Start 2023 Off Right With a Commitment to Your Health

Sarah Jane Rodriguez

January 17, 2023

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(This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of the American Postal Workers Union)

There are so many things that keep us busy every day, such as work, kids, family, and even illnesses, that it’s sometimes difficult to think of anything else. We tend to put our health on the back burner while we look after those around us. With COVID-19 disrupting our lives, many of us haven’t been back to the doctor for our annual checkups or yearly screenings.

The APWU Health Plan prides itself on providing our members with affordable options that work to keep you and your family healthy. After a very busy holiday season, let 2023 be the year that you make the change and promise to re-commit to looking after yourself.

With your continued membership in the APWU and your enrollment in the APWU Health Plan, we make looking after yourself easy to do! Being enrolled in one of the APWU Health Plan’s two plans, either the High Option, or the Consumer Driven Option, makes getting your annual checkups and screenings really easy, not to mention free! You heard that right, as long as you stay in-network, all of your preventive screenings are 100 percent covered! Everything from mammograms, colorectal screenings, and even diabetes screenings! Recommended immunizations are 100 percent covered when you stay in-network. The APWU Health Plan has you covered for whatever stage in life you are at.

Did you know that if you’re enrolled in the Consumer Driven Option Plan that an additional $25 is added to your Personal Care Account (PCA) for every enrolled family member that gets their annual physical? So if you’re a family of four, that’s $100 more, just for seeing your doctor!

So, call your doctor today to schedule your annual checkup and to find out what screenings and immunizations you need to make YOU your absolute healthiest!

It’s An Honor to Serve You

In November, I was sworn in for a second term. It has been such an honor to serve you all for the past three years. I thank you for your continued support.

Two of our APWU Health Plan Board Members, Stephen Brooks and Kennith Beasley, retired this year. I want to thank them for their many years of tireless service to the membership. Yared Wonde and Arrion Brown will be stepping into these positions for the upcoming term.

As the New Year begins, so does my second term as Director. As I reflect on my first term, I find myself thankful for the time I have spent collaborating with the Board, our Health Plan representatives, delegates, and the APWU members. I want to thank the Health Plan staff for everything that they do in support of our membership.

I look forward to my next term, and I am committed to ensuring that the APWU Health Plan continues to build on our tradition of excellence. 

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