Employee Wellness Newsletter
May 2018 Newsletter
Wellness Pays Rewards DUE THIS FRIDAY
Through the Rewards Program, benefits-eligible employees can earn $200 throughout the year by participating in healthy activities. This program is open to all benefits-eligible employees, regardless of your insurance carrier.
Once you finish an item listed on the Rewards Program Menu, complete the online submission form (located in the eWeber Portal) and attached your verification. Complete these steps by April 27th, and you will see additional cash on your pay stub by May 18th. Learn more about the Wellness Pays Rewards program by clicking the link below.
Employee Health and Wellness Week
April 30-May 4
There is still time to register for this event.
Join Employee Wellness for the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Week. This year's events will highlight the importance of preventative screenings and self-care.
* Keynote by Mary Nickles of KUTV 2 News
* PEHP High Deductible Plan and HSA's
* Various topics presented by Davis Hospital
* Assertiveness Training
* Introductions to Emotional Intelligence and Outward Mindset
Other great activities include the Mobile Mammogram, encouragement to participate in Make a Difference in Ogden Day, and a 5K trial fun run/walk.
Classes can be used as verification for the Wellness Pays Rewards Program. The Employee 5K Trail Fun Run/Walk can be used as one of two 5K races for the Wellness Pays Rewards Program.
Medical Benefits Open Enrollment
April 9 - May 15
Join WSU Human Resources, PEHP, EMI Dental, and other vendors to discuss the many benefits available to Weber State employees. Meetings have been scheduled to provide information about current benefits plans, changes, and updates. You will have an opportunity to ask questions at each of these sessions, so you can make informed decisions about adding, dropping or making changes to your plans.
Open lab times will also be scheduled to assist with the online enrollment process. Vendors will not be available during these particular times to answer questions.
You must re-enrolling with FLEX Spending every year. This is also the only time you can enroll and unenroll in Hyatt Legal services.
All changes to your benefits plans must be made by May 15. If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at 801-626-6032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weber State University Employee Wellness is excited to partner with Mountain Medical’s Mobile Mammography to offer our employees annual mammogram screenings on-site May 2nd in the Paid Parking Lot from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. You will experience the same quality, expertise and compassionate care as you would at a hospital or outpatient facility plus a comfortable atmosphere, state of the art digital mammography and female technologists certified in breast imaging.
You must make an appointment to use this service.
National Bike To Work Day
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.
40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.
Weber State has made huge strides to become a bike-friendly campus by installing bike lockers, fix-it stations, and providing access to showers in various buildings across campus. While biking on campus, always remember to hop off your bike when you see any metal “dismount” markers in the pavement.
Summer of Gratitude
Summer Semester Challenge
Do you ever feel that you are caught up in the motions of life, but do not actually stop to enjoy the small moments? Keeping a gratitude journal can assist with taking a minute each day to step back and reflect on the good things that have happened.
Gratitude can help you to appreciate the small joys in life and become less dependent on material “happiness”. Those who express gratitude on a regular basis have been shown to increase overall happiness, improve relationships, increase work productivity, and reduce perceived stress.
During the summer semester, you will be challenged to keep a gratitude journal for 75 days (5 days, 15 weeks). You will have the choice to write or photograph your journal entries.
Participation in one semester challenge will earn you $20 through the Wellness Pays Rewards program.
Weigh To Go
Congratulations to all those who participated in the Spring Semester Challenge: Weigh To Go!
Here are the challenge winners:
Most Pounds of Muscle Gained: Lucas George and Mary Beth Willard
Most Pounds of Fat Lost: Mitchell Hansen and Jean-Louise England
Most Pounds of Muscle Gained Team: Patrajdas (Amy Hajdas and Scott Patria)
Most Pounds of MFat Lost Team: Here for the Space Egg (Mary Beth Willard and Sarah Steimel)
As a group, participants lost 116.8 pounds of fat and gained 79 pounds of muscle!
Lunch and Learn: Friendships at Work
TRAINING TRACKER 810-03
Most of us spend more time with our co-workers than with our families. Since we spend so much time with this group of people, what are the perks both personally and professionally to maintain sound relationships at work? This presentation will cover the benefits of making friends at work, ways to strengthen relationships and will provide tips for completing June’s monthly challenge.
Please feel welcome to eat your lunch during this presentation. Attendance at three monthly presentations will earn you $20 through the Wellness Pays Rewards program.
Group Exercise: Yoga and Pilates
TRAINING TRACKER 810-16, 810-19
Enjoy group exercise classes in the company of your fellow colleagues. These classes are offered exclusively to faculty, staff, spouses, and retirees.
Summer registration for faculty and staff Pilates and yoga is open! Classes begin Monday, May 7th. The $45 registration fee will allow you access to both class formats! Attend 75% of classes this semester and earn $20 through the Wellness Pays Rewards program.
Fees must be paid by Friday, May 11th!
PEHP Monthly Health Challenge
Couch to 5K
It’s never good to spend too much time sitting. Our bodies are meant to move! Challenge yourself to go for a daily brisk walk or jog and gradually build up to walking or running a 5k.
PEHP Challenges can be substituted for an Employee Wellness Monthly Health Challenge.
PEHP Quarterly Webinar
Got Back Pain?
Back pain affects millions of people and is a leading reason employees miss work. Learn to modify how you move, sit and sleep to ease suffering and get more done.
Presented by Paisley Hardman Oakes, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy, Spine Therapist at In Motion Physical Therapy
PEHP Webinars can be substituted for an Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn.
Wellness Across Campus
Davis Campus Traveling Assessments
April 4, May 9
Complete your blood lipid screening at the Weber State Davis campus to qualify for the Wellness Pays Bonus Program and the PEHP Healthy Utah Rebate Program. Employees and spouses can register for testing once they complete the Health Risk Assessment. Click the link below for instructions on completing this first step.
Employee Wellness will be at the Davis Campus the first Wednesday of every month to conduct blood lipid screenings.
Campus Recreation Intramurals
Registration for summer intramurals is quickly approaching. With an intramural membership, participants may join in one or all of the following summer intramural sports:
*Pickleball: Singles and Doubles
*Table Tennis: Singles and Doubles
*Tennis: Singles and Doubts
*Racquetball: Singles and Doubles
Each league runs a pool play regular season from May 21st - June 22nd with a single elimination playoff bracket starting right after and ending by July 27th. Participants will coordinate with their opponent each week on a location and time to play their match or game. The winner then reports the score to the Competitive Sports Office to update the league standings.
Students, Faculty, and Staff can purchase an intramural semester membership for $15 or upgrade their Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 membership to a year membership for just $5. Community members may join for the semester for $25 or upgrade their existing semester membership for $5. All memberships (year or semester) end at the conclusion of the summer semester. However, participating in these leagues count towards the Wellness Pays Rewards program.
Contact Whitney Batchelor, Assistant Coordinator of Competitive Sports, at email@example.com for more information.
Campus Recreation Group Exercise
Campus Recreation Outdoor Program