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Don’t Let April Showers Fool You

In South Florida, we all know April showers are quite common and may stop you from physical activities. Don’t be fooled by April showers; you can still be physically active indoors. Here are some ideas:


CNA Long-Term Care: Take Advantage of Upcoming Special Open Enrollment

A special open enrollment for Long-Term Care insurance will take place April 8 – 30. Health questions and medical underwriting for employees will not be required. Coverage will be effective June 1. CNA will mail the announcement to employees currently not enrolled. This is an excellent opportunity for employees considering long-term care. Future enrollments, after this special open enrollment period, will require medical underwriting. Extended family members can apply, but will be subject to medical underwriting.

Visit ltc.benefits.com (password: Broward) if you have any questions or need more information, or contact Employee Benefits Services at 954-357-6700 or benefits@broward.org.


U.S. Legal Insurance Offers Special Open Enrollment

A special open enrollment for legal insurance will take place April 8 – 30. Employees currently enrolled in the plan will notice the new deduction, effective April 1. The deduction rate will decrease from $8.65 to $7.73. Employees who enroll will have an effective date of May 1.

With this new contract with U.S. Legal, there has been a change in enrollment restrictions. Although employees can drop out of after-tax plans at any time, once dropped, employees will not be able to enroll back in until the annual Open Enrollment period.

If you have any questions or need further information, contact Employee Benefits Services at 954-357-6700 or benefits@broward.org.


A New Quarter Begins for the Biggest Winner Challenge

April marks the start of the new quarter for the Biggest Winner Challenge. This is a three-month challenge that includes monthly weigh-ins, waist and hip measurements, on-site nutrition counseling and friendly competition among the sites across the County. Prizes are awarded quarterly at each participating location to employees based on percentage of body weight lost and improvement in waist/hip ratio. The grand prize is a bicycle! Get started today and join the program at one of the 12 Wellness Resource Centers located across the County. For a list of locations and dates, visit the Wellness page or contact Wellness Coordinator Lisa Wright at lwright24@humana.com.