The RHIT Heartbeat Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Benefits/Wellness Newsletter

The RHIT Heartbeat
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Benefits/Wellness Newsletter
Insurance Card News: Health plan
participants should have received new
health insurance ID Cards from UMR that
will be effective January 1, 2016. The
network change can be found in the lower
right-hand corner on the front of the card.
In the same location on our current (old)
card it reads “UnitedHealthcare Options
PPO Network”. On the new card it will
read “UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Network”. You will need to request
additional new insurance cards for children
living away from home or who take
themselves to medical appointments by
contacting Pam Pahnke in HR. For
questions or concerns please contact
Pam Pahnke at ext. 8916 or
[email protected]
Health Insurance Deductibles
Health insurance deductibles will reset
effective January 1, 2016. Deductibles are
based on calendar year, January through
December. For Consumer Choice plan
participants, the deductible is $2,000. For
Buy Up plan participants, the deductible is
$450. Participants in the Consumer Choice
plan will also have their $500 Upfront
Allowance reset on January 1.
Table of Contents
Pg. 1: Health Insurance Reminders and Updates
Pg. 2: Tax Reminders
TIAA-CREF Individual Sessions
Pg. 3: SimplyWell Information
TIAA-CREF will be on campus December
17th for individual sessions. If you would
like to schedule an appointment with our
representative Mike Dooley, please call
TIAA-CREF directly at (800) 732-8353,
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Pg. 4 & 5: Make SimplyWell an App
Pg. 6: Convenient Care & MAP Program
Pg. 7: Holiday Health
Pg. 8: Maple Leaf Center Programs
Pg. 9: Recipe of the Month
Upcoming Rose-Hulman Holidays: Christmas - December 24 - 31, 2015;
New Year’s - January 1, 2016
Page 1
Electronic W-2
Help us go green! Sign up now to receive your 2015 W-2 electronically.
If you electronically consent to see your W-2 thru Banner Web, you will be able to have
access to your W-2 earlier than those employees who elect a paper copy.
Log into Banner Web; choose the Employee Tab, Tax Forms, Electronic W-2 Consent
Read the consent
Check the box, “Consent to Receive W -2 Electronically” to the right of the statement
Submit. You will receive a confirmation email.
This consent will remain in effect until revoked, upon termination of employment or if
this service is not supported in a future tax year.
Benefit Changes
If you moved in 2015 and have
not notified Human Resources of
your address change, please do so
before 12/31/2015.
Have you recently gotten married?
Have you recently expanded your
If you need to add your spouse or child
to your health, dental/vision plans
please contact Human Resources
within 30 days of the event.
Page 2
Wellness Challenge
We have decided to hold our
Wellness Challenge in January 2016
to help jumpstart your new year
into a healthier lifestyle. More
information will be provided during
the January SimplyWell Session.
Winners will be announced in the
Spring 2016 newsletter.
The Wellness/Benefits Fair
will be held on
Thursday, March 17, 2016.
YMCA Program
If you are enrolled in SimplyWell, it is not
too late to enroll in a YMCA membership.
Rose-Hulman pays the membership cost as
long as the employee visits either the Clay
County/Vigo County YMCA or RHIT SRC
SimplyWell Sessions
an average of 6 times per month over a
10-week quarter. Memberships begin on the
SimplyWell Sessions planned for this
winter to help you stay healthy through the first of the month.
For more information on the Clay County YMCA
Dec. 14th - Chiropractic Care and Ergonomics
in the Workplace
PA Room - HMU 263 @ 11:45 a.m.
Jan. 20th - Wellness Challenge Kickoff and
Healthy Tasting
please visit:
For more information on the Vigo County
YMCA , please visit:
For an application, please contact Pamela Pahnke
at ext. 8916.
Moench Hall B109 @ 9:55 a.m.
Feb. 17th - LEAF Program presented by
The Maple Center
Heritage Room - HMU @ 2:30 p.m.
Please log on to Rose-Hulman’s SimplyWell
Upcoming Events webpage for more
information and to register.
SRC Waivers
Did you know that spouses and
dependents over the age of 18 can use
the SRC ? All they need is a waiver
form which can be picked up from
Human Resources.
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Convenient Care
Are you feeling sick but cannot wait to see your physician? The following facilities are
covered under UMR’s network:
Rose-Hulman Health Services
CVS Minute Clinic
Hulman Student Union
670 Margaret Avenue
Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon-Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Last walk-in accepted at 3:30 p.m.)
Closed Saturday and Sunday
UAP Convenient Care —
Medexpress Urgent Care —
Urgent Care Provider
Urgent Care Clinic
UAP Clinic Downtown, 221 S. Sixth Street
Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sun. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
3051 S US Highway 41
Hours: 8:00 a.m.— 8:00 p.m. Daily
How MAP® Works
The MAP® Program makes it easy for employees and their families to get help obtaining the medical services
they need and receive answers to their healthcare questions and concerns.
Call MAP
toll free 1-888-289-0700
Members speak with a MAP Nurse Advocate (RN) about their medical concerns. (Members Only
Services) All they need to have is their insurance card ready when calling.
