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April 2019 Newsletter
Welcome to the azad technology partners e-newsletter. As always, we look forward to your feedback as well as contributions to make this monthly newsletter an effective communication platform for our employees and business partners. Please continue to e-mail your suggestions and feedback to .
2019 Health Benefits 
Open Enrollment Completed

Heath insurance open enrollment for 2018/2019 was completed for the plan year starting April 1st. If you have not already done so, be sure to register online for Regence BCBS, MetLife, and VSP member portals to acquire access to the resources and interactive online tools available which allow you to take charge of your health care:
  • Find a Primary Care Physician (PCP), specialist, or facility
  • Review claim information and status
  • View your plan benefits
  • Access a variety of health and wellness tips
  • Find pricing and estimate treatment costs
  • Download forms and find resources
  • Download helpful apps to your phone
  • Print out temporary ID cards
  • and more...
If you have any questions regarding your current health care benefits, please contact azad administration at  or ( 503) 617-9490 .
Benefit Reminders

Gym / Fitness Club Discount Program
Regence has joined with the Advantage Program,  Active & Fit Direct which gives members access to more than 9,000+ fitness centers for just $25/month (plus a $25 enrollment fee). As a special offer, during the month of April 2019, Regence members can save even more with no enrollment fee. Participants may enroll in the program by visiting here, clicking on "Activities and Fitness", and then signing in to your Regence member portal. Once you find a participating health club, enroll my applying the promo code APRIL25OFF to receive the $0 enrollment fee for the month of April.
Regence Wellness Program
Get rewarded and receive a $100 gift card by participating in the Regence Wellness Program and completing three easy steps by July 31, 2019. Log on to your Regence Member Dashboard and under "Wellness Tools", start logging your healthy activities.
An Effective IT Leader is a Connected Leader
By: RD Jani

In today's world if someone asks, "Are you connected," in most cases, the instant answer would be "yes." Most likely the question would have been interpreted to mean connected via WiFi or internet.  For a technology leader, however, the question is usually meant in a different context, a paradoxical context. It's easy to acknowledge that technology leaders would be well connected using various technical tools. But how well are these leaders connected with their people...with their team?...Continue reading
Digital Transformation Is Not About Technology
By: Behnam Tabrizi, Ed Lam, Kirk Gerard, & Vernon Irvi n

Of the $1.3 trillion that was spent on Digital Transformation (DT) last year, it was estimated that $900 billion went to waste. Why do some DT efforts succeed and others fail?  Fundamentally, it's because most digital technologies provide possibilities for efficiency gains and customer intimacy. But if people lack the right mindset to change and the current organizational practices are flawed, DT will simply magnify those flaws. Five key lessons have helped us lead our organizations through digital transformations that succeeded...Continue reading
Opportunities  at azadOpportunities
azad technology partners  offers some of the most exciting and versatile career opportunities in the industry and is currently hiring a few bright Database Administrators and Business Systems Analysts   to join its team of professionals:

Our experience at azad shows that the best new professionals who have joined our team over the years were referred by other azad employees and clients. azad offers a generous  referral program for referring a successful new consultant and invites you to contribute to the expansion and growth of our team.
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Benefits Quick Links
azad technology partners wants to ensure employees are getting the most out of their benefits and stay informed of all the tools and resources available through the company's healthcare plan options.

Visit Regence BlueCross BlueShield to view all information regarding your medical & prescription plan and coverage.

Visit MetLife to view all information regarding your dental plan and coverage.

Visit VSP to view all information regarding your vision plan and coverage.

Start planning ahead by participating in azad's 401k plan, hosted by  Fidelity Investments . Contact azad  
administration to learn more at (503) 617-9490  or .

To learn how to become a First Tech Federal Credit Union member, visit their website.

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