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A Variety of Ways to Learn 

OEBB and our partners offer a variety of ways to learn about your benefits. Our goal is to help you improve your health and wellbeing

  • Learning & Events - join webinars, ask questions, watch videos, participate in challenges, and learn about your benefits.
  • OEBB's Newsletter - articles span all health areas (physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, and more). We'll teach you about specific OEBB benefits, and share Board activity updates. 

There's something for everyone! Explore the options below. Let us know if there's a topic you'd like us to feature!

OEBB is taking a break from the newsletter for the summer and focusing on Open Enrollment. Check back in September for the next newsletter.

June Webinars and Events

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June Newsletter

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Ways to improve your health

A wide variety of things can impact your health. In this edition, we share tips from our benefit partners to help you take better care of your body, feelings, and finances. Learn about:

  • Fun and easy ways to live your healthiest life
  • How to boost your financial wellbeing
  • Where to get help paying for the basics
  • How to grow healthy food on your patio
Download the June Newsletter and Learning & Events Schedule. Can't make the date/time? Register anyway to get the recording.


Past Newsletters

Want to revisit an article or catch up on a month you missed? Click the date below to download that newsletter.

May 2024

The challenges of life can have a negative impact on our mental wellbeing. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This mont, learn some general strategies and resources to help improve your mental health, including:

  • Health benefits of being happy
  • Understanding and managing anxiety
  • Understanding depression
  • Ten ways to manage stress
  • Healthy ways to handle conflict

April 2024
Humans are social creatures. Connecting with others is important for our wellbeing. Making and maintaining good relationships
with others can improve our health and help us live longer, happier lives. Learn about:

  • How social connections improve your health
  • Making friends as an adult
  • Men need friends too, six friend making tips that work
  • Connecting with friends that live far away
  • Signs you're in a healthy relationship

March 2024

Knowledge is power. The second edition of the neurodiversity series, Brain Matters, focuses on empowerment. Support yourself and others. Learn about:

  • Making transitions easier
  • Learning to use emotional co-regulation
  • Adjusting the physical work setting
  • How managers/supervisors can help

February 2024

Different brains work differently. The first edition of the neurodiversity series, Brain Matters, introduces the concept of neurodiversity. In this issue, you can explore:

  • What it means to be neurodivergent
  • Diversity in the way people think
  • Neurodivergent superpowers
  • Mental health

January 2024

Take advantage of the wellness benefits available to you as an OEBB member. You’ll save money and feel better! In this issue, you can explore:
  • Great ways to improve your wellbeing through OEBB
  • Walk With Ease program — provides education and motivation for safely exercising
  • Support eye health with a rainbow bowl
  • OEBB at your service

December 2023
In this edition, learn how to better protect yourself and your family. But how clean is clean? And is a flu shot right for you?

  • Cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfecting: Which one is best?
  • Six facts about household cleaners
  • How safe are cleaning products?
  • Flu vaccine: Should you get one?
  • Simple ways to boost your immune system
Plus, meet OEBB Board member Dr. Susan Reike Smith.

November 2023

In this issue, find valuable information to put more money in your pocket and finish the year financially strong.
  • Six tips to improve your financial wellbeing in 2023
  • Make the most of your charitable donations
  • Are you missing some money?
  • Save on food costs
  • Get help paying off your student loans
Plus, see how the OEBB Board has already started the process for creating a benefits package for 2024–25.

September 2023

In this issue, learn simple ways to stay healthy—naturally.
  • Boost your health with nutrient-rich foods
  • Protect your gut by eating colorful foods and fiber
  • Nine ways to turn household tasks into a workout

August 2023

Read the Open Enrollment email that went out to members August 2, 2023. 

June 2023

Your home is supposed to be an oasis. A place where you feel secure and protected.  

Check out these articles for ideas to create a healthy and safe environment:
  • Creating a healthier home
  • Celebrate National Safety Month
  • Preventing fires and burns
Plus, keeping prediabetes from turning into diabetes and see how survey responses help the Board evaluate benefit vendor partners.

May 2023

Looking for ways to save money? Want to improve your financial wellbeing? 

Check out these articles to help you get and stay on the right track:
  • Create a budget and stick to it
  • Eight ways to boost your financial wellbeing
  • Get help paying for food, housing, clothing, and utilities
Plus, in Part 3 of our diabetes series, learn how to determine your blood sugar level. And learn about “benefits benchmarking” and why the Board does it each year.

April 2023
Feeling exhausted, forgetful, and fatigued? Read these articles:
  • Recovering from burnout
  • Adrenal fatigue: A new name for stress syndrome or burnout
  • Guided meditations for burnout
  • You are what you think: Break the cycle
Plus, see what questions the Board is tackling this month, and Part 2 of our Diabetes Series—What does it do to the body?

March 2023

  • 12 ways to find “me time”
  • Addiction: Know the signs and symptoms
  • Have a loved one in recovery? Ways to care for yourself while caring for them
  • Part 1: Diabetes Series - Learn the types, and foods that lower your risk

Plus, find out what the Board is up to, and see your wellbeing resources at a glance!

February 2023
  • Nine tips to improve any relationship
  • Great ways to manage family conflict
  • Guided exercises and acivities to build healthy relationships
  • Six ways to lower your stress

January 2023

  • Ready to improve your overall health? Whether you want to join a gym, talk to someone about anxiety, or get your finances in order, OEBB's vendor partners offer something for everyone.