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Public Employees’ Benefit Board July 2013
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Confidential help available for problems at work and home
Having problems with a co-worker or supervisor? Spouse, child or parent? Finances or a legal issue? Cascade Centers - your employee assistance program (EAP) - offers completely confidential help to solve problems in your work and home life. Neither PEBB nor your employer knows if you access these services.

Learn more about Cascade EAP's comprehensive services  ››

EAP Newsletter suggests 10 ways to cut debt 
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EAP Navigator has tips to prevent misunderstandings with co-workers  ››
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You have two full months to enroll in 2014 benefits and HEM!
Open Enrollment runs Sept.1-Oct.31 this year, This gives you and your spouse/partner more time to  complete your confidential online health assessment on your current plan's website and enroll in 2014 health plans in your benefit record. We'll mail your current benefit statement and Open Enrollment packet to the contact address in your benefit record in August.
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PEBB plans fully cover preventive services
PEBB plans cover recommended preventive services at no cost to the member. These preventive services have an A or B rating from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for populations based on age (including children and adults) and gender.
 
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Guidance expected after Supreme Court rulings
The federal Supreme Court ruled this summer on two cases related to same-sex marriage and application of federal benefits to same-sex spouses. After the rulings, PEBB administrative rules continue to apply, and future adjustments to the PEBB benefit program will be guided by relevant state and federal determinations.

Click here to see a summary on who is eligible in PEBB ››


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2014 health plans will cover some now-excluded foot care
To make sure members with certain foot conditions can be active for exercise and work, the Board has adjusted the health plan design. Beginning 2014, the plans will cover bunionectomy, as well as surgery for hammertoe and neuroma. These procedures will be added to the additional cost tier with an additional $100 or $500 additional copay depending on the procedure's average cost.

  
"Lean" gets more meals to the hungry Hurricane Sandy left many people on the East Coast homeless AND hungry. Months later many still rely on food banks. This video shows how "Lean" helps food banks get help to more people, faster. 

 
Being active raises money for Food Bank  Hunger is a year-round problem for thousands of Oregonians. PEBB members raised about $5000 for the Oregon Food Bank last year. Their health plans donated the funds when members agreed to be more active.