‘Tis the Season to Reduce Stress: One effective way to reduce stress this holiday season is by displaying kindness. Kindness has been shown to increase self-esteem, empathy and improve mood. If your holiday season feels stressful, try a random act of kindness such as leaving a kind note for a neighbor or a snack for your mail person. Other ideas include calling a family member or making concrete plans with someone you haven’t seen in a while.
It doesn’t have to be something big and extravagant. Kindness can be contagious and help reduce stress levels for yourself and everyone around you. Happy Holidays!
Open Enrollment Selections to Take Effect: LACERS’ Open Enrollment period ended on November 15, and health and dental plan changes can no longer be made for the 2022 calendar year. Plan changes will take effect on January 1, 2022. Unless you have a qualifying event, the next opportunity to make changes to your LACERS health plan will be next year during the Open Enrollment period for 2023.
For more information about qualifying events, review your 2022 Health Benefits Guide (page 5) here, contact LACERS at (800) 779-8328 / RTT (888) 349-3996, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your 2022 plan premiums will be reflected beginning with your December 31, 2021, monthly allowance statement.
THINGS FOR YOU TO DO
Have you Reviewed Your Beneficiaries?: Head into 2022 with up-to-date beneficiary forms! Having a Designation of Beneficiary Form on file with LACERS is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones, and once you designate a beneficiary, it’s important to periodically review and update it as needed.
If you are not sure if you have a Designation of Beneficiary form on file at LACERS, check your MyLACERS account via our website or call our main office line and staff will assist you. Forms can be found here.
New Virtual Movie Review Club: The LACERS Well Champion program has added a new Movie Review Club facilitated by Champion Eugene Mandelcorn via Skype or Zoom! The movie reviews are held every Monday. If you’re interested in participating, send an email to LacersWell@lacers.org with “Solution Films” in the subject line. Movies are intended for personal, private viewing only. Learn about other LACERS Well events here.
Mind and Body Wellness: As we enter the new year, take time to focus on your mind and body wellness. Learn more here. Please contact your medical provider directly (Kaiser Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross, UnitedHealthcare or SCAN Health Plan) for additional resources regarding this wellness topic.
Upcoming Board of Administration Meeting: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 11, at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more information, which will be posted as it becomes available.
*ADA Statement: Sign Language Interpreters, Communications Access Real-Time Transcription, Assisted Listening Devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing Sign Language Interpreters, five or more business days notice is strongly recommended. For additional information, please contact (800) 779-8328 or RTT (888) 349-3996.