Sholom Community Alliance

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    1. Welcome
    2. Learn to Live
    3. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    4. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    5. Financial Wellbeing
    6. Omada
    7. Blue Care Advisors
  3. Additional Employee Resources
  4. Contact
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At Sholom we value an environment that promotes our employees living their healthiest, most fulfilled lives. We hope the resources on this page help you take the next steps in our wellbeing journey.

Not sure where to start? Preventive care is always covered at 100% on your health plan and a great way to build a relationship with a primary care provider. Preventive health screenings can help you create a baseline for your health and act as an alert system when something changes.

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

Learn to Live

Feeling stressed, sleepless, anxious or discouraged?

You're Not Alone

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.

Sholom Community Alliance has invested in your mental and emotional well-being by offering online support from Learn to Live at no cost to you and your family members 13 years of age or older.

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.

Get started by clicking the button below to take your assessment at Learn to Live. Enter the code: Sholom

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the principle that negative emotions are created by thoughts surrounding situations that upset us — not the situation itself. By learning how to change these thoughts and behaviors, we can move past depression, stress and anxiety.

Learn to Live Support

Learn to Live Support

Learn to Live App

Learn to Live App

Learn to Live

Learn to Live

Health Advocate

Health Advocacy Services offers you expert assistance with a wide range of healthcare and health insurance issues. Let us help you–your spouse, dependents, parents, and parents-in-law – get the answers you need, when you need them, 24/7, at no additional cost to you.

·    Find a doctor, hospital, second opinion or diagnostic service

·    Resolve health coverage issues, medical claims, denials, and appeals

·    Estimate procedure costs and negotiate fees

·    Locate home care, special services, senior care or hospice

·    Identify wellness services and alternative medicine

·    Medical Bill Saver – reduce out of pocket costs for employees

Health Advocacy Solutions

Access to help when you need it for all your health care, insurance or medical bill needs. Help is only a call away. Call (866) 799-2725 24/7

Life Assistance Program

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of balancing work and family life? Maybe you have questions about a legal or financial concern. You and your family members now have access to various counseling services including legal, financial, and work-life balance assistance. All counseling calls are answered by a Master’s or PhD-level counselor who will collect some general information and will discuss your needs. The Life Assistance Program provides a maximum of three sessions, per issue, per year.

Guidance Resources

When you need information quickly to help handle life’s challenges, you can visit for resources and tools on topics such as health and wellness, legal regulations, family and relationships, work and education, money and investments, and home and auto. You will also have access to articles, podcasts, videos, slideshows, on-demand trainings and “Ask the Expert” which provides personal responses to your questions.

Well-being Coaching

Sometimes you may need help with personal challenges and physical issues that can be overwhelming. To help you achieve your goals, you will have access to a certified coach who will work with you, one on one, to address health and well-being issues such as burnout, time management and coping with stress. You have access to five sessions per year. All sessions are conducted telephonically.

Family Source

Managing the everyday concerns of home, work and family can be difficult. To help resolve those concerns, you have access to family care service specialists that provide customized research, educational materials and prescreened referrals for childcare, adoption, elder care, education, and pet care.

Secure Travel

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 

Legal Connect

If legal uncertainties arise and you don’t know where to start, LegalConnect® can help. This program provides access to unlimited phone consultations with a staff of expert, licensed attorneys. If needed, you can be referred to a local attorney for a free 30-minute consultation and a 25% reduction if you choose to work with them. Information on low cost and no legal options are available. Referrals to consumer advocacy groups and governmental organizations are also available.

Financial Connect

Financial problems can touch the lives of every individual. Getting guidance and answers to your questions is sometimes all you need. New York Life Group Benefit Solutions offers you the FinancialConnect® program. This program is available to you and members of your household. On a broad range of personal matters it covers:

·   Debt management

·   Family budgeting

·   Credit problems

·   Tax questions

·   Mortgages, loans, and refinancing

·   Real estate

Estate Guidance

EstateGuidance® walks you through the process by guiding you through a series of questions and breaking down each step into easy-to-understand terms. Access is available anytime, anywhere via tablet, desktop, or mobile app.

