Healthy Boiler Newsletter Issue #13: February 26, 2020

America Saves Week 2020 is here; are you ready to start saving?

America Saves Week 2020 began Monday, February 24 and runs through Saturday, February 29. The week’s purpose is to unite a variety of diverse networks to encourage, support and inspire individuals and families to save effectively throughout America Saves Week and year-round. It’s a great time to check in on your financial wellness and make any needed adjustments.

What’s new? A recap, review and more shared on HealthSync network

As of January 1, 2020, Purdue employees and dependents covered on a Purdue health plan have had the option of using providers within the HealthSync network. Whether or not you use HealthSync is up to you; it’s simply another option to help you save money and better manage your healthcare dollars as a wise healthcare consumer.

Colon cancer screening made easy via Center for Healthy Living’s Cologuard® campaign

Next month is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which is a great time to encourage you and your family members to take advantage of lifesaving colon cancer (also referred to as colorectal cancer) screening options. In conjunction with Cologuard® and Exact Sciences, the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, is offering Cologuard® – a noninvasive stool-based test that detects blood and abnormal DNA associated with colon cancer and pre-cancer.

Rx Savings Solutions is a prescription-drug game changer so far in 2020

Debuting on January 1, 2020, Rx Savings Solutions brings a new interactive, transparent, personalized approach to prescription drug costs. It’s free, confidential and works in conjunction with your Purdue prescription coverage. What’s even better is that every member on your health plan can utilize Rx Savings Solutions. Any minors’ prescriptions will appear on your portal; spouses and adult dependents will need to set up their own accounts.

What about that IRS maximum contribution limit? Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a great tool to help with certain medical expenses and your taxes, as they let you set aside money on a pre-tax basis. Additionally, HSAs offer other benefits as well.

News You Need To Know...

Each issue of the Healthy Boiler newsletter contains a News you need to know …” section, which as its name implies, contains news that you need to know and / or be reminded of from Human Resources – Benefits. You are encouraged to fully review this section each month. Any questions can be directed to Human Resources at 765-494-2222, toll free at 877-725-0222 or via email at