Strive for Five Wellness Campaign Comes to an End!
Congratulations to all employees who participated in this year's Strive for Five wellness campaign. Each day of added exercise leads to a healthier lifestyle. We had a total of 512 MMSD employees participate. Together as a district MMSD earned 10,216 points, which equals at least 306,480 minutes of exercise over a 5 week period. Way to go! We want to thank everyone who participated in this wellness campaign. To view the prize winners please visit the Employee Wellness website at mmsd.org/strive-five.
2015-2016 MMSD Employee Wellness at a Glance
The Employee Wellness Committee has been working all year to review information and develop programming for MMSD employees including capturing BioScreen and Health Risk Assessment (HRA) data, administering an employee interest survey, continuing work with the Center for Healthy Minds partnership, launching an online monthly wellness newsletter, and completing our first district wellness campaign Strive for Five. Visit the Employee Wellness website for more information at mmsd.org/employee-wellness.
Interested in Joining the MMSD Employee Wellness Committee?
If you are interested in joining the MMSD Employee Wellness Committee for the 2016-2017 school year, please fill out an interest form by June 10. Positions on the committee are voluntary and are a commitment of a two year term.
Update on Biometric Screenings and Health Risk Assessments for Wellness
To support you in getting a clearer picture of your current health status and to inform our wellness programming, we are again offering Biometric Screenings and Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) starting in late September 2016. Our health plans encourage participation in employee wellness. By continuing to offer these programs, MMSD and MTI were able to negotiate lower premium increases for our health care insurance.
All employees who currently carry the district health insurance in their name are encouraged to participate in both the Biometric Screenings and the HRAs with their insurance provider.
For those employees who were eligible for participation in 2015 and opted not to participate in the Biometric screening and HRA, a 3% employee wellness opt out premium went into effect on 1/1/16. For those employees who are eligible for participation in the fall of 2016 and choose not to participate in both the Biometric Screening and the HRA in the fall of 2016, an employee wellness opt out premium of 5% will go into effect on January 1, 2017.
No action is necessary at this time. Screenings and HRAs will start the end of September and run until mid-December. More information will be provided via email, MMSD Connect, and inter-district mail. For frequently asked questions, please visit the employee wellness website at mmsd.org/employee-wellness or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Ashley Riley, Physical Education, Health & Wellness Coordinator, email@example.com