Wellness Pledge

Lunch and Learn Presentation: 2019 Racer Wellness Pledge Overview

2019 Wellness Pledge

Eligibility Criteria
Must be enrolled in Murray State’s health plan - AND -
Must elect Pledge during Open Enrollment 2019

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Phase 1: $75 paid in January 2019   COMPLETE

If enrolled in a HDHP plan, the $75 will be deposited in your HSA account.
If enrolled in a PPO plan, the $75 will be discounted from January health insurance premium.

1. Complete a Real Age Test (formerly known as the Well-Being Assessment or WBA) OR the Wayne Corp General Health Risk Assessment: January 2, 2019 – February 22, 2019

Must be completed by February 22, 2019

Real Age Test Directions

  • Visit the Healthy Lifestyles website .
  • Real Age Test directions.
  • If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please call the Healthy Lifestyles customer service line at 877.252.8410.

Wayne Corp EAP Assessment alternative

  • Visit the Wayne Corp EAP website.
  • Wayne Corp EAP Assessment directions.
  • If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please call Wayne Corp at 800.441.1327.

2. Attend or complete two Racer Wellness sanctioned events between January 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019

Choose two


Lunch & Learn: February 20, 2019 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm | Curris Center Barkley Room (3rd level)

  • Speaker - Dr. Amanda Joyce: Happiness in the Workplace.
  • Bring your lunch to the Curris Center while taking the class.
  • Sign-in sheets will be available for Wellness Pledge credit.

Paducah Campus Health Professions Fair: Monday, February 25, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:30am | Paducah Regional Campus:

  • This event will include interactive activities and information booths as part of the University's wellness initiative.
  • The Living Colon display will be set up for participants to walk through at this event. 
  • Sign-in sheets will be available at the Exercise Science booth for body composition and grip strength to obtain credit for the Pledge.

Colon Cancer Awareness Event: March 29, 2019 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Curris Center Ballroom (3rd level)

  • The living colon will be set up to walk through.
  • Colon cancer education will be available.
  • Sign-in sheets will be available for employees who would like to receive credit for the Wellness Pledge.

Plan to be Tobacco Free: April 2, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Curris Center Barkley Room (3rd level)

  • Who: Any Murray State employees and/or spouse who are in any stage of considering quitting tobacco.
  • Why: Plan to be Tobacco Free is a one-hour program presented by the Kentucky Cancer Program. It provides information, education, and resources on going tobacco free.
     Bring your lunch and join us for this informative session on quitting tobacco. This event will count as one Racer Wellness sanctioned event for Wellness Pledge participants. Call 270.809.2146 with questions.

Freedom From Smoking: Tobacco Cessation Class - Dates and time to be announced

Spring Health Mini Fair: 

Spring "Mini" Health Fair: Wed. April 24 | 3pm - 5pm | Alexander Hall Atrium
Spring "Mini" Health Fair: Wed. May 1 | 7:30am - 9:30am | Curris Center 3rd level

  • Sign-in sheets will be provided to show proof of participation.
  • Each Fair will offer a total cholesterol screening (please fast for 12 hours prior), blood sugar, heel scan screening, blood pressure, BMI, waist circumference, and education.

 Healthy Lifestyles Steps Challenge:
The Steps Challenge is beginning soon.  See directions below for signing up.  Proof of participation will be obtained from Healthy Lifestyles for Wellness Pledge event credit. Watch for emails and mailing from Healthy Lifestyles for more information. 
How to create your Healthy Lifestyles Sharecare account
Steps Challenge 
How to join the Challenge

How to sync devices

 

Racer Wellness group fitness class: Spring 2019 schedule: 
  • Attend a minimum of one Racer Wellness group fitness class (classes are located in Carr Health).
  • Classes are offered several days/time per week.
  • To receive Wellness Pledge credit for this, please email lsmee@murraystate.edu with the name and date of the class attended within 5 days of completing the class.

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. 
  • Access the Wayne Corp website, log in, and click on "Soft Skills Courses".
  •  Wayne Corporation Website Instructions


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

Phase 2: $175 paid in September

If enrolled in a HDHP plan, the $175 will be deposited in your HSA account.
If enrolled in a PPO plan, the $175 will be discounted from your September health insurance premium.

You must complete Phase 1 to be eligible for Phase 2

1. Attend and/or complete one Racer Wellness sanctioned event between June 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019.

COMPLETE BY: September 1, 2019

  • Social on the Quad - Wednesday, June 26 | 1pm to 3pm

    Due to weather this event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 26 from 1pm - 3pm in the same location.  Stop by and enjoy watermelon and conversation.   A sign-in sheet will be available for Wellness pledge credit.  

  • Lunch & Learn: July 31, 2019 | 12pm - 12:45pm | Curris Center Barkley Room
    Sign-in sheets will be provided to show proof of participation. 
    Bring your lunch and listen to the Calloway County Extension Office will provide great information on healthy lunches for the working person.  
  • Lunch & Learn: Tuesday, August 13 | 12:30pm - 1:15pm | Curris Center Barkley Room
    Know Your Numbers by Dr. Nick O'Dell
    Sign-in sheets will be provided to show proof of participation.
  • Healthy Lifestyles Challenge: Live in the Green! Lower Your Real Age | July - September. Proof of participation will be obtained from Healthy Lifestyles for  Wellness Pledge credit.
    How to create your Healthy Lifestyles Sharecare account
    How to join the Challenge
    How to sync devices

  • Racer Wellness group fitness class: Summer / Fall 2019 schedule (TBD)
    Attend a minimum of one Racer Wellness group fitness class.
    Classes are offered several days/time per week.
    To receive Wellness Pledge credit for this, please email lsmee@murraystate.edu with the name and date of the class attended within 5 days of completing the class.

  • 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.   Access the Wayne Corp website, log in,  and click on "Soft Skills Courses".  You may choose any of the courses to complete.  Wayne Corporation Website Instructions.  

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

2. Obtain an annual physical or women’s examination between October 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019.

COMPLETE BY: September 1, 2019

  • Physical must include lipid panel
  • Women's examination must include Pap smear if medically appropriate
  • There is no form needed for receiving proof of your screenings. Racer Wellness will receive names  from our vendors of Pledge takers who have had one of the allowable preventive screenings. 

3. Compete an additional screening between October 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019.

COMPLETE BY: September 1, 2019

Eligible screenings: 

  • Bone density screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Mammogram
  • Prostate preventive examination
  • Type 2 diabetes screening (HGB A1C)
  • Dermatology skin screening
  • Lipid panel (May be obtained at the fall and/or spring Health Fair)
  • Dental examination
    Must carry Murray State insurance in order to use the dental exam for the Wellness Pledge screening
  • Vision screening
    Must carry vision insurance or use the health plan in order to use the vision exam for the Wellness Pledge screening
  • There is no form needed for receiving proof of your screenings. Racer Wellness will receive names  from our vendors of Pledge takers who have had one of the allowable preventive screenings. 

Notes

  • If Phase 1 is not completed, employees will incur a monthly penalty of $22.50 from September 2019 – December 2019.
  • If Phase 2 is not completed, employee will incur a monthly penalty of $60 from October 2019 – December 2019.
  • Reasonable alternatives and accommodations will be made available in compliance with HIPAA & ADA.