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    Wellness program updates

    December 10, 2019

    Wellness Program Updates: The file feeds from Premera and VSP are set up and ongoing! If you had a wellness exam, dental exam or vision exam done and processed through the UA Choice health plan since May 1, 2019, you should be able to see your exam credit on the PreventionCloud dashboard.
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  • Know your numbers and why they matter

    December 06, 2019

    The second in-person wellness class, "Know Your Numbers and Why They Matter," is open for registration. This class will discuss cholesterol levels, healthy vs. unhealthy fats, blood sugar, blood pressure, BMI, and why it all matters in the first place.
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  • Therapy as close as your phone

    December 03, 2019

    Sometimes navigating life's ups and downs doesn't fit into office hours. Now, you don't have to wait for an appointment to speak to a caring therapist or psychiatrist.
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  • Winter closure will be Dec. 24-Jan. 1

    December 02, 2019

    The University of Alaska observes a winter closure period. This academic year's winter closure will be Dec. 24, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020. Additional soft closure days may be observed Dec. 18-23, 2019, and Jan. 2-3, 2020. Four days of the winter closure period are paid holidays: Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Three days of the winter closure period -- Dec. 26, 27 and 30 -- are not paid holidays.
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  • HR updates from CHRO Steve Patin

    December 02, 2019

    Dear UA Colleagues, I would first like to introduce myself. I'm Steve Patin, your Chief Human Resources Officer. I have had the great pleasure to meet many of you in the past several weeks and have appreciated your welcoming spirit and your willingness to share perspectives on how your human resources team can better meet your needs. We are committed to doing so.
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  • Human Resources will hold open houses Dec. 6

    December 02, 2019

    This December, you're invited to come find out more about job openings, benefits and meet your colleagues in human resources. The University of Alaska Human Resources department will be hosting open houses from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at all three University of Alaska campuses.
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  • Tips to make the most of VSP vision benefits

    November 16, 2019

    Get more from your University of Alaska vision benefits. Follow these 6 tips to get the most out of your vision plan. Here is what you need to know to maximize your VSP benefits:
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  • UA offices will be closed during Thanksgiving and winter breaks

    November 16, 2019

    Most University of Alaska offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and winter break. Essential student and campus services will remain staffed.
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  • UA On-Site Biometric Screenings will be held in Fairbanks and Anchorage

    November 16, 2019

    UA employees in Fairbanks and Anchorage will have an opportunity for on-site biometric screenings in early December. These screenings are available to all employees, spouses and financially interdependent partners who are enrolled in the UA Choice health plan.
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  • Maintain Don't Gain Challenge starts Nov. 20

    November 16, 2019

    Sometimes being healthy isn’t about losing a bunch of weight or dropping 4 dress or pant sizes. Sometimes all we really need to do is just stay right where we are. That’s the goal of our Maintain Don't Gain Challenge! This is the favorite wellness challenge for UA health plan members. This six-week challenge will last from Thanksgiving through New Year’s – weigh in on November 20th and again on January 7th.
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