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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 20, 2016 | Archived Issues

P & T Approvals

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the April meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Approvals - April 2016 (PDF)


Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.


Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - May 2016 (PDF)  


Milestones

Myron Isaacs, MD, has died.

» Read more

Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

Click here to share your news

May 30 Is Deadline to Make Annual Benefit Choices

Each year, benefits annual enrollment provides Cedars-Sinai employees with a chance to revisit options and ensure the right benefit choices.

This is your once-a-year opportunity to enroll in or drop coverage, switch medical or dental plans or add/drop family members from coverage. You can enroll or make changes online at the Cedars-Sinai benefits portal or by calling the MBC HR Benefits Help Desk at 888-302-3941.

The deadline to make changes is May 30. Note that the Benefits Help Desk will be closed on May 30 due to the Memorial Day holiday. Staff members are encouraged to contact the help desk prior for questions or to make changes. The Cedars-Sinai benefits portal will be accessible that day.

Here's what’s new for 2016-17:

  • Vivity Premier HMO — no changes. Launched last year, Vivity HMO is a first-in-the-nation partnership between a health insurance company and seven local hospital systems in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. It offers the lowest premiums of the Cedars-Sinai medical plan options, a large pharmacy network and the lowest out-of-pocket maximum.
  • Blue Cross PPO — premiums, deductibles and co-insurance increase
  • Blue Cross HMO — premiums increase
  • Delta Dental PPO — benefit improvements
  • VSP Voluntary Vision — premiums decrease
  • HealthFund and other wellness changes coming in July

You can choose your benefits through the May 30 deadline at the Cedars-Sinai benefits portal.