Did You Know?
Personal Assistance Service (PAS), the faculty/employee assistance program at Duke, offers up to eight free visits for counseling. For information, call (919) 416-1727.
The costs of Duke's medical plans are directly related to the medical and pharmacy claims of those covered by the plans. Higher claims mean increased cost for both Duke and you. Duke covers the majority of the cost for medical care, but an increase in claims also means an increase in monthly premiums for faculty and staff. One of the best ways to reduce claims cost and the rising cost of health care is by reducing health risks and making healthy choices.
Duke offers a variety of health management programs that emphasize a proactive approach to improving health and preventing disease. These include:
This program for employees in Duke Select or Duke Basic medical plans is designed to identify risks for diseases and chronic conditions like hypertension and diabetes. It helps employees create a plan for optimal health and provides support and resources to achieve goals. DukeWell works closely with LIVE FOR LIFE programs. Eligible employees who fully participate in a care plan can earn generic medicines for diabetes and heart disease at no cost, as well as other incentives.
Phone: (919) 660-WELL (9355)
LIVE FOR LIFE
Available to all employees, LIVE FOR LIFE offers health assessments, fitness activities, tobacco cessation resources, gym discounts, consultations with fitness specialists and registered dietitians and run/walk clubs. LIVE FOR LIFE also organizes the farmers and mobile markets and promotes health education through programs such as Pathways to Change and Steps to Health.
Phone: (919) 684-3136
Blue Cross Healthy Outcomes
This program is for employees enrolled in Blue Care and Duke Options medical plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a range of health management services, programs and incentives for certain conditions.
Phone: (800) 260-0091
24-Hour Health Care Advice Line
Round-the-clock heath advice lines are available under all of Duke's medical plans. You receive confidential, up-to-date health information from professional staff, including help on how to navigate the health care system.
Duke Select and Duke Basic members: (888) 662-2296
Duke Options and Blue Care members: (877) 477-2424