Wellness Pledge

2018 Racer Wellness Pledge

Take the Racer Wellness Pledge and earn $50! To earn the reward employees must complete one of the three options below by October 1, 2018.  The $50 Racer Wellness Pledge is not available to employees who DECLINE Murray State's health insurance.  Employees who decline CAN still utilize the Susan E. Bauernfeind Wellness Center. Please see below for details.

Criteria for Program

  • Take the pledge and receive $50 in January.
    • If enrolled in a HDHP plan, the $50 will be deposited in your  HSA account.
    • If enrolled in a PPO plan, the $50 will be discounted from your January health insurance premium
  • Complete one of the three options by October 1, 2018.

If you fail to complete an option, there is a $60 penalty  assessed through a  $30 per month ($15 per BW check) payroll deduction in both November and December.

Spouse and dependent access to Susan E Bauernfeind Center is not available with the pledge.  Spouse and dependents can obtain a membership here

Option 1: Complete or attend two Racer Wellness sanctioned events:

One Wellness Sanctioned Event or Item between January 1, 2018 - June 1, 2018

Lunch & Learn:

  • Wednesday, February 28: Curris Center Barkley Room | 12pm - 12:45pm
  • Wednesday, April 25: Curris Center Barkley Room | 12pm - 12:45pm
  • Sign-in sheets will be available at both Lunch & Learn to receive Wellness Pledge credit.

Spring Health Fair: 

  • Wednesday, March 28th: Curris Center Ballroom
  • Sign-in sheets will be available for Wellness Pledge credit.

Healthy Lifestyles Challenge:

  • More information coming soon! This challenge will take place online.
  • Proof of participation will be obtained from Healthy Lifestyles for  Wellness Pledge credit. 

Racer Wellness Group Fitness Class:

  • Attend a minium of one Racer Wellness Group Fitness Class.
  • Classes are offered several days/times per week. The Spring 2018 schedule will be posted soon.
  • All classes have sign-in sheets which will serve as proof of attendance for the Wellness Pledge credit

 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Soft Skills Course:

  • Complete one of the many available soft skills courses and submit the certificate of completion that is generated at the end to msu.racerwellness@murraystate.edu for Wellness Pledge credit.

Well-Being Assessment (WBA) Sweepstakes:

  • Complete the WBA during the Sweepstakes: 1.15.18 - 2.15.18 by going to Healthy Lifestyles

This is an evolving list and may be added to throughout this time period.  

One Wellness Sanctioned Event or Item between June 2, 2018 - October 1, 2018

Lunch & Learn

  • Sign-in sheets will be available at the Lunch & Learn for Wellness Pledge credit.

Racer Wellness Group Fitness Class:

  • Attend a minium of one Racer Wellness Group Fitness Class.
  • Classes are offered several days/times per week.
  • All classes have sign-in sheets which will serve as proof of attendance for the Wellness Pledge credit

 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Soft Skills Course:

  • Complete one of the many available soft skills courses and submit the certificate of completion that is generated at the end to msu.racerwellness@murraystate.edu for Wellness Pledge credit.

This is an evolving list and may be added to throughout this time period.  

Option 2: Tobacco Cessation Program:

Program Options

Freedom From Smoking:

The Health Department will be offering a tobacco cessation course to the community at no cost.. To sign up for the course, please call 270.753.3381 and ask for Gerry Miller.

Course Information:

The course will begin on Tuesday, January 2 and will run through Tuesday, February 13. The course will meet from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Wellness Center. There is NO charge for the course.

Option 3: Employee Access to Susan E. Bauerfeind Wellness Center:

Well-being Assessment by December 1, 2017

Complete Anthem Healthy Lifestyles Well-being Assessment by December 1, 2017

Completing the Well-Being Assessment

    • Visit the Healthy Lifestyles website: https://myhealthylifestyles.embrace.healthways.com/healthways/login 
      Login or click on ”sign up” if you have not created an account before (if it has been more than 30 days since you last logged in, you will have to answer several questions regarding your personal health journey before being able to proceed in the site).
    • Click on ”Resources and Tools”
    • Click on ”Assessments and Reports”
    • Click on ”take the Well-Being Assessment” (WBA) and begin.
    • You will need to allow approximately 20 minutes to take the WBA and will need information such as: Weight, height, blood pressure and cholesterol numbers.
    • Click submit upon completion and you will be complete.

Employees who do NOT enroll in Murray State health insurance view step-by-step directions  for completing the WBA.  

Human Resources will receive reports with the names of persons having completed the WBA in order to verify your eligibility for the Susan E. Bauernfeind Wellness Center Employee Access Program. As a reminder, all private health information disclosed in the WBA is completely confidential to Healthy Lifestyles.

Maintain an average of one time per week  usage during the time periods 1.1.2018 - 6.1.2018 and 8.1.2018 - 10.1.2018

 In order to maintain your Pledge and Wellness Center Employee Access you need to do the following: Maintain an average of 1 visit per week to the Susan E. Bauernfeind Wellness Center.

Human Resources staff will obtain usage reports from the Wellness Center. Reports will include usage from January 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018 for the June 1 report and August 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018 for the October 1 report. Employees should show a minimum of 22 visits for the June 1 report and a minimum of 9 visits for the October 1 report.

After completing the WBA, employees must sign up for their Racer Wellness Pledge Membership to the Wellness Center. Please note, the membership is a taxable benefit. This process can be done online or in person. The process must be completed by January 1, 2018.


Online process

  • Go to https://campusrecconnect.murraystate.edu/Home/About.
  • Click on “log in”.
  • Click the blue MyGate button.
  • Log in using your MyGate log in.
  • Click “Racer Wellness Pledge Membership”.
  • Select “semester”
  • Add to your cart.
  • A liability waiver will pop up. Follow all steps given to complete the process.

In-Person Process

  • Visit the Wellness Center Front Desk ( View hours of operation )
  • Ask to sign up for the Racer Wellness Pledge Membership

    Access to the Wellness & Recreation Center will be available through your Racer Card on January 1, 2018.

Employees may monitor their Wellness Center usage by doing the following:

  1. Visit https://campusrecconnect.murraystate.edu/Home 
  2. Click on the blue myGate button
  3. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner
  4. Click:
             - Profile
             - Facilities
             - Access history (note that you will only be able to access the last 30 days of usage)

    A membership fee of $25.00 will be required to use the Wellness Center during the summer months (6/1/18 – 7/31/18).