Wellness Program

Goshen College has teamed up with other members of MEBP (Mennonite Educators Benefit Program), Everence, First Person and Health Advocate to create a “win-win-win” wellness program to:

  1. Improve and sustain better health for employees;
  2. Create savings on health care expenses for employees and the employer; and
  3. Free up resources that can be used for pay, benefits, and other institutional priorities

This will be achieved by encouraging employees to have a confidential screening annually at no cost to the employee, and providing resources to help employees make better lifestyle choices and health care decisions. While this is a voluntary program, those employees who choose not to participate in screenings will be required to pay 20% of their individual health care premium rate. We need to attain a high employee participation rate in order to positively affect the future cost of health care at all MEBP institutions while also improving the overall health of our employees.

Wellness Screenings and Information (2015-16)

Employee wellness screenings for 2015-2016 are scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, March 25th through March 27th, in Newcomer 19 from 7am – 10:30am. Screenings must be scheduled online in advance. The registration portal for screening appointments is not yet active. Every employee who has health insurance through Goshen College is encouraged to participate in the screenings. If you choose not to do so, you will be required to pay part of your employee premium starting July 2015.

Because we are using a new company, screenings this year will follow a different format. You will still need to fast for 9-12 hours prior to your screening. However, a finger prick will be performed rather than venipuncture. Results will be provided immediately and you will have an opportunity to speak with a health coach prior to leaving. If you miss the screening at the college, you will need to go to your doctor, using the Talk to Your Doc procedure outlined below.

FAQs About the Wellness Screenings

2015-16 Goals for GC Employees (Note the alternative goals and appeal info on the back)

What procedure do you follow if you miss the screenings?

Talk to Your Doc Information

Talk to Your Doc Physician Letter & Form

Appeals Process and Form