Wellness Pledge

2022 Wellness Pledge

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in Murray State’s health plan - AND -
  • Must elect Pledge during Open Enrollment 2022.
  • Participants who do not complete Phase 1 will not be eligible for Phase 2.
  • If Phase 1 is NOT completed, employees will incur a penalty of $180, assessed monthly September 2022 - November 2022.
  • If Phase 2 is NOT completed, employees will incur a penalty of $120, assessed monthly October 2022 - December 2022.

Phase 1

Complete Phase 1 between January 1, 2022 and May 31, 2022 to be eligible for incentive AND move on to Phase 2.

 

Incentive paid in January 2022

  • HDHP plan members receive $150 in HSA account
  • PPO plan members receive $150 discount on January premium

Phase 1 Options

You must complete and/or attend 4 Racer Wellness sanctioned events, activities and screenings during January 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022 (with the exception of preventive screenings that backdate to June 1, 2021). This list may be added to throughout the year.

2022 Wellness Pledge screening requirements:

  1. Screenings must be filed through Murray State University insurance.
  2. Screenings must take place between June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022.
  3. Proof of preventive screenings will be obtained through name only reports from Murray State benefit vendors.

Acceptable preventive screenings 

  • Annual wellness visit
  • Cervical cancer screening (women's exam)
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Colon cancer screening
  • *Dental examination
    Must carry Murray State insurance for wellness pledge screening, can use health plan if using vision screening
  • Dermatology skin screening
  • Diabetes screening (fasting glucose)
  • Heel scan bone density screening
  • Mammogram
  • Prostate cancer screening (PSA)
  • *Vision screening
    Must carry Murray State insurance for wellness pledge screening, can use health plan if using vision screening.

 

  • Must complete a minimum of three calls.
  • Get started online or call 877.252.8410.
  • Make sure a minimum of three calls are completed within the same Phase to receive credit.
  • Racer Wellness will receive a name only report for Wellness Pledge credit.

 

  • Challenges that fit in the time frame for Phase 1 will count as sanctioned events for the Pledge.
  • Name only reports will be sent to Racer Wellness to confirm completion of challenges for the Wellness Pledge. 
  • 2022 Healthy Lifestyles Challenge Schedule

 

  • Assessment provided by Healthy Lifestyles that will provide you with a well-rounded assessment of your well-being.
  • The Real Age Test is on the Healthy Lifestyles website. 
  • Racer Wellness will receive a monthly report with your name only for Wellness Pledge credit.
  • Freedom From Smoking courses are offered locally and completion of the course will count for a sanctioned event.
  • Racer Wellness must receive documentation of completion from the course instructor.

Complete one of the many available soft skills courses on the Wayne Corporation website.

  1. Access the Wayne Corporation website, login or create a login and click on “soft skills courses”.
  2. Submit the certificate of completion (generated at the end) to msu.racerwellness@murraystate.edu for Wellness Pledge credit.

TAO Connect is a suite of online resources available to faculty and staff.  Enroll using your Murray State email address. 

  1. Click on "Browse All Content".
  2. Choose the module you would like to listen to and complete.
  3. Submit the certificate of completion (generated at the end) to msu.racerwellness@murraystate.edu for Wellness Pledge credit. 

Save the date! Racer Wellness and Human Resources are excited to offer a free A1C screening for faculty and staff. The screening will be provided by Murray-Calloway County Hospital. 


Percent A1C monitors glucose control over the last three months, and can be used by your physician to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes. Fasting is NOT required for this test and you will receive your results immediately. The screening will be available April 12, 13 and 14 from 7:30am - 10:30am in the Curris Center Cumberland Room (3rd level). 


An appointment will be required for the screening. Choose the date and time from the links below that work best for your schedule. All appointments will take place in the Curris Center Cumberland Room (3rd level).

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Thursday, April 14, 2022

For questions, please contact Racer Wellness at msu.racerwellness@murraystate.edu or 270-809-2146. If you are taking the Wellness Pledge, this screening will count as an event for Phase 1. 

The study consists of a 5-week intervention to evaluate the effectiveness of 3 different hydration reminders to encourage water intake.  Participants will monitor their water intake and hydration levels as well as certain physical health factors affected by hydration.  The purpose of the study is to better understand the unique water requirements for optimal mental and physical performance in healthy women. 

  • You may be eligible to participate if:
    • You are a female between 19-50 years of age
    • Have no known metabolic or renal disease
    • Are not taking blood pressure medication or other medication / supplement with a diuretic
    • You own an Apple or Android smartphone
    • You own a personal fitness device (e.g., Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin, etc)
    • You own or have access to a personal water bottle
  • If interested, please email Dr. Brenda Reeves (breeves3@murraystate.edu) or Dr. Lauren Roberson (lroberson7@murraystate.edu) by Friday, February 4, 2022.
  • The study is limited to 45 participants. 
  • The study must be completed in full to receive Racer Wellness credit. A list will be sent to Racer Wellness upon completion of the program.

