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1)    Cigna’s  January 2021 Drug Formulary Changes

As clients and customers continue to face the financial burdens resulting from a lengthy pandemic, lowering drug cost is more vital than ever. Cigna’s January 2021 Formulary changes – which encompass our low net drug cost approach – center around better affordability and improved pharmacy plan performance.

Cigna Monthly Newsletter – VitaMin

The VitaMin: Vital health information in a minute – newsletter is all part of our Cigna Life ConnectedSM approach, which addresses the 5 dimensions of your employees’ well-being:

Physical
Emotional
Environmental
Financial
Social

2020 VitaMin Newsletters


November 2021

Caregiving Support

Being a caregiver for a family member or friend who’s sick or has a disability is a tough job. It can be especially challenging if you’re still in the workforce. About 1 in 4 Americans is a caregiver, and most of them have other jobs, too. They spend an average of 24 hours a week caring for a loved one. The responsibilities of caregiving can be both rewarding and exhausting. That’s why it’s important to build a network of support for caregivers. Tap into the following resources to help you navigate the demands of caregiving.

  1. Meet with your health care team.
  2. Lean on friends and family.
  3. Hire some extra help.
  4. Choose home delivery.
  5. Join a caregiver support group.
  6. Connect with local organizations.

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Monthly Recipe
Almond Butter Protein Bars

A perfect snack for on-the-go and for those busy days! Try out this delicious protein bar.

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..

October 2021

Brush Up on Oral Health

Having a healthy smile isn’t just about how you look on the outside. It can make a big difference in how you feel. Oral health can affect self-esteem, school performance and attendance at both work and school. Problems with your teeth can negatively affect your mood and emotional state, and may lead to embarrassment or anxiety in social situations. That’s why taking care of your mouth and seeking treatment for dental problems is so important. Your mouth can give clues about what’s happening in the rest of your body, too. A look in your mouth can tell your dentist or doctor a lot about your overall health.

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Monthly Recipe
Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili

Try this tasty and healthy recipe with a kick of spice! Sweet potatoes are packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients, ideal for those who suffer with arthritis or asthma.

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..

September 2021

Benefits of Low-Impact Exercise

You don’t have to train like an athlete to get the benefits of exercise. The important thing is to move your body every day. Low-impact exercise is a great option if you have painful joints or other health issues. It can help you ease into exercise safely.

Four elements of exercise.

  1. Low-impact aerobic exercise.
  2. Muscle-strengthening exercises.
  3. Flexibility exercises.
  4. Balance exercises.

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Monthly Recipe
Braised Chicken with Chestnuts

This classic Chinese-style braised chicken with chestnuts is a perfect family dish for any occasion. Chestnuts are a good source of vitamin C.

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..

August 2021

The Importance of vaccines

Vaccines have the power to protect against some of the most dangerous diseases. There’s a long history of lifesaving vaccines developed for polio, smallpox, whooping cough, tetanus, influenza and more. Even with all the progress made, we’re facing a constant battle against infectious diseases. Researchers are working hard to respond to new and evolving threats. Boosting your knowledge about vaccines and how they work can help protect even more people. Find out:

  1. What is an immune system response?
  2. How do vaccines work?
  3. What is herd immunity?
  4. How long does immunity last?
  5. What vaccines do I need?

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Monthly Recipe
Harissa Fish Tacos

Healthy tacos – Perfect for a weekend snack or for Taco Tuesday.

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..

July 2021

Get That Healthy Glow

Your skin has a tough job, and a lifetime of exposure to the elements can take its toll. Although you can’t turn back the clock, it’s possible to have healthy skin at any age. These simple lifestyle changes can help rejuvenate your skin, so it looks and feels healthier.

  1. Limit sun exposure.
  2. Wear sunscreen.
  3. Kick the habit.
  4. Eat right.
  5. Manage stress.
  6. Be gentle on your skin.

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Monthly Recipe
Wild Salmon & Avocado Toast

A delicious way to start your day or a healthy snack! In addition to being a great source of protein, salmon offers a solid dose of omega-3 fats, which are important for health.

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..

June 2021

Thinking Beyond Meat

Eating green is good for you – and good for the planet, too. But you don’t have to go all vegetarian or vegan to get the benefits of a plant-based diet. Making small changes to cut back on meat and get more greens onto your plate can help your health and well-being.

Three benefits of eating less meat.

  1. Improve your health.
  2. Save your wallet.
  3. Help the planet.

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Monthly Recipe
Peach & Blueberry Ice Pops

A great way to get some extra fresh fruit in your diet and a healthy alternative to regular frozen treats. Try them out! Even your kids will love them.

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..

May 2021

Get Back to Nature

You don’t have to travel far from home to experience nature. The next time you go outside, take notice of nature (green spaces, fresh air, birds chirping) and how it makes you feel. The natural world is all around us, and spending time outdoors can have a positive effect on your health and well-being.

Here are some ways that nature can give you a boost.

  1. Get fit.
  2. Increase vitamin A.
  3. Boost your mood.
  4. Improve your focus.
  5. Lower your stress.
  6. Connect with others.
  7. Sleep better.

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Monthly Recipe
Black Bean & Charred Corn Sliders

These black bean & charred corn sliders are proof that veggie burgers can be extremely delicious and healthy. Try them out!

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..

April 2021

Estate Planning  Essentials

Being proactive about estate planning can provide peace of mind for you and your family. Not sure where to start? Try these steps to get you going in the right direction.

5 steps to take now:

  1. Create a will and other legal documents.
  2. Determine key roles.
  3. Store important documents (paper and digital) in a safe place.
  4. Communicate about your plans.
  5. Seek advice.

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Monthly Recipe
Crunchy Green Goddess Quesadilla

Meet a tasty and crunchy version of a quesadilla! Perfect for a lunch or dinner.

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..

March 2021

Declutter Your Life

Having too much clutter in your life can be a burden. A cluttered living space can zap your energy at home. A disorganized desk or digital life can be distracting. An overbooked calendar can be exhausting to maintain. Clutter in any shape or form can ramp up your stress without you even realizing it. You have the power to declutter your life and choose what makes you happy. And doing so may actually improve
your health and boost your mood.

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Monthly Recipe
Adobo-Braised Chicken

This recipe is a perfect dinner for the entire family! Healthy + delicious + easy to make

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..

February 2021

Protect Your Health

Getting an annual check-up is one of the best things you can do for your health. Seeing a health care provider regularly can help find problems before they start, when chances for treatment and cure are better. Plus, it provides an opportunity to focus on your whole health, including both physical and emotional well-being.

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Monthly Recipe
Spicy Tofu Hot Pot

Warm up with this delicious soup. It is definitely a family recipe!

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January 2021

Strengthen your Social Connections

Building close and meaningful relationships takes some effort. It’s important to keep trying, even if you have some setbacks along the way. Healthy relationships are key to living your best life. Research suggests that having strong social connections can give your health a boost. People who have social support from family and friends are often happier, have fewer health problems and live longer.

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Monthly Recipe
Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles

Try out this yummy sesame noodles recipe. A perfect meal for any time of the day.

Try this months Recipe (PDF)..