Welcome

Sholom's Wellbeing Mission

Our mission is to create an environment and promote opportunities that support and empower our co-workers in living their healthiest, most fulfilled lives. We hope the resources, events, and challenges will help you take the next steps in our wellbeing journey.


Preventive care is always covered at 100% on your health plan. Preventive health screenings are an essential alert system. If left untreated, issues can occur in the body that can lead to larger health problems. So it is important to detect health problems at an early stage, making treatment easier and more effective. Click the link below to learn more about preventive care.


Continue scrolling to find information that from our medical carrier BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota, our broker partner NFP, and your own Sholom team.


If you have any questions about the information on this site, please reach out to Human Resources.

Taking Care of Yourself

Prevention Video

Taking Care of Yourself

Prevention Video

Sharecare

It’s time to meet the healthier YOU!

Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota is working with Sharecare to help you reach your health goals. Sharecare gives you a personalized health profile, tips for reaching your goals and a dashboard that shows you when you’re in the green with your goals. Take advantage of Sharecare’s tools and resources to help you manage your well-being.


To Get Started:

  • Visit bluecrossmn.sharecare.com you must register for Sharecare before downloading the app
  • Sign in or sign up!
  • Download the App. Available at the Apple Store and on Google Play.
  • Take your RealAge® Test to find out how old your body is compared to your calendar age. Once you know your RealAge, you'll get tips to live healthier (and lower it over time)!


Have Questions? Call the number on the back of your Blue Cross member ID card or visit sharecare.com

Sharecare

Sharecare demo video

Sharecare

Sharecare demo video

What's Your Real Age?

Dr. Oz Video

What's Your Real Age?

Dr. Oz Video

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Be Kind To Your Mind

When it comes to mental health and wellbeing, we know there is no "one size fits all' approach. That's why Sholom has partnered with the following providers to give you and your family access to several mental and behavioral wellbeing tools and resources at no cost to you.


Learn to Live

Learn how to live your best life. More than 114 million Americans who have addressable mental health conditions will never seek face-to-face therapy due to social stigma, accessibility and cost. In fact, three out of four people don’t get the help they need. Now there’s an easy way to get it, in the privacy of your own home. If you’re concerned about stress, depression, social anxiety, insomnia or substance use, Learn to Live is an online cognitive behavioral program that can help you work through those issues when and where it’s convenient for you — and it’s proven to work.


How It Works: A quick online assessment determines which programs would benefit you the most. Eight interactive lessons then help you explore situations that trigger negative emotions and give you tips, tricks and strategies to work through them. It is part of your health plan so there is no additional cost to you, and it is completely confidential. Learn to Live can help you get a handle on stress, depression, social anxiety, insomnia and substance use so you’re in control — not your emotions.


Dr. On Demand

Let the doctor come to you with Doctor On Demand, video visits can be done in just minutes — with no travel time. It’s quick, it’s convenient and it saves you money.

Board-certified doctors are available 24/7, 365 days a year to treat many common medical conditions. You can also schedule next-day appointments to see licensed psychologists and psychiatrists between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., local time.


Feel Better Fast! Doctor On Demand is just a phone call away to get the care you need for your physical and mental health.


To learn more, or to sign up now, visit doctorondemand.com/bluecrossmn


EAP

Get confidential work-life balance for the everyday challenges of work and home as well as for more serious issues involving emotional and physical well-being. Available to you, your spouses/partners, dependent children, parents and parents-in-law. Help is easy to access, including; telephone consultations, in-person sessions, and education materials.


