Meet Your Nurse Liaison: Caroline Murphy, RN

About Caroline                                                   
Caroline is a registered nurse with a broad range of experience in healthcare. She has over ten years of healthcare                experience specializing in Medical Surgical areas and Home Health. Caroline is passionate about helping people live healthier lives and looks forward to helping University faculty and staff achieve their health goals.

How can a nurse liaison help me?
Caroline is available to meet with you to discuss lifestyle behaviors you want to improve – such as weight loss, a healthy diet or fitness. She can also assist with education and disease management support with conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Caroline will help you create and work toward your personal health goals. Questions regarding medical claims should continue to be directed to member
services by calling the toll free number on the back of your health insurance card.

Will personal information that I share with my nurse liaison be protected?
Yes, all of your personal health information will be protected in accordance with HIPAA. None of your personal information will be shared with your employer. The role of the Nurse Liaison is to guide and empower faculty and staff to make improved decisions regarding healthcare.

What other services does my nurse liaison offer?
Your Nurse Liaison is available to assist faculty and staff in living healthier lives and improve health care
decision making by:
 Educating faculty and staff on various health topics and conditions in one-on-one coaching
sessions, and small group settings, on topics such as diabetes, heart disease, nutrition, and
exercise
 Offering blood pressure, weight and BMI screenings to individuals
 Helping faculty and staff find in-network physicians and establishing care with a Primary Care
Physician
 Assisting faculty and staff in preparing for an upcoming physician office visit
 Navigating UnitedHealthcare tools, programs and resources
 Referring employees to available clinical, disease and wellness programs available

A Bad Day or Burnout? UMSL’s EAP can Help!

Do you know the difference between a period of bad days and “burnout?”  To read about the distinction, Kristin Micelli, Counselor for the UMSL Employee Assistance Program (EAP), recommends a post from Mindful.org by Shelly Tygielski, “Is It a Bad Day, or Is it Burnout? How to Identify the Symptoms and Navigate Your Way Through Burnout.”

If you’re experiencing any of the warning signs mentioned, the Employee Assistance Program can help.

the UMSL Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) provides counseling services for the EAP, and is available to employees, their spouses and their children, as well.

A FREE confidential service, the EAP is available to all employees, their families, retirees and organizational work units. The EAP helps prevent or resolve personal, family and workplace problems affecting your wellbeing.  They provide services and give referrals to help employees affected by a range of personal concerns or stressors including:

Stress Management
Emotional Distress
Family Concerns
Work / Life Balance
Alcoholism
Substance Abuse
Financial Pressure
Relationship Difficulty
Legal Problems
Phase of Life – Transition Management

In addition to on-campus appointments on Tuesdays, you have options for appointments at the CBH’s main location in Town and Country:

Dr. Kristen Miceli, of the Center for Behavioral Health, provides EAP counseling to UMSL employees and their families.  Dr. Miceli is a licensed clinical psychologist who has experience treating adults, and families. She has worked in school, forensic, residential, hospital, outpatient, and in-home settings. Dr. Miceli specializes in the treatment of complex trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and interpersonal difficulties as well as psychological assessment. She has provided evidence-based treatment, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Miceli also employs strength-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals.

Dr. Miceli obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the APA accredited clinical psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015. She completed her APA accredited internship at Ohio Guidestone, a community mental health organization dedicated to helping clients cope with complex trauma, attachment difficulties, and manage affect and behavioral regulation.  She completed her post-doctoral residency at Community Psychological Service and is currently employed at UMSL – Center for Behavioral Health. She also works part-time at a group practice providing therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults.

In addition, a survey is available on the Employee Assistance Program webpage.  Please take a few moments to complete this voluntary survey about the type and frequency of stressors that affect your ability to function. Responses are confidential, will only be viewed by the EAP staff, and are only used for the purpose of planning and implementation of EAP activities.

Don’t Miss Out on the 2019 Wellness Incentive

The UM System Wellness Incentive promotes employee wellness by offering incentive money to eligible employees who take steps to live a healthier lifestyle. Once you elect a medical plan choice, you will be eligible to participate in the $450 Wellness Incentive.*

To complete Cycle 1, you’ll need to earn and submit 225 points between November 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019. Those who complete Cycle 1 earn $225* in their final May 2019 paycheck.** Please note, extra points earned during Cycle 1 will not be applied to Cycle 2.

Cycle 2 begins May 1, 2019, and runs through September 30, 2019. Like Cycle 1, you’ll need to complete and submit 225 points during that time period to earn your second $225 incentive in your final October 2019 paycheck.  Ready to start?  Visit the 2019 UM Wellness Incentive website for more information on how to participate.

Sign Up for a Pre-Retirement Seminar at UMSL

A free seminar designed for faculty and staff 10 years or less from retirement will be held on Thursday, March 14th from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the J.C. Penney Telepresence Room – 61.  However, all faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  This single session is offered multiple times throughout the year and provides an overview of the UM Retirement, Disability and Death (RDD) Benefit Plan. In addition, this seminar will help you review your personal estimate of your pension benefits.  This seminar will help you understand information displayed in the typical retirement estimate.  Register through the UM-System Retirement Seminars page today.  If you need assistance registering, please call HR at 314-516-5805.

