Let’s take care of ourselves.

By: Julissa McClean

Gearing up for annual enrollment and wellness incentives. Plus, some Hurricane Ian updates.

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On today’s Up to Speed, host Jennifer Marin shared some Hurricane Ian updates. In addition, host Julissa McClean spoke to Sam Hammock and Kevin Cammarata about annual enrollment and how we can take care of ourselves this month – and all year long – thanks to some Verizon resources.

Hurricane Ian

To help victims of Hurricane Ian stay connected to family and friends, Verizon has deployed Wireless Emergency Communication Centers, also referred to as “WECCs,” in areas of Southwestern Florida impacted by the storm.

WECCs are generator-powered mobile units that have device charging and computer workstations, along with wireless phones, tablets and other devices to contact family and other important contacts over Verizon’s network. WECCs have been deployed to the following locations:

  • Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL (open daily 10:00am - 6:00pm)
  • 2525 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL (open beginning Oct 4. 8:00am - 5:00pm)

Our network engineers on the ground remain focused on maintenance and repair for generators that have been running for days, keeping massive refueling operations in process to fuel permanent and temporary cell sites.

Our Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team remains deployed across Florida providing mission-critical communications support to public safety agencies responding to Hurricane Ian at no additional cost. They’ve also deployed more than 300 Verizon Frontline solutions including drones, smartphones, routers, mobile hotspots, and portable satellite assets in support of emergency response operations in the region.

For more timely updates on our network restoration efforts and the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response team click here.

Annual Enrollment begins.

In the U.S, Annual Enrollment launches today for East associate teammates, and on Oct 17 for management and West associates.

Now’s the time to review our benefits plans for 2023. While there are no plan changes, it’s the only time you can make coverage changes, so make sure you have the right plans in place for you and your family.

If you’re not covered through us, consider enrolling. Verizon has some of the best coverage around. We cover the majority of costs of medical, dental and vision premiums. While costs keep going up, Veirizon continues to pick up the tab on most things.

Plus, there’s new offerings to look forward to. You’ll soon be able to take advantage of tele-dental services, and next year we’ll cover the cost for independent expert medical opinions, and we’ll offer pet insurance for our fur-parents.

Save $100 with Wellness Incentives.

Anyone in the U.S. who completes one of five activities, like completing a health assessment, completing a biometrics screening or even volunteering, can save on their 2023 medical contributions.

Nearly half of employees saved money last year. Let’s do something healthy for ourselves and our wallets!

Plus, don’t forget that Verizon also offers extras like Employee Assistance, Backup Care, flu shots, chronic joint pain therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy – these are just a few ways we can take care of ourselves by investing in ourselves, at no cost.

Feedback. Feedback. Feedback.

Giving and receiving feedback is how we know what matters most and can make the V Team experience even better. That’s why well-being, along with overall work experiences, will be the focus of our 4Q VZPulse survey which launches on Oct 17.

We want to know how employees are feeling so we can double down on what we need to do to win in 4Q and set ourselves up for a healthy and strong 2023.

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About the author(s):

Julissa McClean is a creative storyteller and experienced editor, currently responsible for employee communications for Corporate Human Resources — reaching and impacting an audience of over 100K+.

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