LACERS BOARD UPDATE
By Michael R. Wilkinson, LACERS Commissioner
Now is a good time to look at the programs that LACERS Well offers to help each of us stay physically active and mentally engaged. This program offers activities both virtually as webinars as well as in person.
Log on to mylacers.org to get the latest information on LACERS Well events.
Here are just a few of the benefits and activities available from either your health benefits or LACERS Well:
- Free gym memberships. Anthem, SCAN and United Healthcare members receive Silver Sneakers, while Kaiser members receive the Silver and Fit program.Kaiser members receive the Silver and Fit program.
- Guidance on healthy eating.
- LACERS Well Champion-led events. Wellness volunteers lead a wide variety of interesting programs. A random sample of these activities includes hula dancing lessons, mall walks, walks in various parks and virtual book club meetings.
LACERS Well has its own Passport to Health loyalty program that rewards participants who log their activities with cool prizes that have included iPads, gift cards and fun swag. Members sign up online and become eligible for regular drawings to be awarded the prizes.
In addition to fitness and social activities, LACERS Well has encouraged members to get health checkups and has focused these activities on health conditions that affect many retired members. By concentrating on the conditions that affect the most members, LACERS Well seeks to help members live longer, more enjoyable lives while reducing health costs at the same time. This permits the plan to offer improved benefits and lower out-of-pocket costs.
Also, in addition to the live LACERS Well activities, many are available on the LACERS YouTube channel that can be replayed anytime.