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Health advisory committee presents diabetes workshop

The UFT Welfare Fund Health Advisory Committee's Medical Learning Series presents Diabetes and You: What You Need to Know. Medical professionals from the American Diabetes Association and New York Presbyterian Hospital will co-present a lecture on the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

The workshop will take place at UFT headquarters (52 Broadway, 19th floor, rooms B and C) on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Reservations will be accepted through Tuesday, September 30. We expect a large group to attend, so please RSVP by calling Kisha Johnson at 212-539-0667. 

Using the prescription drug plan this summer

As we head into summer, some of you will be heading out of town or even out of the country. Just remember to take care of your maintenance prescription needs before you pack your bags! For emergencies, always carry your Medco/Express Scripts prescription ID card.

For those traveling out of the country this summer, it is especially important to have your 90-day maintenance medications filled before you leave so you do not run short.

Here are a few steps you should take to ensure that you receive your medication in a timely manner:

First, check to make sure you have refills available on your prescriptions. (If there are no refills available, you will need your doctor to fax in a new prescription for each medication to the Medco/Express Scripts Mail pharmacy.)

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