A few updates from Portico Benefits. Please know that your Regional Representative from Portico, Pastor Cathy Schibler, wishes you a blessed Advent and a joyous Christmas.  Please reach out to her if you have any questions at (cschibler@porticobenefits.org).

Being Here Podcast – New Episodes

Being Here, a podcast that explores real world issues and topics important to professionals in the faith community, has added three new episodes. Join host the Rev. Melissa Pohlman, as she welcomes three new guests to share their experiences and points of view on navigating retirement; Christian conversations about racial justice; and creative approaches to innovative ministry. Being Here invites us to learn together, listen to each other, grow together, and move forward together — stronger, more resilient as a unique community. https://portico.thebigknow.com/home/audio-series/portico-being-here/overview

ELCA Medicare-Primary Transition to Humana Prescription Drug Program

Steps members should take now:

  • Refill current prescriptions
  • Watch the mail for a new Humana ID card
  • Look up medication with Humana
  • Set up Humana Pharmacy mail-delivery account by calling 1-800-379-0092
  • Ensure local pharmacy is in network

Virtual Workshop Series on Retirement Readiness

Look for more information about 4 new webinars coming in January!  

Important Self-Care after the Holidays 

After the holidays when you have time to catch your breath also provides an opportunity for you to focus on your own self-care. Now is the time to block out some time on your calendar in January to schedule your wellness exam, review your retirement account, schedule an appointment with a Portico financial planner, and refamiliarize yourself with all that your benefits plan has available to you to help you be well in order that you can serve others.    https://myportico.porticobenefits.org/retirement-center/financial-planning