Your Discount Tire Family is here to support you. Our first priority is the safety of our people and their families. More details will be added to this page as we get them.
Follow these tips below to prepare for a disaster:
- Put together a disaster preparedness kit and family communication plan.
- Follow official updates and instruction, including calls for evacuation.
- Don’t drive through flooded areas and standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.
- Be sure to check in with family and friends.
- If evacuated, only return home once it is deemed safe by authorities.
- If you incur damage to your property, be sure to photograph any damage for insurance claims.
For up-to-date information on the effects to the state of Florida, visit www.floridadisaster.org.
Regional Update 9-05-2019: Florida Updates
“We are happy to report that the Florida region has made it through hurricane Dorian safely. All stores will be open for business today. Thankfully there have been no reports of any damage to homes or stores and our people are safe. Thank you for your support during this time. “
Tony, Ryan and Greg.
I HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THE STORM; HOW CAN I GET HELP?
- First, if you can, reach out to your Store Manager, AVP or Regional VP to let them know your situation.
- FEMA and other government support:
- For emotional support and/or legal help in these trying times, consider using the services offered by our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is free to you and your family.
- If you have any other benefits related questions, contact the Benefits Team at the Corporate Office: 800-347-4348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optum Emotional Support Hotline
Optum is offering a free emotional support help line for people impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
If you have been impacted, these trained professionals can connect you to resources to help you through this difficult time. The company’s public toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for as long as necessary. This service is free of charge and open to anyone.
Along with the toll-free help line, emotional-support resources and information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com. View the Important Communications alert on liveandworkwell.com near the bottom of the member home page for local resources.
You can find the following resource centers by using a keyword search on liveandworkwell.com:
- Coping Center: Type the keyword “coping” into the search bar, select Coping. Here you’ll find articles, guides, self-help tools and videos on coping with stress.
- Disaster Planning & Recovery Center: Type the keyword “disaster” into the search bar, select the Disaster Planning & Recovery Center. Here you’ll find information on preparing for and recovering from natural disasters and links to national organizations too.
United Healthcare Members who have a smartphone can download the free UnitedHealthcare® app, which provides instant access to their ID card, contact information for network care providers, their personal health benefits and more. The UnitedHealthcare® app is available as a free download at the Apple® iTunes® App StoreSM and the Android Market on Google Play™.
For Additional Assistance: Members can call the Customer Care number on the back of their medical ID card, if they need additional assistance. If they have misplaced their medical ID card, they can call 866-633-2446, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (in the local time zone), Monday through Friday.
I WANT TO ASSIST THOSE WITH AN IMMEDIATE NEED DUE TO THE STORM:
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
- Consider making an additional contribution to the Bruce T. Halle Assistance Fund (BTHAF); one of the reasons for this fund is specifically to take care of our own in times of crisis, such as natural disasters.
- There are other organizations on the ground helping all the people in the affected areas that will also appreciate assistance, such as: