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Having trouble sleeping? There’s an app for that!

Check out the Calm app, one of the most popular apps for meditation and mindfulness.

You’ll have unlimited access to:
  • Guided meditations ranging from three to 25 minutes long.
  • Tips for calming anxiety, managing stress, and getting deep sleep.
  • Sleep stories for deeper and better sleep.
  • Video lessons on gentle stretches and mindful motion.
Depending on your medical plan, you can save on membership fees.

Kaiser members: Download the Calm app to your smart device at no cost to you.

Moda or other plan members: Sign up for the free seven-day trial. If you like it, subscriptions are $69.99 per year.

The benefits of preventive care

When it comes to health care, it’s best to prevent an issue before it starts. This month, we’re focusing on the importance of preventive health care. Stay healthy by taking advantage of OEBB’s preventive health care benefits today — at no cost to you! 

Preventive health care includes the things you do to keep from getting sick. Good examples are getting enough sleep and seeing your doctor for an annual checkup. You may ask why you need to go to the doctor if you’re healthy. The answer is: to stay healthy! 

With preventive care, you can identify health problems when they can be treated more easily. During a preventive health care visit, your doctor can check for certain conditions. These include high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain cancers. Your dentist can check for cavities. And your vision provider can look for eye diseases. When a potential issue is caught early, simple lifestyle changes might be all you need to treat it. You may also be able to use less expensive treatments.

Do you know the best thing about preventive care? Preventive care is offered at no cost to you through OEBB’s plans! 

Which preventive care services are covered 100%?

OEBB’s benefit plans include a lot of preventive procedures that are provided at no cost to you. Your provider can help you coordinate what tests and vaccinations are right for you. They will consider your family history, age, current health status, and more. Covered preventive care might include:
  • Your annual checkup — Physical exam, high blood pressure check, certain blood work
  • Cancer screenings — Mammograms, Pap tests, prostate antigen (PSA) tests, colon cancer screenings
  • Childhood immunizations — Hepatitis A and B, chickenpox, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
  • Adult immunizations and vaccines — Booster shots, annual flu shots, and more.  Although they are not part of standard preventive benefits, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters (according to CDC guidelines) are covered at no cost to you.  
Don’t forget your teeth and eyes! Our dental and vision benefit plans include preventive care benefits too. Depending on your plan, these are offered at no cost to you or for a small copay or coinsurance:
  • Annual teeth cleaning and checkup — Routine cleaning, examination, X-rays 
  • Annual well vision exam — Eye and retinal exam, glaucoma checkup 
To view a complete list of covered preventive care services, refer to your plan’s materials. You may need to log in to see your plan’s details.  


Events Calendar

Attend a webinar this month. Interested but can't make the date/time? Register anyway and get the recording emailed to you.

Energizer Series: Brain Break
Tuesdays (12:00-12:10 p.m.PT)
Presented by: WebMD
Learn more and register
Watch videos of previous sessions

Move Well Series: Feet and Ankles
Wednesday, November 9 (3-4 p.m. PT)
In this webinar, we will discuss common foot and ankle injuries as well as exercises to prevent injuries.
Presented by Moda Health
Learn more and register

Skill Building: Mindfulness/Control vs. Mindfulness
Thursday, Nov. 17 (12-12:30 p.m. PT) 
Discover how noticing and accepting thoughts and emotions can reduce stress and anxiety.
Presented by Uprise Health
Learn more and register

Guide to Tackling Emotional Eating Thursday, Nov. 17 (10-10:30 a.m. PT) 
Learn techniques to help quiet the part of your brain that activates your stress response.
Presented by WW

Recharge Your Mind and Body
Thursday, Nov. 17 (11-11:30 a.m. PT) 
Learn the effects of stress on your mind and body, and get tips to get into the habit of taking care of yourself.
Presented by WebMD
Learn more and register

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Event Recordings

Sleep for injury prevention: rest, recharge, and rejuvenate
Presented by: Moda Health
View recording

Embodied Yoga: Joker Pose
Presented by: Moda Health
View recording

Navigating Divorce
Presented by: Uprise Health

Regardless of where you are in the process, this dynamic session will empower you with information, tools, and resources to support you during and after your divorce.

View webinar through the Uprise Health Personal Advantage website.
  1. Enter your Access Code: OEBB
  2. Click the “Webinar” button
Build a better district wellness policy
Presented by: Alliance for a Healthier Generation in partnership with Kaiser Permanente
Watch the recording now  
Note: This recording requires a log in to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Action Center. If you are not registered yet, you can do so at this link.








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Be an OEBB Wellness Champion!

Do you coordinate wellness activities for your workplace? Or would you like to? Sign up today!

Learn more on the Wellness Champions

There you'll find the upcoming meeting schedule and recordings of past meetings. You'll also find a summary of what it means to be part of the Network, a guide to get you started, and links to promotional materials. We hope it's an easy way for you to find everything you need to share wellness in your workplace.