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2017 Biometric Screening Form for Whirlpool Employees

January 19, 2017

Whirlpool Corporation provides rewards in the form of medical plan premium credits and account incentives when covered members complete the biometric screening and meet biometric goals. Members who wish to participate must meet the goals or alternative goals by December 1, 2017 to receive 2018 rewards.

NEW for 2017:  Whirlpool employees will no longer be tested for nicotine, but will need to self-report as nicotine-free during Annual Enrollment, or as a life event through the Whirlpool Benefits Center.

Quality and Care Management: Speak for Yourself - Plan Your Care

July 20, 2016

“Speak for Yourself - Plan Your Care” is an advance care planning initiative through, Lakeland Health, Caring Circle, and the Southwestern Michigan Community. It involves a systematic approach to advance care planning. We are encouraging people, at any age, to have a designated decision maker, and identify their end-of-life wishes. The focus of the “Speak for Yourself - Plan Your Care” pilot is to have meaningful discussions with patients who are seriously ill and frail. Certified facilitators are located within the following pilot sites:

New Group for Heritage Consultants

April 26, 2016

Lakeland Care has added a new employer group, Kruger Plastics Products, as an employer direct contract who uses Heritage Consultants as their payor.  Kruger Plastics employees’ access to the Lakeland Care Network began January 1, 2016.  Please verify they are presenting their new ID card showing Heritage Consultants, since this group has used United Health Care and Preferred Benefit Administrators over the past couple of years.

Allergy Relief for Seasonal Sufferers: Lifestyle interventions and medications to manage allergies

April 6, 2016

It's that time of year when allergy sufferers start to experience increased sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes, or a scratchy throat, due to high grass and tree pollen counts. Seasonal allergies, also sometimes called "hay fever," affect millions of people each year. Symptoms can be minor, or they can be more disruptive such as chronic sinus infections, or breathing difficulty associated with asthma.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, lifestyle interventions and medications can provide relief. Here's what you need to know about living with seasonal allergies.


On the Job, What You Eat Affects How You Work

February 8, 2016

Why should you think twice before opting for a lunchtime cheeseburger?

What you eat can significantly affect your work performance, but we rarely give our digestive decisions any thought, consultant Ron Friedman writes in the Harvard Business Review.

Many of us intuitively know that high-carb meals can lead to a "sugar high" (and then crash), and that high-fat diets can cause us to become tired quickly after eating. But Friedman notes that we do not always make smart decisions when it comes to how we refuel our bodies at lunch.

New MIND Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Risk by More Than 50%

January 22, 2016

April 24, 2015

Researchers have developed a new diet that could reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's, the Wall Street Journal's Sumathi Reddy reports.The diet was developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center and combines features of two other heart-healthy diets: The Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. Called the MIND diet, it is low in high-fat foods, high in leafy vegetables, and encourages the consumption of blueberries—among other recommendations.