Benefits and then My Open Enrollment. If you need assistance, call Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations at 206-684-1556 or e-mail us.
The Health Matters staff thanks you for your patience. This month’s e-newsletter was late being delivered due to the recent fire in the Yesler Building.
Have a happy and safe holiday season and new year.
HEALTHY INCENTIVES PROGRAMSM Get ready to earn gold in 2011
At the end of this month, you will receive a blue letter telling you how to earn gold with the improved 2011 Healthy IncentivesSM program. More
INITIATIVE BECOMES EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING PROGRAM
Five year retrospective shows Health Reform Initiative improved employee health and reduced increase in health care costs
In the past five years we have gotten older, but healthier. We spent $26 million less than expected on health care costs. Now, the Health Reform Initiative transitions to the Employee Health and Well-Being Program to support critical goals of the King County Strategic Plan. More
HAVE FUN WHILE PROTECTING CHILDREN Buy safer arts, crafts and toys for the holidays
Buy toxic-free toys, arts and crafts this holiday season. Have fun while protecting children who are especially vulnerable to chemical exposure at younger ages.
Look for these international symbols on the label. They all indicate some form of chemical safety oversight. More
EAT SMART Tips for healthier holiday cooking
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can make it hard to stick to your healthy eating routine. But don’t let your good habits take a holiday this year. Small changes in the way you shop and cook can make a big difference. More
This season, why not give the best gift of all – the promise to enjoy some active time with your loved ones. Prevent the “too much stuff” syndrome and start a new family tradition building memories through your active adventures. More
Balancing your work commitments with family expectations and social obligations can make this joyous season the most stressful time of the year. Try these strategies to reduce holiday stress in the workplace. More
QUIT TOBACCO Have a healthy holiday
The holidays can be a stressful time to try quitting tobacco, but a great time to plan for success in the new year. Research shows you’ll be more successful at quitting if you use resources such as your support network and quit plans such as Free & Clear. More