The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and the way we live in it. To help our employees cope with this unique situation, Synopsys offers benefits and resources that you may find useful as we find our way back to normal.
COVID-19 vaccine information is rapidly changing. Experts suggest regularly checking state public health department websites for information. Within California, visit covid19.ca.gov/vaccines. Their site breaks down how California is managing the vaccine rollout, safety information, and details about who qualifies for vaccines now by county. For Santa Clara County-specific information, visit this site, which provides information on eligibility for the vaccine as well as the organizations providing it.
Your medical insurance carriers are also posting updated vaccine information as it becomes available. Check UnitedHealthcare’s vaccine info page, or if you’re a Kaiser member, check the latest vaccine information for California residents on Kaiser’s site. Note that your doctor or other provider will administer the vaccine, not your insurance carrier.
For a look at vaccine myths and facts, check out this publication from International SOS.
Register to Be Notified When It's Your Turn
A new pilot website called My Turn is now available that allows you to check your eligibility for a vaccine, request to be notified when you become eligible and schedule an appointment. Visit https://myturn.ca.gov/ to register.
Synopsys believes in doing all we can to help parents navigate this difficult time. Check out our new parental resources page for benefits, programs and resources that may make your life a little easier.
Dial a doctor. With most of us being urged to stay at home as much as possible, it’s not easy—or even possible—to see our regular doctors if we don’t feel well. Virtual medical care is a great alternative. It allows you to connect with a doctor from the comfort and safety of your home.
- UnitedHealthcare members: With UHC Virtual Visits, you can chat with a doctor 24/7 by phone, tablet, or video, and even get prescriptions. You can pay with a credit card, a debit card, or your Fidelity HSA debit card. The payment will apply toward your deductible and out-of-pocket maximum. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.
If you’re a Crossover Health member, you can meet with a doctor via telephone or video conferencing. You can also send a message to your doctor from the portal.
- Kaiser members: Through Kaiser’s virtual medical care services, you can schedule a phone appointment with your doctor, connect with them via email, or have an on-demand video call with an on-call physician. All encounters are noted in your medical record.
Stretch away the stress. Looking to find your inner calm while getting some exercise? You can’t do much better than yoga. Espresa offers virtual yoga classes every weekday. Log in to Espresa to check out their schedule and sign up for a class or two. While you’re there, you may want to look into their other virtual fitness classes, like high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Or move whenever you’re in the mood by visiting their wellness library, which features a big selection of on-demand classes.
Talk to someone. Everyone has different reactions to public health emergencies. People may experience a wide range of emotions with varying amounts of intensity. If you find your thoughts, emotions, or behaviors are making it difficult to function in your daily life, you may want to talk through your feelings with a professional.
Lyra Health, our partner for mental health benefits, offers fast access to coaches and therapists via live video. During this time when we’re encouraged to practice social distancing, Lyra allows you to find support and receive care while practicing preventive measures to stay healthy.
You can also get some useful mental health tips from Lyra’s Coping with the Coronavirus Epidemic guide.
Stay focused on fitness. Your total well-being is very important, especially under the difficult circumstances we’re currently facing. We want to make sure you get up and move, eat healthy, connect with friends and loved ones, and tend to your overall well-being needs during these challenging times. Learn more about our Synopsys Designed for Wellness.
To join challenges and earn incentives, just log in to Synopsys Wellness.
Use your tools. Kaiser’s myStrength tool is a personalized program that includes interactive activities, in-the-moment coping tools, inspirational resources, and community support. You can track your personal preferences and goals, emotional states, and ongoing life events to improve your awareness and change your behaviors.
Get started in two easy steps:
- Sign in to kp.org with your ID and password.
- Follow the prompts to complete registration.
Download “Calm,” a meditation and sleep app for Kaiser members to find ways to manage stress and build resilience, particularly in uncertain times.
You can also get some stress management tips from Kaiser’s Finding Balance guide.
Ride out the volatile markets.You probably have a lot on your mind these days. The last thing you want to be worried about is your investments. It may help you to talk to an expert. Fidelity is committed to helping you with your ongoing financial goals and retirement planning needs. Connect with a Fidelity representative today by calling (800) 603-4015. Or sign up for a Fidelity workshop through their event registration system.
Skip the DoorDash delivery fees. Want the ease and convenience of having food delivered right to your door, but don’t want to pay all the extra fees? Enroll in Corporate DashPass to enjoy $0 delivery fees and reduced service fees on your DoorDash orders. Learn more by reviewing the DashPass FAQ or enroll now in three easy steps.
- Keep up with the latest COVID-19 news and advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
- You can find the latest information on our response to COVID-19 on the Synopsys COVID-19 website.
- Your Site Leader will provide site- and location-specific updates.
- In urgent situations, we’ll use Synopsys Alert to connect with you. Make sure your contact information in Employee Central is up to date.
- If you learn you've come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, Synopsys Security is available 24/7 and can guide you through a risk assessment. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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