Employee Wellness Newsletter

 May 2020 Newsletter


Wellness Pays Rewards

April 24

Through the Rewards Program, benefits-eligible employees can earn $200 throughout the year by participating in healthy activities. This program is open to all benefits-eligible employees, regardless of your insurance carrier.

Once you complete an item listed on the Rewards Program Menu, complete the online submission form (located in the eWeber Portal) and attach your verification. Complete these steps by April 24th, and you will see additional cash on your pay stub by May 18th. Learn more about the Wellness Pays Rewards program by clicking the link below.


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Wellness Pays Bonus Program

Renewal Postponed

Many of you will be receiving an email stating that it is time for you to renew your Wellness Pays Bonus. Please continue to complete the first half of the renewal process by taking your Health Risk Assessment. The second step of the renewal process will be placed on hold as Employee Wellness is not able to conduct blood lipid screenings on campus.

Once we are all back on campus, Employee Wellness will contact you to schedule a blood lipid screening. As long as you were trying to renew your bonus during your 60-day renewal window, you will still earn the entire $360. Once Employee Wellness has your blood lipid screening results in hand, your bonus payment will be added to your paycheck retroactively.

Just a reminder, during the 2020 calendar year, all employees and their spouses who are covered under a WSU PEHP Insurance policy can complete the Bonus Program process and will receive the $360 yearly bonus. Everyone who tests will earn the bonus. Moving forward, Employee Wellness will use your 2020 test score as a benchmark and participants will then need to improve their score by 1 point in order to maintain the bonus.

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Employee Health and Wellness Week

This event has been canceled.

Due to our current working conditions, Employee Health and Wellness week has been canceled. This also includes the PEHP Healthy Utah Testing session, the Mobile Mammogram, and the annual 5K Trail Fun Run/Walk.

We hope to see you all next year!

Medical Benefits Open Enrollment

April 6- May 15

Join WSU Human Resources, PEHP, EMI Dental, and other vendors to discuss the many benefits available to Weber State employees via Zoom conferencing. Please visit the link below to view meeting times or to view a recorded presentation.

All changes to your benefits plans must be made by May 15. If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at 801-626-6032 or hr@weber.edu.

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Health Road Trip

Health Road Trip

Join us for the trip of a lifetime!

This year, Employee Wellness will be turning 20 years old! To celebrate, you are invited to join us on a road trip as we visit some not well-known locations. During our trip, we will learn about the unique healthy habits of the local residents. Each of our Lunch & Learn presentations, monthly challenges, and Wellness Workshops will pertain to our multiple destinations.

To make our travels even more enjoyable, each completed monthly challenge will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize, where the winner will customize their own vacation!

Congratulations to Kandice Harris on winning the March Monthly Challenge swag bag!

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Lunch and Learn: Las Veggies, Nevada

Now Available Online

Viva Las Veggies, Nevada – the city of bright lights and colorful dining: Pull up a (vege)table and learn to bet healthy! During this presentation, learn how easy it can be to add more vegetables to your diet.

Wellness Presentations count as Wellness Pays Rewards activities! Attend three presentations and earn $20.

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Monthly Challenge

This month Health Trip travelers are challenged to make sure that half of their plate comes from vegetables for at least one meal each day.

Register by May 1 to be added to our weekly email list. Short emails will be sent to you on Mondays and will include a message to keep you motivated week after week.

Monthly Challenges count as Wellness Pays Rewards activities! Complete three monthly challenges and earn $20.

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Cooking Demonstration: Training Tracker #810-03

Just how easy is it to add more vegetables to your diet? Learn new ways to cook different types of vegetables this month.

During this demonstration, Employee Wellness will show you how to cook 3-4 meals. Samples and recipes will be provided.

Wellness Presentations count as Wellness Pays Rewards activities! Attend three presentations and earn $20.

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2020 Minutes Challenge

April 1 - July 31

Over the next four months, HealthTrip travelers are challenged to accumulation 2020 minutes of physical activity between April 1 - July 31. You will start a new tracking sheet for each month of the challenge.

Those who complete the challenge will earn a new gym bag! Keeping track of your exercise can also be counted towards the Wellness Pays Rewards Program.

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Wellness Coaching

Online Help

Employee Wellness will be offering online wellness coaching. This service is intended to be used as a goal-setting tool to help you adjust to your current work situation. Sessions will focus on either time management or self-care.

Participants can meet with a coach to explore ways to improve in the areas of exercise, nutrition, sleep, and time-management. Each week you will meet with your coach online to review how your week went, if you accomplished your goal, and to develop a new goal. Wellness coaching will last for four weeks, with one session per week.

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Program Information Classes


Employee Wellness 101: This class will walk you through the various programs that make up the WSU Employee Wellness Program. Topics covered include Wellness Pays (Bonus and Rewards), class offerings, and the Employee Wellness application on the eWeber Portal.

PEHP Wellness 101: This class will cover how to log into the PEHP website, complete the steps for your rebate, and inform you about the many other programs offered by Healthy Utah and PEHP Wellness

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Know Your Benefits

Blomquist Hale

Online Workshops

Blomquist Hale has been providing a multitude of online workshops covering a variety of topics related to mental health and COVID-19. These recorded workshops have added to the Employee Wellness website where you can view them at your leisure. Viewing these presentations can also count towards the Wellness Pays Rewards Program.

As Blomquist Hale provides new workshops, they will be added back to the Employee Wellness website. Check back often to view new topics.

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PEHP Wellness


PEHP Quarterly Webinar


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PEHP Monthly Challenge


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Lighten Up

May 11 - July 3

Want to learn key concepts that empower you to choose foods both nourishing and satisfying? Interested in learning tools to help you maintain a life-long healthy weight? Register for our 8-week educational series and Lighten Up!

Weekly topics include: Nutrition Basics, Healthy Cooking and Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping Basics, Dining Out and Sensible Snacking, Behavior Change, Physical Activity, Emotional Eating, and The Weight Loss Plateau, Roadblocks, and Speed Bumps

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Coronavirus Care

Resources from PEHP

As we are in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic and all doing our best to stay afloat – we’ve been suddenly thrust into a new way of living and working as we try to make keeping ourselves and our families well a priority. Every day public employees offer critical services and programs to Utah’s citizens and communities, and our goal is to help you continue this work while maintaining your personal and organizational well-being.

The PEHP Wellness team is concerned about the well-being of all PEHP members and their families during this pandemic. They have compiled this packet of additional resources for your use.

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