Summer Updates from Portico!

myPortico is Getting a New Look! Last week, we refreshed our website to give you an improved experience with easy access to your information and a mobile-friendly design. You’ll notice the change when it turns from Orange to Blue.

Video Conferencing Counseling is now available through Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Beacon Health, our EAP provider, is now offering EAP video counseling to all our Portico plan members. These licensed counselors are specially trained in offering video counseling. Remember, you and covered family members may qualify for up to six in-person EAP counseling sessions per issue per year, at no cost to you.

Join Omada® To Build Healthy Habits That Last
Omada is a digital lifestyle change program. They combine the latest technology with ongoing support so you can make the changes that matter most – whether that’s around eating, activity, sleep, or stress. It’s an approach shown to help you lose weight and reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. more than 800 members have enrolled in the Omada® program for those at risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease, logging a collective 6,411-pound weight loss thus far. If you or your adult family members are at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease and covered by ELCA-Primary health benefits, Portico offers the Omada program at no cost to you. Take a 1-minute health test to see if you’re eligible.

Why Contribute to Your Retirement Plan Video
In this short video, Portico’s financial educator, Grace Pomroy, demonstrates why saving for retirement is critical — and how to prioritize it given other demands on our wallets.

2019 Annual Enrollment Dates
Employer and plan members make their benefit elections annually. For 2019 benefits, the dates are as follows: for Employers: October 1 – October 26 and for Plan members: October 31 – November 14

New Movement Prayer Video
Practice Luther’s description of faith as a “busy, living, active, mighty thing” by using these six prayer poses to speak to God in body language.

Upcoming Live Webinars:

  • 2019 ELCA Medicare-Primary Changes – September 10th from 2-3pm
  • Turning 65 in 2019 – September 25th from 2-3pm
  • Pre-retirement webinar 1: “Can I Afford to Retire?” – October 4th from 2-3pm
  • Pre-retirement webinar 2: “Can I Create a Sustainable Income in Retirement?” -October 11th from 2-3pm
  • Ready to Retire – November 6th from 1-2:30pm

Register online for these webinars.