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January 2010

  • Working with a health coach
  • Top Ten Things to do in January to start your year off right
  January 2010 Pathways: Working with a health coach
December 2009
  • 'Tis the Season for Holiday Cheer - Not Stress
  • Worried about Holiday Weight Gain?
  • Top Ten Ways to Use Up Your FSA Funds

November 2009

  • Get $50 (again!)
  • If you or your spouse have not completed your APS Healthcare Health Assessment since July 1, 2009, you have until Dec. 31, 2009 to take it and your spouse can earn $50 too!
  • Visit: ohio.gov/tclw
  • Call the Nurse Advice Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1.866.272.5507
  • Top Ten Reasons to Take an APS Health Assessment
  November 2009 Pathways: Take Cahrge Live Well


October 2009

  • No Charge for Diabetes Supplies
  • Get Reimbursed for Mileage when you sign up for a Flexible Spending Account
  • State of Ohio Employee Alert - Aetna Group Long Term Care Insurance
  • Time for a Check Up?
  • Don’t wait until the last minute. The deadline for Dependent Verification is Oct. 31, 2009.
  • Top Ten Indicators of Diabetes
  October 2009 Pathways: No Charge for Diabetes Supplies

Take time for Check up!

Summer Edition Pathways

  • Important information from your Pharmacy Benefit Program
  • Save More on Your Prescription Drugs!
  • New Mail Service Program
  • Pharmacy Copayments
  • Tobacco Cessation Program
  • Dependent Eligibility Verification underway: Documentation due Oct. 31
  • Ohio EAP Program Helps Employees with Life Issues
  • Preventive Care
  • State of Ohio Take Charge! Live Well! Diabetes Management Program
  • The ABC’s of Optimal Care for Diabetes
  • Take Charge! Live Well! Champions Share Their Stories of Success
  • Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998: Notice of Rights
  • Newborns’ and Mother’s Health Protection Act
  • Important Health and Pharmacy Benefits Contacts 
  Summer Edition Pathways: Health Lifestyle Success Stories Legal Notices

September 2009

  • Avoiding the Flu
  • The CDC says "Take 3" Steps to Fight the Flu
  • What types of FSA's are available to me?
  • Save $$$: Enroll in a Flexible Spending Account in October
  • Do you travel for state business? Travel reimbursement is changing October 1, 2009
  • Top Ten Ways to Avoid the Flu
  September 2009 Pathways - Avoiding the Flu: Good Health Habits can Help stop Germs

What Types of FSA's are available to me!

August 2009

  • The State of Ohio has selected SECOVA to conduct a Dependent Eligibility Verification.
  • What is an FSA?
  • Do you travel for business?
  • Travel reimbursement is changing Oct. 1, 2009.
  • Top Ten expenses to save you $$$ using your FSA
  • Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment is Oct 5 - 30, 2009.
  The state of Ohio selected SECOVA to conduct a Dependent Eligibility Verification.

What is an FSA?

Spring Edition Pathways

  • Important Information You Need to Know
  • Benefits Changes
  • Health Plan Coverage Differences
  • Core Benefits
  • Pharmacy/Dental/Vision Benefits
  Spring Edition Pathways: Open Enrollment for 2009
July 2009 Pathways Postcard
  • Benefits Changes Effective July 1, 2009
  • New Pharmacy Benefits Manager
  • Take Charge! Live Well! Services
  • Flexible Spending Account Program
  • Top Ten Ways to eat healthy on a budget

  July 2009 Pathways Postcard Front

June 2009 Pathways Postcard
  • Take Charge! Live Well! year begins July 1!
  • Nurse Advice Line
  • Personalized Wellness Coaching
  • Know Your Numbers Card
  • Top Ten Great Ways to use your Flexible Spending Accounts for summer!
  June 2009  Pathways Postcard  Front

May 2009 Pathways Postcard
  • Open Enrollment 2009 – How to Enroll Overview
  • What is Open Enrollment?
  • How do I enroll or make changes to my current health care benefits?
  • Access OAKS Self Service at eBenefits.ohio.gov to make changes
  • Paper enrollment forms available
  • Top Ten Q’s and A’s about Open Enrollment
  May 2009 Pathways: Open Enrollment Overview.
April 2009 Pathways Postcard   April 2009 Pathways Postcard: Important Open Enrollment Information

Winter Edition Pocket Pathways
  • Hot News
  • Union News
  • Health
  • Lifestyle
  • Success Stories
  Winter Edition Pocket Pathways: Hot news, Union News, Health, Lifestyle, Success Stories
March 2009 Pathways Postcard
  March 2009 Pathways Postcard: Refresh Your Knowledge on Benefits Dependent Eligibility
February 2009 Pathways Postcard
  February 2009  Pathways 2009: HMO vs PPO Which one is right for you?
January 2009 Pathways Postcard
  • New Year’s resolution to save money?
  • CFC-propelled inhalers no longer available in U.S.
  • What your colleagues are doing…
  • Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Your Health Plan
  January 2009  Pathways :New Year's resolution to save money?


2008 Pathways Archive

December 2008 Pathways Postcard

  • Need more CASH this holiday?
  • Making Season’s Bright!
  • Top Ten Ingredient Substitutions
  December 2008 Pathways: Need more Cash this holiday?
November 2008 Pathways Postcard

  • Have you started your healthy living program?
  • Take Charge! Live Well! Success Stories
  • Top Ten Great Healthy Foods!
  November 2008 Pathways Postcard: Have you started your healthy living
October 2008 Pathways Postcard

  • Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment Begins
  • Great ways you can use Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Top Ten Great ways to use your FSA on over the counter expenses!
  October 2008 Postcard Pathways: Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment Begins
Pathways Q and A    


Why are Pathways publications mailed to employee homes?



It is important to understand that the Pathways publication is mailed to employee homes in order to reach not just our State of Ohio employees, but spouses and family members whose health concerns impact our workforce. The publication is also mailed to employee homes because many of our employees do not have access to the Internet at work and perhaps not at home. To ensure important information on health and benefits reaches all of our state employees, mailing of this publication has continued.

We appreciate your feedback and understand the importance of wisely managing expenses in this difficult economic time. However, the printing and mailing of Pathways is not funded by DAS. The money used for printing and distribution of the publication are made available through a Communication and Education fund established by the Joint Health Care Committee pursuant to and in conformity with the collective bargaining agreement. Both labor and management believe that consistent communication of employee benefits increases employee satisfaction and retention, improves productivity and helps motivate workers. Benefit communications represent an important resource in changing lifestyle behaviors, improving the general health of our workforce and setting the stage for lowered health care utilization and costs

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