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Wellness Tools to Help Your Company Build a Healthier Workforce

Posted May 31, 2022 by Steve Chrzanowski, Director, Group Retention & Sales Support

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Stress is our body’s response to pressure, and everyone copes with stress in their own unique way. When it isn’t managed in a healthy way, stress can impact every area of an individual’s personal and professional life. Feelings of excessive worry or fear can have a negative impact on mood, nutrition, sleeping habits and well-being. When this happens, it may be time to seek professional help. With SummaCare, your employees have access to a variety of health and wellness tools to navigate life’s ups and downs and learn coping strategies to help them in the future.

SummaCare is dedicated to helping companies maintain a healthy workforce by offering the following valuable health and wellness resources, programs, services and discounts:

  • Through Teladoc®, members who feel stressed, anxious or depressed can speak with a therapist or psychiatrist by web, phone or mobile app 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Behavioral health visits through Teladoc® are covered for most members.
  • DepressionCareis a depression prevention and management program that provides tools, health coaching and resources to help employees manage their depression and live a healthier life. Participation and support are tailored to the persons individual needs and may include:
    • Educational information and advice on managing depression.
    • Access to a SummaCare nurse who can answer questions about depression or provide coaching support and materials.
    • Help finding a provider or obtaining community services and care within SummaCare’s network.
    • Advice and reminders regarding preventive and self-care.
    • Access to the SummaCare WebMD Health Manager portal featuring an online library of depression health information, symptom tracking tools and educational videos about managing depression.
  • SummaCare’s WebMD® Health Manager portal provides your employees with a suite of tools to help them manage their stress and anxiety, including assessment and management tools and emotional health trackers. In addition, WebMD Health Manager offers an online library of information and educational videos about managing emotional health. It’s completely private, secure and free to eligible members.
  • Health Coaching is free for members receive one-on-one, telephonic, coaching to assist with lifestyle modifications to prevent chronic conditions in the future. A health coach can help identify at-risk behaviors and provide suggestions to improve overall wellness.
  • Condition Management is available for members living with a chronic condition. Members will work with a SummaCare registered nurse to better manage their condition and maintain and improve their quality of life.
  • Care Management assists members diagnosed with complex health problems. Services can be short-term for those transitioning home after a hospitalization or long-term for people with catastrophic or highly complex health issues.
  • SummaCare 24-Hour Nurse Line offers access to experienced registered nurses who have accurate, up-to-date information and can answer questions, offer support and help members make decisions about a non-emergency health situation.
  • SummaCare QuitCareis available to offers support (and free nicotine replacement patches) to smokers who are ready to kick the habit. Quitting specialists will enroll members in the free QuitCare counseling program.
  • Preventive Health Reminders provide reminders to members for when to schedule appointments for routine care as well as check-ups recommended if members have certain conditions.

Other benefits your employees may qualify for include:

  • Vision Discounts. Eligible employees receive substantial discounts on comprehensive eye exams, frames and lenses at participating locations through a discount program called EyeMed Vision Care.
  • GlobalFit. As a SummaCare partner, GlobalFit offers discounted gym memberships, vitamins/supplements, weight loss programs and fitness on demand.

Interested in learning more? Contact your SummaCare account manager or broker for information.