April REACH Newsletter

Dental Health and Prevention

More than 36% of adults don’t see their dentist all year. When you schedule a dental checkup, you don’t waste your benefits. That’s just one of the great reasons to get a checkup!

So, take care of your oral and overall health and get your next exam on your calendar today!

  1. You get the most value from your benefits. Checkups are covered 100% on our Delta Dental plans.
  2. You can get easier and less expensive treatment. Early detection can help prevent costly and complex procedures.
  3. You decrease your risk of disease. A dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar to help prevent cavities and gum disease. Plus, your dentist looks for early signs of oral cancer, tooth decay and more.
  4. Maintaining good oral hygiene could benefit your heart. Several studies reveal a link between periodontal (gum) disease and an increased risk for heart disease.

Go to www.deltadentalil.com to find a provider, view your benefits, order another ID card, and more. Follow this link to the Employee Benefit Information page for details about all our plans: Benefits.

Employee Wellness Department Key Dates

Alzheimer’s Association┬« Support Group Events
Date: April 9
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Call to register: 800-272-3900

Build a support system with people who understand.

Alzheimer’s Association┬« support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for people living with dementia and their care partners to:

  1. Develop a support system.
  2. Exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions.
  3. Talk through issues and ways of coping.
  4. Share feelings, needs and concerns.

Learn about community resources.

REACH Portal Spotlight

Watch this short webinar to learn more about Noom!

Noom uses science and personalization to help you maintain a healthy weight by improving eating patterns and physical activity habits and fostering skills needed to navigate your daily life. We’ll help you better understand your relationship with food, how to be more mindful, and give you the knowledge and support you need for long-lasting change.

This program is open to all eligible employees and spouses covered by the Riverside Health plan. Noom is a designated Reasonable Alternative for the 2024 REACH Wellness Program, offering a Level 2 credit if you don’t meet or improve in 3 out of 5 key health measures.

To earn Level 2 credit, complete the following two requirements:

  1. Log at least two different activities each week. Activities include:
    1. Log meals
    2. Log weight
    3. Complete a day of lessons
    4. Message your coach, if you choose to have one
  2. Complete the above requirement for eight out of 12 weeks

Don’t wait! Enroll now for a healthier tomorrow.