Denver Wellness is proud to present the return of the Healthy Steps $240 Incentive Program! Every day we make dozens of decisions that affect our health. Even one small step in the right direction is worth celebrating. The Healthy Steps program rewards you for starting on the path to better health. To earn your $240 reward you must:
To complete the incentive make sure to complete the necessary steps below per your insurance provider by Monday, October 31, 2016.
Items of Note: For employees who did not elect dental coverage through the city, take the Dental Reporting form to your preventative dental cleaning and follow the instructions on the form for return. | We encourage all employees to participate as these are healthy steps that we all should be taking. However, to earn the incentive you must be employed by the city when the incentive is administered, you must have bought your insurance through the city and be the primary account holder of the plan, and complete all activities by October 31, 2016. | Denver Wellness does not receive any personal health information from employees. | For Kaiser Permanente members there is not a form that you need to submit, follow the steps above. | For United Healthcare and Denver Health members all forms can be found in the appropriate sections above.
As flu season gets underway, many people look for ways to avoid this miserable illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say getting a flu vaccine is the single best way to protect yourself. Health officials recommend influenza vaccines early in the season for anyone over six months old. The season runs roughly from October through May, but you can get the flu anytime during the year.
Find a flu shot location based on your medical carrier.
You can choose where you get your flu vaccine:
Walk-in flu shots available October 3 - November 30, 2016*
Most Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices**
Brighton, Castle Rock, Evergreen, Lone Tree and Parker Medical Offices
*Note: Flu shots available while supplies last. Medical office hours and locations may differ. Please bring your Kaiser Permanente membership card and photo I.D.
**Flu shots are not available at Behavioral Health locations. Walk-in flu shots are not available at Franklin, but are available if you have a scheduled appointment with your provider.
You have several options of where to go to get this year's flu vaccine.
To find a network doctor or health care professional, visit myuhc.com or call the member phone number listed on your health plan ID card.
Download the UnitedHealthcare Seasonal Flu Shot flyer for retail pharmacies and Convenience Care Clinics.
Achieve sustainable weight loss. Prevent diabetes. Feel better. Learn how in only one hour per week! A free 12-week diabetes prevention class will be offered to all City and County of Denver employees.
Register: email Denver Wellness at email@example.com.
Thursdays starting August 11,
A FREE program that rewards you for being healthy!
Earn cash for weight improvement or other prizes for participating. Weigh and Win helps you incorporate healthy eating and active living habits into your daily routine through daily emails and/or text messages with personalized coaching on nutrition, physical activity, and more.
Once you enroll, you'll track your progress through quaterly, photographed weigh-ins at one of the Denver Wellness kiosks:
Enroll today! Visit www.weighandwin.com and click the "Join Now It's Free" button.
Start gathering your teams – the ‘Fit Fall’ Weigh and Win Team Challenge has started! Compete against others across Colorado for most weight loss (%) or HEALTHpoints (program participation). The top three teams win awesome prizes like Fitbits and gift cards to Amazon and Target! Plus, the winning teams get to make a $1,000 donation to an approved non-profit. Give and get!
The challenge runs from August 1 – October 31, 2016. Create or join a team starting August 1 (or any time after) by visiting www.WeighandWin.com/TeamChallenge.
Denver Wellness is proud to once again offer convenient mammogram screenings to our employees. Through our partnerships with Kaiser Permanente and University of Colorado Hospital, employees will have the opportunity to get a free mammogram screening at the Castro Building, 1200 Federal Blvd. Kaiser Permanente members can be screened on Tuesday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. and all other employees can be screened on Thursday, September 29, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
We encourage employees to take advantage of this free screening opportunity. Early detection is the best protection!
Kaiser Permanente members
1200 Federal Blvd.
Tuesday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Click here to register: https://wellness-event.kaiserpermanente.org/signup/city_and_county_of_denver \
You'll need your ID and Kaiser Permanente card at your screening
All Other City and County of Denver Employees
1200 Federal Blvd.
Thursday, September 29, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
To register, call University of Colorado Hospital at 720-848-1638
You'll need your ID and medical card at your screening
Congratulations to all competitors in the 2016 Live Healthy Denver Wellbeing Challenge!