TIAA Virtual Financial Counseling



Meet with a financial consultant from wherever

you are—on your laptop, smartphone, tablet or
desktop computer.

You can access virtual counseling through any device and get guidance
about saving more, managing debt or planning for your future. It’s highly
secure and private.

Take advantage of advice and education
When you meet virtually with a financial consultant, you’ll get answers
to these questions:

WW Am I saving enough?
WW Are my investments properly allocated?
WW Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?

Financial advice is available as part of your retirement plan at no
additional cost. Take advantage and schedule a virtual counseling
session today.  MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

Last Flu Shot Clinic: October 24th

No Appointment Necessary

Where:  Marillac Hall – Room OG08A
When:   10/24/2018
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

What will it cost?
*  Faculty, staff, dependents (12 years and older, accompanied by an adult)    and retirees enrolled in a University of Missouri System (UM) medical plan will have cost covered 100%.
*  $20 cash or check (payable to Healthy for Life) for those not enrolled in a UM   medical plan.

What should I bring?
*   A completed flu shot consent form (available at http://umurl.us/fluvax).
*   If you are enrolled in a UM medical plan, your insurance card; if not,
$20 check or cash.

Wellness Incentive 2019:
*   Getting a flu shot can earn eligible employees 50 points toward the Wellness Incentive.  Wellness Incentive points will show up after the Incentive begins on November 1. Visit http://umurl.us/incentive for more information.

Questions? Contact the HR Service Center at 573-882-2146 or HRServiceCenter@umsystem.edu

Annual Health Benefits Enrollment is October 15-26

Choose the insurance that’s best for you. Annual Enrollment runs from October 15-26 for benefit-eligible faculty and staff. You have a lot of resources at your fingertips to help you understand insurance plans available to you. Make the most of your choices:
http://umurl.us/enrollment

Visit the Annual Enrollment webpage for information on your insurance options and the other benefits available to you, or to learn about Annual Enrollment events in your area.

Benefits Annual Enrollment: October 15 – 26

Get ready for Annual Enrollment! Here are a few things to know for 2019:

• Your benefits guide will be available online at http://umurl.us/enrolguide the week of September 24th, 2018.  Please review the site prior to enrolling. Hard copies will be available at your local HR office or the HR Service Center in October. Visit http://umurl.us/cbr to find a location.

• Review your current benefit elections in myHR (myhr.umsystem.edu) and update personal information, such as your address, if it is outdated. Submit elections in myHR during Annual Enrollment, Oct. 15-26, even if you want to waive coverage.

• Submit elections in myHR during Annual Enrollment, Oct. 15-26, even if you want to waive coverage.

• There will be one set of premiums regardless of tobacco use.  Premiums for 2019 are based on tobacco-free premiums. You’re no longer required to complete a tobacco attestation. Note: Tobacco cessation programs are still available to support those who need them. Learn more: http://umurl.us/tobacco.

• The 2019 Wellness Incentive utilizes a new structure to help you achieve continuous progress. The $450 incentive will be split evenly between two cycles. Eligible participants can complete Cycle 2 even if they don’t complete Cycle 1.

• Learn about the University’s free language services at http://umurl.us/nondiscrim.

Need help? Contact the HR Service Center! Reach us at (573) 882-2146, toll-free at (800) 488-5288, or via email at hrservicecenter@umsystem.edu.

Attend a Fidelity Financial Workshop and Earn 25 Wellness Incentive Points!



Meet with Fidelity one-on-one or in a telepresence workshop to get education, resources, and support. All on-site and virtual resources are provided at no additional cost to you as an employee benefit.

One-on-One:

Craig Fischer, Director Retirement Planner, and Ben Wright, Retirement Planner, will be at your location on various dates for one-on-one appointments. Please consider bringing relevant account statements and any paperwork to help address your questions and needs.  Schedule an appointment by calling 800-642-7131 or register online at getguidance.fidelity.com.

Appointments are required. Unfortunately, walk-ins cannot be accommodated. We urge you to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Workshops via Telepresence:

Join Fidelity for a complimentary workshop, where you’ll learn strategies and tips to help you manage your financial future with confidence.

 * All meetings will be presented in the Telepresence rooms System wide.
 * Receive 25 Wellness Incentive Points for attending.

Telepresence Seminars

* Preserving Your Savings for Future Generations – July 26, 2018 @ 12 noon
This workshop will help you learn how to establish an estate plan and identify strategies to help preserve the assets you have accumulated to provide for those most important to you.

*Prepare for the Reality of Health Care in Retirement – August 28, 2018 @ 12 noon
This workshop will help you to understand the costs of health care in retirement, and how you can prepare for them.

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Wellness Incentive Tier 1 – Time is Running Out!

Complete your Personal Health Assessment and read the 2018 Healthy for Life User Guide by April 30, to be eligible for Tier 2.

A computer lab has been reserved for your convenience on Friday April 27, in Express Scripts Hall – Room 003. The computer lab will be open from 9 am to 3 pm to give everyone the opportunity to ask questions and complete Tier 1, before the April 30th deadline. Continue reading “Wellness Incentive Tier 1 – Time is Running Out!”