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2018 Year End Summary


These are the articles we have published during 2018. You can click on the title to go to the actual article, and at the very end of the list, we have also included a link to the master library of all the DID YOU KNOW articles since inception.

PREVENTIVE SERVICES – Discusses how to use preventive services and wellness benefits now that there have been changes to the Health Plan.

IN-NETWORK VS. OUT-OF-NETWORK – Explores the changes to the health plan and how best to take advantage of the resources available.

THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT – Discusses some of the electronic resources a Participant can use to get healthcare information and services.

HEARING AIDS AND VSP – Shows how Participants can use our eyecare provider, VSP, to get hearing aids at a reduced price.

SPD INFO – Shows Participants how to opt-in for electronic delivery of the SPD and explains the benefits of the electronic version vs. the paper version.

SHINGLES – Tells Participants about Shingles and new, far more vaccine that is now available and covered by the Health Plan.

TIHN CHANGES – Explains changes to TIHN services and tells Participants which TIHN facilities are available and at what hours.

60 WITH 68 – If you are a Participant who is 60 years old (or older) and have 68 qualified quarters, explains how you can obtain health coverage by opting to take retirement as a Certified Retiree.

WELLNESS BENEFITS – Explores the Health Plan’s Wellness Benefit and how to use it to best advantage.

CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE – Explains some of the changes to the website and how to better use the new resources available.

TELEMEDICINE SERVICES – Participants can now get healthcare services online.

OUTREACH TO CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE VICTIMS – Tells Participants how to get help if they have been affected by the wildfires.

ENTIRE DID YOU KNOW ARTICLES LIBRARY – This is the location on the website where all the DID YOU KNOW articles are housed.


The upcoming year is going to be devoted to drilling down deeper into various aspects of the health and pension services the PWGA offers.

If you have a topic you’d like us to address, just drop us an email here and we’ll see if we can fit it in. All submissions will be confidential, and the email site is secure.

We wish you all a Happy Holidays and joyous New Year!