Benefits Newsletter June 2018

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Get ready for The Invitational Team Steps Challenge

This summer, you can win big by participating in The Invitational Team Steps Challenge, brought to you by WebMD Wellness.

The Invitational Team Steps Challenge is a fun, team-based challenge that can keep you moving toward better health. When you participate, you’ll be eligible for weekly drawings of your choice of an Apple Watch Series 3 or Samsung Gear S3. If you qualify for all five weekly drawings you’ll be eligible for the grand prize drawing of one of two $2,000 American Airlines Vacation Vouchers!

All U.S.-based mainline team members are eligible to participate and win prizes. Team members and spouses enrolled in an American Airlines medical plan may also earn $75 in Wellness Rewards. To participate, you must register before July 10 at or through the Wellness At Your Side app.

Register for Doctor on Demand for a free cup of coffee

Doctor on Demand connects you to medical doctors from anywhere, 24/7, using the camera on your smartphone, tablet or computer. These U.S.-based, board-certified physicians can diagnose and treat many common conditions and write prescriptions when needed.

Download the app and register for an account now so you’re ready when you need to see a doctor. You and your dependents can download the Doctor on Demand app from the App Store or Google Play or text: AMERICAN to 68398 for a download link. Add your American Airlines medical plan information to your account and receive a $5 Starbucks e-gift card*. For more information and official contest rules visit

*$5 Starbucks gift card are for new registrations between June 1 – July 15, 2018.


Schedule your travel medicine visit at your onsite clinic

Are you planning a summer trip? Make sure you are up-to-date on travel vaccines, especially if you are traveling to India, China, Ireland or South America. You can check the CDC website for recommended vaccines for each region.

Did you know American’s onsite clinics offer free travel medicine visits? During your visit, you will receive:

  • Country-specific medications and immunizations
  • Preventative antibiotics
  • Travel tips/information


Book your travel medicine visit a month before your trip to make sure the vaccines provide the best immunity. Visit for a list of clinic locations, hours and phone numbers. Don’t wait until the last minute, call today!


Protect your skin as the summer sun shines

Ever had a bad sunburn? Spent time in the sun with no sunscreen? Here are some tips to avoid overexposure to the sun and to keep your skin healthy from the Skin Cancer Foundation:

  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or after excessive sweating or swimming.
  • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  • See a physician every year for a professional skin exam.


Your onsite clinic can help you check and monitor your skin. In addition to skin checks, you can get an annual wellness exam to make sure your body is functioning at its best. Head over to for a list of clinic locations, hours and phone numbers to make your appointment.


Are you missing out on free money?

Are you getting the most out of your benefits? Are you earning your full 401(k) company match? Have you completed all of your WebMD Wellness Activities? If not, you may be leaving money on the table.

The Benefits and 401(k) team hit the road this summer for the Health & Wealth roadshows to help team members take full advantage of everything American’s benefits have to offer. Weren’t able to attend a roadshow? Visit for an overview of all American’s benefit programs, and check out our 10 ways to save on medical costs for our top tips on ways to save.