On the Way to Wellness is designed to help employees discover their current health status and become aware of future medical risks. On the Way to wellness will partner with you to improve your health and wellbeing with targeted programs and helpful information.
Participation is optional, but the University will be offering an incentive for you to participate. If you complete a Health Risk Assessment questionnaire AND have a biometric screening, you will be eligible to pay $30 less per month ($15 less per pay for non-exempt staff) for your medical coverage in 2014 than employees who do not participate. That's it - that is all you need to do to pay $30 per month less. That is $360 per year back in your wallet! The questionnaire and screening should take less than 30 minutes of your time.
All Benefits-eligible employees were eligible to participate in 2014. Spouses/same sex domestic partners will be invited to participate for 2015 to receive a wellness incentive.
Off Campus Screening Form - For people that have had a recent screening at their doctor's office
In recent studies it was found that almost 200,000 preventable deaths occur each year in the United States from heart disease and stroke. It was noted that people can greatly reduce their risk by eating less salt, managing their blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes and changing their lifestyle behaviors. The number one cause of preventable death in the United States was attributed to tobacco use which has been linked to several types of cancer, chronic lung and heart disease, pregnancy related issues and other serious health problems.
Beginning January 2014, for employees that use tobacco, the cost for health coverage will be assessed a surcharge of $50.00 per month. If you do not use tobacco, you can sign a “Tobacco-Free Affidavit” and not be charged this surcharge. You can also avoid the surcharge if you are currently using tobacco, but intend to quit AND participate in a tobacco cessation program. Participants will receive the premium reduction upon verification from the third-party showing certification of program completion.
Wellness Premium Subsidy
Starting January 2014, a subsidy for the University Health Coverage premiums will be offered to qualifying employees. The subsidy is determined by total verifiable household income. To qualify your family income must be less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. You must apply each year to receive the subsidy for the following calendar year. The documentation (tax return transcript) is required each year also.
Documentation -Search "Tax Return Transcript" atwww.irs.gov/
Make healthier eating choices when in the Hulman Memorial Student Union foot court.
Choose Blue is a healthy eating initiative for the Indiana State University community. When you Choose Blue you are making the conscience effort to watch your calorie intake, manage your weight and take control of your health. Choose Blue foods are those of 400 calories or less at Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Burger King and Sub Connection. If you see a sycamore leaf beside a food option that means it is a Choose Blue food!!
Wellness is a broad term that means so much more than just nutrition, exercise and physical health. Wellness is a holistic approach to living an optimally healthy lifestyle. This can be accomplished through balancing multiple dimensions of wellness that effect one's overall quality of life. A 'well' person strives to advance themselves in seven dimensions of wellness. Read more.
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