Blue Cross Blue Shield Wellness Newsletters!
2016 FALL WELLNESS OPPORTUNITIES
All classes are free to MWSU benefit eligible employees and retirees on a first-come-first-served basis.
One guest per employee may be permitted based on space available.
Watch the Griffon Weekly, HR Wellness web page or Wellness emails for when and how to register.
REGISTRATION – please register for these activities by emailing email@example.com. Some activities require equipment and we need to make sure we have sufficient supplies. If you have questions, you can contact Sara Freemyer, Benefits Coordinator at 271-4259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE INFORMATION will be posted here on our wellness page, the Griffon Weekly, and our wellness facebook page. Always stay tuned for more details!!
SEPT 1-30 | 30-day Fitness Challenge
Print the FITgriff 30-day fitness challenge and track your success. When complete, PRINT your name at the bottom of the form and send to HR for your reward! However, you putting your health first is the greatest reward!
OCT 1-31 | 31-day Walking Challenge
Print the FITgriff-31-day-walking-challenge and track your success. When complete, PRINT your name at the bottom of the form and send to HR. Remember you putting your health first is the greatest reward you can receive!
Fitness Activities will begin September 12, 2016 and run through December 15, 2016. Classes will be held in Looney.
- Kickboxing – Mondays @ 4:45pm – Looney West Balcony (will be shown both low and high impact workouts)
- Core & Tone – Tuesdays @ 4:45pm – Looney West Balcony (must bring your own yoga mat)
- ZUMBA – Wednesdays @ 4:45pm – Looney West Balcony
- Yoga – Thursdays @ 4:45pm – Looney West Balcony (must bring your own yoga mat)
Aqua Fitness – Thursdays @ 12noon | Looney Pool | Sept 15, 22, 29 – Oct 6, 20, 27 – Nov 3, 17 – Dec 1, 8, 15.
Pool is not closed for our class; it’s scheduled during the university free swim period. Pool showers are available to you.
Employees must present MWSU ID to use the pool and your guest must have a photo ID.
OCT 10-11 | Flu Shot Clinic | 10:00-2:00 pm each day | Blum JC Room
Flu Shots are provided (FREE) for all full-time faculty/staff as well as retirees who are a member on the MWSU BCBS health insurance plan. Please take your BCBS ID card with you to receive your shot. If you are a full-time employee who waived health insurance you are still eligible for the shot. Call Sara at x4259 if you have questions.
EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
As an employee at MWSU, a big job is asked of you, and chances are, the daily demands of life don’t end when you leave work. That’s why MWSU partners with New Directions to offer an Employee assistance Program (EAP) to help you best manage your life. The free, confidential benefit provides you with the tools, whether online or in person, to tackle life’s challenges.
EAP can give you the support you need. Hard-working employees just like you use the program’s experts and resources every day to help with:
- Relationship challenges
- Life-changing events
- Legal or financial issues
- Excessive worry or stress
- Substance dependence
- Workplace challenges
- Services cost you nothing…MWSU has already paid for them.
- Receive 6 FREE sessions…per incident!
- Services are confidential…no one will know that you’ve called the EAP.
- To contact the EAP, call New Directions 24/7 at 800-624-5544. www.ndbh.com
EAP (Employee Assistance Program) for Weight Loss and Fitness
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
A Healthier YouTM
A Healthier YouTM supports healthy lifestyles for you and your family through our program. The program provides information and resources to keep you healthy, including a wellness portal, where you’ll complete your Health Risk Assessment and have access to tools and trackers designed to make healthy living easier. The A Healthier YouTM program promotes personal responsibility for managing health and making healthy lifestyle choices. Visit www.bluekc.com and click on A Healthier You to learn more about this benefit.
Webinars on Demand
Don’t have time in your schedule for a class? Check out Webinars on Demand and view options for 30-minute presentations available at your convenience. Webinars on Demand can be found on your personal portal under the tab Health Seminars. Webinar topics change every quarter.
Healthy Companion nurses can help you manage your asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), metabolic syndrome, stress, anxiety and depression. Through this program you will gain a better understanding of your health, your doctor’s care plan, and how best to manage your health. To learn more about the Healthy Companion Program call the phone number listed on the back of your Member ID Card (800-822-2583).
Health Risk Assessment
A Healthier You starts with a health screening, providing you with the information needed to complete the next step of the program, the online Health Risk Appraisal. The appraisal will ask you questions about your health and lifestyle and then give you a wellness score. With a wellness score in hand, you will easily be able to identify your healthy behaviors and areas where you may consider making changes. We have provided the results of previous year’s Health Risk Assessment below for you.
Why Wellness Power Point