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Sign up for free Health Screenings through UM System’s Healthy for Life

November 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Human Resources

[The following was submitted by UM System Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins UM Wellness Program

The University of Missouri Total Rewards invites you 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.

It’s simple. Here’s how:

  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. (*See website link below for times and locations.) 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 nine hours is recommended, but not required (six hours if pregnant) and drinking 64 ounces of water the day before is suggested.

You can speed up the process if you have had your annual physical since July 2011. Simply complete the Doctor Screening Form and fax it in. It must be completed in its entirety to get credit.

Screenings will be offered on both UMKC campuses between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15. Check out the* Healthy for Life website for specific screening times and places. Remember: All screenings are available by appointment only via your Cerner Health account.