Thank you to Jane Lehman of Prevea for sharing interesting information about biometric measurements! We learned about cholesterol HDL, LDL, and triglyceride numbers, as well as glucose and blood pressure measurements. She cautioned us to take our BMI number with a grain of salt, and shared practical ways we can improve our numbers, and more importantly, our health! Please click here to view her Power Point presentation.
Well Wisconsin Biometric Screening Event
When: Monday, April 18th
Time: Appointments available between 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: University Union, Phoenix Rooms
Who can Participate: Member employees and spouses/domestic partners enrolled in State Group Health Insurance. Note: As of January 1, 2016 adult children are no longer eligible to participate or receive the Well Wisconsin Incentive.
How to Participate: Pre-Registration is required!
Register online at http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov/My-Assessment
Deadline to Register: Thursday, April 14 (or until all appointments are filled)
In 2016, all state health insurance plans are offering $150/employee and spouses/domestic partners for completing the Well Wisconsin program. There are two steps to completing the program.
- Participate in a biometric screening
Get up-to-date testing results on your height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol level, glucose measurement, and blood pressure. At the on-site screening you will be asked to provide proof of insurance (health insurance card). You will then go through a series of staffed stations for the testing, which generally takes less than 20 minutes. At the end of the screening you will be given your results.
- Complete your Health Risk Survey online provided by your health plan
Use your biometric screening results to complete the survey. Visit http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov and click on your insurance plan in the column to the left for a direct link to the online Health Survey. This quick, easy survey will ask a range of questions including your daily stress level, family medical history, and typical meal plan. The Health Survey is designed to help you gauge intangible well-being factors to pinpoint possible health risks.
Once the biometric screening and health survey are completed, the $150 incentive will be processed and issued by your health insurance provider. Health plan issued rewards are considered a fringe benefit of employment and must be treated as taxable income by the primary subscriber’s employer. Your health plan is required to report payment information for the subscriber and enrolled family member’s to the subscriber’s employer. Individual health information will never be shared with the employer.
Even if you are unable to attend the on-site Biometric Screening on April 18th, you can complete the biometric screening portion with your physician (the necessary paper forms for physician’s completion are available under each individual health plan on the Well Wisconsin website).
Please direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson, Benefits Specialist, at (920) 465-2196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Suzi Sevcik of Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA for providing us with excellent information about Community Supported Agriculture! We are looking forward to enjoying fresh vegetables and herbs during their 15 week harvest season from mid-June through mid-September. For more information about CSA’s or to sign up for Suzi’s CSA that may be delivered to campus, please visit the Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA website (http://www.sleepyhollowfarmcsa.com/), or contact the Wellness Committee at email@example.com.
UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee member and Assistant Professor, Megan Olson Hunt, with the help of Jill Fermanich, Environmental Health Specialist, created an informational sheet about stand up desks. Please click on the following link to learn more about stand up desks:
Great job to all the staff members who exercised at the Kress Events Center over winter break! The winners from the random weekly drawings are:
- Lynn Rotter
- Barb Tomashek-Ditter
- Amanda Wildenberg
They won a water bottle and a T-shirt.
The randomly drawn grand prize winner is:
- Cali Basten
Cali won a Massage Envy gift card. Congratulations Lynn, Barb, Amanda and Cali!
Watch for details about our upcoming 50 Wellness Tips Poster Challenge!
REGISTER TODAY to participate on the 2016 UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge team for the Bellin Run
New this year – $5.00 registration fee discount for UWGB employees!
Team Name: UW-Green Bay
Team Password: 840
Registration Discount Promo Code: 40BR5
- Log in to www.bellinrun.com, and click on Register Online. This will take you to the Bellin Run registration page.
- Click on Register Now, then choose Corporate Challenge Team Member under either the 10K or Children’s Run options.
- Type in your company name (UW-Green Bay) and click Search. Enter team password 840.
- Enter the remainder of your individual registration information. (Friends/family participants will be required to list the employee participant to facilitate VIP delivery of race packets.)
- For 2016, the first 75 UWGB employees who register prior to the early registration deadline of May 1st are eligible for a $5.00 registration discount. Enter 40BR5 in the Promo Code field and click the Apply Promo Code icon (note: usage of this promo code is restricted to employees only).
- Either click on Add Another Registrant or continue with billing information. After you submit your registration, you will see a registration summary. If you have any errors, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions please contact Human Resources at ext. 2390.
Enduring health requires goals and a plan – then working to achieve those goals. Make the Bellin Run one of those goals and then assure you do your best by training for success. Visit the Bellin Training page for helpful guides on training for this event!
This is the Year! Challenge yourself. Encourage another.
Would you like to enjoy fresh-picked locally grown veggies and herbs each week? Please come to this Lunch ‘n Learn to find out more about CSAs! Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farm and a local community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. CSA members cover the farm’s operating cost by purchasing a share of the harvest. This provides members with a healthy supply of locally grown, seasonally fresh produce throughout the growing season.
Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA is a small, farmer owned farm in Kewaunee County. They specialize in growing a variety of veggies using sustainable farming practices, and no chemicals, herbicides or pesticides touch your food. (For more information about Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA, you can visit their website at: http://www.sleepyhollowfarmcsa.com/)
Presenter Suzi Sevcik has a lifetime of farm experience. From growing up on her parent’s dairy farm to now working the fields with her own farm. Using techniques that are kind to the earth to grow veggies, she takes the approach of never ending improvement. Trialing different varieties to see what grows well in their micro-climate, to constantly find better ways to grow veggies and manage weeds and pests. The mission always remains the same – To produce nourishing food that respects that land, and feeds our community and to exemplify a sustainable model for small-farm viability.
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Where: University Union, Room 103
Please RSVP at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_blakMU7YlehnH7L
Looking for information on local wellness opportunities? Check out these upcoming wellness events being held throughout our area during December.
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time: 6:20 p.m.
Location: Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
$1 Open Gyms
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Green Bay Elite
Soup & Ski
Date: Wednesday, December 16 2015
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
Give the Gift of Life & Donate
Date: Friday, December 18 2015
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh
Cupcake Day 5k
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Location: You Choose
Sunrise Solstice Walk
Date: Monday, December 21, 2015
Time: 7 a.m.
Location: Cattail Trail Boardwalk