Fit Friendly Worksite: Gold Level Recipient

UW-Green Bay is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees. We are proud to announce that UW-Green Bay has been recognized as a 2013 gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. For more information on the Fit-Friendly Worksites initiative, or to find out what you can do to incorporate more physical activity into your day, check out the wellness website at http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/benefits wellness/index.html.

We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite. Physical activity and employee wellness are very important priorities here at UW-Green Bay and we encourage all of our employees to live healthy lifestyles and be active.

Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Health and Wellness Event

It’s summer…the perfect time to re-calibrate, re-focus, and (re)fuel your inner Phoenix!

All employees are invited to a free Health & Wellness Event on Thursday, May 30 at the Kress Events Center. Featured speakers include Stephanie Schultz from Festival Foods and UWGB student health/wellness expert Alex Stenner. Attendees can mix it up in breakout sessions on yoga, zumba, how to get the right golf swing, and the “Game Day” experience at Kress. A vendor fair will feature local businesses and organizations with door prizes for attendees!

You need not stay for the whole day. Attend a break out session, hear our speakers, or stay for lunch! If you plan on attending (even for a just a session or two), please register online.

Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Staff Health & Wellness Fair
Thursday, May 30
Kress Events Center

10:00 – 10:30am Registration & Vendor Fair
10:30 – 10:55am Breakout Session 1

  • Yoga
  • Golf swing
11:05 – 11:30am Breakout Session 2

  • Zumba
  • Game Day experience
11:40 – 12:25pm Speaker: Stephanie Schultz – “NuVal – Nutrition Made Easy”
12:25 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:10 – 1:50pm Speaker: Alex Stenner – “Wellness – Why Not?”
2:00 – 2:25pm Breakout Session 3

  • Yoga
  • Game Day experience
2:35 – 3:00pm Breakout Session 4

  • Zumba
  • Golf swing
3:00 – 4:00pm Open session with trainers

Information on speakers:

Stephanie Schultz – NuVal – Nutrion Made Easy
Are you interested in learning how to navigate through the grocery store and make more nutritious food choices? Join Stephanie Schultz, RD, CD, Director of of Health & Wellness at Skogen’s Festival Foods, as she discusses the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System and other helpful hints to make your way through the aisles while avoiding common pitfalls. What you learn can help to spare your wallet and your waistline!

Alex Stenner – Wellness – Why Not?
We live in society where information about how to live well, or in other words healthfully, is plentiful. Many of us have this information, but the real question is why don’t we use it? Join UWGB student and budding health/nutrition expert Alex Stenner as he helps us to engage different perspectives, utilize research, and ask the right questions. This talk will give you some answers to the major question: Wellness – Why not?

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Come for one session, or stay for several…we have a flexible schedule to meet your needs!

Sponsored by the UWGB Wellness Committee, Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee, and Classified Staff Advisory Committee.

Long Term Care Insurance

 

Important Insurance Protection for State and University of Wisconsin Employees,
Annuitants and their Family Members is now available

Simply click here to request an information packet

United of Omaha Life Insurance Company is now offering two plans; CASH-First and Assured Solutions Gold policies to eligible State and University of Wisconsin Employees, Annuitants, and their family members. These voluntary purchase long-term care insurance policies are offered at a group-discounted premium.

Long-term care insurance is designed to help protect against the high costs of long-term care if you or a family member can no longer perform activities of daily living without the need of assistance. Medicare and most health insurance will not pay for these services. For many, long-term care insurance is an important part of planning for their long-term financial security. Please consider whether the CASH-First or Assured Solutions Gold policies are right for you and/or your parents. (Spouse, domestic partner, parents and in-laws are all eligible to apply, even if you don’t).

The CASH-First and Assured Solutions Gold policies offer additional built-in benefits that include:

  • If, prior to age 65, you sustain an injury requiring home health care, assisted living facility or nursing home care, your policy will pay up to two times the maximum benefit.
  • CASH-First benefits can be used any way you choose – you simply receive the full monthly cash benefit you select to pay for anything at all… family travel expenses, lost income, housekeeping services or other out-of-pocket expenses – there’s no need to collect or submit bills.
  • CASH-First provides cash beginning with the first day of need – no elimination period to satisfy.
  • Many other additional benefits and features listed in the information packet.

