Virtual house calls fully covered through Dec. 31

MESSA is bringing the old-fashioned house call into the 21st century. In an effort to help our members stay safe at home while still getting the medical care they need, MESSA is fully covering all online and telehealth visits 100% for our members and covered dependents through Dec. 31, 2020. Need to [...]

2020-06-25T09:18:48+00:00June 4th, 2020|DiscoverYou, Virtual health|

New for members, dependents: Online chat

You have questions. We have answers. Let’s chat! MESSA members and their covered dependents can now connect with our member service specialists through online chat during our regular business hours — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. For members, simply log into your MyMESSA [...]

2020-06-15T12:56:59+00:00June 4th, 2020|DiscoverYou, Online chat|

MESSA resources to keep your mind and body healthy

COVID-19 has disrupted the structure and routine of daily life, and it has taken a toll on MESSA members and their families. While life as we knew it won’t return any time soon, there are ways to cope with this new way of life by focusing on overall wellness — both physical and [...]

2020-06-12T09:05:14+00:00June 4th, 2020|DiscoverYou, Wellness|

Fight the ‘quarantine 15’ with Omada

Many of us are under increased stress these days, which can lead to making less-than-healthy food choices and an overindulgence in comfort foods. We’re not alone: A Yale University study found that grasshoppers, which normally consume a high-protein diet consisting of certain grasses, gorge themselves on sugar-laden goldenrod plants when stressed or under threat. But [...]

2020-06-12T09:07:01+00:00June 4th, 2020|DiscoverYou|

Skip the trip to the pharmacy with Rx home delivery

As a MESSA member, you have access to the Express Scripts pharmacy for convenient home delivery of the medications you take regularly. The benefits of using Express Scripts include home delivery of a three-month supply of your long-term medications, free standard shipping and 24/7 access to a pharmacist from the privacy of your [...]

2020-06-12T09:07:57+00:00June 4th, 2020|DiscoverYou, Rx home delivery|

Strawberry oatmeal bars

Photo credit: Gisgie Davila Gendreau/MESSA This healthier spin on oatmeal bars is a delicious way to incorporate fruit into snack time. 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats ¾ cup white whole wheat flour ⅓ cup light brown sugar ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 6 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted 2 cups diced strawberries, divided 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon  lemon juice 1 tablespoon granulated [...]

2020-06-12T09:08:40+00:00June 4th, 2020|DiscoverYou, Recipe|

Livongo – New diabetes management program for MESSA members

MESSA is excited to announce a new diabetes management program for our members and their dependents who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. MESSA members and their covered dependents can enroll in Livongo, a diabetes management program that combines cutting-edge technology with personal coaching from a certified diabetes educator. The Livongo [...]

2020-06-04T09:59:07+00:00May 1st, 2019|Diabetes, Diabetes Case Management, Health Resources|

Essential savings: New plan now available for bargaining

MESSA is introducing a new medical plan that can help members save money. Essentials by MESSA is a low-deductible ($375 for individuals and $750 for families) medical and prescription plan. The plan can reduce the amount taken out of members’ paychecks for health coverage, while still providing the same peace of mind, choice [...]

2018-11-16T11:21:52+00:00November 16th, 2018|DiscoverYou, Essentials by MESSA, low-deductible|

Help at home – Grant Summers’ story

Teacher says son’s home infusion is comfortable and convenient When the school bell rings at 7:30 each morning, you’ll find Grant Summers in his seat, ready for another day of class. He is the typical middle school tween: he enjoys school, sports and hanging out with his friends. With such a busy [...]

2018-12-12T11:15:13+00:00July 10th, 2018|DiscoverYou, Home infusion therapy|

Asthma Alert: Stay inside and keep inhaler nearby

The extreme heat may be difficult for people who suffer with asthma. Extreme heat can be dangerous — even deadly— for asthma sufferers. Some health experts are already reporting an increase in patients who are struggling to breathe due to the heat. “Asthma symptoms may get worse with heat and humidity, and [...]