Health Resources

Resources for Living (also known as the Employee Assistance Program/EAP)

Self Help Resources - Timely resources and educational opportunities on a wide variety of health and wellbeing topics to support you and your family.

Personal Coaching/Counseling - Professional, confidential counseling on emotional, social and mental health issues for all US employees and dependents experiencing personal difficulties. Services are available 24/7 and provided at no cost. Participation is voluntary.

WorkLife Services - Save time and energy by using consultants to help you find resources for everyday needs like child care, eldercare, college planning and more!
 

Dow Family Health Centers

Affordable health care for you and your family. The Dow Family Health Centers provide a high quality, low cost option for primary care visits (e.g., consultations and physical exams, preventive screenings, immunizations, etc.), specialist referrals and more!

Occupational Health Clinics

Dow’s Occupational Health Clinics provide the following services to screen, promote, and protect Worker Health and Wellbeing

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Fitness for Duty / Return to Work Evaluation Return to Work/Fitness for Duty evaluations to active Dow employees. These services promote health, safety and productivity as the employee transitions back to the work site or has work site environmental changes.
Injury and Illness Case Management Provides a connection and coordination with internal and external services. A Dow nurse case manager will personally assist you in coordinating your care for both on and off the job injury or illness and if needed, your return to work.
Medical Surveillance Program Evidence based program to ensure that health-related requirements are met & potential workplace health risk are proactively identified. You will be enrolled in this program based on your potential exposures and job requirements.
Reproductive Health Consultations If you are contemplating pregnancy or become pregnant, a health care provider is available to discuss potential on-the-job reproductive hazards and safety concerns.
Lactation Support Program Onsite pumps help employees continue breastfeeding upon return to work. Some members are eligible for partial reimbursement for purchase of a pump.
Travel Health Consultations For traveling internationally on business. Assistance provided with immunizations and other health advice such as infectious disease, travel advisories, etc. Scheduling your appointment 4-6 weeks prior to traveling is recommended.
International SOS is a 24-hour, worldwide service, that provides medical advice, medical or dental referrals and assistance in obtaining physician appointments or hospital care. Intranet keyword: Travel Health
Fitness Centers

Wellness Centers

Health and wellness often starts with personal fitness. We make sure our employee have access to physical activity whenever possible, providing walking paths, exercise rooms, wellness centers and more at many sites around the globe. Dow staff is present at some locations, which offer a wide array of cardio and strength training equipment plus other amenities and personal services that vary by location.

Houston
  • Eligibility: Employees, Spouse/Domestic Partner and eligible Dependents; Retirees and their Spouse/Domestic Partner; approved non-Dow Affiliates
  • Visit the HDC Wellness Center website for contact information, hours of operation, and more
Midland
  • Eligibility: Employees, Retirees, Spouses/Domestic Partners, eligible Dependents, approved non-Dow affiliates
  • Visit the Midland Wellness Centers website for more information!
Shanghai
  • Hours:
    • Mon-Fri 7:30 am–9:00 pm
    • Closed weekends and public holidays
  • Eligibility: SDC employees, onsite non-Dow affiliates, and Dow frequent visitors (≥one-week trip to SDC).
  • Contact: 86-21-38511546 or FSIFITC@dow.com
Texas Operations Wellness Center
Family Health Center
  • Eligibility: Employees, pre-65 Retirees, and Dependents participating in a Dow medical plan
  • Visit the Family Health Center website for more information
Diabetes Education Coverage

Dow supports participation in Diabetes Education

Active U.S. Dow employees and pre-Medicare retirees enrolled in either the MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or the MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible benefit plans are eligible for diabetes education coverage with the following guidelines:

  • For members in either Plan, coverage is at 100% per visit with no calendar year deductible.
  • The annual coverage limit is provided up to a maximum of $500 per member/per year.
  • The diabetes education program must be at a facility approved by the American Diabetes Association. For a current listing of approved programs in your area, check the ADA website or call 1-800-342-2383.
To take advantage of this benefit:
  1. Participate in an eligible program and get an itemized, dated receipt.
  2. Upon completion of the program/activity, complete an Aetna Medical Claim Form and attach your receipt(s).
  3. Mail the form and receipt(s) to the AETNA claim office:

AETNA
PO Box 981106
El Paso, TX 79998-1106

QUESTIONS? Call AETNA One Advocate toll free:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET at 1-888-488-4488

How will I receive my reimbursement?

