GoUSF helps you achieve your wellness goals with the following resources and support:
Weight Watchers' healthy lifestyle tipsUSF reimburses 50% of membership costs for benefits-eligible employees who sign up for Weight Watchers online or who participate at in-person meetings. To apply for the reimbursement, complete the Weight Watchers Fee Reimbursement Form, and
submit it to Human Resources with receipts no later than December 10th
of that calendar
year. Reimbursed funds will be deposited with your pay check in the pay
cycle following receipt of your form.
This is a taxable benefit.
Wellness on Wheels
Sitting for a long period of time and staring at a computer screen is not ideal for your body or brain. Kick off your next department meeting with a
10-minute wellness session that will energize your team and emphasize how to take small breaks to boost
productivity and focus. Options include stretching, deskfit or relaxation techniques. For more information about how to
support a healthier meeting or to book a session, click here.
Hubbub Health – Online Challenge Portal
What can Hubbub do for you?
- Start healthy habits by engaging in friendly competition.
- Help you feel good by maintaining these healthy habits. Also, look
out for occasional prizes and get rewarded just for working on your
- Connect with other players to multiply the fun!
For more information on how to register and play, visit our Challenge webpage.
Anthem Blue Cross
If you are an Anthem Blue Cross member, you have access to a variety of support resources. Log into
anthem.com/ca or register if you haven’t already, and select Health & Wellness. For example:
- Under 360° health there is guidance available from MyHealth Coach, staffed by registered nurses to
assist with both health and healthy lifestyle support.
- Virtual coaching is offered through a partnership with WebMD HealthAssistant. Click here for
Kaiser has more wellness resources than we can possibly list. They have online articles, widgets, health
coaches, recipes, classes, online education, a personal health assessment and much more. Go to KP.org, and
then explore the opportunities under the “Health & Wellness” tab.
Employee Assistance Program
Our health is often impacted by stressful events and pressures. Being a new parent, dealing with an aging parent,
work/life balance challenges and legal complications are just some of the common issues that can affect our lives in a
very significant way. When these issues become overwhelming, it can be difficult to maintain healthy behaviors. The
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you with guidance and resources to help you work through your
challenge. You can access this service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 1-800-344-4222 or
visiting the EAP website (company code: usf).
Many of us spend a majority of the work day sitting at a desk in front of a computer. However, much of the strain caused by this situation can be relieved by taking
short mini-breaks throughout the day. Take a 2 minute break a few times a day to stretching our hands,
wrists, shoulders, stand up and walk in place to get those glutes firing. For more information, review the Ergonomics Assessment webpage.
People who receive support when attempting to quit smoking are five times more likely to succeed permanently. When you’re ready
to quit, contact your medical plan provider to find out about the smoking cessation resources available to you, such as counseling and nicotine replacement therapy.
Lunch & Learn Archive
Every third Wednesday of the month, GoUSF hosts a "lunch and learn" where you bring your lunch to a previously disclosed meeting location and learn about an important health topic. When there are handout materials available, they will be posted on
the News in Review page for a few months. Look on the Events calendar for upcoming topics!
Health Advocacy Service
Medical claims can be confusing and stressful. A new medical diagnosis can be overwhelming, and sometimes
you need to discuss your alternatives. This is where USF’s independent and
confidential Health Advocacy Service can assist you. You are able to have medical files reviewed, take
advantage of “peer-to-peer” conversations, consult on prescription drug interactions, and even receive
information on homeopathic options for treatment. This service can also help with administrative issues
related to health benefits, such as claims/billing problems and difficulties accessing care. For more information, call the advocacy hotline at 1-800-715-4015, available Monday through Friday, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific Standard Time).