Hello Benefits, Employee Benefits Monthly Newsletter

Employee Benefits Monthly Newsletter


August 2019

In This Issue...

  • Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Tooth Fairy Day, August 22
  • ComPsych resources available for Back to School Stress
  • Tuition Waiver Benefit Usage

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. It is also back-to-school time, so it is a good time to make sure your children are up-to-date on their vaccines as they prepare to head back to school. Vaccines are not just for kids—adults need to get vaccinated to be protected from illnesses such as the flu, measles or pneumonia. You can take an adult vaccine assessment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to get a list of vaccines you may need. Note: the list you get after taking the assessment may include vaccines you’ve already had.

The HR Benefits department will be hosting flu shot clinics in September for our employees. The flu shot has a $0 copay with most insurance providers. Flyers with location and time will be coming soon. Please keep an eye out for it in the MCO News Link and our Benefits SharePoint site.

kids holding 'back to school' banner

Back to School

Summer is coming to an end, and kids are going to be headed back to school. It can be a stressful and emotional time for parents and children. Luckily, we have our ComPsych EAP services available to help you and your children get back into the routine of school. The Guidance Resources website offers plenty of information, resources, and counseling sessions to help you during this time. The website has information such as getting your child on a back-to-school sleep schedule, how to prepare your child to return to school, tips for saving money on back-to-school shopping, etc. You can visit the ComPsych Guidance Resources website at: www.guidanceresources.com User ID: CNMCC

Reminder: Tuition Waivers are available for eligible employees and dependents to take courses at CNM without having to pay the tuition, registration or technology fees. You can visit our SharePoint site for Tuition Programs information and Tuition Waiver form. As of July 2019, the Benefits Team has processed over 800 Tuition Waiver forms!


National Tooth Fairy Day is August 22.

Tooth Fairy Day is also celebrated on February 28. Good dental hygiene is important for kids of all ages (and adults, too!) Let’s not forget that the CNM dental plan with Delta Dental of New Mexico provides 2 annual exams and cleanings at no charge if you see an in-network Delta Dental PPO Provider.

Delta Dental of New Mexico


Fun Fact: The Value of Teeth Fluctuates with the Market!

Delta Dental has been tracking average Tooth Fairy rewards since 1998, and comparing their results to stock market activity. They found that in at least 12 of the past 15 years, trends in Tooth Fairy payouts have correlated to movement in the S&P 500. Their study showed in 2015, the Tooth Fairy paid out a total of $256 million dollars—that’s a lot of teeth! Source: mentalfloss.com

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