OTC COVID Test Paid by Insurance

You can now get over-the-counter COVID tests through UHC insurance. If you purchase them at a Walmart Pharmacy they will bill insurance directly. You can buy them other places, but you would need to file a claim for reimbursement. More information: OTC COVID tests.

New CDC Guidelines for COVID

The CDC has changed the guidelines for how long to stay off work with a COVID infection. Dudek & Bock’s COVID policy will follow the CDC recommendations as they are updated.

In addition to the guidelines listed below, you must notify your supervisor if you have tested positive for COVID, or if you have been exposed to COVID. If you are able to return to work after five days you will be required to wear a mask at all times for another five days. Employees who have not been vaccinated are required to wear masks.

The full guidelines, including quarantine guidelines if you have been exposed to COVID, are available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

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Vaccine Booster Event 12-12-21

Booster Vaccine Events Sunday, December 12

The State of Illinois and Cook County Health are hosting three community vaccination events on Sunday, December 12.

Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson booster shots will be available for all eligible individuals. A person is eligible for a booster 6 months after they received their second dose of Pfizer/Moderna, or 2 months after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Adults age 18+ may receive any vaccine as a booster. The Pfizer booster vaccine has been approved for children ages 16 and 17.

First and second shots will also be available for individuals age 12+.

No appointment is necessary. Just walk in!

Arlington Heights Health Center
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 300, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

North Riverside Health Center
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1800 S. Harlem Ave., Suite A, North Riverside, IL 60546

Blue Island Health Center
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 60406

You are not required to show a photo ID or insurance card to get vaccinated.

With the new omicron variant circulating, booster shots are more important than ever before to increase your body’s ability to prevent a COVID-19 infection. Getting vaccinated can help protect your health and the health of your family, friends and community.

Wellness Discount Reminder

You can receive a discount on medical insurance if you (and your spouse if he/she is under our insurance) have been vaccinated against COVID-19. That is the only criterion for the wellness discount this year. The discount is $10 per pay period for the employee and $10 for the spouse: a annual total of $260 for employee only or $520 for both.

If you have not been vaccinated, you have until Friday, December 10, to provide HR with your vaccination card. If this is the first of a 2-dose vaccine, we will give you the wellness discount with the expectation that you will return in January with the card showing that you are fully vaccinated. If you do not become fully vaccinated, the wellness discount will be removed.

Most of our employees have been vaccinated (all but 21). If you want the discount for your husband or wife you have until December 10 to bring the vaccination card to HR.

2022 Benefits

Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits officially begins on Monday, December 6. On Monday benefit books and enrollment forms will be distributed by supervisors. Everyone will get the book in English. If you want a copy in Spanish, Polish or Vietnamese, the translations will be available on a table outside the HR office, or you can view them on the Dudek & Bock website.

EVERYONE will need to fill out, and sign, the enrollment form, even if you do not want medical, dental, vision, or voluntary life. If you do not plan to take D&B’s medical insurance you need to sign a waiver. The waiver forms will also be available on the table outside HR. There is also a box there to drop off completed forms.

If you plan to enroll in the HMO, you will need to look up the PCP (Primary Care Physician) number for you and other family members on the UHC website. Instructions are here: The physician name & PCP# is required on the enrollment form.

(Because we are changing carriers, and due to a switch from Maxwell Health to ADP for benefit tracking, a self-service option is not available this year.)

Detailed information about benefits & insurance for 2022 is available here:

VIETNAMESE coming soon!

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