Take the Mayo Clinic Health Assessment Today!
• Log on to www.bewellstaywell.az.gov
• Complete the registration by
entering in your Employee
Identification Number (EIN), a
unique email address, and
some basic information.
• Receive an email
confirmation of registration.
• Follow the email link to the web portal to
log in and take the Health Assessment
Reasons to Log in Now!
The Mayo Clinic Health Assessment offers an
opportunity to begin making healthy lifestyle
choices and improve your overall well being.
The Health Assessment is a confidential tool
that gathers information designed to help
prioritize and guide your health choices.
When you take the Mayo Clinic Health
Assessment, you can become knowledgeable
about your health and may learn new
strategies to improve your health status. An
Action Plan which summarizes your results
will be generated immediately after
completion of the Health Assessment.
Participants who complete the Health
Assessment questionnaire may also be
eligible to receive FREE EmbodyHealth
Coaching from the Mayo Clinic. The Coaching
programs offer confidential counseling based
on your personal health goals. During the
program your Coach will work to help you:
• Understand the impact of choices that
affect your health
• Identify barriers that prevent you from
changing health habits
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• Build skills to help change behavior and
• Increase motivation and self-confidence
The Lifestyle Coaching program
has 5 programs to choose from:
Fitness, Nutrition, Weight
Management, Tobacco Cessation,
and Stress Management. Each program has
three levels of intervention aligned with the
severity of your health weaknesses; self
managed, moderate and intensive. The
EmbodyHealth Coaching program may be 9
months for the intensive model and 6 months
for the moderate version. Participants will be
engaged through telephone calls, secure e-mail,
print educational materials, or via web
using “My Coach.” Also, participants are able
to call their lifestyle coach with any questions
or barriers that arise during the course of the
Visit the Wellness website at
www.benefitoptions.az.gov/wellness for more
information or call Wellness at 602-771-9355.
Having difficulty logging on or registering to
take the Health Assessment? Email
firstname.lastname@example.org , and a member of the
Mayo Clinic technical support team will assist
All benefit-eligible State employees and their
dependents are eligible to take the Health
Page 2 Upcoming Events
With flu season quickly approaching, Benefit Options Wellness is once again offering
FREE influenza vaccinations to all State of Arizona employees and Benefit Options
Members (retirees, spouses, and dependents over 9 years of age). The flu shot campaign
will not be providing the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccination at any of the scheduled locations.
The Center for Disease Control is still recommending people receive the annual flu vaccine
to protect against the flu virus. Therefore, all eligible individuals can receive FREE flu
immunization through one of the two options below:
All eligible individuals may receive a FREE flu shot from one of the following options:
• State worksite events — (covered 10/1/2009 thru 12/18/2009)
• Healthwaves’ public clinics — (covered 9/14/2009 thru 12/18/2009)
In order to receive a flu vaccine please bring the following items to the flu clinic of your
• The Employee Identification Number (EIN) of the State of Arizona employee
• An Benefit Options insurance card or State ID badge
• A photo ID
Specific dates and times for work site events will be available on the Benefit Options
Wellness website www.benefitoptions.az.gov/wellness by September 14, 2009. The
Healthwaves public flu clinic schedule is posted on their website at www.healthwaves.com.
Please review the websites frequently as schedules are subject to change.
For other flu vaccine questions, call the Benefit Options Wellness line at
602-771-9355 to speak with a member of the Wellness team.
October 1 — December 18
2009 Flu Vaccine Program
Mini Health Screening
All State employees and Benefit Options
members are eligible to participate in
mini health screenings.
The basic screenings are FREE and
optional screenings are priced as indicated:
• Height & weight; BMI; blood pressure;
and percent of body fat (body composi-tion).
• Cholesterol and blood sugar (8-hour
fasting is recommended)
• Free osteoporosis screening for women 40
and older. $30 for women under age 40.
• $5 PSA screening (blood draw) for men 40
and older. $42 for men under age 40.
You will need your Employee Identification
Number (EIN) and Insurance card for this
Sept. 21st — PSPRS, Phoenix
3010 E. Camelback, ste 200
Sept. 30th — DOT, Kingman
3660 E. Andy Devine Ave.
Kingman Dist. Training Ctr.
No appointment necessary. These
screenings are done on a first come, first
Stay Home of You Are Sick
When the alarm goes off and you open your
eyes in the morning to begin your day, if your
head is throbbing, your throat is sore, you ache
all over, and you have a fever of 101.1° F – STAY
HOME. You took all the precautions, but the
flu is going around and your co‐workers have
been ill too. It is best to stay home rather than
go to work and risk infecting others.
In these difficult times with fewer employees
and heavier work loads it very important to
avoid spreading illness to other employees. It
is best to take care of your health by staying
home, getting rest, drinking water, and taking
proper medications to control your symptoms.
The Center of Disease Control, CDC, is telling
employers that one of the best ways to reduce
the spread of influenza is to keep sick people
away from well people. The CDC recommends
that you stay away from work until you have
been without a fever for at least 24 hours,
without the use of fever‐reducing medications.
Advice from Risk Management
Mira Dobson, State Risk Management
Occupational Health Manager, states:
“During flu season it is especially important to
remember social courtesies if you are sick. We
all know about sneezing and coughing into our
elbows (don't forget to wash your arm and
your clothing after doing so). One of the best
protections is to wash your hands frequently
and thoroughly with soap and water or an
alcohol‐based rub, especially after coughing,
sneezing or blowing your nose. The biggest
social courtesy you can promote is to stay
home when you are ill. Do not carry your
illness to the grocery store, the mall, the bus,
your child's school, and most important, to
work. You can count on this: for
every employee who comes in to work with the
flu, 2 ‐ 5 others will get sick. This can quickly
decimate an entire work group." Do your part
to protect others.
You can get updated information at
www.CDC.gov. and specifically at
Balancing Work, Family, and Self
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“Early detection is the best defense we
have at this time for catching breast
cancer in its earliest stages,” says
Catherine Midgette, Executive Vice
President of MOM. “If we find the cancer
in its earliest stages, the patient has a 97
percent survival rate.” Mobile On-Site
Mammography (MOM) travels to perform
mammography screenings at worksites
MOM will directly bill insurance. Benefit
Options health plan members do not have
to pay a copay at these events. (Other
insurance plan members may have a
copay. Check with your insurance’s
member services department for more
information.) Call MOM at
480-967-3767 to schedule your
This service is generally provided on a
request-basis. Call MOM at 480-967-3767
or 1-800-285-0272 to schedule this ser-vice
at your worksite. There is a minimum
people required. The MOM van will be
parked outside the following locations:
September 21 — DHS, Phoenix
150 N. 18th Ave
8am — 5pm
September 30 — DOR, Phoenix
1600 W. Monroe
8am — 5pm
What Services & Programs are
Offered by Benefit Options Wellness?
The Wellness website has the complete list of
screenings, classes and other programs
available for request and scheduling at State
Wellness events are requested and coordinated by
State employees at worksites. If you are interested in
hosting a program at your worksite, visit the
Wellness website at www.benefitoptions.az.gov to
view what is available and learn what Wellness has
Event requests must be submitted online by clicking
Complete the brief form, including contact
information and the event requested and hit submit!
A Wellness team member will reply to your request
and begin scheduling your event.
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