HealthChoice also provides CareOptions services to all State and University of Wisconsin Employees, Annuitants and their family members at no charge and no insurance purchase required. To use this service, request an information packet and it will contain the CareOptions access information.

The CareOptions Program can assist you or family members with issues related to wellness, illness, disability, or aging. As an additional convenience, the CareOptions service can help you and your family members create Living Wills (advance directives for health care) as well as allow you to conduct care provider searches and medical information research seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

We urge you to investigate this plan for you and your family. To receive a complete information packet regarding your long-term care insurance options and access to the new CareOptions resources, simply click here to request an information packet. You may also call HealthChoice toll-free at 1-800-833-5823 or in the Madison area at 833-5823 or email info@healthchoice.com. Direct information link; click or paste in your web browsers address line: http://www.healthchoice.com/reply1

Since 1995, State of Wisconsin employees, annuitants, their spouses and parents have had the option of purchasing a long-term care insurance policy through HealthChoice. (Spouse, domestic partner, parents and in-laws are all eligible to apply, even if you don’t).

COOL™ and CareOptions® are registered trademarks of NavGate Technologies®, a division of CareQuest® Inc. The COOL and CareOptions system is owned and operated by NavGate Technologies and provided by HealthChoice Insurance Solutions as a service to its group members. CareOptions is a consumer driven wellness and care planning system – CareOptions is not insurance nor is it owned or operated by any insurance company, HMO or care provider.

This insurance plan has been authorized by the Group Insurance Board for the purpose of offering long term care insurance to eligible State of Wisconsin employees and retirees under authority granted by Wis. Stats. § 40.55 and as set forth in Wis. Admin Code Chapter ETF 41. The criteria the Board uses include, but are not limited to: documentation of financial stability, demonstration of a reasonable ratio of claims paid to the premium level, authority to conduct business in the State of Wisconsin, agreeing to conditions for the rate-making process and other administrative conditions. ETF staff and the Board’s actuary review proposals for participation prior to Board approval. However, the Board does not require competitive bids nor a benefit comparison with similar products from other vendors. Authorization for payroll deduction should not be construed as an endorsement of this plan by either the Group Insurance Board or the Department of Employee Trust Funds. This insurance has exceptions, limitations and reductions. This letter is used as a source of leads in the solicitation of insurance and you may be contacted by an insurance agent.

Insurance products are offered through HealthChoice. HealthChoice is not affiliated with any insurance company or HMO. Long-Term Care Insurance is underwritten by United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, Omaha, Nebraska 68175.

Policy form LTC09U-AG-WISE.

GL471_WI

HealthChoice

583 D’Onofrio Drive 101
Madison, Wisconsin 53719
(800) 833-5823 • Fax (608) 833-7540
E-mail: info@healthchoice.comwww.healthchoice.com

2013 Bellin Run Corporate Challenge: Sign up by May 1!

Register TODAY to be part of the Bellin 10K Run/Walk as part of the UW-Green Bay corporate team!

All participants registered by the early registration deadline of Wednesday, May 1st will receive an early registration gift, be part of VIP race packet delivery and receive a UW-Green Bay Bellin Run corporate team T-shirt!

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family!

Register today for the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge!

Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 8, 2013

Participate in friendly competition while promoting a healthier lifestyle! Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge.

Register today and enjoy the benefits:

  • VIP Race Packet Delivery – all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to UW-Green Bay for pick-up the week before the event
  • an early registration gift – if registered by Wednesday, May 1
  • entry for additional prizes donated by UW-Green Bay’s Wellness Committee.

When registering, please use Team Name: UW-Green Bay, Team Password: 840

Visit the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run website for information on registration.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Step into Spring Challenge Update

Thank you for participating in the Step into Spring Challenge!  As we are halfway through the competition, we wanted to send some updates and information pertaining to the teams.

We have 20 employee teams and 5 student teams signed up for the challenge.

As of today, with the activities that have been entered in the American Heart Association MyStart Activity Tracker, here are the 5 leading teams:

  • Team (Kimberly Vlies, Barbara Tomashek-Ditter, Jamel Schiller)
  • Political Science/History Team (Katia Levintova, David Helpap, Alison Staudinger, Kevin Kain)
  • Team (Janet Gomez, LuAnn Wickeham, Brenda Beck, Laura Sinclair)
  • Us 3 Team (Colleen Wilde, Beverly Hendricks, Paula Bur)
  • Ladies of HUB Team (Amanda Nelson, Janet Ludke, Shelly Gabel, Le Zhu)

Make sure you are logging your activities through the MyStart Activity Tracker in order to be counted towards team totals.  All activities will need to be entered by May 1, 2013 in order to be included in the final count towards the grand prize.

