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Make sure your beneficiary designation matches your wishes.
Review your information today.
Keep your beneficiary info up-to-date
Naming your beneficiary—and keeping the information current—is an important aspect of managing your retirement account. A birth or marriage may have changed your thinking since you made your original choice. Or maybe you never designated a beneficiary at all. Missing or outdated information can create significant delays and costs for those you leave behind.
Updating your beneficiary information takes just a few minutes online. The good news is that it’s easy to name, change or confirm your beneficiaries.
Log in to your account at TIAA.org.
Under My Account, select Change Beneficiaries from the Profile section.
From there, you can designate beneficiaries and select how much each should receive.
If you prefer, you can complete a paper form and return it by mail. To have a form mailed to you, call us at 800-842-2252. For your protection, we cannot change your beneficiary over the phone.
And remember, you can change your beneficiary information again at any time.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure. This common condition increases the risk for heart disease and stroke – two of the leading causes of death in the United States.* Remember, high blood pressure is called the “silent killer,” as it usually has no symptoms.
So it’s important to have your blood pressure checked frequently, especially by your doctor and Know Your Numbers.
Your blood pressure consists of two numbers, systolic and diastolic.
The systolic number shows how hard the blood pushes when the heart is pumping
The diastolic number shows how hard the blood pushes between heartbeats, when the heart is relaxed and filling with blood.
If your reading is 120 (systolic) "over" 80 (diastolic) or higher you could be at risk for high blood pressure.
Blood Pressure Reading Levels*
Category Systolic Blood Pressure Diastolic Blood Pressure
Normal Blood Pressure Less than 120 and Less than 80
Prehypertension (at risk) 120-139 and 80-89
Hypertension 140 or higher and 90 or higher
(high blood pressure)
Good news! You can help manage your blood pressure by taking an active role in your health.
Did you know that, no matter what your age, by making changes to your lifestyle - such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, not smoking, and limiting alcohol intake - can help lower your blood pressure? But sometimes lifestyle changes are not enough. Your doctor may recommend medication to lower your blood pressure. It is very important to take your high blood pressure medication as prescribed by your doctor.
For more information on high blood pressure, visit myCigna.com, click on the My Health tab, and then search under Health Encyclopedia.
With most plans, pressure checks are covered at 100% at your annual wellness visit when received from an in-network doctor.** If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, certain medications or treatment may be covered under your Cigna medical benefit, subject to your plan deductible, copay and/or coinsurance requirements. Contact Cigna customer service at the toll-free number on the back of your ID card or visit myCigna.com to learn more about your benefit plan coverage.
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “High Blood Pressure,” http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/. Last updated 9/13/2016.
** Not all preventive services are covered and plans may vary. Please see your plan documents for preventive care coverage details.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult with your doctor for appropriate examinations, treatment, testing and care recommendations. All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Behavioral Health, Inc., and HMO or service company subsidiaries of Cigna Health Corporation. The Cigna name, logo, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc.
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Cigna Home Delivery PharmacySM is designed for individuals who take prescription medications on a regular basis, such as those used for diabetes, asthma,heart conditions, high blood pressure and more. As a
Cigna Home Delivery Pharmacy customer you can enjoy many benefits like:
Convenient delivery of your prescription medications to a location of your choice
Easy refills – up to a 90-day supply means fewer refills
Our free refill reminder service will call, text or email you when it’s time to refill your prescriptions*
Cigna pharmacists are available 24/7 to answer your medication questions at 800.285.4812
Manage your medication
Login to myCigna or the myCigna app to get information about your prescription medications.
Refill prescriptions. Ordering is fast and easy.
View medication cost estimates. Learn what you’ll pay for your prescriptions based on your plan before you place your order.
View orders. Check the status of your orders so you’ll know when to expect
Update profile information. Let us know how you prefer to get notifications and update your contact
and allergy information.
Quickswitch® makes filling a prescription simple. Have this information handy when you call and we’ll do the rest.
With this information, we will request a prescription from your doctor. Once we receive it, we will fill your
medication and mail it to your home or other locationof your choice.
A PHARMACY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Cigna Home Delivery Pharmacy*
* Standard mobile phone carrier and data usage charges apply. Offered by: Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company or their affiliates. Cigna Home Delivery Pharmacy may not be available with all plan types. All group health insurance policies and health benefit plans contain exclusions and limitations. For costs and complete details of coverage, see your plan documents.
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It’s that time of year when most individuals return to busier schedules and responsibility. For many people, a new school year is the perfect opportunity to get back to healthy habits or establish new ones. Here is a list of ideas to help you focus on your health during the new school year.
Visit a Park - Now that school has started, there are fewer people at local parks and swimming pools. Take advantage of the decreased crowds by planning a morning swim, walk, or bike ride during school hours.
Take your lunches –Brown bagging is one way to save money and eat healthier. Go shopping for healthy lunch items and snacks on Sunday. Prepackage as many items as possible into individual storage bags for the entire week.
Do more walking /biking – If your children walk or bike to school, plan to go with them even if it is only a short distance. Walking and biking are also great after dinner activities to do as a family. It not only gets your family moving together, but also gives you time to connect after a hectic day.
Focus on your sleep – The new school year means no more late nights and a good opportunity to get more rest. Set a bedtime for yourself and stick to it. If you cannot fall asleep after 15-20 minutes, get up and do something productive until you feel sleepy, then try again.
See your doctor – School means check-ups and shots for children, so why not schedule a check-up for yourself? Get a clean bill of health for everyone before the school year begins.
Create a Health “Report Card” –Progress should be monitored whether you are in school or not. Set some health goals for yourself, and establish specific dates to check in and monitor your own progress. Reward yourself for meeting your goals, and adjust your plan if needed.
Beautify your surroundings– Plan a beautification day at your child's school or a local park if you don't have children. Pick a weekend day, and invite others to help. Not only will you get fresh air and exercise, but you will have the satisfaction of knowing you helped others.
Savor seasonal fruits and vegetables – Many fruits and vegetables will be in season when fall arrives. Enjoy them while you can. Consider canning and freezing summer produce to continue enjoying these foods into the fall.