The diabetes education reimbursements are processed the same way as any other health care claim. After your claim is processed and approved, you will receive a check directly from AETNA.

What is the deadline to submit my reimbursement request?

Similar to other health care claims, you must submit your reimbursement request by the end of the year following the year of service/purchase. For example, a claim incurred in February, 2021 must be submitted by December 31, 2022.

Weight Management Coverage

2021 Weight Management Coverage

Active U.S. employees and their family members and pre-Medicare retirees and their family members enrolled in an Aetna medical benefit plan are eligible for this weight management reimbursement coverage. Eligible expenses are covered at 100% before deductible and are limited to $1,000 per member, per year.

Qualified programs include:
  • Counseling with a Registered Dietitian
  • Group program led by a Registered Dietitian
  • Medical provider-based programs
  • Weight Watchers (Online or In Person)
  • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
  • Nutrisystem
  • Jenny Craig
  • Optavia
Exclusions
  • Programs not included in above listing
  • Food and/or dietary supplements (other than those purchased as part of a qualified program listed above) are not eligible for reimbursement
To take advantage of this benefit:
  1. Submit a copy of your paid invoice. Submit a copy of the bill (bill should include the facility name, facilitator credentials, if appropriate, and indicate that it is a weight management program/consultation).
  2. Attach copies of your receipt(s) with a completed Claim Form and mail to:

Aetna
PO Box 981106
El Paso, TX 79998-1106

Weight Watchers (WW)

WW

Save with WW Online!

Follow the WW Online system with interactive tools and resources like a weight tracker, progress charts, mobile apps, restaurant guides and much more!

Special Dow Discounted Rate Dow Reimbursement
(See eligibility criteria below)
$16.96/month 100% up to $1,000/year
 
Who’s Eligible for the Dow WW Discount?
  • Dow Employees and their Spouses/Partners and Dependents over 18 years of age
  • Dow Retirees and Spouses
  • Contractors
How do I get the discount?

It’s easy! Simply visit https://wellness.weightwatchers.com and enter the following information to receive your special Dow discount:

  • Dow Chemical ID: 61116
  • Dow Chemical Pass code: ww61116

If you experience any problems with this WW site, please call the WW Wellness Hotline at 866-204-2885.

Who is eligible for reimbursement?

Active U.S. employees and their family members and pre-Medicare retirees and their family members enrolled in an Aetna medical benefit plan are eligible for this weight management reimbursement coverage. Eligible expenses are covered at 100% before deductible and are limited to $1,000 per member, per year.

Omada – Healthy Lifestyle Program

We’re pleased to announce that Dow is now offering Omada®, a digital lifestyle change program designed to help you lose weight and build healthy habits that last.

Join today and get:

  • A professional health coach for tailored support and guidance
  • A connected scale to monitor progress (and keep for good)
  • An online community personalized to your interests
  • Weekly online lessons to educate and empower you

If you are at risk of developing heart disease or type 2 diabetes, and are a U.S. employee, pre-Medicare eligible retiree, spouse or adult dependent, Dow will cover the entire cost of the program—a $650 value.

Take Omada’s quick health screener to see if you’re eligible:
omadahealth.com/dow

Your participation in Omada® is voluntary and your responses will be handled confidentially. No individually identifiable data will be shared with Dow. Your responses will be stored by Omada during the term of the program.

Tobacco Cessation

We realize that quitting the use of tobacco is one of the most difficult things a person can do. Below are resources and references we know can help. Take that first step to beginning a longer and healthier life.

Quit.4.Life Quitline

Dow has partnered with the Quit For Life® program to help you break free from tobacco use. Quit for Life helps tobacco users prepare for and successfully quit all forms of tobacco at no cost to you. The program includes: phone calls with a trained tobacco cessation Quit Coach®, optional free 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy (patch or gum), and more. Quit.4.Life is brought to you by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Alere Wellbeing.

Eligibility: The program is available to all U.S. Dow employees (and employees of Dow JVs/ subsidiaries) eligible for the Dow medical plan. In addition, retirees, spouses and dependents (age 18 and older) currently covered under Dow’s MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible benefit plans (administered by AETNA) may use the program.

To register by phone, call 866.QUIT.4.LIFE (866-784-8454); or to enroll online, visit www.QuitNow.net.

