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It's a digital world and we are surrounded by smartphones, tablets, and computer monitors – all of which emit blue light. Increased exposure to blue light has been linked to the onset of blurred vision, dry eyes, tired eyes, and other symptoms of digital eye strain.
Visit your VSP network doctor if you're concerned about blue light exposure, and find a solution that works best for you.
Just as important as your annual physical, it's critical to periodically take stock of your financial wellbeing.
Uprise Health provides this Financial Health Checklist as a starting point for conducting your own financial wellness checkup.
It’s nice to know you have support standing by for unforeseen events.
As an OEBB member, you have basic Life Insurance coverage, including access to Travel Assistance and a Life Services Toolkit.
Getting care today doesn’t always mean making an appointment and driving to the doctor’s office.
With an OEBB VSP vision plan, you have many money-savingoptions to protect your eyes. Even if you don’t need prescription lenses, the VSP Lightcare benefit can be used for sunglasses or blue light filtering lenses.
You can also conveniently shop for eyewear online at VSP’s eyeconic.com, where you’ll find discounts on fashionable frames while integrating your insurance and the VSP doctor network. Learn more about Lightcare and eyeconic.com.
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Sometimes the care you need may be outside of “traditional" treatment. Over the years, several “alternative" treatments have come into the mainstream.
Learn more about these options and whether they might be right for you.
All OEBB medical plans offer an alternative care benefit.
Moda Health: Chiropractic and acupuncture services are covered with 12 visits combined annually.
Kaiser Permanente: Chiropractic, acupuncture and naturopathic services are covered as follows:
Walgreens retail pharmacies are now part of the pharmacy network for OEBB's Moda medical plans.
Invisalign® is a treatment that uses a series of custom-made clear aligners to reposition teeth over time – a process that’s mapped out by your orthodontist.
In general, this treatment is better suited for simpler cases of misalignment. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign requires a higher level of commitment from the patient.
Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day and removed only for eating, brushing and flossing for the most effective treatment. Each case is unique, so the duration of treatment may vary. Clear aligners are covered by orthodontia benefits under the OEBB dental plans. Learn more at the following links:
Health happens everywhere, and now health care can, too. You can connect with a doctor in minutes, from anywhere, with telehealth. Many needs can be handled via phone, video or text message, without heading into a doctor's office. Telehealth is a great option for an earache in the middle of the night, allergies on vacation or questions about Covid-19.
Think of your Short Term Disability benefits as protection when life doesn't go as planned. We insure our houses, our cars and our health, but we often forget to insure our ability to earn a paycheck. Disability insurance helps you do just that, providing a source of income when you are unable to work because of a qualifying illness or injury.
Learn more about OEBB's Short Term Disability insurance offered by The Standard. Article provided by The Standard.
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