PARTNERSHIP TO ADD SPEED AND CHOICE
WebMD to power Healthy IncentivesSM in 2010
Say goodbye to Route 66, Colorful Choices and Passport. Say hello to better access and more choice. Beginning this January, county employees will have access to a new Healthy IncentivesSM Web site, powered by WebMD. King County has partnered with this highly trusted source to give you a powerful new set of tools to reach for the gold and better health. More
SEASONAL FLU SHOTS COMING TO MANY WORKSITES
Onsite seasonal Flu Shot program – Nov. 2-20
Everyone should get a seasonal flu vaccine. Check out our web pages with the schedule and other free resources. Click here for tips to avoid colds and the flu. These onsite clinics will not provide H1N1 influenza (swine flu) vaccines which will be available later this fall through health care providers.
PLAN NOW FOR 2010 OPEN ENROLLMENT
Benefit choices will affect your pocketbook
The 2010 open enrollment period begins November 2nd. The annual window will offer brand-new opportunities to choose quality, affordable health care and protect your pocketbook. Don’t miss out. The health plan choices you make could mean the difference of thousands of dollars. More
OCTOBER HEALTH HEROES
DOT presents a tale of two heroes
Janet Palmer and Jackie Phillips both work for DOT. Janet has been a Metro operator for nearly 20 years. When she turned 50, she began to move more. Jackie, a graphic designer in the Director's Office, turned 50 last year. Seeing in her mother the health outcomes of not moving, she began training for her very first triathlon. Both of their stories remind us all that it's never too late to begin a healthier lifestyle.
EAT SMART - TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HALLOWEEN
Pumpkins: Good for more than just carving
A trip to the pumpkin patch followed by a fun-filled afternoon of carving jack-o-lanterns is a fall tradition for many families. But pumpkins are great for more than just fall décor. Also this month, how to avoid toxic candies.
MOVE MORE - TAKE YOUR BREAK!
Ten minutes of exercise can have health benefits
The next time you’re tempted to work through your break or lunch time, take 10 instead. Get up, move around and get your heart pumping. You’ll return to your work refreshed and clear headed, ready for the next challenge. More
STRESS LESS - KNOW THE SIGNS. TAKE ACTION.
National Depression Screening Day
Did you know that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide? If you think that you might be suffering from depression getting screened is the first step. The Making Life Easier program can help. More
Start a fresh, new life — commit to quit
Smoking is expensive. Quitting is free. Learn about no-cost toabacco cessation programs offered through your King County Benefits. More