MAP Solves Their Medical Concerns
MAP Nurse Advocate provides answers and offer options to help Members make informed
decisions about their healthcare.
MAP Communicates Research Results
MAP Nurse Advocate will call the Member to discuss results and options, and email them a
user-friendly written report. Now they are ready to contact and see their provider.
Page 6
12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Take steps to keep you and your
loved ones safe and healthy.
7. Get exams and screenings. Ask your health
care provider what exams you need and when to
Brighten the holidays by making your health and
get them. Update your personal and family
safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your
history. Get insurance from the Health Insurance
loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the
Marketplace if you are not insured.
8. Get your vaccinations, which help prevent
various diseases and save lives. Everyone 6
1. Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of
months and older should get a flu vaccine each
germs. It's flu season. Wash your hands with soap
year. Besides the flu vaccine, adults should get
and clean running water for at least 20 seconds.
2. Manage stress. Give yourself a break if you feel
stressed out, overwhelmed, and out of control.
other vaccines too.
9. Monitor children. Keep potentially dangerous
toys, food, drinks, household items, and other
Some of the best ways to manage stress are to
objects out of children's reach. Protect them from
find support, connect socially, and get plenty of
drowning, burns, falls, and other potential
3. Don't drink and drive or let others drink and
drive. Whenever anyone drives drunk, they put
10. Practice fire safety. Most residential fires occur
during the winter months, so don't leave
everyone on the road in danger. Choose not to
fireplaces, space heaters, food cooking on stoves,
drink and drive and help others do the same.
or candles unattended. Have an emergency plan
4. Bundle up to stay dry and warm. Wear
appropriate outdoor clothing: light, warm layers,
gloves, hats, scarves, and waterproof boots. At
and practice it regularly.
11. Prepare food safely. Remember these simple
steps: Wash hands and surfaces often, avoid
home, work, and on the road, be prepared and
cross-contamination, and cook foods to proper
prevent injuries too.
5. Be smoke-free. Avoid smoking and secondhand
smoke. Smokers have greater health risks because
temperatures and refrigerate them promptly.
12. Eat healthy, stay active. Eat fruits and
of their tobacco use, but nonsmokers also are at
vegetables, which pack nutrients and help lower
the risk for certain diseases. Limit your portion
risk when exposed to tobacco smoke.
sizes and foods high in fat, salt, and sugar. Also,
6. Fasten seat belts while driving or riding in a
motor vehicle. Always buckle your children in the
car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat
belt according to their height, weight, and age.
Buckle up every time, no matter how short the
trip and encourage passengers to do the same.
Page 7
be active for at least 2½ hours a week and help
kids and teens be active for at least 1 hour a day.
Upcoming Programs
Adult LEAF (Lifestyle Education And Food) Program: This 8 week class can help you survive
and thrive. You will learn to eat healthy, exercise moderately and practice stress management techniques. LEAF
can teach you how to reverse heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, gout, and high cholesterol. Classes for this
program will be held on the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s campus. SimplyWell participants may earn
wellness points for participating.
Youth LEAF (Lifestyle Education And Food) Program: This program is for ages
8-12. Fun
activities to teach good nutrition, exercise, and stress management.
The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention and Survival Class: This is a 4 week nutrition class where
you will learn about healthy eating specifically for cancer prevention.
The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment: This is a 4 week nutrition class where
you will learn about healthy eating specifically for diabetes prevention and treatment.
For more information contact:
The Maple Center for Integrative Health
812-234-8733 or
Visit their website at
Page 8
Healthy Holiday Recipe
Spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies
From EatingWell: November/December 2014
In this healthy snickerdoodle cookie recipe, ginger, allspice and nutmeg combine with cinnamon to make this the best
snickerdoodle you’ve ever had. The cookies get their signature look and texture from a little food science—baking soda
makes them rise and cream of tartar prevents the sugar from binding together and causes the cookies to collapse and
Makes 4 dozen cookies | Active Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour
2 & 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour or all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus 1 teaspoon for rolling
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup for rolling
2 large eggs
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Whisk flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, ginger, 1/2
teaspoon cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and 11/4 cups sugar in a mixing bowl
with an electric mixer on high speed until creamy; add eggs and beat until combined. With the mixer on low speed,
beat in the flour mixture until just combined.
Combine the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a shallow dish. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls
(about 1 tablespoon each, using damp hands if necessary). Roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar. Place the cookies 2
inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
**Bake, one pan at a time, until light brown on the edges, 9 to 11 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack
to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Per serving : 80 Calories; 4 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 18 mg Cholesterol; 10 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 54 mg
Sodium; 33 mg Potassium, 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container between sheets of parchment paper for up to 5 days.
More Healthy Holiday Recipes Can Be Found...
Cooking Light Magazine- Ultimate Holiday Cookbook
EatingWell Magazine - Healthy Christmas Recipes and Christmas Menus
Food Network - Healthy Holiday Recipes
Page 9