April 2019, Volume 1, Number 4
Your FCPS Resources for Quality of Life
Health & Wellness Expo at Tuscarora High School
4:00 - 6:30pm
Congratulations to our awesome Desk to 5k group for committing to and completing the eight weeks of training for the 5k Frederick Running Festival. Come to the Frederick Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 4th at 6pm to cheer them on!
The 2 Health Nuts is pleased to offer FCPS employees and their family members an 8 Week, On Site Boot Camp from May 6th to June 26th! Training will be held at Baker Park Bandshell every Monday and Wednesday's from 4:15pm to 5:15pm. Contact Daria Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Your FCPS Dental Plan
Reduce your cancer risk.
Did you know that April is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month? Learn how to improve your oral health and lower your risk of cancer.
All about oral cancer
These warning signs can help diagnose the disease early on.
>> Learn the symptoms
Myth or fact?
Do you know the truth about oral cancer?
>> Sort fact from myth
4 reasons to get screened
Here’s why it’s worth asking your dentist for a screening.
>> Find out why
Braised carrots with capers
This classic Italian side dish pairs well with hearty main dishes. Rich in beta carotene, it may also have cancer-fighting properties.
>> Get the recipe
Are you at risk for oral cancer?
Learn what you can do to lower your chances.
>> Download the flyer
Find out your risk level
Answer the questions to get your oral health risk scores.
>> Take the test
A closer look at dental exams
Your dentist can screen for oral cancer during a regular exam.
>> Watch the video
Open Enrollment Information Sessions
Our open enrollment period is from May 1st through May 24th. This is the time period when eligible employees can change insurance coverage and enroll or re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program. There will also be NEW information about enhanced Life Insurance Coverage and Short Term Disability options.
Open enrollment information sessions are scheduled to assist you with the open enrollment process. Representatives from AxisPlus, CareFirst, CVS, Delta Dental, INOVA, and The Standard will be available to provide both information and resources. FCPS Benefits staff will be available to provide assistance with the enrollment process. Seated massages will be available for staff to enjoy.
Open Enrollment Information Sessions:
New Benefits Options
Starting on July 1, 2019, Frederick County Public Schools will be offering Short Term Disability insurance and Additional Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance.
Short Term Disability insurance can replace part of your income if a disability keeps you from working for a short time. It pays you directly to help cover expenses during recovery, like housing, food and child care. To help determine your need for disability income protection, click on the Short Term Disability Needs Flyer.
Additional Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance can help protect your family’s finances if death or a serious accident keeps you from providing for them. Visit the Additional Life and AD&D Needs Flyer to assist you with the right amount of coverage for your individual circumstances.
New coverage this year. You have the opportunity to enroll in Short Term Disability coverage and Additional Life with AD&D Insurance up to $100,000, without medical underwriting approval. After this special enrollment period, evidence of insurability may be required.
Don’t miss your chance to protect your loved ones and your income from an unexpected event. Explore the Decision Support Tool for helpful information:
• Find full coverage details about the benefits you are eligible to purchase
• Watch informative videos and review benefit claims stories
• Access calculators that help you determine how much coverage you need
To learn more about The Standard, go to www.standard.com or contact your Benefits Administrator for more information.
Representatives from The Standard will join the HR Benefits Staff at the Open Enrollment Information Sessions and be ready to respond to your questions about new coverage options.
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The FCPS Wellness Newsletter is published monthly August-May by FCPS Human Resources, 191 S. East St., Frederick, MD 21701.
Brief information, subject to edits, and captioned photos for possible inclusion are due to Phoebe.Barreto@fcps.org by the 15th of the month. For more information: 301-644-5085.