Wellness Incentive Deadline!








Don’t miss your opportunity to receive $225 on your final May paycheck for earning 225 points for Cycle 1 of the Wellness Incentive, ending April 30, 2020.

United Healthcare and EAP Services

24/7 Emotional Support Line

United Healthcare has gathered several resources to support your personal well being during the current health crisis. These resources include a free emotional support helpline from Optum Health, which can be accessed 24/7. Additional information can be found on the United Healthcare website.


As a reminder, to support continued social distancing efforts, EAP clients are encouraged to utilize the telephonic coaching option as an alternative to in-person sessions. If you are interested in learning more about the Saint Luke’s LIFEWISE EAP program and the services it provides, please visit the EAP page on the Human Resources website.

UMKC Benefits – Wellness & Program Resources

Please join Caroline Murphy, RN onsite Nurse Liaison with and Shannon Giambalvo Benefits Expert with United Healthcare, as they talk about a few programs offered by United Healthcare. You may receive a phone call from United Healthcare inviting you to take advantage of the following wellness programs and services — offered to you at no additional cost as part of your health plan.

Caroline and Shannon, will discuss the following programs:

  • Disease Management Programs
  • Case Management Programs
  • Care Coordination
  • Healthy Pregnancy Program
  • Behavioral Health Solutions
  • Myuhc.com
  • United Healthcare App (Formerly Health4me App)
  • Rally
  • Preventive Care
  • Virtual Visits
  • Real Appeal

The sessions listed below are eligible for 25 Healthy for Life Wellness points! Cycle 1 will end April 30, 2020.  Please visit the Wellness Incentive website for more information.

If you would like to participate in one of the sessions, please sign up through MyLearn

Participants will receive a link to participate online on WebEx. You will provide your Employee ID for your wellness points. The number is on your insurance card.

The WebEx information will also be available for each session time on the UMKC HR Events page at https://info.umkc.edu/hr/events/categories/wellness/.

Date: Monday, April 20, 2020

Three online session times:

11:00 a.m. –noon
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call the HR Service Center at 816-235-1621 or email umkchr@umkc.edu



This year’s performance appraisal process is set to open on April 1! The performance appraisal process will operate similarly to years past, providing the same rating scale and success factors, all taking place through the brand new ePerformance online platform within PeopleSoft. You will receive more information from UM System, including training materials and how-to guides, when the process opens.

For more information about ePerformance, please contact the UMKC HR Service Center at 816-235-1621. Individuals may also contact the System HR Service Center at 573-882-2146.

Shared Leave Program

The University’s Shared Leave Program, is accepting donations in support of University community members in need. If you’re an eligible faculty or staff member, you can donate some of your accrued vacation hours to the program. All donations will provide additional paid leave benefits to eligible employees who have experienced certain catastrophic events.

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