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Summer is the perfect time to embrace the great outdoors, go on adventures and bask in the warm sunshine. Sometimes, with increased activity and travel there’s an increased risk of sickness, injuries, scrapes, burns, and other minor conditions.

To help you have a safe and healthy summer, we’ve compiled a list of valuable resources that can help you stay out in the sun this summer.

Get active with the help of Sword

Sword offers several solutions designed to help get you up and moving. Their programs include free virtual physical therapy, movement tools, tracking solutions, and more to all colleagues and AXA XLSword medical plan-enrolled dependents ages 13 and up. Whether you just want to enhance your overall physical health and avoid injuries through their Move solution, or use Thrive to address a specific musculoskeletal issue(s) with the help of a licensed physical therapist, Sword can help. Visit the Sword website to get started.

Get prepared for summer travel plans

Whether you’re planning on coasting along the Mediterranean or taking a bucket list trip to Asia, don’t forget to ensure you’re all set with your travel health requirements if you’re planning on getting out this summer.

If you’re traveling internationally, consult the CDC for the latest travelers’ health requirements, and work with your doctor to get any vaccinations you may need. Quantum Health can also assist you with finding an in-network clinic to get those vaccinations if your usual provider is not available.

As you plan, also check out our travel assistance program that’s available at no-cost, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Through AXA Assistance, you have access to professional help if you find yourself needing medical attention while traveling internationally or domestically. Representatives can coordinate care and even translate on your behalf. Learn more.

Access convenient care

When you’re hiking, biking, or just enjoying outdoor activities, accidents can happen—but the last thing anyone wants to do is spend the summer waiting in a doctor’s office. Consider virtual care for when those smaller needs arise, such as scrapes, burns, or other minor injuries. Through AXA XL medical plans, you have 24/7 access to board-certified physicians through MDLIVE. MDLIVE physicians can provide diagnoses, answer questions, or even help you decide between visiting the ER or urgent care for your need. To schedule an appointment through MDLIVE, go to the MDLIVE website.

Hack your FSA/HSA

You likely already know that you can use your FSA/HSA savings to pay for copays and coinsurance, but did you know that you can also spend those dollars on eligible health care products? Your savings account can pay for things like allergy medications, sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher), sunburn cream, bandages, anti-itch cream, and many other over-the-counter products. Visit the Inspira Financial website for a list of eligible expenses by clicking here for FSA details and here for HSA details.

Schedule your screenings

Now that we’re halfway through the calendar year, summer is an ideal time to schedule important health screenings and/or your annual physical. Take this opportunity to book a routine cancer screening or doctor’s appointment before their books fill up for the rest of the year.

Plus, remember that you can earn awards through the Staying Well program for completing preventive screenings or your annual check-up!

Get help for everyday needs

Whether your child’s summer camp plans fell through or you need help finally getting that screen door fixed, consider reaching out to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for assistance finding local help. In addition to counseling, EAP representatives can provide home life referrals for childcare, senior care, pet care, home repairs, and more. Visit myCigna.com (Employer ID: xlamerica) to get started.