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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!
Human Resources Director
2015 Medicare Meeting
Retirees who turn 65 in 2015 are encouraged to attend a Medicare Meeting to learn about important healthcare plan changes.
When: Tuesday July 21, 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Miller Park Recreation Center,
400 Leisure Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103
*this does not apply to retirees already enrolled in United Healthcare's Medicare Advantage Plan OR who will not turn 65 in 2015*
**Due to the volume of questions, we may not be able to answer each email. Instead, questions will be answered here under Frequently Asked Questions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to re-enroll in my benefits each year?
Retirees are encouraged to enroll in benefits during Annual Enrollment, UNLESS you are on the Medicare Advantage (United Health Care) plan. United Health Care participants do not need to make any changes. Blue Cross Blue Shield retirees should enroll each year, but benefits will default to your previous year elections should you fail to do so.
Have we changed carriers this year?
No. Active and retiree benefits are still administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The retiree Medicare Advantage Supplement Plan is still administered through United Health Care.
Health Risk Assessment
- To receive the $50 wellness discount on your 2015 health insurance premiums, you must have completed the online health risk assessment by February 28 of 2015.
- 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.
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 (unless noted)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at South Fork Community Center
- July 2 - Gentle Yoga [pdf/195kb/1p], 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., City Hall Committee Room, 2nd Floor
- July 7 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Manson Meads Basement
- July 9 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., City Hall Committee Room, 2nd Floor
- July 15 - Gentle Yoga, 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon, PSC Auditorium
- July 21 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Manson Meads Basement
- July 22 - Gentle Yoga, 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon, PSC Auditorium
- July 29 - Practical Ways to Save Money [pdf/202kb/1p], 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Employee Development
- August 4 - Gentle Yoga [pdf/196kb/1p], 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Manson Meads Basement
- August 5 - Disaster Preparedness [pdf/256kb/1p], 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., PSC Auditorium
- August 6 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., City Hall Committee Room, 2nd Floor
- August 12 - Dealing with Family Stress [pdf/231kb/1p], 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Employee Development
- August 18 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Manson Meads Basement
- August 19 - Gentle Yoga, 11:00 - 12 Noon, PSC Auditorium
- August 19 - Estate Planning [pdf/199kb/1p], 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., City Hall Committee Room, 2nd Floor
- August 20 - Gentle Yoga, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., City Hall Committee Room, 2nd Floor
- August 26 - Gentle Yoga, 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon, PSC Auditorium
- August 26 - Managing Work Stress [pdf/231kb/1p], 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., PSC Auditorium
***Reserve your space by calling 748-3868 and leaving a message on the Registration Hotline or email firstname.lastname@example.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 15 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 OUTCOMES WELLNESS - Our Program for Better Health
Pharmacy Benefits - Express Scripts
North Carolina State Retirement Systems
Other Retirement Systems
- Winston-Salem Police Officers Retirement System (WSPORS)
North Carolina Treasurer
- 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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