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Flu Shots & Health Screenings, Oct. 5 and 6 – with special $100 incentive offer

September 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Human Resources, News

[The following was provided by Laurie Goldstein, Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins UM System Wellness Program, UMKC Coordinator.]

Flu shots and health screenings will be available to all faculty and staff in Pierson Auditorium on Wednesday, October 5 or Health Science Building on Thursday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for.

Flu vaccines, sponsored by Healthy for Life, are free for people who are 12 years and older, enrolled in the UM Choice health care plan and bring their individual Coventry insurance

In addition, the University of Missouri Total Rewards invites faculty and staff to join Healthy for Life, an incentive-based wellness program designed to help you actively manage your health. By completing a personal health assessment and health screening, primary subscribers to the UM Health Care plan will receive $100 in a tax-favored account to use for medical expenses in 2012 Benefit Plan year.       

This year, we’re partnering with Cerner Health to provide straightforward tools to help you work toward better health. You can participate in the program now by taking the following steps:

  1. Create your Cerner Health account by visiting the Healthy for Life website.
  2. Enter your email address and join the program.
  3. Complete your personal health assessment – an online questionnaire that helps you understand your health risks and provides you with resources to improve your well-being.
  4. Schedule your FREE health screening at a convenient time and location on campus. Your health screening provides you a look at your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, height and weight. If your screening is before noon, fasting for 9 hours is recommended, but not required (six hours if pregnant) and drinking 64 ounces of water the day before is suggested.

The Oct. 5 and 6 flu vaccines are sponsored by Healthy for Life and are free for people who are 12 years and older, enrolled in the UM Choice health care plan and bring their individual Coventry insurance card.

Those people who are not enrolled in the plan, can pay $15 cash or check at the event.

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