Call anytime, any day – at no extra cost to you, an advocate can help assess your needs and develop a solution. He or she can also direct you to community resources.

Phone Number - 1-800-344-9752

To learn more about these programs, click on a link below.

Health Advocacy

Health Advocacy

Employee Assistant & Wellness Support

Employee Assistant & Wellness Support

Estate Guidance

Estate Guidance

Financial Connect EAP

Financial Connect EAP

Counseling and Wellbeing Support

Counseling and Wellbeing Support

Empathy APP

Empathy APP

Survivor Assurance

Survivor Assurance

Survivor Support Specialist

Survivor Support Specialist

Secure Travel Program FAQ

Secure Travel Program FAQ

Pre-Disability Vocational Services FAQ

Pre-Disability Vocational Services FAQ

How to Submit a Life or Accident Claim

How to Submit a Life or Accident Claim

Financial Wellbeing

Retirement Savings Plan – 403(B)

To help you grow your financial security for retirement, Sholom offers you a competitive retirement program.

403(b) Plan – Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA)

Eligibility – Employees who normally work 20 or more hours per week are eligible to participate in this plan upon hire.

Employee Contribution Limits – You may elect to contribute a minimum of 1% of pay up to the maximum allowed by the IRS, which is $23,000 for 2024. You may make an additional $7,500 catch-up contribution if you are age 50 or over by the end of the current calendar year.

Vesting Schedule – You are always 100% vested in both employee and employer contributions.

Investment Changes – You may change your payroll deduction amount at any time.

Withdrawal Provisions – You may withdraw money from the plan for the following reasons:

·    Retirement

·    Separation from service

·    You are deemed disabled according to the Social Security Administration definition

·    Financial Hardship, as defined by the IRS, including death, disability, foreclosure, eviction, medical expense or tuition

Questions – Employees may contact the following if they have questions:

·    Principal’s Client Services at, visit

·    Financial Advisor, Peter Schmitz, can provide investment advice at no cost to employees

Peter Schmitz, CFA, CFP®

Investment Advisor

763-450-1806 |

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

Principal Account Access

Principal Account Access

Blue Care Advisors

NEW in 2024

Blue Care Advisor is the new way to guide you through your healthcare journey every step of the way.

Blue Care Advisor can help you with:

·   Choose high-quality doctors near you and know the cost before you go.

·   See what’s covered by your health plan and discover benefits you may not know you have.

·   Take your digital member ID card on-the-go and be ready for anything.

·   View a breakdown of your past claims, see how much services will cost, and where you’ve spent your healthcare dollars.

Download the app after January 1st, 2024 to get started with Blue Care Advisor.

Blue Care Advisor

Blue Care Advisor

Blue Care Advisor Getting Started

Blue Care Advisor Getting Started

Additional Employee Resources

Find More Ways To Live Well

Wellness with BCBSMN: Once a BCBS member, log into and click on the Live Healthy tab. BCBS offers a full spectrum of solutions to drive better health. In addition, Sholom has provided access to the following programs to improve the health of you and your dependents.

Medical Bill Saver will:

·   Help you maximize your benefit dollars

·   Address questions or concerns related to your medical bills

·   Get help negotiating discounts on medical or dental bills over $400 not covered by insurance

Call 866.799.2725 (available 24/7)

Wellness with Delta Dental

Oral Health is Connected to Overall Health Go online to learn more about your oral health on Delta Dental of Minnesota's website.


Wellness with EyeMed

Eye exams benefit more than just vision. To learn more about your eye health, visit Eyes On Wellenes website.

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 visiting the BCBS website or calling 1-888-662-2583.

In Person Diabetes Prevention Program

A lifestyle change program to help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. A in person options for those who best learn that way and facilitates the support from a group going through change together. For additional information, please contact BCBS to get more information or Find a DPP provider here:


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 Blue 365 website and start saving today!

To learn more about these additional resources, click on a link below.



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.

Tina Cubas

(651) 328-2043

Nicole Maalis

(952) 939-1517