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July is Sun Safety Month
Summer is finally here!  And who doesn't love summer?  People seem to be so much happier when summer comes around.  The days are longer and there's so much to do!  It's the season completely devoted to leisure and good times with the people you love.  Whether you're walking in sunshine, chilling by the pool, hanging out in the park, barbecuing in the backyard, or enjoying the beach, there's plenty of fun to be had.  But whatever you do, remember to protect yourself from the sun.

The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes.  You can reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer by seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter before you need relief from the sun.  Your best bet to protect your skin is to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing (made from tightly woven OR sun protective fabric), hat, and sunglasses when you're outdoors – even when you're in the shade.  While you may remember to apply sunscreen before you head to the pool or the beach during the summer heat, your skin should be protected any time you're in the sun – even during the winter.  So, slather on the sunscreen before you head outside and don't forget to re-apply throughout the day to keep yourself safe from the sun year-round.

Food for Thought
This month's Thrivey recipe is Bibimbap. It's as fun to say as it is to cook.  It literally means “mixed rice.”  Bibimbap is a Korean comfort food dish served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with colorful namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang (a fermented soy bean paste).  Seasoned grilled meat and a fried egg are also common topping additions to this delicious bowl.  Enjoy this month's healthier, plant based version for the ultimate bowl meal with plenty of color, flavor, and texture to keep your taste buds happy and your stomach full.

July Tips

MORE healthy living tips:

To access wellness and benefit information through Kaiser Permanente, please visit their website.

To access wellness and benefit information through Sutter Health Plus, please visit their website.

To access wellness and benefit information through Western Health Advantage, please visit their website.

See a complete list of Health Benefits Program Publications & Forms.

Vision Statement

The CCCSIG Health Benefits Committee vision is for health plan arrangements that provide locally-based solutions, improved quality and access for members, flexibility for school districts and superior cost management capabilities.



Health Benefit Program Documents:

Qualifying Event Poster

Waiver of Group Health Coverage

Eligibility Guidelines

IRS Qualifying Events