Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.35
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Belmont University
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mary Lucus
Director, IR
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

Belmont University offers employees free access to an Employee Assistance Program. Employees can find solutions for the everyday challenges of work and home as well as for more serious issues involving emotional and physical wellbeing. Employees can speak with a master’s level consultant via the telephone, meet with a local consultant, or receive information through an online library for childcare/eldercare referrals, personal relationship information, health information, legal consultations, financial planning assistance, stress management, and career development.

Belmont University offers employees an Employee Wellness Program through the Virgin Pulse Program. The Virgin Pulse Miles program rewards employees for making right choices when it comes to improving their health. Belmont offers incentives in the form of “health cash” rewards to employees who meet or exceed daily “step” goals. Employees are also offered “health cash” for completing a Health Risk Assessment Survey. Employees track their progress with the “Max” activity tracker. Overall employee enrollment is 56% of Belmont’s total population which is greater than the national average enrollment of 45-50%.

In January 2016 changed insurance providers to Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee, which has a robust suite of wellness programs paralleling their national models. At this point our participation is too new for us to evaluate it in the same way as the Virgin Health Humana program.

The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:
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