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Jefferson's Employee Wellness Program

The program was established to enhance the quality of life of Jefferson employees by promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the risk of illness by utilizing Jefferson's wide range of educational and clinical resources. Jefferson has partnered with Independence Blue Cross to create a rewards program with an interactive online employee portal through a collaboration with WebMD®. Please read below to learn how you can LiveWell@Jeff!


Biometrics Screenings on Campus May 1-16
For more info, please review FAQs and Schedule with dates/times/locations. Employees and their covered spouses/domestic partners are eligible to participate. To schedule your appointment now, click here. Appointments may be scheduled up until 48 hours before your appointment.

What's Your Financial IQ? Challenge - April is Financial Literacy Month
Test your financial knowledge with a new 5 question quiz each day, from April 1-15. You'll have until April 30 to complete all 15 quizzes. The more you play, the more chances you have to win an iPad mini! Learn more with FAQs.

GOING SMOKE-FREE
Jefferson is Going Smoke-free
Effective April 1, Jefferson will be a smoke-free campus, and July 1 Jefferson will implement a nicotine-free hiring policy.

April 30 Closing Ceremony &
National Walk@Lunch Day

12pm Lubert Plaza – Winners of Exercise Challenge receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals followed by walk to Rittenhouse Square.

New - Pharmacy Consults Available (5 points)
The Pharmacy Department is pleased to offer you and your family a new medication therapy management service. Schedule your 30-minute consult which includes a comprehensive medication review including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and herbal/supplements. Call or email Christie Halas, 5-1782 / christine.halas@jeffersonhospital.org, to schedule an appointment

Convenient Cancer Screening Program for Women (15 points)
Jefferson now provides multiple screenings in ONE location and ONE visit. You can schedule screenings together: mammogram and colon cancer pre-screening or mammogram, colon cancer pre-screening, and GYN exam (3rd Thursday of the month). Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW to schedule your appointment. For more information, please click here.

Upcoming Activities

April 16 - The Eyes Have It! (5 points)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 1100 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Dr. Mila Heersink will give an interesting overview of the most common eye problems and diseases, from when you need reading glasses to knowing the signs of a retinal detachment. Please make sure to register beforehand by calling 1-800-JEFF-NOW. For more information, please click here.

April 17 - Divabetic Club of Philadelphia (5 points)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 1100 Walnut St, 1020 Locust Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Eakins Lounge, 1st floor
The American Diabetes Association, Divabetic Club Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals' Center for Urban Health present this monthly diabetes support group. Please make sure to register beforehand by calling 1-800-JEFF-NOW. For more information, please click here.

April 21 – Beyond Diets (25 points)
12 - 1 p.m., 211 S. 9th Streey, Suite 600
The in-depth sessions cover the topics of fat, protein, carbohydrates, calories & meal planning, restaurants, and superfoods. Class meets for six weeks. Please make sure to register by April 16th.   

April 23 – Beyond Diets (25 points)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m., 211 S. 9th Street, Suite 600
The in-depth sessions cover the topics of fat, protein, carbohydrates, calories & meal planning, restaurants, and superfoods. Class meets for six weeks. Please make sure to register by April 16th.  

April 23 - Diet, Mood and Inflammation (5 points)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 1100 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Join us for a discussion on how recent advances in integrative medical care and complementary and alternative medical therapies are being used to improve people's health. Learn more about core integrative medical topics that are often used to treat common ailments and conditions. Please make sure to register beforehand by calling 1-800-JEFF-NOW. For more information, please click here.

April 24 - Healthy Living/Healthy You (25 points)
12:15 p.m. – 1:10 p.m., 1013 Chestnut Street
An 8-week program with one 55-minute session each week that combines scientific dietary principles with effective fitness techniques that are simple to learn and incorporate into daily practice. Anyone can benefit, regardless of current weight or fitness level. Please make sure to register beforehand by calling 1-800-JEFF-NOW. For more information, please click here.

April 24 - Bariatric Surgery Seminar (5 points)
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Navy Yard
Meet our physicians, learn about various procedures and find out if bariatric surgery is right for you or a member of your family. Please make sure to register beforehand by calling 1-800-JEFF-NOW. For more information, please click here.

April 27-30 - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (25 points)
Various class dates and locations
A course in Mindfulness Meditation to relieve pain, reduce stress and enhance wellness. Please make sure to register beforehand by calling 1-800-JEFF-NOW. For more information, please click here.

April 29 - Bariatric Surgery Seminar (5 points)
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Methodist, Morgan Conference Room 
Meet our physicians, learn about various procedures and find out if bariatric surgery is right for you or a member of your family. Please make sure to register beforehand by calling 1-800-JEFF-NOW. For more information, please click here.

April 29 - Effective Exercise for the Heart (5 points)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 25 S. 9th Street
Please make sure to register beforehand by calling (215) 955-5803.

April 30 - Closing Ceremony for Ready, Set, Move! Exercise Challenge
12 p.m., Lubert Plaza
Join us in the Plaza where team members and individual winners will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Afterwards, all are invited to participate in IBC’s National Walk @ Lunch Day® down to Rittenhouse Square and back.

April 30 - National Walk @ Lunch Day®! (5 points)
12 p.m., Lubert Plaza
Get up from your desk and on your feet for a walk at lunch! This year’s National Walk @ Lunch Day® walk will meet at Lubert Plaza at 12:00 pm, walk to Rittenhouse Square and return within 30-45 minutes. There will be speakers, music and walkers from many local companies visiting the Square.  If you are able to stay longer, you are welcome, but the leaders plan to walk around the Square once and return to fit into your time away from work.

May 5 - Decade’s of Do’s and Don’ts: A Diva’s Guide to Cancer Prevention (5 points)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 925 Chestnut St, Tom Lewis Learning Center, 4th Floor
"Treat yourself like a Diva or no one else will.  Take time to take care of yourself!" Presented by Dr. Marianne Ritchie, this seminar gives suggestions to decrease cancer risks from age zero to the end of life. Please make sure to register beforehand by emailing LiveWell@jefferson.edu.

May 6 - Surviving and Thriving in the Changing Workplace (5 points)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m., 925 Chestnut St, Tom Lewis Learning Center, 4th Floor
Presented by FIRSTCALL: Downsizing, right-sizing, restructuring…..all of these mean change. The work organization of today is characterized by rapid change. Learn the dynamics of change, assess your own reactions to changes you are experiencing, and discover ways to help yourself grow through workplace transitions. Please make sure to register beforehand by emailing LiveWell@jefferson.edu.

Rewards Program

About the 2014 Wellness Program

Please review below documents to learn how to participate in LiveWell@Jeff.

About the Program & Required Activities
2014 LiveWell@Jeff Activities & Point System
Biometric Screening Results Brochure - take to your primary care physician visit
IBC Portal Guide - how to create account and access IBC Portal
FAQs

Spouse/Domestic Partner Criteria

Spouses/Domestic Partners on your health plan must also complete the required activities listed above in order for you to receive the reward. They will have access to the IBC Wellness Portal beginning January 1, 2014 and will be able to enter any completed activities since November 1. Their activities will not receive points as they are not required to earn 70 points; they must only complete the required activities and enter them into the Portal, by September 30, 2014.

Jefferson employees who are the primary insurance carrier on the Jefferson Health Plans are eligible to earn rewards and points.