Life is great. Until an obstacle pops up out of nowhere. Then it can be kind of annoying. Or a major pain. Or worse. But with these life hacks—and your Lenovo benefits—in your back pocket, you’ll be prepared for nearly anything life throws your way. Except for the resurgence of the Macarena. For that you’re on your own.
Dump the Slump
What an odd dream. Judy from Marketing keeps repeating your name. And asking for input. Wait. This isn’t a dream. Time to look alive. And time to figure out how to stop nodding off during these midafternoon meetings.
You wake up in yet another hotel room, drag yourself to the bathroom, and flip on the light. Yikes! Who’s that haggard-looking person…wearing your Garfield T-shirt? Okay, maybe all this travel is taking a toll on your body.
You finally finished that expense report. And you got a good start on tomorrow’s presentation. Wow, it’s amazing what you can do with five straight hours at your desk. You’d pat yourself on the back, but—ouch! It hurts to raise your arm.
Your doctor just gave you a diagnosis and a prescription. You’re on the road to recovery. Or at least you were before the pharmacist told you the cost of the medication. Now you’re feeling a whole new symptom: nausea.
Use the CVS Caremark Check Drug Cost tool to find out if your medication is covered by your medical plan and what it will cost—before you even leave your doctor’s office.
Tour de Chance
Ever since last year’s bike accident in Malta, you worry about needing medical help when you travel. Yeah, you’re just going to a team meeting in Chicago, but still. What happens if you get sick while you’re away from home?
You’re covered for an injury, medical emergency, or accidental death through the Global Business Travel Accident and Emergency Medical plan. Get more details on Knowledge Base.
And prepare for your next business trip by adding iJET’s hotline to your phone contacts: 001-443-569-4989. Collect calls are accepted free of charge from anywhere in the world.
Share the Love
Your coworker, Lisa, has been an amazing mentor. Now she’s getting ready to retire. How can you let her know how much she’s meant to you? Besides a fruit basket or singing telegram.
It’s Sunday night. Your 6-year-old is changing into his pajamas in the next room. Suddenly you hear, “Are these spots supposed to be all over me?” Better get it checked out before it gets worse. But what doctors are available at this hour?
You can’t concentrate. You’re irritable. You don’t have the patience to read this. How do you get your focus back?
Join a mini-mindfulness session, offered every Wednesday. Onsite and remote sessions are available. Call Holly, your Lenovo Health Coach, at 1-919-237-8900 for more info.
Use a Lifeline
You’re managing two huge projects at work. Your teen daughter has been having problems at school. Life is putting a lot on your—and your family’s—shoulders right now. Is there someone who can help lighten the load?
You’d go to the gym if it wasn’t clear across town. You’d get your sore throat checked out if you could squeeze in a doctor’s appointment. You’d get a flu shot if it was more convenient. If, if, if.
You’re sobbing uncontrollably. It’s just all so beautiful. Then it dawns on you: You were just moved to tears by a Sandals Resorts TV ad. Maybe it’s time for a vacation?
Your parents would be so proud. You’re saving 15% of your salary through your 401(k). But there are so many ways to invest the money you’re stashing away. How do you know which option is right for you?
Pileup on the 401(k)
You’re making contributions and getting the 6% company match through the Lenovo Savings Plan. Great. So, what’s that nagging feeling? Oh yeah. You still haven’t rolled over your 401(k) plans from your last four jobs.
Get Your Ed on Straight
Your daughter’s sure to have her pick of colleges next year. And depending on which one she chooses, you may have your pick of very large loans. Could you get a little financial assistance?
You love your job. You learn something new every day. Now you’re starting to think about taking your career to the next level. Any tools out there to help you keep evolving?
You have some credit card debt hanging over your head. You’re trying to save for your first house. Oh yeah, and you should probably be setting aside a little money for retirement as well. How can you do it all?
You get your latest bill for your car insurance. You do a double-take that nearly gives you whiplash. Could you be getting a better deal on your home or auto insurance?
Debt or Alive
You’ve been out of school for five years and you’re still drowning in student debt. Ramen lost its charm somewhere around junior year. When will you graduate to at least mac-and-cheese status?
Your landlord still hasn’t fixed the fridge. Another night of Indian takeout might push you into a curry-induced coma. Maybe it’s time to consider home ownership. But can you even afford it?
Fortify your Future
You can almost taste retirement. But you’re starting to worry if you’ll have enough saved. Will your golden years be filled with watching sunsets on the beach? Or will your sunset years be filled with watching “Golden Girls” on the couch?
That Ka-ching! Thing
Your 15-year-old nephew walks into your living room. “Cool TV,” he says. “I think I saw one like it on ‘Stranger Things.’” You’re not sure, but you think your TV just got dissed. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade?
Where There’s a Will
You get in a pretty scary car accident on the way to the store. Everyone’s okay, but there was definitely some “life flashing before eyes” action. You realize you don’t have any plans in place in the event of your death. Better fix that.
Finesse Your Finances
You’re checking the balance in your bank account. You have enough money to make ends meet, but those numbers just don’t seem to be growing from month to month. What’s the secret to putting more in and taking less out?
Your dad has always been the first person you’ve gone to for help. Now that he’s getting older, he’s going to need to rely on you. If he comes to live with you full-time, what resources are out there to assist you both?
You can start by assessing your needs through Years Ahead, offered through Bright Horizons. They can help you understand costs, plan for change, and find senior care. Call 1-877-719-3056 to speak with a Senior Advisor.
Get emotional support and service referrals by visiting Cigna Behavioral Health (employer ID Lenovo) or calling 1-888-371-1125.
Without a Care (Provider)
You need to leave now to make your 9 a.m. presentation. Your nanny texts. “Sorry, car trouble. I can’t make it.” You consider sending the exact same text to your boss. Maybe not a wise move.
You just got the good news: Your family is about to get a little bigger. But with your busy work schedule, will you have time to bond with your new family member?
New Moms on the Block
Your maternity leave is over. You're trying to get back into the swing of things. But you didn't sleep a wink last night. And you're feeling anxious about your little one going to daycare. How are you going to make this all work?
Adopt to Change
You’re thinking about adopting a child. You’re excited to expand your family. If only your wallet could expand to accommodate all the costs. Could you get a little financial help?