Everyone put in a fantastic effort, and we hope you feel more well in all areas of your life. This year, 382 employees participated putting in a total of 14,207 hours! It was a tight competition, but these top 5 teams and 10 individuals will receive gift cards of their choice!
Scores were calculated based on activity minutes and bonus activities. Thank you to all who participated for making this year’s challenge a success!
Health Matters At Work is a partner of Denver Wellness providing credible health information through its network of health charities. This resource can be used to find out facts about chronic health conditions as well as local connections to those who need support. Please visit the Denver Wellness site at Health Matters At Work to...
~ Browse their resource library covering health issues from caregiving for a sick loved one to how to prevent or control your diabetes to understanding cancer symptoms
~ Find local or online support if you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with an illness
~ Connect with a large network of charities for volunteer or giving opportunities.
Financial stresses are a leading cause of overall stress that can seriously and negatively impact your well being. Take a step toward understanding your finances with these resources.
TIAA CREFF offers webinars for every financial situation. Whether you need to pay off your student loans, get started on retirement savings, or plan a household budget, there's a course for you.
Our partner, the Denver Community Credit Union, offers online resources and onsite classes to help you better understand your finances. Check Denver Employee City University for classes at the Webb Building in 2015.
Financial Empowerment Centers provide one- on- one financial couseling to get you through any financial issue-- from buying your first car, to putting your kids through college, contact the FEC to make an appointment at 720-944-2498 and check out their multiple locations at http://www.mpoweredcolorado.org.
Click the link below for Denver Community Credit Union podcasts.
All City Employees can get the support they need to quit smoking.
Personal issues, planning for life events or simply managing daily life can affect your work, health and family. The GuidanceResources® EAP provides support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. GuidanceResources is city sponsored, confidential and provided at no charge to employees and their dependents.
Your GuidanceResources EAP services include:
EAP for Confidential Counseling
Life can be stressful. Your EAP is designed to provide short-term counseling services for you and your dependents to help you handle concerns constructively, before they become major issues. Call anytime about concerns such as marital, relationship and family problems; stress, anxiety and depression; grief and loss, job pressures and substance abuse.
Too much to do, and too little time to get it all done? The work-life specialists can do the research for you, and provide qualified referrals and customized resources for child and elder care, moving, pet care, college planning, home repair, buying a car, planning an event, selling a house and more.
With GuidanceResources, you have an attorney “on call” whenever you have questions about legal matters. Speak with on-staff licensed attorneys about legal concerns such as divorce, custody, adoption, real estate, debt and bankruptcy, landlord/tenant issues, civil and criminal actions and more. If you require representation, you can be referred to a qualified attorney for a free 30-minute consultation and a 25 percent reduction in customary legal fees.
Everyone has financial questions. With your GuidanceResources benefit, you can get answers to your questions about budgeting, debt management, tax issues and other money concerns from on-staff CPAs, Certified Financial Planners® and other financial experts, simply by calling your toll-free number.
Go online to access timely, expert information on thousands of topics, including relationships, work, school, children, wellness, legal, financial and free time. You can search for qualified child and elder care, attorneys and financial planners as well as ask questions, take self-assessments and more.
GuidanceResources is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are two ways to access your GuidanceResources EAP benefits:
1. Call 877.327.3854. You’ll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require.
2. Visit GuidanceResources Online at www.guidanceresources.com and enter your company ID: DENVEREAP
Remember, your GuidanceResources benefits are strictly confidential. To view the ComPsych HIPAA privacy notice, please go to www.guidanceresources.com/privacy.
Denver Wellness supports all City and County of Denver employees on their path to well being by providing empowering health information, engaging wellness activities and all-inclusive health opportunities.
Denver Wellness is a support program that every employee can access to find resources to improve their health. Denver Wellness is a support program that meets employees where they are on their journey to well being.
Be engaged. Be empowered. Be Well.
Read more about the Denver Wellness Program.