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Free program provides personal support to MESSA members
MESSA members and their dependents with diabetes can get personalized help through MESSA’s free Diabetes Member Education and Support Program.

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MESSA leaders and staff understand school employees are struggling financially – and we are working hard to reduce health costs. We know it’s been a decade or more since you have had much of a raise or even a step increase. The Legislature has forced you to pay up to 11 percent more into your retirement and shifted more health care costs to you.

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Beginning July 1, all MESSA plans will cover online doctor visits through Amwell for convenient, affordable care for minor, non-emergency illnesses such as cold, sinus infection, sprain or rash.

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Help MESSA save you money by enrolling in electronic benefit statements at www.messa.org.

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The IRS does not want the forms attached to tax returns. Like last year, taxpayers should prepare and file their returns as they normally would. 

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According to the IRS, taxpayers do not need to wait for their Form 1095-B before filing their tax return. Like last year, taxpayers can prepare and file their returns as they normally would. The IRS does not want the forms attached to tax returns.

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New IRS tax rules require health plans to collect Social Security numbers for dependents.

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MESSA’s project to switch underwriters for its VSP vision care plans to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan was successfully implemented July 1.

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It’s now much easier for MESSA ABC members to check the status of their medical plan deductible.

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For 2015, the IRS has increased minimum deductible levels to $1,300 for single coverage and $2,600 for 2-person and family coverage.

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Taking good care of your mental health is just as important to maintaining overall wellness as taking good care of your physical health.

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Want to spend less on health care? Consider these money-saving tips

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National Infant Immunization Week begins Saturday,April 26th — and you can help build a circle of protection around the babies in your life by getting a Tdap pertussis booster shot.

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MESSA’s secure web sites are not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. MESSA has never relied on the software targeted by the bug, OpenSSL, for security at its web sites.

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MESSA health plans include coverage for in-network preventive care services, adult and child immunizations, cancer screenings, flu shots and more.


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March is National Nutrition Month and it’s the perfect time to take a look at your food and beverage choices and employ some new, healthier strategies.

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The American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call”

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Mayo Clinic has decided to end production of the Mayo EmbodyHealth newsletter 

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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. 

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If you resolved to quit smoking in 2014, MESSA can help.

Quitting smoking is the most important step that smokers can take to improve the length and quality of their lives. 

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MESSA and our underwriter, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, recently updated our Notice of Privacy Practices.

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Flu shots are a covered benefit for MESSA members. 

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Most MESSA plans cover immunizations for adults 19 and over as recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  However, there are plan coverage provisions and details to follow in order for it to be a covered benefit. 

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MESSA plans have long covered therapies and other medical care for individuals diagnosed with autism...

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A variety of posters are available for free to all MESSA and MEA members. Visit one of the pages below if you would like to place an order.

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