FITNESS-120 Faculty/Staff Fitness Challenge

 

Fitness-120
At-home fitness program for UWGB faculty/staff
April 6th through May 3rd

How it works:
Complete 120 minutes of physical activity a week for 4 weeks.
Submit weekly minutes online.
Receive a prize!

Types of physical activity:

Contact your co-workers and encourage them to complete this challenge too!  Please click here to sign up:  Registration

Live Fitness Classes

Alex Wandersee, UREC Fitness Coordinator, is offering live fitness classes!  Just follow UREC on Instagram or Facebook (information below) so you can check what day and time each class will be.  All classes will require no equipment, and a couple examples of classes are yoga and bodyweight strength.

  • Instagram: @urec_uwgb
  • Facebook: @URECuwgb

https://www.facebook.com/pg/URECuwgb/

https://www.instagram.com/urec_uwgb/

Quite a few people joined the live yoga class on Wednesday, and it worked really well!  The next class is Body Weight Strength today – Friday, March 27th at 2:00 pm.  Hope you can join!

Workout and Yoga Videos & Grocery List to Stock Your Kitchen

Alex Wandersee (UREC Fitness Coordinator) created some great online well-being resources available on the Wellness website > Online Well-Being Resources at https://www.uwgb.edu/wellness-committee/remote-wellness-resources/, including:

  • Leg, back and core workout video
  • Two 30 minute yoga class videos
  • Links to other workout videos
  • 30 day challenges – jumping jacks, squats and planks

Jolene Dorn (Chartwells Registered Dietitian and UWGB Associate Lecturer) and her team put together a helpful “How to stock your kitchen” grocery list, also on the Wellness webpage under Online Well-Being Resources.  It is basic staple items for your pantry, refrigerator and freezer that you should keep on hand when events like this hit, put together by Chefs and Registered Dietitians.

State Health Benefits and COVID-19

The following information is for individuals who participate in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is working with state health officials and health plans participating in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program to ensure you receive the care you and/or your covered dependents need during the COVID-19 outbreak.

ETF will provide updates on group health insurance benefits and coverage related to the COVID-19 outbreak as the situation continues to develop.

Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions about your health benefits in relation to COVID-19.

Source: Department of Employee Trust Funds

How can you improve your well-being?

What are some things you are doing to improve your mental and physical well-being?  Here are some things that your co-workers reported they are doing or recommending:

      • Taking online yoga classes
      • Using video chatting via Facebook or Facetime to have some human contact
      • Streaming workouts
      • Trying new recipes using items on hand in the freezer or pantry
      • Exercising by doing dance routines from YouTube
      • Picking up the phone to call co-workers rather than sending countless emails
      • Taking walks outdoors
      • Utilizing free online platforms to do better team collaborations
      • Having a daily routine/schedule

Be intentional – make your well-being a priority.  What will work for you to reduce your anxiety and stress, and improve your mental and physical health?  Create a plan and start today!  You will feel better mentally and physically.

Online Well-Being Resources

We recognize the recent unprecedented events may cause stress and other life challenges for you and your family members and friends. Here are some online well-being resources that may be helpful.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): We encourage employees to utilize individual providers through your health insurance program and/or UW-Green Bay’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is available for all employees, to include student employees. EAP offers services to support employee well-being and resilience in work and life, including navigating anxieties related to COVID-19.  Online resources about emotional/mental health, work/life challenges, legal/financial circumstances, and monthly webinars are available.

Telemedicine*: This is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of electronic communication. So, you can access health care through a video chat or a ‘virtual house call.’ Through telemedicine, a doctor may be able to recommend treatment, prescribe medication, refer you to a specialist or tell you, based on your symptoms, if you should see a doctor in-person.  These services vary among insurance carriers, so check your carrier’s website for details.  click on this link to see the health insurance carriers (ex. Dean Prevea 360, Network, WEA Trust-East, etc.), and then click on your carrier’s name.  For example, with WEA Trust-East, this service is called “Amwell” and Dean Prevea 360 has “Virtual Visit.”

Pharmacy Benefits*: Click here for information about the process to get a 90-day supply of prescription medications, or use a the Serve You mail order program.

Wellness*: Use the StayWell website to participate in wellness challenges, make progress towards your Well Wisconsin $150 Incentive, and take advantage of online health coaches and resources such as videos, articles and healthy recipes.  Have you downloaded the StayWell Mobile App yet?  It’s easy and convenient. The “My StayWell” app is available via the App Store or Google Play.

*This information is specific to those who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Health Insurance Program.

Questions?  Please contact us at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Don’t Wait, Hydrate Challenge

 

The Don’t Wait, Hydrate! Challenge is about making sure you get the healthy fluids you need while avoiding the ones you don’t, like sodas and energy drinks.  So, pour yourself into better health and join the challenge!

