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New Program: Omada

February 21, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is excited to announce a new health program called Omada that we’re offering at no cost to members and their covered adult family members enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and are at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease.

New Program: Livongo

February 21, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is excited to announce a new diabetes and high blood pressure program called Livongo that we’re offering at no cost to members and their covered family members 13 and older enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

County VS County! Mar. 23 – May 17

February 21, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Score a bragging-rights bounty in County vs. County! Band with your local buddies in this contest. The county or district with the highest average daily steps wins!

2020 Healthy County Boot Camp Recap

February 21, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Thank you to all of our wellness coordinators and sponsors who attended Boot Camp last week! If you were unable to attend Boot Camp this year, you can review the presentations here.

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

February 21, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Tracking your health with Sonic Boom just got easier. Sonic Boom's new integration with Apple health allows you to track your workout time, steps, calories and distance all in one place. It's so convenient!

Winter Blues & Running Shoes

January 22, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Want to start the new year off right? Winter Blues and Running Shoes can help you do just that! Reach your daily step count goal and give back to your community.

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

January 22, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Tracking your health with Sonic Boom just got easier. Sonic Boom's new integration with Apple health allows you to track your workout time, steps, calories and distance all in one place. It's so convenient!

Walking: Meditation in Motion

January 22, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Time spent walking relaxes nerves and clears the mind. But want a way to make it more calming? Try meditating as you move. Meditation is a relaxation technique that can reduce anxiety. It may also reduce blood pressure and increase feelings of well-being.

No Enrollment Fee for BCBSTX Fitness Program in February

January 22, 2020| Health and Benefits News

The BCBSTX Fitness Program is waiving the one-time enrollment fee (a $25 value) for eligible new members who sign up between Feb. 1 - 29. Members will be asked to enter a coupon code, fit4feb, at checkout to qualify for the waived fee.

Happy New You! Last Day to Apply for Naturally Slim!

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

You don't have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best. Naturally Slim® is an online program that will teach you how at NO COST*. Apply online Dec. 9-20 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Jan. 13. Learn how to apply.

How to use your Boomer Bucks

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Have you completed three of four Healthy County contests this year? Way to go! Keep on reading for instructions on how to redeem your Boomer Bucks for gift cards or merchandise in the Boomer Bucks Catalogue.*

First Healthy County Contest of 2020

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Our first Healthy County Contest of 2020 is Winter Blues and Running Shoes! Let's start the new year off right. We are challenging you to put your best foot forward and earn as many steps as you can, while continuing to put your philanthropic foot forward even after the holiday season.

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Great news! Sonic Boom now has a direct integration with Apple Healthkit. This eliminates the need to sync your data with Human API, and now with the integration your time will also be transferred to Sonic Boom along with steps, calories and distance.

Healthy for the Holidays

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

The holiday season can be filled with joy, family and friends. Here are some practical ways to combat "joy stealers," stay healthy, and enjoy the season to the fullest.

Happy New You!

November 25, 2019| Health and Benefits News

You don't have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best. Naturally Slim® is an online program that will teach you how at NO COST*. Apply online Dec. 9 -13 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Jan. 13. Learn how to apply.

Healthy for the Holidays

November 25, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Our last contest of 2019, Healthy for the Holidays, is ending soon! Log 30 days of 7,000 steps by Dec. 1 to complete the contest.

How to use your Boomer Bucks

November 25, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Have you completed the first three Healthy County contests this year? Way to go! Keep on reading for instructions on how to redeem your Boomer Bucks for gift cards or merchandise in the Boomer Bucks Catalogue.*

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

November 25, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Great news! Sonic Boom now has a direct integration with Apple Healthkit. This eliminates the need to sync your data with Human API, and now with the integration your time will also be transferred to Sonic Boom along with steps, calories and distance.

Keep Stress Away for the Holidays

November 25, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Are the holidays a stressor for you? If so, you're not alone. Americans list lack of money (61%), the pressures of gift giving (42%), lack of time (34%), and credit card debt (23%) as top causes of holiday stress. To deal with stress from the season.

The Vision Plan is Being Rebranded

October 24, 2019| Health and Benefits News

The Vision Plan is being rebranded from Ft. Dearborn to Blue Cross Blue Shield. There are no changes to the vision plan benefits and network. All enrollees will be receiving new Vision ID cards in October 2019.

Healthy for the Holidays

October 24, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Our last contest of 2019, Healthy for the Holidays, has begun! Log 30 days of 7,000 steps by Dec. 1 to complete the contest. Check your progress in the Rewards tab on the Sonic Boom portal. Employees with activity trackers connected to the Sonic Boom portal are automatically registered for the contest.

How to use your Boomer Bucks

October 24, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Have you completed the first three Healthy County contests this year? Way to go! Keep on reading for instructions on how to redeem your Boomer Bucks for gift cards or merchandise in the Boomer Bucks Catalogue.*

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

October 24, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Great news! Sonic Boom now has a direct integration with Apple Health. This eliminates the need to sync your data with Human API and, with the integration, your time will also be transferred to Sonic Boom along with steps, calories and distance.

Stop Breast Cancer in its Tracks

October 24, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. But when cancer is only in the breast and is found and treated early, the relative survival rate is 99%. There’s no better reason to find it early.

Oct. 21: Healthy for the Holidays

September 20, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Our last contest, Healthy for the Holidays, begins Oct. 21! Log 30 days of 7,000 steps by Dec. 1 to complete the contest. Check your progress in the Rewards tab on the Sonic Boom portal.


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