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As recently announced, the AFL-CIO Health and Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) has made a few updates to its health care benefits for participants who receive coverage through United Healthcare. Two Fund Trustees briefly describe these updates in the video linked below.

Please note that the “Retail 90” and “Preventive Vaccinations” updates described in the video apply only to participants who are not enrolled in the Fund’s MedicareRx coverage. All updates are effective January 1, 2020.

If you have any questions about these benefits, or whether they apply to you, please call the Fund Administrator at 1-877-423-5246, or refer to the detailed summary mailed to you in December 2019.

Real Appeal

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has provided the following information about Real Appeal:

We all want to live a healthy life. Though each of us may have different goals for our health, taking simple steps in the right direction leads to positive life changes and helps us to achieve these goals. This is why we are offering Real Appeal, a free and convenient 52-week online weight-loss program that is designed to solve the typical barriers to managing your health.

Real Appeal helps you lose weight and reduce your risk of developing certain diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease as it’s based on decades of proven clinical research. Most Real Appeal participants lose an average of 10 pounds after completing only four sessions of the program.

When you enroll, you receive:
• 52 weeks of access to a Transformation Coach. Your coach guides you through the program and develops a simple, customized plan that fits your needs, preferences and goals.
• 24/7 access to digital tools and dashboards that help you track your food, activity and weight.
• A success kit full of healthy weight management tools including fitness guides, a recipe book (with quick family meal ideas and fast-food eating tips), weight scale and more.
• Support from weekly online group classes to learn healthy ideas from your Coach and other Real Appeal participants who share what’s helped them achieve success.

Real Appeal strives to inspire its participants to find the strength, the belief and the trust that change is in every one of us. If you’re ready to spark your transformation, visit to learn more and join today.

*Real Appeal is available to eligible participants covered under the AFL-CIO Health & Welfare Plan in a UHC program (including eligible spouses and dependents 18 or over) with a BMI of 23 or higher. There is no cost to the participant for Real Appeal participation. Real Appeal is not available to Medicare eligible participants.

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