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Wright State University (WSU) values its faculty and staff as its
most important resource in achieving its mission and goals. WSU
strives to attract and retain highly qualified and productive employees
through a philosophy of total compensation. Like many organizations,
WSU considers base pay, retirement, medical and insurance protection,
paid time off and tuition remission as components of a total compensation
The benefits information on this web page provides a summary of
benefits for employees of WSU. This information does not list all
the provisions and does not supersede the individual provisions
of our group insurance contracts, benefit plans and university policies
that it describes. Similarly, the information presented does not
guarantee that the university, the state of Ohio, and/or others
responsible for these contracts, plans, programs, and policies will
not make future changes in the provisions applicable to each.
2013 is the Year for Wellness at Wright State
Applicable to All Staff and Non-AAUP Bargaining Unit Faculty
Wright State is proud to announce the kickoff of a wellness program to support Wright State employees in preserving and improving their overall health and to keep their future health care costs affordable.
The first step in our journey toward wellness is to record a baseline measure of general employee health in order to create customized programs for our university community. Here's how you can help us obtain this baseline measure:
1. Complete a Biometric Screen; and
2. Complete an online Health Assessment
Your participation will result in immediate savings. Employees who complete the Biometric Screen and online Health Assessment between Jan. 1 and April 15, 2013, will keep a 50 percent reduction in medical plan premium increases for 2013, and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) participants will maintain their current level of WSU contributions to their Health Savings Account throughout 2013.
The university has contracted with Wright State Physicians to provide the free biometric screening services. This is the first step in the development of more comprehensive and longer-term wellness initiatives.
WHAT IS BEING MEASURED
Screening will consist of testing for height, weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and glucose. The entire screening process will take approximately 15 minutes. The finger stick blood draw will take place in a private examination room, and the results will be privately reviewed with you by a nurse practitioner or a physician's assistant as soon as they are available.
WHEN AND WHERE
Schedule your appointment via the following link: https://webapp2.wright.edu/biometrics/. The days and hours are 7:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday; times are also available on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. These appointments will all be at the Wright State Physicians Building. For additional information regarding these services, please email email@example.com. The following link provides the campus shuttle schedules for your convenience: http://www.wright.edu/parking-and-transportation/resources/campus-shuttle-schedule.
An alternative screening site will be made available at the College of Nursing and Health Lab, 025 University Hall, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 29 and April 12. Wright State Physician staff will deliver the same quality and confidential services as are available at the Wright State Physicians Building.
Please note: You will need to schedule an appointment at the College of Nursing and Health Lab site through the same scheduling link above; however, at this time the location will indicate Wright State Physicians Building.
There is no guarantee of service for walk-in visits, but reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate a walk-in during the regularly scheduled hours listed above; we encourage you to make the appointment using the link provided above.
USING YOUR PHYSICIAN
Alternatively, you may use your personal healthcare provider for the biometric screening at your cost. There are three forms that must be completed to validate the screening and to report the results.
The first form is the confirmation of the screening by your personal healthcare provider and needs to be returned to Human Resources.
Verification of Biometric Health Screen Completion Form
The last two forms enable you to report your screening results to Wright State Physicians.
a) First, you will need to compile and record your Biometric screening results and forward the them to Wright State Physicians. Fax number and mailing address are located at the bottom of the form.
Biometric Screening Results Form
b) In addition, you sign a release form for Wright State Physicians which enables them to add your results to their database, and subsequently forward the aggregate information to Wright State University. You are asked to read the Wright State Physicians – Notice of Privacy Practices.
WSP - Consent to Participate in Biometric Screening and Authorization for Release of Information Form
Wright State Physicians - Notice of Privacy Practices
The most accurate result from the finger stick blood draw will be achieved by an eight-hour fast prior to the screening. It is highly recommended that no food or drink other than water be taken for the eight hours prior to the screening. You should continue to take any prescribed medications during this period. A healthy snack will be provided to you following completion of the screening.
The Health Assessment is available via www.Anthem.com. You will need to enroll as a "Member" if not already established, by creating a username and password.
Once inside the member site, you will select the "Health & Wellness" tab. Next, there will be a gray tab titled "Health Assessment." Anthem has provided a short video explaining the Health Assessment and information provided to you. You will be asked to enter the medical information obtained from your biometric screen. When ready to begin, you can select the link, "Take my HA now."
For the Wellness initiative, you will need to complete your Heath Assessment between Jan. 1 and April 15, 2013. However, please note this tool is available to you throughout the year and can be refreshed as you desire with new health information.
Your individual reading will be provided to you only. The university will not receive any information about your health.
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. You will be asked to sign a consent form authorizing the testing and allowing for the release of only your name and UID to the university for administrative purposes. A copy of this form and other legal disclosure forms are available via the biometrics screening registration link found on the Human Resources website.
Biometric Health Screen scheduled with Wright State Physicians - WrightCare
As you are scheduling your appointment, you will have access to Wright State Physicians Notice of Privacy Practices and will be asked to print a Consent for Biometric Screening and Authorization for Release of Information form to be signed and brought to your scheduled appointment.