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Kentucky Cancer Program - Prevention and Screenings

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | Noon - 12:45 p.m. 

  • Please join Angie Timmons, Kentucky Cancer Program, as she discusses the importance of regular screenings for the purpose of preventing cancer and disease. 
  • Please click HERE to register for the Lunch and Learn. You will receive the Zoom link the morning of the event via email. 

 

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Nutrition - Meal Planning and Prepping

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | Noon - 12:45 p.m.

  • Please join Katie Ullery, KY District Campus Dietician, as she discusses meal planning and preparation. 
  • Please click HERE to register for the Lunch and Learn. You will receive the Zoom link the morning of the event via email.

 

Arboretum Gardening Event

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 11am & 12pm

  • Dr. Alyx Shultz from the Hutson School of Agriculture will be presenting on gardening and providing a hands-on planting experience. All participants will take home plants!
  • Registration is required and full at this point. If you would like to get on the waiting list for these events, please click HERE.

Phase 2

Complete Phase 2 between June 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022 to be eligible for incentive.

Incentive paid in September 2022

  • HDHP plan members receive $100 in HSA account

  • PPO plan members receive $100 discount on September premium

Phase 2 Options

You must complete and/or attend 2 Racer Wellness sanctioned events and activities. This list may be added to throughout the year.

  • Must complete a minimum of three calls.
  • Get started online or call 877.252.8410.
  • Make sure a minimum of three calls are completed within the same Phase to receive credit.
  • Racer Wellness will receive a name only report for Wellness Pledge credit.
  • Challenges that fit in the time frame for Phase 2 will count as sanctioned events for the Pledge.
  • Name only reports will be sent to Racer Wellness to confirm completion of challenges for the Wellness Pledge.
  • Assessment provided by Healthy Lifestyles that will provide you with a well-rounded assessment of your well-being.
  • The Real Age Test is on the Healthy Lifestyles website.
  • Racer Wellness will receive a monthly report with your name only for Wellness Pledge credit.

TAO Connect will only be available to Murray State employees through June 30, 2022.

TAO Connect is a suite of online resources available to faculty and staff.  Enroll using your Murray State email address. 

  1. Click on "Browse All Content".
  2. Choose the module you would like to listen to and complete.
  3. Submit the certificate of completion (generated at the end) to msu.racerwellness@murraystate.edu for Wellness Pledge credit. 

 

Wednesday July 6, 13, 20 and 27 | Check-in: 11am – 11:30am

Location: Check-in will be set up by the Ordway Lawn | Walking routes will be determined by the individual

Weather: If there is inclement weather the Walking Group will not meet and will resume the next scheduled date

Faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to join Racer Wellness in walking on campus every Wednesday during the month of July. Check-in will be from 11am – 11:30am and employees may walk the route of their choice at that point. Attending the Walking Group will count as a maximum of one sanctioned event (regardless of how many weeks are attended) for Phase 2 of the 2022 Wellness Pledge.

All faculty and staff are invited to join a come and go watermelon social event! 

  • Tuesday, July 26 | 1pm - 3pm (drop-in)
  • Waterfield Library Breezeway

 

  • Freedom From Smoking courses are offered locally and completion of the course will count for a sanctioned event.
  • Racer Wellness must receive documentation of completion from the course instructor.

Complete one of the many available soft skills courses on the Wayne Corporation website.

  1. Access the Wayne Corporation website, login or create a login and click on “soft skills courses”.
  2. Submit the certificate of completion (generated at the end) to msu.racerwellness@murraystate.edu for Wellness Pledge credit.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022: Lunch and Learn (Zoom) 
Topic: Managing Stress and Anxiety
Tune in to learn about ways to navigate stress and anxiety.
Time: 12pm - 12:45pm
Speaker: Tony Hall, Wayne Corporation (Murray State University's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Provider)
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2022: Lunch and Learn (Zoom) 
Topic: Live Health Online
Learn how to navigate online doctor's appointments and how to utilize them to serve you best!
Time: 12pm - 12:45pm
Speaker: Yolanda Holmes,  Anthem Representative
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022: Lunch and Learn (Zoom)
Topic: Sleep Health
Sleep is so important to every aspect of our lives. Tune in to learn how it can affect the health of your body, positively and negatively.
Time: 12pm - 12:45pm
Speaker: Dr. Gage Jordan, College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Reasonable alternatives and accommodations will be made available in compliance with HIPAA and ADA.

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