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Our health is what we make of it – give it attention and it improves, give it none and it subsides.” – John F. Demartini

Simmons University is committed to the health and well-being of faculty and staff. The [email protected] initiative is part of our overall benefits strategy to move towards being a healthier community. As you know, wellness not only helps at a personal level by improving health and well-being, it also can help the College save on future health care costs. The everyday choices we make like having our annual physical, quitting smoking and taking the stairs can make a big difference.

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Simmons Health Plan Wellbeing Benefits

At Simmons we strive to support the health and well-being of faculty and staff members by encouraging preventive care, work-life balance and providing opportunities to foster health and well-being . To that end, the Simmons Medical plan offers the below wellness resources for its members.

Employee Assistance Program (AllOne Health)

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  • 1-800-451-1834
  •**The EAP website offers additional resources as well as access to pre-recorded webinars

AllOne Health is the provider of Simmons University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Simmons offers the EAP to help our employees and their families with matters, large and small, that can affect your health and happiness as well as your work and personal life. The services offered range from help in coping with stressful situations, adjusting to demands at work, credit counseling, family law and many more. This service is confidential, professional, easy to use and free to our employees because Simmons pays for this benefit. For more information, please review the additional documents below.

To Enroll:

  • Visit and click the Sign Up link.
  • In the Company Access Code field, enter “simmons”
  • Follow instructions in the activation email
  • Play, Learn and Discover!

Other Resources from AllOne Health:

You also have access to an array of pre-recorded webinars through the AllOne Health website.

Resources for Caregivers

Please remember that AllOne Health can provide resources, support and information for faculty and staff serving as caregivers. You can access these services either over the phone, or on the web-site. also has a number of archived online webinars that can be accessed at your convenience. Some examples include: “Adjusting to the Aging Process”, “Who Takes Care of the Caregiver?”, and “Strategies for Multigenerational Caregiving”. Additional resources including audio, tip sheets, articles and resources can be found on the AllOne Health web-site under AGING.

One of the other benefits that we offer through Health Advocate, may also be a helpful resource if you are looking to navigate the healthcare landscape, understand Medicare, its coverage etc.

Tobacco Free Simmons

Live. Breathe. Be.
Simmons is Tobacco Free.

Please visit the page below to learn more about the Tobacco Free policy, and frequently asked questions on this initiative.

Simmons University offers smoking cessation services to students, faculty, and staff. Students may visit the health center to receive important cessation information and access to smoking cessation products. Faculty and staff who are eligible for benefits have access to a number of resources via Talent and Human Capital Strategy and the medical plan provider such as:

  • Employee members in the BCBSMA medical plan can participate in a telephonic Lifestyle Coaching (tobacco cessation coaching) Program that is staffed by experienced health educators (such as nurses) who are certified in wellness and tobacco cessation coaching. In addition, employee members who take a Health Assessment wherein tobacco is flagged as health risk factor, can avail of a four week tobacco cessation workshop on BCBSMA’s site.
  • Smoking Cessation products available over the counter will be processed under our employee medical plan’s prescription drug benefit if a prescription is obtained from the physician and presented the pharmacy.
  • Effective July 1, 2014, Simmons’s PPO medical plan members do not have to pay for Tier 1 and 2 smoking cessation drugs and/or aids purchased from a covered retail pharmacy.
  • In addition, our Employee Assistance Program through AllOne Health ( offers online and telephonic resources to help with smoking cessation.

Please review the materials in the Smoking Cessation guide to learn more.

Visit our health benefits page to get contact information for BCBSMA and learn about resources available to you.

Health Advocate

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Contact information

Health Advocate at Simmons

The decision to offer Health Advocate to our benefits eligible employees and their eligible family members reflects our interest in making certain that Simmons employees are empowered with the right resources and have the best possible tools to navigate the changing healthcare landscape. Health Advocate is designed to help you handle healthcare and insurance-related issues that you may face, and need help with, by removing barriers that so often create frustration and problems.

What support does Health Advocate offer?

Here is just a sample of the many services you will have readily available to you with Health Advocate:

  • Help finding the right doctors and hospitals
  • Help obtaining services for your elderly parents and parents-in-law
  • Help scheduling appointments, especially with hard-to-reach specialists
  • Help coordinating benefits across different vendors when faced with illness or injury
  • Help with insurance claims and billing issues
  • Help with comparing our health plans and figuring out which plan is best for you

For a more comprehensive list of Health Advocate’s offerings, please review the Health Advocate Fact Sheet.

Who can access this benefit?

This benefit is primarily geared towards our benefits eligible employees. One of the other unique features of Health Advocate is that some of your extended family will be able to use their special services. So, in addition to you, your spouse and dependent children, your parents and parents-in-law will also be covered under this program.

About Health Advocate

Health Advocate does not provide health insurance or medical coverage and is not a substitute for your current health insurance plan. Rather, Health Advocate complements your basic health coverage by facilitating your interaction with healthcare providers and insurers. Health Advocate is a tool to get help with the above listed services, or to sort through health related benefits offered through the various benefit plans at Simmons.

To learn more about Health Advocate, we invite you to view the following video(s):

Getting Started

A single telephone number to call. Whenever you or an eligible family member encounters a healthcare or insurance-related question, all you have to do is call Health Advocate at 866.695.8622 (toll-free) for assistance. Depending on the nature of your call, you may be asked to complete a Medical Information Release Form. Please be assured that all of your personal information will be kept strictly confidential by Health Advocate and your privacy will be protected.

Health Advocate Smartphone App

Health Advocate offers a free smartphone app which provides an at-a-glance summary of reasons to call Health Advocate and core member benefits.

For more information and instructions on how to download the app to your mobile device, click here.

We hope that you and your family will greatly benefit from this valuable service!