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Wellness Resources

GoUSF helps you achieve your wellness goals with the following resources and support:

Weight Watchers 

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 personal goals!
  • 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 additional information.

Kaiser

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).

Ergonomics Assessment

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.

Smoking Cessation

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).