Time to Get Fit – Anthem Wellness – Lumenos CDHP/HSA Wellness
Time to Get Fit
The Time to Get Fit program is designed to encourage employees to exercise by
participating in exercise programs sponsored by the University.Each employee is given the option of
electing one hour per week of paid time to devote to pre-approved fitness
activities. Improving the health of
employees through exercise should result in decreased utilization of the health
care system associated with high risk lifestyle behavior and will enhance
employees’ morale, motivation, and productivity.
The program is open to full-time University employees. Full-time is defined as
having a 75% or greater academic or fiscal year appointment.
total of one hour of paid time to exercise per week is the limit under this
program.This one hour can be used
in four 15 minute periods, two 30 minute periods, or one 1-hour period and
cannot vary from one week to the next.
The time-off must occur during the employee’s normal work week and can
extend the total lunch or break time or be an independently designated time
period.Under no circumstances may
overtime or compensatory time result from participation in this program. No adjustments will need to be made
on the timesheets of those employees who elect paid fitness release time.
on the nature of the work assignment, specific employees may not be able to
participate in this program. No
additional compensation will be paid to those individuals who are not able to
working during periods of minimal staffing may be excluded from participating
during certain time periods.Under
no circumstances will the fitness release time that is forfeited due to work
obligations be allowed to carry over or accumulate from one week to the next.
The University reserves the right to terminate this program at any time and
An interested employee must submit an application for the program prior to being
granted any time off.All time off
under this program as well as the type of program deemed acceptable is subject
to approval by the supervisor, the department head and Human Resources prior to
commencement of the activity.The
employee will receive a copy of the approved application in campus mail and this
will serve as official notification that the activity may begin.
download an application or obtain one
in the Human Resources Department.
The employee is required to identify the following on the application form: the
physical activity, the location of the activity, the days of the week when the
activity will take place, the daily beginning and ending times of the activity
and the dates when the activity will begin and end.An employee may also request two or
more activities on one application (i.e. walking on Monday and Wednesday and
swimming on Tuesday and Thursday).
the employee decides to discontinue the fitness activity prior to the end of the
program, the supervisor should be informed and Human Resources notified in order
to accurately track the total release time used.
approved for participation, the employee acknowledges and certifies that the
paid release time taken under this program is for the expressed purpose of
exercise as outlined in the program application.
Misuse of this time in failing to perform the activity as requested will
be considered falsification of time worked and subject to appropriate
part of the application form, the employee agrees to hold the University
harmless in the event injury or illness occurs as a result of participation in a
Eligible activities include all University-sponsored wellness programs and
activities, intramural events, and exercise programs engaged in on campus.
- Employee Wellness Committee
- Walk/Jog/Swim/Bike/Stairstep Program
- “Climb Mt. Everest” Program
- Lunch time aerobics
- Other fitness activities sponsored by the Employee Wellness Committee
- USI Fitness Center usage and
- University intramural events
occurring during working hours
- Independent exercise activities
conducted on campus
- USI Physical Activities Center
Exercise or participation in events sponsored by local fitness clubs not
operated by the University (YMCA, Tri-State Racquet Club, Fitness World, etc.)
and personal exercise programs performed off-campus (employee cannot request to
leave work one-half hour early to go home and walk, etc.) are not eligible for
the Time to Get Fit program.
The above mentioned rules were developed to serve as general guidelines for this
new wellness program. The University may add, delete or amend these guidelines
at any time.If you should have a
question on the fitness release time program, please contact Nancy Lumley at
Time to Get Fit Application
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Wellness Programs from Anthem
A comprehensive wellness program committed to surrounding you with the
resources, tools, guidance and support to help you manage your health.
The following Anthem wellness programs
are available to all University employees electing Anthem Health coverage.
gives you anytime, toll-free access to nurses who can answer general health
questions and provide educational information on critical health concerns.
Callers can also access confidential, recorded messages about hundreds of health
connects members who are dealing with chronic conditions, such as asthma,
diabetes, COPD and heart problems, to dedicated nurses, backed by a team of
health professionals including dietitians, exercise physiologists, pharmacists
and more. Their mission is to help you gain a better understanding of your
condition and offer tips and support to help you follow your doctor’s
provides expectant mothers with telephone access to nurses to discuss pregnancy
concerns and assess their risk for preterm delivery, depression or other
complications. This program includes a book that helps you track your progress
week-by-week and other helpful tools you can use to stay healthy physically and
emotionally while preparing for your new arrival.
MyHealth Advantage provides timely alerts in the mail, called
MyHealth Notes, which notify you of possible gaps in your medical care,
medication alerts or ways you might be able to save money.
a comprehensive suite of health and wellness tools here at Anthem.com features
health education and interactive tools, like the MyHealth Assessment, Anthem’s
online health assessment. MyHealth@Anthem helps you determine your health status
and offers tools and resources that can help you improve it. You can also find
the most up-to-date information on important health topics, watch videos about
specific conditions and wellness topics, and take advantage of discounts and
special offers. Log in at Anthem.com
to learn more.
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Wellness Programs for Employees electing Lumenos CDHP/HSA
In addition to those above, the following programs are available to employees
with the Lumenos Consumer-Driven Health Plan with Health Savings Account
participation or completion of many of the programs earn employees financial
rewards — additional contributions to their HSAs.
Learn more about the Lumenos CDHP/HSA.
Coach teams you with a personal nurse, or “health
coach,” who is available to your entire family as a health and lifestyle
resource. Our coaches also help you navigate the benefits available through your
Healthy Lifestyles is a wellness program that helps you take
steps toward improving your health in key areas, such as: losing weight, getting
fit, eating healthier, managing stress and kicking cigarettes.
provides help to those with more than one health concern who require high levels
of collaborative care. If you qualify for ComplexCare, personalized nurses who
specialize in treating multiple health conditions will work closely with you and
your caregivers to help you improve your health.
Comprehensive Medical Management provides one-on-one expert
assistance to help you find and access the right services and care. The program
includes a personal advocate to help you use your health plan benefits
effectively and help ensure that the medical treatments you’re receiving are
safe and appropriate for your condition.
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