For more information go to New York Life's Life Assistance Program at www.cignalap.com or call toll-free 24/7 at 1-800-538-3543.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

How to Manage Stress

2 minute video

How to Manage Stress

2 minute video

Dr. On Demand

Dr. On Demand demo video

Dr. On Demand

Dr. On Demand demo video

Learn To Live

2 minute video

Learn To Live

2 minute video

Financial Wellbeing

Sholom 403b Basics

  • match
  • vest

MetLife Resources

  • budgeting
  • retirement estimator

NFP Support

  • Participant Allocation Builder - get help choosing investments in your 403(b) plan? (flyer to upload and link)
  • meet with Pete

Contact

  • MetLife Client Services at 1-800-543-2520, visit www.mlr.metlife.com
  • NFP Retirement Peter Schmitz, CFA, CFP®, AIF® Phone: 763.450.1806 Fax: 763.450.1801 Email: peter.schmitz@nfp.com
What is a 403(b)?

2 minute video

What is a 403(b)?

2 minute video

How to Budget Your Expenses

2 minute video

How to Budget Your Expenses

2 minute video

How to Stretch Your Healthcare Dollars

2 minute video

How to Stretch Your Healthcare Dollars

2 minute video

Challenges

Quarterly challenges from NFP.

Each quarter our benefit broker, NFP will have free challenges that you can participate in. Each challenge is 4-6 weeks long and is completely voluntary. You will receive an email or see flyers with information on how to get signed up a week before the challenge begins. Then each week you will get a personalized email with challenge information and a link to check in. We hope you enjoy these challenges!


Quarter Four (11/22-1/2): Maintain 6 Weeks

Many people find it difficult to simply maintain weight over the holidays, resulting in them entering the new year - each year - with extra pounds. This can put a burden on overall health and self-esteem. This 6-week challenge supports employees during the season when holidays abound and food choices are especially tempting. We focus on simply maintaining weight (vs weight loss) and provide resources and tips to overcome temptations and find success. While the benefits of physical activity are well-documented, recent research shows how the benefits compound when activity is taken outside. Being in nature boosts mood, increases self-esteem and helps us feel calm and connected. This challenge comes just as the weather is getting nicer and encourages more outdoor activity. Education and tips help employees reap the physical and

emotional rewards of spending more active time outside.

challenge

Newsletter

Learn about new wellbeing topics each month with our broker partner NFP's Wellness Newsletter. Each month will include a new health topic, a move, and a recipe.


IN THIS ISSUE


  • October is Healthy Lung Month
  • Monthly Moves: Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Recipe: Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon
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Sholom Resources

Additional Employee Resources 



Health Advocate

The personal health advocate will assist employees with finding childcare services, pre-schools and nanny agencies; locate senior care centers, assisted living facilities, or adult day-care centers; help with financial or legal issues; and work to reduce out of pocket medical costs with the Medical Bill Saver feature.


Travel Assistance through Assist America, Inc.

This program provides emergency medical, financial, legal, and communication assistance to covered individuals traveling domestically and internationally, 100 or more miles from home. Services include: medical evacuation services, 24 hour multi-lingual assistance, pre-departure services, assistance with lost or stolen items, travel arrangements for companion or dependent child, prescription refill services.


Life Planning Financial and Legal Resource

This is a package of financial, bereavement, and legal services to help your beneficiaries. After a Life claim is submitted and approved, a trained consultant will reach out to the beneficiary to provide support. Your loved ones will have access to: Bereavement Counseling with Professional Behavioral Health Experts, Legal Assistance from Licensed, Practicing Attorneys and Expert Financial Guidance. Services are confidential and no products are sold.


Blue365

This BlueCross BlueShield program offers access to premier health and wellness discounts and is free to join if you are enrolled in Sholom’s medical benefits. Visit blue365deals.com/BCBSMN/offers


Quitting Tobacco and Vaping

Get help quitting tobacco or vaping products with BlueCross BlueShield. Sholom's medical benefits comes with free wellness coaching to help you drop the habit. Get started by calling 1-888-662-2583.

Secure Travel

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Secure Travel

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Life Assistance Program

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Life Assistance Program

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Health Advocate

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Health Advocate

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Contact Us

If you have questions about any of the benefits or wellbeing resources please reach out to HR or review the Employee Benefits Guide for more information.


Bethani Sidla

(952) 939-1517


Tina Cubas

(651) 328-2043