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Wellness & Work/Life Balance

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. 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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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 MyLifeExpert.com 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. MyLifeExpert.com 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.

Other Resources from AllOne Health

Care.com

Simmons is offering a Care.com membership to benefits-eligible faculty and staff as well as Adjunct faculty at no cost. Care.com is a digital platform that allows you to manage all your family care needs from any device, 24/7. If you need help with child care, senior care, pet care, home care, or something in between, Care.com can connect you to the right people. Care.com is the largest online network of caregivers.

On this platform you’ll find:

  • Coverage for one-time and/or recurring needs
  • Detailed profiles that highlight the provider’s experience
  • Background check options and safety tools
  • Real-time payments via the app
  • Household payroll and tax assistance

To enroll in this benefit, please register using your Simmons email address at www.care.com. For more information, download the Care.com flyer.

 

The Care Discount Program powered by LifeMart

Care needs can be expensive. With the Care Discount Program powered by LifeMart, you can experience great savings on Child Care Centers, Senior Care Facilities, Parenting Resources and more! The program provides all discounts in one convenient location, saving you valuable time you would have otherwise spent searching for savings.

In addition to savings on care, you also have exclusive access to other major discounts. View flyer for more information.

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 (www.allonehealtheap.com) 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.