For Retirees of the City of Winston-Salem

Retirement Essentials for City Retirees

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Dear Retiree,

On behalf of the City of Winston-Salem, thank you for your years of dedicated service!  You can find important retiree information here to keep you up-to-date with your retirement benefits.  Please feel free to call our office if you need additional information. We are always here to help!

Sincerely,
Carmen Caruth
Human Resources Director

News and Updates

2014 Benefits

Health Risk Assessment Deadline Passed

  • To receive the $50 wellness discount on your 2014 health insurance premiums, you must have completed the online health risk assessment by February 28 of this year
  • If you missed the deadline, you will be eligible for the discount next plan year (1/1-12/31/2015) if you complete the health risk assessment by the deadline (to be published later)
  • Go to www.bcbsnc.com and log in
    • If you do not have a log in, you must register for member services. You will need your BCBSNC insurance card to do so.
    • If you forgot your user name or password, call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card.
  • After logging in, click on WELLNESS at the top and then on HEALTH ASSESSMENT.
  • The assessment takes about 20 minutes to complete.

City of Winston-Salem Blood Drive

LIFESMART WELLNESS PROGRAM

Reminder: Employee Medical Services has moved. The new address is

32 West 32nd Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

LifeSmart Wellness Class Series

Sittercise Exercise Class

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July 2014
  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at South Fork Community Center

JULY 2014

  • July 17 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
  • July 23 - Self-Care for the Caregiver, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Manson Meads
  • July 24 - Managing Financial Stress, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Manson Meads
  • July 24 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
  • July 30 - Family Relations, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
  • July 31 - Managing Financial Stress, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall

AUGUST 2014

  • August 6 - Conflict Resolution, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Employee Medical Services
  • August 7 - Managing Financial Stress, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Employee Medical Services
  • August 12 - Diabetes 101, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Employee Medical Services
  • August 13 - Managing Job Stress, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Public Safety Ctr. Auditorium
  • August 14 - Managing Financial Stress, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., Public Safety Ctr. Auditorium
  • August 14 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
  • August 19 - Diabetes: Beyond the Basics, Part 1, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Employee Medical Services
  • August 21 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
  • August 26 - Diabetes:  Beyond the Basics, Part 2, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Employee Medical Services

Pre-register by calling 748-3868 or emailing susanb@cityofws.org


How to take online Wellness classes through BCBSNC

City employees can fulfill their wellness class requirement by participating in online wellness programs offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Go to www.mybcbsnc.com or www.bcbsnc.com (If you do not have a log in, you must register for member services. You will need your BCBSNC member card to do so. If you have any issues please contact BCBSNC customer service. Their number is located on the back of your insurance card.) After registering or logging in, choose Wellness at the top and then click on the Wellness Activities link on the left to access these options:

  • Healthy Living Conversations - Choose from 14 online, interactive conversations on such topics as stress management, healthy thinking and healthy eating
  • Online Monthly Seminars - Fun and engaging online seminars on a variety of wellness topics
  • Healthy Living Programs - Choose from 14 personalized, six-week online programs that help you take an active role in improving your health and quality of life

HEALTHY OUTCOMES WELLNESS - Our Program for Better Health

Pharmacy Benefits - Express Scripts

City Retiree Premium Reimbursement Program

Forms
North Carolina State Retirement Systems
Other Retirement Systems
North Carolina Treasurer
Insurance
  • Aetna Life Insurance: 1 (800) 826-7448, Aetna web site 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Reassure Life/Midland: (336) 765-1582 Roy Jennings
  • UNUM Universal Life 1 (800) 635-5597, Unum web site
  • CNA (Long-term Care): 1 (800) 266-2904, CNA web site
 
City-Sponsored Retiree benefits available to eligible retirees, spouses, and dependents
  • BCBS Medical Coverage for pre-65 retirees, spouses, and dependents
  • United Health Care Supplement coverage for post-65 retirees and spouses
  • $2,000 Retiree Life Insurance (Death Benefit)
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