Healthy Boiler Newsletter Issue #5: December 18, 2018

Meet our new Healthy Boiler … Bill Bell, vice president for Human Resources

As the Healthy Boiler Wellness Program heads into its second year on campus, a new Boilermaker has joined the Healthy Boiler movement. Effective Oct. 1, Purdue University welcomed Bill Bell as the vice president for Human Resources, and one of his goals for 2019 is to make the Healthy Boiler Program, specifically the portal, more user friendly and intuitive.  (Read more)

Purdue University, benefits receive two major healthcare recognitions

Recognition for Purdue University and its benefits department was taken to new heights at the end of the second quarter. In September, two awards were presented based on university healthcare efforts led by Candace Shaffer, director of benefits in Human Resources, her benefits team and the team at One to One Health – the company that that manages the Center for Healthy Living on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. (Read more)

Open enrollment, wellness offerings survey deadline approaching

As a reminder, the deadline for completing the open enrollment / health and wellness survey is Friday, Dec. 21. For the third year in a row, Human Resources-Benefits is seeking employee input and feedback about the recent benefits open enrollment as well as overall health and wellness offerings at the University. (Read more)

Center for Healthy Living, LiveHealth Online provide convenient, cost-effective care

Once again, we’ve entered the time of year when it seems to be dark all the time and everywhere we look someone is coughing or sneezing! Our health doesn’t always acknowledge that the holidays are hectic enough without having to deal with a cold, the flu or whatever other illness is lurking about. (Read more)

Reminder: Benefits ambassadors are here to share information, encourage healthy living, more

Implemented on the West Lafayette campus in March 2016, the Benefits Ambassadors program continues to thrive and promote overall health campus-wide. Each year, interested faculty and staff are recruited to act as liaisons to Purdue’s benefits team. (Read more)

Mark your calendars: Center for Healthy Living, Purdue Extension have array of programs coming up

Complete health, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, healthy eating, blood pressure and more are the topics for the Center for Healthy Living workshops being offered first quarter (January, February and March) of 2019. Workshops provided by the CHL (and Purdue Extension) are free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan. (Read more)

Affordable Care Act requires dependent Social Security numbers for medical coverage

The Affordable Care Act (aka Health Care Reform) requires employers to send dependent social security numbers (SSN) for those covered on a Purdue medical plan to the IRS, along with the dependent’s medical plan election. Please take a moment to review your dependent’s information in Benefitfocus to ensure their SSN information has been entered and is valid.  If your dependent does not have an SSN to enter, you may disregard this message. (Read more)