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  • Social distancing doesn't mean mentally isolating

    March 20, 2020

    Life has changed. We've canceled vacations, school field trips, and group outings. School is on hold. Offices have closed. The entire household is home together. All day. For the foreseeable future.
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  • Getting care for COVID-19

    March 20, 2020

    Premera has published information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how your health plan can help. Please see their announcement here. The UA Choice health plan through Premera offers Teladoc and the 24 hour Nurseline, so please feel free to utilize these services. You can register for Teladoc at any time (visit teladoc.com/premera) so you don't need to do that step when you need services. The cost for Teladoc is a $45 consult fee for most services. The 24 hour Nurseline is available at no cost to enrolled members at (800) 841-8343.
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  • Biometric Screening Update

    March 18, 2020

    After much discussion and deliberation, the decision has been made to make biometric screening OPTIONAL for this program year. Those of you who have not received a biometric screening will not be required to do so in order to qualify for the healthcare contribution rebate or the high point raffle.
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  • Walk your way to wellness

    March 07, 2020

    Exercise is incredibly important for maintaining and improving our health and wellbeing. Options for exercise seem endless and overwhelming. You can run, cycle, lift weights, or take studio classes like aerobics, Zumba, and yoga.
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  • March Human Resources updates

    March 06, 2020

    Each month Human Resources provides an update on systemwide projects currently in process. The details of these projects are still being worked on and communication will also be sent to those directly impacted prior to the effective date of the change.
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  • Spring biometric screening registration

    March 06, 2020

    Spring Biometric Screening registration is officially open! Biometric screening is a required activity to earn your healthcare contribution rebate up to $600 and qualify for the high point raffle.
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  • Alaska elective procedure travel program

    March 05, 2020

    Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska is devoted to making healthcare more affordable and easily accessible for University of Alaska employees. Premera's Alaska Elective Procedure Travel program is intended to provide Alaska-based groups and members with the option to travel to the Lower 48 for select elective procedures.
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  • Doctor dog: how man's best friend is also the best medicine

    February 21, 2020

    Dogs bring us joy with their silly antics and never-ending optimism. Studies show that a owning dog can benefit our health too. Dogs can also help their owners get more exercise. Studies have shown that, on average, dog owners take 2,760 more steps per day than their dogless counterparts. This adds up to about 23 extra minutes of activity each day. Dog owners are significantly more active in winter and during Alaska's coldest and darkest months, the extra motivation brought by sweet, puppy dog eyes staring you down can be just what is needed to get off the couch and go for a walk.
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  • Sign up for UA Performance Management Training

    February 21, 2020

    University of Alaska Human Resources (HR) is providing Performance Management Tool and Best Practices Training. UA HR Senior Business Partner, Nycolett Ripley, will be facilitating several sessions. Please pre-register through the my UA Employee Services Dashboard Learning Library (https://www.alaska.edu/myua/) to attend training either in-person or via Zoom and to receive credit for the training. Training and location information will be sent to registrants two days prior to each training date.
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  • Walk your way to better health and more wellness points

    February 20, 2020

    Did you miss the third in-person wellness class, "Walk Your Way to Better Health (And More Points)?" Want to know the benefits of walking and how you can turn your daily steps into extra points for the wellness program? Curious how you can manually enter your steps or sync a fitness tracker to PreventionCloud? Don't despair: the online version of this class is available for viewing until Friday, February 28. Watch the webinar before February 28 and earn 1 point toward your $600 healthcare contribution rebate and the high point raffle.
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