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Own Your Benefits: ER? Urgent Care? Telehealth? What Should I Do?

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Deciding on where to receive care can be confusing. Making the wrong choice can lead to delayed care or having to seek care at another provider. How do you know if you should visit urgent care, your doctor's office, or the ER? Shelly Ann Dillon, BSN, R.N. and Supervisor of Clinic Operations for MercyOne, will lead a one hour session on how to choose care for yourself and family members. The session will be offered via Zoom on September 6 at 2 p.m.

Own Your Benefits: BeWell 24/7

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield provides a phone-in service for real help, from real people. Wellmark’s BeWell 24/7SM can be reached for a variety of questions or concerns from those enrolled on UNI’s health plans. You can discuss treatment options, have your health and wellness questions answered, coordinate health care appointments at home or while traveling, and get assistance with record retrieval.

Own Your Benefits: Stress, Mental Health and Grief Services

Posted on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

There are several supporting services for those experiencing stress, grief or struggling with their mental health. Many of these services are free and are provided by both UNI benefit vendors and different agencies in the Cedar Valley. Please visit the Stress, Mental Health, and Grief Services webpage for more information. Consider the session being offered on May 17 titled My Well-being: Supporting Someone Who is Grieving. This session will be led by Cedar Valley Hospice.

Own Your Benefits: Important COVID-19 Update: End of Public Health Emergency

Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

The Biden administration announced it intends to end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on May 11, 2023. The ending of the PHE will affect the coverage we’ve experienced for COVID-related services and products. Effective May 12, 2023 you will now be responsible for paying out-of-pocket costs for over-the-counter tests.

Remember, employees who have established a healthcare flexible spending account (FSA), can also use FSA dollars to purchase COVID-19 tests.

My Well-being: Supporting Someone Who is Grieving

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

Human Resource Services will host a session led by Cedar Valley Hospice. Cedar Valley Hospice counselors will provide information on how to support someone who is grieving, and resources available in the community. This one hour session will be held Wednesday, May 17 at 2 p.m. in Gilchrist 009. Please register in advance.

Supervisor Series: Managers Supporting an Employee Who is Grieving

Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2023

Human Resource Services will host a session led by Cedar Valley Hospice. Cedar Valley Hospice counselors will provide information on how managers can support an employee who is grieving, and resources available in the community. This one hour session will be held Wednesday, May 10 at 2 p.m. in Gilchrist 009. Please register in advance.

Own Your Benefits: More Than Just Insurance, Legal Services and Discounts

Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Principal Financial, and our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provide legal discounts to our employees. Employees, their dependents, and beneficiaries have access to tools provided by ARAG® to create important and necessary documents such as a Will, Living Will, Healthcare Power of Attorney and many other legal documents for free. EAP provides discounts off of legal services and legal documentation preparation.

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