Weekly Drawings

We are also conducting drawings for those who have tracked activities each week:

  • Week One Drawing Winner:  Ann Vandenack
  • Week Two Drawing Winner:  Karla Miller

The combined activities for all 25 teams so far this month is over 2,000 miles.  Keep up the good work and keep track of all those activities!

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

UWGB Wellness Committee
wellness@uwgb.edu

2013 Bellin Run Corporate Challenge

As a reminder– participants must register by Wednesday, May 1st to receive the early registration gift and participate in VIP race packet delivery.

Register today to enjoy these benefits!

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family!

Register today for the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge!

Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 8, 2013

Participate in friendly competition while promoting a healthier lifestyle! Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge.

Register today and enjoy the benefits:

  • VIP Race Packet Delivery – all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to UW-Green Bay for pick-up the week before the event
  • an early registration gift – if registered by Wednesday, May 1
  • entry for additional prizes donated by UW-Green Bay’s Wellness Committee.

When registering, please use Team Name: UW-Green Bay, Team Password: 840

Visit the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run website for information on registration.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

UWGB Wellness Committee: Reminders and Newsletter

Interested in Open Gym basketball?  Hoops Basketball Open Gym is held every Thursday evening at the Kress Events Center.  Contact Scott Berg for times and further information.

Submit your team today for the “Step Into Spring” Challenge! Sign up by Monday, April 1st to start logging your activities!

Register today for the Bellin Run Corporate Challenge and start your training today.

Visit the Wellness Committee website for further information and newsletters.

16th Annual Phoenix 5K X-C Fundraiser

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family! Participate in friendly competition while gearing up and preparation for the Bellin Runon June 8, 2013.  Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate.Complete a registration form to register today for the 16th Annual Phoenix 5K X-C Fundraiser
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013
10:00am:  ½ mile kiddie run
10:15am:  5K starts at (immediately following the kid’s run)
Where: Kress Events Center
Entry Fee: $20 pre-registered runners ($25 on race day)
$15 pre-registered UW-Green Bay students & staff ($20 on race day)
$7 pre-registered Kiddie run ($10 on race day)
Pre-register by: Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • All proceeds will benefit the Green Bay Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Programs.
  • Chance to win many fabulous door prizes!
  • Silent Auction: Packer Football
  • 50-50 Raffle

 “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What:                                Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event
(See below for incentive details!)

When:                               Monday, April 29th
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:                              Phoenix Rooms A & B, University Union

Who can Participate:       Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult�
children enrolled in United HealthCare NE health insurance plan

How to Participate:          Pre-Registration is required!
Register at https://register.wellness-inc.com/index/registration-key
(Code St-88021-3)

Deadline to Register:      Friday, April 12, 2013

The State of Wisconsin health insurance plans are all offering Health Risk Assessments this year as a wellness initiative. By completing  a Health Risk Assessment (online questionnaire and a biometric screening) you are given results and tools to help you understand and potentially improve your health.  We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!

For United HealthCare NE, the biometric screening will consist of:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Glucose (Fingerstick)
  • Cholesterol Level (Fingerstick)

*For best results, it is recommended that the tests are taken under fasting conditions (no food for 12 hours prior to tests).

United HealthCare NE is offering a $75 gift card incentive for completing the Health Risk Assessment.

Details on the Health Risk Assessment and incentive can be found on United HealthCare’s website:  http://www.uhc.com/health_and_wellness/tools_calculators/online_health_assessment.htm

Please see the United Health Care flyer for additional information and direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

“Step into Spring” Challenge

 

Step 1: Create a Team consisting of 3-5 members. E-mail the list of members to danielsk@uwgb.edu.

Step 2: Register of the American Heart Association MyStart! website to log your activity.

Step 3: Participate! Log your activities throughout the month of April on the MyStart! website.

Step 4: Earn Incentives! Weekly drawings will be held for participants logging their activities. At the end of the competition, the team with the most miles logged will win a 360° of Wellness T-shirt! Continue logging your activities after Tuesday, April 30 for future drawings and incentives.

See the Informational flyer on how to sign up and compete today!

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.