The Department of Human Resources

Get Healthy - PEBTF Benefits

For Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) Members (AFSCME & SCUPA)

Chronic illness takes its toll on quality of life and increases healthcare costs. Medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes may be prevented or improved with lifestyle changes. This makes health and disease management programs more important than ever – to help people detect and manage illness. In addition, we need to focus on preventing these diseases by reducing smoking, increasing exercise and improving our diets.

Over the years, the PEBTF Board of Trustees has introduced benefit changes and programs to assist members in managing their health and controlling healthcare costs. Now, we all need to commit to participate in efforts to improve health and reduce costs. As part of their promise to you, PEBTF has implemented the Get Healthy program. The Get Healthy program offers you and your covered family members a variety of programs to help manage chronic medical conditions, help improve your current health status in order to possibly prevent a chronic condition, or maintain your current good health.

Through Get Healthy, each member is encouraged to play an active role in his or her health – it’s all about improving your life. Get Healthy is the PEBTF’s comprehensive health initiative to help members and their families map an effective route for healthier living.

PEBTF's Get Healthy Website

Blue 365 Healthways "Fitness Your Way” member discount program
Blue 365 Healthways Fitness Your Way program will be offering a waived enrollment fee from Feb 6 -19th. Highmark members wishing to enroll in the program and redeem the deal of the week should call 1-888-242-2060 and provide the Healthways customer service representative the coupon code FIT2013.

Highmark’s Healthy Highlights - July  UPDATE MONTHLY!
July is Back Pain or Injury Month.  Back pain is one of the most common medical problems that people have. It affects most people at least once in their lifetime. There are some things you can do that may help prevent it. They can also help you recover faster if you do have back pain. In this first part of a two part series, you will learn some basic skills to reduce the likelihood of back pain.  

Highmark's "Wellness Where You Live" programs and personal nutrition coaching for the second quarter in your community throughout Central PA (Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, Cumberland, Lancaster, York and Union Counties).

Those interested in attending Personal Nutrition Coaching at a Penn State University campus can contact Pam Glanert at 814-865-5911 or send an email to

Allentown - Lehigh Valley Health Network

Bethlehem - Advantage Nutrition & Wellness, LLC

Pottsville - Schuylkill YMCA

Reading - Penn State Berks Campus

Reading - Vahalla Health and Fitness

All programs are FREE to Highmark members. Others may attend, but a fee will apply (varies). A program materials fee applies to all for Drop 10 in 10.