  • Starts March 1, 2020
  • Drink at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water or other healthy fluids for 21 days during the month of March
  • Record your progress at wellwisconsin.staywell.com
  • Complete the challenge to earn credit toward your 2020 Well Wisconsin incentive.

Source: The StayWell Company, LLC

Get Fit This Spring

Reminder that all UW-Green Bay employees have FREE access to the Kress Events Center during the following times. This includes access to the fitness center, group fitness classes, pool, gyms, and racquetball courts. If you prefer to stop by after 2 pm on weekdays you can enroll in payroll deduction for an unlimited membership ($100/year or $60/semester).

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:30am-2:00pm
  • Friday: 6:30am-10:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm-8:00pm

Group Fitness Schedule

Personal Training

Please contact Fitness Coordinator, Alex Wandersee, at wandersa@uwgb.edu with questions or visit uwgb.edu/urec

Onsite Health Screenings

Time to register for your onsite health screening!

Three free health screening* events have been scheduled at UW-Green Bay for employees (and spouses) who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:00 am to 3:00 pm  –  **UPDATE: This event has been cancelled and StayWell will be sending notifications to those who registered for this event**
      • Green Bay Campus – Phoenix Rooms, University Union

These events are still scheduled:

  • Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Sheboygan Campus – Wombat Room # 2114
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Green Bay Campus – Phoenix Rooms, University Union

At an onsite screening, you’ll learn your measurements for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (HDL, LDL and total), triglycerides and glucose, and be in and out in 20 minutes. Register today!

Wait – the StayWell website is new this year – do I need to create a new log in?  Yes – please see this blog post for details.

After logging in, you will see your StayWell dashboard.  In the middle right side, click on the arrows to scroll to the Quest Diagnostics information and click SCHEDULE NOW.  At the Location screen, search for UW Green Bay or select another screening location that is close to you (you don’t have to do the screening at the Green Bay campus – there are many screening locations throughout the state available).

Earn your $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive

Complete three activities by October 9, 2020, to earn the $150 Well Wisconsin incentive.

1. Get a health screening*

Attend an employer sponsored event or if you see your health care provider, complete the Health Care Provider Form, available at wellwisconsin.staywell.com – click on Resources > State of Wisconsin > Health Care Provider Form.

 2. Complete the StayWell health assessment*

This online questionnaire takes about 10 minutes and is mobile and tablet friendly!  Find it on the StayWell websiteclick on My Incentives in the top menu bar and then Health Assessment.

3. Complete a Well-Being Activity through StayWell.

For more information on the Well Wisconsin Program or to complete your activities, log in to wellwisconsin.staywell.com – click on My Incentives in the top menu bar and you will see a list of activity options.

Questions? Review this FAQ document about onsite health screenings or contact us at wellness@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

Source: The StayWell Company, LLC

StayWell Portal Change

StayWell, the administrator for the Well Wisconsin Program, has a new employee portal in 2020. Remember, the Well Wisconsin Program is available to you and your spouse in 2020 if you have enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program for 2020.

You and your spouse will need to create a new account through the new StayWell portal (http://wellwisconsin.staywell.com/).  Please click Sign Up in the upper right corner the first time you go to the new website to create your new account.

NewSTaywell

Note: The only information that will transfer to your new StayWell account is your 2019 biometric screening data.

Want to see a demonstration of the new portal?  Register for the StayWell webinar on Tuesday, January 14th at 12:00 pm by clicking here.

Please review the Well Wisconsin Program page to learn more about the Well Wisconsin Program.

‘WAIT … DIDN’T I READ SOMETHING ABOUT $150?’
Yes, you did!

All you need to do to earn your Well Wisconsin incentive* is complete three activities by October 9, 2020:

  1. Submit your 2020 health screening results (we will have onsite health screenings in 2020 like last year, and will let you know when the sign up is open, otherwise you can visit your primary care doctor as well)
  2. Take the 10-minute health assessment on the StayWell website
  3. Complete a well-being activity through StayWell

‘WHAT’S A WELL-BEING ACTIVITY?’
It’s a program, tool or educational session that helps you improve your well-being.

And we’ve got a ton of them for you to choose from, including challenges, health coaching, goal-tracking and more. Go to wellwisconsin.staywell.com for a full listing.

GET STARTED!
Just go to wellwisconsin.staywell.com to get started. It’ll only take a few minutes and you’ll be ready to start improving your well-being.

Download the new My StayWell mobile app: After you register on the website and join a team, you can download the app if you want. Search for “My StayWell” in the App Store or on Google Play.

Remember: The deadline to complete your activities and earn incentives is October 9, 2020—which may seem like it’s a long way off, but think about how quickly we got to the year 2020!

QUESTIONS? Contact the StayWell HelpLine at 800-821-6591 or wellwisconsin@staywell.com.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

Source: UW System Human Resources & The StayWell Company, LLC