Know Your Numbers: Health Screenings Continue in November/December
Two additional health screening dates remain for 2016. Mark your calendar and schedule your screening for Friday, Nov. 4, or Thursday, Dec. 8, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Be Well Solutions, Kent State's wellness partner, will conduct the on-site health screenings for full-time, benefits-eligible employees.
What You Need to Know
You do not have to be covered by one of the university health plans in order to take advantage of this offer. In preparation for the health screening, participants must fast for 8-10 hours before their on-site screening. Please note that the blood draw is via a simple finger stick. Confidential results will be provided to the employee for the following:
- Total cholesterol, including HDL and LDL
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index
All employees who complete the personal health risk assessment and screening will receive raffle tickets to enter into various gift offerings of their choice. This also will allow you to receive wellness points toward your Tier One requirements for your first $150 wellness reward for 2017! Scheduling your appointment and completing the online health risk assessment may all be completed at Be Well's secure website at portal.bewelldata.com.
Note: If you have not yet signed into the Be Well website, first-time instructions on completing the registration process are available on the Be Well web page. If you have questions, you may reach Be Well Solutions directly at 1-888-935-7378.
Open Enrollment is Oct. 16 - Nov. 3. Each year in the fall, benefits-eligible employees may select and make changes to their health coverage plans based on their needs and the needs of their family. Outside a qualifying life event, this will be the only window during which such changes may be made. Note that all benefits-eligible employees are strongly encouraged to go through Open Enrollment as some benefits selections do not carry over without the employee's annual approval. Be on the lookout for your Open Enrollment postcard, which includes Open Enrollment Fair details.
Faculty, staff and graduate assistants will again eat for free once a week this semester on the Kent Campus. A meal swipe will be provided each week to your FLASHcard, now through Dec. 8, 2023. Meal swipes may be used for dine-in meals at the Eastway and Design Innovation dining halls.
The IRS recently issued the Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits for the 2024 coverage year. Employees who select the High Deductible Health Plan for plan year 2024 can opt into a Health Savings Account. Click here to learn more about the change in contribution limits.