5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make Now

Last Updated December 14, 2023

A new year is a chance to make a fresh start. Here are five important things you can do now to start the year off right.

1. Schedule your annual wellness visit.

Your health is important, so don’t put off your annual wellness visit, which is 100% covered by your RRD national medical option when you see an in-network provider. Your visit should include recommended screenings and vaccinations. Print and take this letter to your physician to help inform your doctor about your medical coverage, programs available to you and how to bill your insurance correctly. (Don’t forget: Your preventive dental and vision care is also 100% covered, so be sure to schedule your dentist and eye doctor appointments, too.)

2. Get to know your benefits.

Your RRD benefits provide comprehensive coverage for all your health care needs. Take a tour around myRRDbenefits.com to learn about all that’s available — including resources like Health Advocacy Solutions — and how you can take full advantage.

3. Quit tobacco.

You already know the reasons you should quit tobacco, but now you have a  resource to help you kick the habit: UBreathe. The UBreathe tobacco cessation program is FREE to you and your family members through SupportLinc, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. When you and your covered dependents who are tobacco users complete five coaching sessions in 2024, you’ll receive a discount on the premiums you pay for medical, optional employee life and optional spouse/partner life insurance coverage.

4. Consider increasing your Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions.

The advantages of an HSA can’t be beat. Save as much as you can, up to the annual IRS limits, to help you save big on eligible health care expenses now and in the future.

5. Make sure your beneficiary designations are up to date.

If your beneficiaries aren’t up to date — or if you haven’t yet designated beneficiaries — your money might not go where you want it to in the event of your death. Take a few minutes to designate your beneficiaries for life insurance, your 401(k) plan, HSA and any supplemental health care coverage you might have.