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Take Advantage of Empire’s Complimentary Health & Wellness Programs

Take Advantage of Empire’s Complimentary Health & Wellness Programs

November 3, 2016

As an eligible participant in the NYCDCC Welfare Fund (the “Welfare Fund”), you have access to health coverage administered by Empire BlueCross BlueShield (“Empire”). However, it’s important for you to know that the programs you can take advantage of as a result of being eligible for Welfare Fund coverage administered by Empire stretch far beyond the basics. In fact, in addition to your normal coverage, Empire has an extensive array of Health & Wellness programs that are available to you at no additional cost. Some of these programs include “Future Moms,” and “24/7 NurseLine.” We highly recommend that you take a look at the summaries of these programs below and consider utilizing any that may be applicable to you now or in the future.ebcbs-health-and-wellness-flyer-revised-3

Future Moms

If you (or your spouse) is having a baby, Future Moms can help facilitate a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Signing up as soon as the pregnancy is known will get you:

  • 24/7 phone access to a nurse coach you can talk to about your (or your spouse’s) pregnancy and health.
  • A book that describes changes you (or your spouse) can expect concerning the pregnant mother-to-be and baby over the next nine months.
  • Useful tools to help you (or your spouse), the doctor, and the Future Moms nurse coach track the pregnancy and spot risks. Tips and resources to assist decision-making and prepare for the birth of the baby will also be made available.

To sign up for Future Moms, please call (866) 664-5404.

24/7 NurseLine

You can call any time to talk to a registered nurse about your health concerns. You can also get answers to questions, whether you’re sick or not.

If you think you need health care right away, a nurse can help you decide where to go if your doctor isn’t available. Going to the right place can save you time and money… It can also help you access better care too!

To use 24/7 NurseLine, please call (877) TALK 2 RN, or the phone number on the back of your ID card.

For more information concerning these programs, and to gain access to a variety of helpful health resources, you can visit Empire’s website at www.empireblue.com.