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Springtime Wellness—Ready for Change?

By Christine Sportes, Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

   A scene from last year's Health and Fitness Fair

Spring is a time of change. As we slip into spring on the CUA campus, there will be opportunities to promote positive change and improve your own sense of well-being and good health.

Annual Health and Fitness Fair 2013—April 18

The CUA Campus Wellness Committee is planning for another great event this year. It is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Edward J. Pryzbala University Center, Great Rooms A and B. All faculty, staff, and students are invited and encouraged to attend the annual fair. We will offer blood pressure screenings, seated massages, healthy snacks, self-defense safety demonstrations, games, and many other opportunities to learn how you can increase the wellness in your lifestyle.

Know Your Numbers Event—April 18

United Healthcare will be offering BMI calculations and blood sugar tests for faculty and staff who are currently enrolled in one of its insurance plans. This event will be held on April 18 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321.

Lunchtime Nutrition Session—April 18

United Healthcare will offer two sessions on nutrition for faculty and staff who are currently enrolled in one of its insurance plans. Sessions will run from 12 to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 327 on April 18.

Reminder: United Healthcare Pharmacy Benefits Change—April 1

If you are a faculty or staff member currently enrolled in one of the CUA employee health insurance plans, you should be aware of the following changes. As of April 1, 2013, the United Healthcare pharmacy benefit services have transitioned from Medco to OptumRx. This change will enable United Healthcare to better serve you and improve your overall experience.

Prior to April 1, current United Healthcare insurance plan participants were mailed new ID cards effective as on April 1, containing the OptumRx information. If you use the mail service prescription program, you will find that most mail service prescriptions will automatically transfer. Prescriptions for some medications (controlled substances) will not transfer nor will those without refills. After April 1, any new mail-order prescription will need to be sent directly to OptumRx. If you have questions or need assistance using the new United Healthcare OptumRx program, please contact the Office of Human Resources at extension 5050.