GoUSF helps you achieve your wellness goals with the following resources and support:
Staff, Faculty and family members enjoy free membership at Koret
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USF will reimburse members 50% of their Weight Watchers membership costs, whether they join Weight
Watchers online or attend in-person meetings at their local Weight Watchers branch. To apply for
reimbursement, complete the Weight Watchers Fee Reimbursement Form (located under "Wellness" forms)
and submit it to Human Resources, with receipts, no later than December 10th for expenses for 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.
Download the Weight Watchers Reimbursement Form
Wellness on Wheels
Long periods of sitting are bad for our bodies and our brains. Kick off your next department meeting with a
10-15 minute session that will energize your team and teach skills on how to take small breaks to boost
productivity and focus. Our options include stretching, deskfit or relaxation. For more information on how to
hold a healthier meeting or to book a session, click here.
Hubbub Health – Online Challenge Portal
What can Hubbub do for you?
- Get and keep you motivated by turning good habits into (friendly) competitive fun
- Feeling good is its own reward. Another great reward: prizes. Look out for the 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, go to Challenge.
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, 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 Below is a flyer for
additional information: http://materials.anthem.com/36700CAMENABC.pdf
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
Our health is often impacted by other events or pressures. Being a new parent, dealing with an aging parent,
work/life balance challenges, legal issues are just some of the common issues that can impact our lives in a
very personal way. When these issues arise, it can be difficult to hold onto healthy day-to-day behaviors. The
Employee Assistance Plan can help you with guidance and resources to help you work through your
challenge. You can access this program 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 1-800-344-4222 or
visit www.concern-eap.com (company code: usf).
Many of us spend most of our work day at a desk and in front of a computer. Contact the Benefits Team at
415-422-2442 to set up an ergonomic assessment. However, much of our strain 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.
People who get support are five times more likely to succeed than when they go it alone. When you’re ready
to quit, contact your medical plan to find out about the smoking cessation resources available to you
including counseling and nicotine replacement therapy.
Lunch & Learn Archive
Join us the third Wednesday of every month. When there are handout materials available, we’ll post them on
the News in Review page for a few months. Look on the Events calendar for upcoming topics.
Health Advocacy Services
Medical claims can be confusing and stressful. A new medical diagnosis can be overwhelming, and sometimes
you need to discuss your alternatives, including homeopathic options. 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. They can also receive help with administrative issues
related to their health benefits such as claims/billing problems and difficulties accessing care.
Advocacy Hotline: 1-800-715-4015
Monday through Friday, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)