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May 13, 2021

Upcoming Health and Retirement Plan News

By Alliance Benefits

From educational webinars to wellness challenges to a new book recently published by our retirement plan consultants at Steadfast Wealth Co., we have a lot to share this month! Our benefit administrators and plan consultants diligently work behind the scenes to provide our Alliance health and retirement plan participants the best possible care and resources. And, even better, they prepare all of this specifically with you and the Alliance family in mind. Here’s a brief overview of what’s going on in May and available to you as a valued member:

Home Run for Health Challenge

Turn Your Steps into HSA Dollars! Alliance Health Plan U.S. members have the opportunity to participate in the Home Run for Health challenge. This nine-week activity campaign has a baseball theme where each week equals one inning, and every 10,000 steps tracked earns a home run. You’ll also be able to set weekly personalized activity goals ranging from beginner to advanced. It’s easy—follow the directions below to register, link your tracking device, and you’re all set. The challenge begins on May 17 and will run through July 16.

By participating, you’ll receive:

  • 50 HSA dollar reward points for completing the program (50 points for employee and 50 points for spouse if both participating)
  • An interactive scoreboard that tracks home runs
  • Emails with motivational tips
  • Text messages (optional)

To register, U.S. Alliance Health Plan participants can:

  • Log in to their wellness account at workpartners.com/cma
  • Click on Menu > Better Health and Wellness > Wellness Event Registration > Register Now

Wellness Webinar: Managing Stress During Challenging Times

Mark your calendar for another free webinar hosted by Workpartners! This upcoming presentation will focus on how to manage stress in challenging times. Meeting the daily demands of work and home can be exhausting, and facing additional stressors can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Join us next week as we discuss how to recognize the signs of stress, explore strategies for coping, and review the services available to U.S. Health Plan members and their families through their Employee Assistance Program.

Webinar Topic: Managing Stress in Challenging Times
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM Mountain Time

Health plan participants (and spouses, if applicable) will each earn 25 HSA reward points for attending. Workpartners will offer a few more webinars in 2021 centered around health and wellness. You’re welcome to participate in as many as you’d like but will earn reward points for attending up to a total of two.

afterwork: An Honest Discussion About the Retirement Lie and How to Live a Future Worthy of Dreams

Two of our retirement plan consultants at Steadfast Wealth Co., Joel Malick, and Alex Lippert, recently published a book exploring the intangible, unquantifiable sides of the retirement equation. Preparing for this tectonic shift in your life requires serious reflection, intentional thinking, and implementing critical steps in order to thrive in what should be the most impactful, purposeful season of your life.

Joel and Alex have a combined 30 years of wealth management and financial planning experience. They are co-founders of Steadfast Wealth Co. which has assets under advisement of nearly $1 billion dollars. Along with the team at Steadfast, they work each day to advance their clients’ (including the Alliance!) financial health so they can boldly pursue their unique purpose. For more information and purchasing details, visit amazon.com/afterwork-honest-discussion-retirement-future.

Our very own Curtis Farmer, Executive Director for Alliance Benefits, will sit down with Joel and Alex and talk more in-depth about their passion for writing this book. Stay tuned for more to come!

Empower Retirement Education Series: Connect With Your Future

You’re not alone on your journey to retirement. Join Empower Retirement’s Education Series, discovering valuable web resources and powerful features at your fingertips. Explore these valuable resources available to help you every step of the way as you pursue your personal financial goals.

Key takeaways include:

  • Discovering easy and intuitive online access
  • Exploring on-demand resources and education
  • Accessing real help from real people. Attend an upcoming virtual session:

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Session Times Available: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. MT

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Session Times Available: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. MT

Sign up for the session that best fits your schedule. Register today at educationseries.empowermytime.com.

No matter how far off your retirement may be, you can take steps today to prepare yourself for that important moment in your life.


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