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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

July 11, 2014

Editor’s Tip: BlueVISION provides you with a weekly Fit Facts wellness message that we hope you’ll share with your employees. You may also reach the public by posting the articles on your company’s Facebook and Twitter pages by clicking on the sharein the upper right hand corner of the articles.

Legislative Update
Review the latest information on the Affordable Care Act:

News and Updates
Blue DirectionsSM Private Exchange Portfolio
Expanded market segment, new features coming soon
Our private exchange solution helps you meet a growing demand for health care cost control and simplified benefit administration, while giving employees more choices and decision-making power. Learn what’s being added to the portfolio, including Blue Directions for Small Business.

2014 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Group Online Resource: Health Insurance Marketplace Employee Communications
You’ll need to let newly hired employees know about your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace ― in writing ― to meet ACA standards. Get started by visiting our employer website 2014 Required Steps page for sample employee communications. We encourage you t visit our ACA section today.

Worksite Wellness Webinar Invitation: How Does Volunteerism Fit into the Five Elements of Well-Being?
Attend the July 22 webinar to learn more about the importance of volunteerism and the value of worksite wellness programs. How you can participate.

Health and Wellness
Did You Know? Only about half of American men meet the minimum recommendation for physical activity. Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week, plus muscle-strengthening activities at least twice a week. — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014

Fit Facts: Making Memories Last
Summer is the perfect time for making memories. But how can you make sure those memories last and aren’t as easily forgotten as misplaced car keys? Share these strategies with employees to help improve the ability to recall names, dates and other information.

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