Employee Wellness Program FAQs Employee Wellness Program FAQs

 
1. What is Living Well?
Living Well is Vincennes University’s Employee Wellness program. The clinical staff at the University Primary Care Center (UPCC) have carefully designed a wellness program that employees will find beneficial to their health. No matter your wellness goal, whether it is to lose weight, reduce stress,
manage a chronic condition or maintain your health, the Living Well program offers a way for you to achieve that goal. Living Well includes Health Risk Assessments, Health Screenings and a Results Consultation. VU’s program also includes many other wellness opportunities such as smoking
cessation, flu shots, fitness classes, personal trainers and other university-wide programs promoting health and wellness.
 
2. Who is required to participate in the Living Well program?
Employees, retirees under 65 and all spouses who participate in Vincennes University’s health insurance plan must complete the Health Risk ssessment, Health Screening, and Results Consultation before August 1, 2016 to be eligible for health insurance in 2017. Dependents on the plan are not required to participate. Employees and retirees must also complete the Affirmation of Understanding on MyVU.
 
3. What is the Affirmation of Understanding?
The Affirmation of Understanding is your acknowledgment that if you choose not to complete the wellness program requirements you will not be eligible to participate in Vincennes University’s health plan in 2017. To complete the Affirmation of Understanding, log in to MyVU.
 
4. What if I (or my spouse) do not live in Vincennes?
Health Screenings and results Consultation will be conducted in Vincennes, Jasper and Indianapolis. If you or your spouse choose not to attend a scheduled health screening and choose to have your blood work completed at a LabCorp location, there is a $125 fee per person. This may be paid through payroll deduction. Please see the enclosed card, “How to Schedule Your Health Screening” for dates and times.
 
5. Will my results impact my health insurance coverage?
No. The Living Well program is completely participant-based. This means that individuals must participate but their results do not impact any health insurance coverage.
 
6. What happens to my personal health information when I complete the Employee Wellness
Program? How is this information protected?
Your personal health data is protected under state and federal laws. Neither Wellsource (the company that provides the Health Risk Assessment) nor the University Primary Care Center will share your information with anyone without your written consent.
 
7. What are the benefits of participating in the Living Well program?
• Participants receive their own Personal Wellness Profile detailing their current health status, areas for improvement, and recommended next steps.
• Knowledge of their individual risk factors can help participants become more proactive about their health and help prevent long-term health conditions, or improve upon current conditions.
 
8. What is a Health Risk Assessment?
A Health Risk Assessment is a short set of questions that will educate you about your health risks.
 
9. What if I have issues with my passwords?
Please call 812-888-7778 for password assistance with scheduling your health screening or completing your health risk assessment.
10. If I cannot complete my Health Risk Assessment during one session, can I log back in to finish it?
Yes, the system will allow you to start your HRA where you left off. Click the Personal Wellness Profile link under ‘My Health Tools’ and then click the Assessment under ‘Edit an Assessment.’
 
11. Who will conduct my Health Screening? What can I expect to happen at this appointment?
The clinical staff at the University Primary Care Center will conduct your Health Screening. The Health Screening involves a blood draw that will include a Complete Blood Count (CBC), Chemistry Panel, Lipid Panel, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, and Prostate-Specific Antigen for age appropriate men. In
addition, the staff at your screening will take your weight, height, Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure.
 
12. Do I need to fast before my Health Screening?
Yes, you must fast 8 hours before your scheduled appointment. However, please drink plenty of water as this will help with blood draws.
 
13. Where is the University Primary Care Clinic (UPCC) located?
The UPPC is located in the Young Building at 1023 N. Fourth Street, Vincennes.
 
14. Can the University Primary Care Center send my results to my doctor and I will meet with my own doctor to go over my results?
No. You must meet with the UPCC clinical staff to review your results. After the UPCC clinical staff has reviewed your results with you, your results may be sent to another doctor if you wish.
 
15. What type of information will I receive in my Personal Wellness Profile?
Overall wellness score – An overall wellness score helps individuals see how well they are
doing overall. The score is based on their current health practices and key wellness
indicators such as eating habits, fitness practices, body composition, blood pressure
levels, coping status, life satisfaction, and other key wellness indicators.
Risk ratings for major health factors – Risk scores ranging from “Doing Well” to “Needs
Improving” are displayed for the following nine areas: coronary risk, cancer risk, diabetes
risk, osteoporosis risk, stress and coping, nutrition, fitness, safety, and weight.
Health age (versus chronological age) – An individual’s health age is based upon their
health habits. For example, an individual’s health age may be 36 even though they report
being 40, meaning that from a health standpoint, their body is 4 years younger than they
really are.
Probability of a heart attack within 10 years – Based on the Framingham Heart Study,
this score reveals how likely you are to have a heart attack in the next 10 years.
Web links to additional information – Participants can dig deeper into areas of interest
simply by clicking on hyperlinks in their online Personal Report.
Next Steps – An individual’s leading health hazards based on their age and gender are
listed along with available resources for making lifestyle changes. Preventive actions are clearly
outlined so participants take away knowledge of what they need to do to improve their health.