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Are you as active as you should be?

Are you as active as you should be?yourtracktohealth

In less than 15 minutes a day, you can do a few simple and effective strengthening exercises that may help you set some health and wellness goals. Below are some simple exercises that can be done just about anywhere, according to is your online gateway to information, tools and resources about your railroad health and welfare benefits.

Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program or increasing your activity level. This is especially important if you have any health conditions (i.e. arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy, neck, back or knee problems, etc.). He or she can tell you what types and amounts of activities are safe and suitable for you.

If you experience any symptoms of weakness, unsteadiness, light-headedness or dizziness, chest pain or pressure, nausea, or shortness of breath while exercising, stop immediately and contact your doctor. If it is an emergency, call 911. Mild soreness after exercise may be experienced after beginning a new exercise. Contact your physician if the soreness does not improve after two to three days.

Connect with a personal health coach to help you get and stay on track with your health.

Don’t forget that as part of your railroad benefits, you have access to a personal health coach who can work with you to develop an exercise plan to help improve your overall health. To connect with a health coach, contact your medical benefit administrator:

• Aetna members: Railroad Employees National Plan: (800) 842-4044; NRC/UTU Plan: (888-332-8742).

• Highmark Blue Cross BlueShield members: (866) 267-3320.

• UnitedHealthcare members: (866) 735-5685

For more health and wellness information to help you maintain or achieve better health, visit the Live Healthy section of

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UnitedHealthcare holds enrollment under GA-23111

healthcarenews2During November and December 2014, UnitedHealthcare will hold an open enrollment under Group Policy GA-23111. During this period, any individual who is eligible for coverage under one of the GA-23111 plans can enroll and will be accepted for coverage without any medical underwriting or requirement of good health.yourtracktohealth

There are no limitations for pre-existing conditions. Enrollment in November and December 2014 will be for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2015. Only those applicants whose completed enrollment form is postmarked in November 2014 or December 2014 will be considered for open enrollment.

This open enrollment is being held for former railroad employees (and their dependents) who:

  • Were previously covered under any railroad health plan and were represented by a railway labor organization or,
  • Were members in accordance with the constitution or by-laws of one of the participating railway labor organizations, when coverage under their applicable group health plan ended.

If someone you know meets these GA-23111 eligibility provisions, open enrollment provides an opportunity for them to become covered. Other eligible members of your family may also enroll if they are not currently covered. In addition, open enrollment under Plan F is available for railroad employees’ parents or parents-in-law who are eligible under Medicare.

Anyone interested in enrolling should call one of the following phone numbers to get additional information about these plans:

  • For persons eligible for Medicare, call (800) 809-0453;
  • For persons not eligible for Medicare, call (800) 842-5252.

Visit to download an enrollment form and view plan rates.

Healthcare open enrollment online until Nov. 1

Railroad employees covered under National Railway Carriers/UTU Health and Welfare Plan or the Railroad Employees’ National Health and Welfare Plan were mailed a notification of the online open enrollment period that began Oct. 1, 2014, and ends Nov. 1, 2014. The information should be specific to the current enrollment for you and your eligible dependents.yourtracktohealth

The online enrollment capability provides the ability to view your personal information, add, delete and update dependent information, view enrollment materials, enroll in benefits for next year, and receive an immediate confirmation statement. There is no need to mail in a paper enrollment form. However, if you need assistance, have questions or require a paper enrollment kit, call Railroad Enrollment Services at (800) 753-2692.

The enrollment website can be found at (formerly known as the Railroad Information Depot).

You are encouraged to visit the online enrollment site and review all the information available. Use the log-in instructions at the end of this article to access and review your personal information and spend some time learning about the benefits and resources available on the site.

You will also be able to search medical provider networks.

It is required that covered dependent Social Security numbers (SSN) be provided to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Please supply the missing SSN on the Dependent Information screen.

If you are currently enrolled in the Health Flexible Spending Account, the election and yearly contribution will not rollover to the new plan year. You must enroll in your Health Flexible Spending Account every year.

  • Click “Login” located in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • If you have already registered, enter your username and password.
  • If you have not yet registered, select “New User?” at the bottom of the screen to complete your registration.

Once logged in, select the option to “Enroll Now for 2015,” located in the upper left corner of the screen.


Register with ‘Your Track to Health’ to win iPad

The “Your Track to Health” brand represents the wide array of health and welfare benefits and resources available to eligible railroad employees and their dependents. Whenever you see “Your Track to Health” used on communications and in materials, you can know and trust that the information is important and is being provided to help you better understand and optimize your health and welfare benefits.

Register and you could win!yourtracktohealth

On Sept. 15, eligible railroad members will be able to securely register on An email address is required to complete the online registration at

By registering on you:

  • Can securely access and manage your family’s health and welfare benefits account online.
  • Can use your new username and password to securely log into the Railroad Enrollment Services online portal to easily and conveniently change or enroll in your 2014 benefits during “open enrollment” this fall.
  • Could win an amazing prize!

Eligible members who register on the site will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of 15 prizes including:

  • An iPad® Mini (2)
  • A Kindle® e-Reader (3)
  • A SodaStream® soda maker (5)
  • $100 gift card to DICK’S Sporting Goods stores (5; redeemable online and in stores)

The chance to win ends Nov. 11, 2013. See the complete rules at

The website launched in July with a completely new look, feel and navigation, plus new healthy living content that may be used to help you improve your health. This new website replaced the previous Railroad Information Depot.