Employee Wellness Program Set to Grow in 2018
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As part of Kent State's Healthy Campus Initiative, all full-time, benefits-eligible employees may again earn up to $300 in wellness rewards by participating in healthy lifestyle activities. Examples of qualifying activities include having your annual physical, vision and dental exams; taking advantage of financial wellness or stress management workshops; or taking in a walk-and-talk or yoga session on your campus or at your local gym.
Employee participation is voluntary in the Wellness Your Way employee wellness program, and the Division of Human Resources, along with health partner Be Well Solutions (BWS), provides a variety of opportunities to assist employees in achieving better health. Employees can easily view which activities qualify under the Wellness Your Way program and their point values by logging in to their personal portal with Be Well Solutions at https://portal.bewelldata.com/. Please note that the program is divided into Tier One and Tier Two, just as it was for 2017.
If employees have not set up their Be Well portal, they should visit www.kent.edu/hr/benefits/partners-bewellsolutions and follow the instructions for first-time log in to the Be Well Solutions web portal.
Both tiers are date sensitive. For the 2018 program period, employees were able to begin Tier One activities as early as September 2017, and those who have not yet started Tier One activities will have through April 30, 2018, to complete the necessary steps. Tier Two activities must be completed (including dates of service) between Jan. 1, 2018, and Oct. 15, 2018.
Incentive payouts will occur within two pay cycles AFTER the Employee Wellness Office at Kent State is notified that criteria have been met for the appropriate Tier. Payouts for the 2018 program year will begin in February.
Lastly, for confidentiality purposes, the employee wellness team does not have access to view an employee's wellness portal and cannot verify points. If faculty or staff members have a question related to point tracking or verification, they should consult with Be Well Solutions directly at 1-888-935-7378 or email KSU@bewellsolutions.com.
Other employee wellness questions may be directed to the Human Resource Employee Wellness team at Kent State by calling 330-672-0392 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To view our calendar of employee wellness activities, please check the employee wellness calendar.
CVS Minute Clinics Offer Reduced Office Visit Co-pay to Kent State Members
Kent State University's members can visit any participating clinic for a $10 co-pay for office visits. That's a savings of $5.
Minute Clinic is a division of CVS Health, the largest pharmacy healthcare provider in the United States. They have 1,100 locations and offer convenient, high-quality care for common family illnesses. The practitioners can evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of minor illnesses and injuries, including bronchitis, flu, strep throat, bladder infections, minor burns and cuts, insect stings and more.
To find a participating clinic in your area, visit www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/ and enter your ZIP code.
University Holiday Closure Schedule Now Available
The 2017/2018 departmental holiday closure schedule will begin Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at 10:30 p.m. Normal business operations will resume with the first shift on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.