American Cancer Society Quit For Life Program Logo

State Quitlines

For those not eligible for Quit.4.Life under the Dow medical plan, please call 1.800.QUIT.NOW to find the state quitline nearest you, or visit smokefree.gov.

Breathe™ Smoking Cessation Program

(Aetna members)

Learn more about the seven key characteristics to successful quitting. The program provides relevant information and a personalized action plan built on your specific issues and behaviors related to smoking cessation. This interactive program improves your confidence and motivation while effectively addressing habits, barriers, and triggers.

This program is part of the online wellness programs that are available to Dow Aetna members through the Aetna Simple Steps Health Assessment. To access this and many other programs, go to www.aetnanavigator.com, scroll over “Health Records” and choose the “Take a Health Assessment” link.

Tobacco Cessation Coverage

(Aetna members)

Active employees, retirees and family members enrolled in the U.S. MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible benefit plans are eligible for coverage of tobacco cessation expenses. Eligible members can receive financial assistance for tobacco cessation consulting, nicotine replacement therapy and approved prescription drugs.

E-cigarettes and Dow’s No Tobacco Policy

Electronic cigarettes, more commonly called “e-cigarettes,” are a type of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) violates Dow's Tobacco Policy. Smoking in any form through the use of tobacco products (pipes, cigars, cigarettes or vaping with e-cigarettes) on Dow property is prohibited.

References and Resources

Nurse Phonelines

Take Care of Your Health

The following information is provided to help you work more effectively with the health care system. If any of the information contradicts advice from your personal physician, contact your physician before making any changes to your care.

General Information

  • Tips for Evaluating Health Information
  • Nine Ways to Get Better Care
  • Immunization Schedule and Preventive Screening Guidelines for Adults (Adapted with Permission from the National Business Group on Health)
  • This chart collects average medical screening guidelines for typical patients and is provided as a guideline only. Your personal health care provider will work with you to personalize the timing of each test and immunization to meet your health care needs. Your provider may also suggest additional preventive care that is appropriate for you. You are encouraged to check your insurance or medical benefits for related costs, etc. before obtaining health care services. 

Please also note that recommendations may vary from country to country. You are encouraged to check with local Health Services or your personal heath care provider for local norms and availability.

Tools

  • Health Screening Guidelines – Interactive tool will help you identify screening guidelines appropriate for your age and gender.
  • Personal Health Record (PHR) – The PHR is a tool that you can use to collect, track and share past and current information about your health or the health of someone in your care. Check with your benefits plan provider (e.g. Aetna) for an electronic PHR, or visit www.MyPHR.com.
  • Health Care Question Builder – Be prepared for your next medical appointment. Use this tool to create a list of questions that you can take with you whether you are getting a checkup, talking about a problem or health condition, getting a prescription, or discussing a medical test or surgery. Whatever the reason for your visit, it is important to be prepared. (U.S. H&HS).
  • For Aetna MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible and MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible Plan Members: Log onto Aetna Navigator® and look for these tools to help you manage your health care.
    • Find a Doctor, Pharmacy, or Facility
    • Take a Health Assessment
    • Personal Health Record
    • Nurse Phoneline (Informed Health®)
    • SmartPhone Apps

When You Have Questions

HR Solutions

Get answers to your questions about Dow’s benefit plans, eligibility, enrollment, etc.

  • Call 877-623-8079
  • 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. (ET) Monday – Thursday; and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Friday
  • Or submit an HR Case through My HR Portal.
Nurse Phonelines
  • Informed Health® - (Aetna MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible, Map Plus Option 2 High Deductible, Old Plan, New Plan and MSP Members Only) This 24-hour nurse line is available 365 days a year. You will speak with a registered nurse who is experienced in providing credible information on a variety of health topics. Call 1-800-556-1555. For TDD (hearing and speech impaired only): 1-800-270-2386.
  • U.S. HMO Service Phone Numbers - Some HMOs offer a nurse phoneline. Refer to this listing or contact your HMO carrier for information.
  • Resources for Livingsm - Confidential, no-cost consultations for help and resources with life's issues. Available to all U.S. Dow employees and members of their households. Call 1-800-7DOWDOW for more information.
  • EAP & Worklife Services – Dow U.S. employees and household members can find help to make life easier. With one phone call, you can find free support for all of life’s issues.
References and Resources

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