Wellness @ Case

2014 Program Opportunities

During 2014, a variety of health and wellness programs will be available to University faculty and staff.  These programs will facilitate adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors.  For faculty and staff with Benelect medical plan coverage who chose to participate in the fall 2013 Wellness activities, program participation will provide the opportunity of getting an additional incentive at the end of the year.  All faculty and staff may choose to participate in programs offered even if they are not part of the Benelect plan.


Stress Management and Resilience Training (S.M.A.R.T.)

We recognize that faculty and staff are constantly juggling multiple priorities in their professional and personal lives. In our fast-paced environment, it’s easy to feel stressed.

Learn how to effectively manage stress and improve your overall health and well-being with Stress Management and Resilience Training (S.M.A.R.T.), a new eight-week interactive workshop series created by the Connor Integrative Medicine Network at University Hospitals. 

Led by experienced stress management specialists, each workshop will focus on evidence-based strategies for building stress resilience and proactively coping with stressors.

***Registration information for 2014 on-campus workshops coming soon***

All CWRU faculty and staff covered by HealthSpan may consider participating in the Relax™ Program which provides personalized strategies for stress relief and prevention. The program can be accessed at kp.org/healthylifestyles. 


Weight Watchers

Weekly sessions are offered on campus to give you the inspiration and motivation to achieve your weight loss goals.  Set goals appropriate for you! Learn about Simple Start, a two-week starter plan designed to help you start losing weight right away.

Thursdays all year
12 – 1 pm
Thwing, Cleveland Room

To enroll, log on to https://wellness.weightwatchers.com.
Use Company ID 21123 and Company Passcode WW21123.

One session may be attended free of charge prior to registration. Registration and purchase of the monthly pass must be done online.  The $39.95 monthly fee must be paid via credit or debit card. Print the first month’s temporary monthly pass and bring that to the first meeting as proof of membership.

Additional weekly sessions may be added at other campus locations if 20 or more people commit to regular attendance.

All Weight Watchers participants that have Medical Mutual of Ohio insurance coverage are eligible for an incentive from MMO in addition to the CWRU incentives.  You will receive $35 when you attend at least nine At Work Meetings in a 10-week session and $50 after attending 11 meetings in a consecutive three-month Monthly Pass session.  Additional information can be obtained by calling 1-866-204-2878.

All CWRU faculty and staff covered by Anthem may consider participating in the Weight Loss, Nutrition and Exercise Lifestyle Improvement Programs via the Health Assistant virtual advisor program.  To participate, log in at anthem.com, register (if you haven’t yet), choose “Health & Wellness”, and click “Wellness Tool Kit”.

All CWRU faculty and staff covered by HealthSpan may consider participating in the Balance™ Program which teaches how to make smart nutrition decisions to manage weight. Participants create personalized strategies for achieving goals. The Nourish™ Program facilitates creation of a personal nutrition program that fits your lifestyle.  Both programs can be accessed at kp.org/healthylifestyles.


Tobacco Cessation

Group Program

Eight-week sessions are available throughout the year.  A representative from ease@work, our Employee Assistance Program vendor, leads each session.  Goals of the program include:

  • Assess readiness to end tobacco use.
  • Identify reasons for wanting to quit and the barriers to quitting. What are your motivations? How do you stay focused?
  • Develop awareness around when you smoke in order to identify triggers and make a plan for behavior change.
  • A step-by-step program for ending nicotine use through self-discovery and group support, including aspects of behavior change, importance of good nutrition, exercise and stress management.

Upcoming Sessions:

September 3rd, 2014 through October 22nd, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
MSASS room 320

There is no out-of-pocket cost for this class, but registration is required.

Email Valerie Clause at vclause@easeatwork.com or call 216.325.9323 to register. Additional sessions will be scheduled throughout 2014.

Quit Line Program - Individual Coaching

The Tobacco Cessation Quit Line Program offers benefits-eligible employees science-based tools and resources so you can take control of your habit. You will be five times more likely to succeed than someone who does not enroll.

  • No cost to you
  • A personalized coaching program with a professional Quitline coach
  • Up to five convenient-to-schedule calls with your coach, plus the option to call the QuitLine anytime you need help
  • Coaches available from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST
  • Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) - Patches, gum, or lozenges
  • Clinical Guides on tips for quit success from the leading respiratory experts in the country

Enroll today: 1-800-QUIT-NOW

Insurance Carrier Resources

Medical Mutual of Ohio
All CWRU faculty and staff covered by Medical Mutual of Ohio may consider participating in the SuperWell® QuitLine, a free telephone service to assist their members with quitting tobacco use. A 4 week supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is included at no cost. If you continue with coaching, you will receive a second 4 week supply, if needed. Call 1.866.845.7702 to take your first step toward quitting. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hearing-impaired members can call TTY: 888.229.2182.

Anthem Blue Access
All CWRU faculty and staff covered by Anthem may consider participating in the Health Assistant – Quit Tobacco Program. The Health Assistant program provides an online experience similar to what happens in a one-to-one telephonic or in-person coaching session. Access from the “Health & Wellness” tab of the consumer portal.

Beginning January 1, 2013, over-the-counter nicotine replacement products - such as patches and gums - and tobacco cessation support medications are available at no out-of-pocket cost to participants in the CVS Caremark prescription drug insurance plan; a prescription is required to qualify for this enhanced benefit. No prior authorization is required. An annual limit of two cycles (12 weeks per cycle) for any combination of brand or generic nicotine replacement products or medications applies.