Health and Wellness Benefits
The university offers various tools and resources that can support you on your journey to good health. Wellness passes are available to faculty, staff and spouses through Recreation and Wellbeing. Employees enrolled in a university medical plan have access to the Blue Cross of Idaho WellConnected portal which offers many tools and resources to help you maintain and improve your health. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides support services should you need help with personal problems, financial or legal issues. Tobacco cessation support is available for all employees.
Blue Cross of Idaho Wellness Webinars
- Eating for Well-Being using the MyPlate Guide - Charlotte Sarge, Registered Dietitian
- Stress Management and Creating Work-Life Balance while Working from Home - Andrew Panatopoulos, Health Coach
Annual flu shots come at no cost to you as part of your preventive care benefits available through your medical and prescription drug plans. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone older than 6 months. You can get your shot at many convenient locations, including local pharmacies, your healthcare provider’s office or urgent care offices.
Your Wellness Benefits
Stretch your mind and body with Recreation and Wellbeing Wellness Program. The Wellness Program offers a variety of ways to get fit and have fun including; group fitness classes, personal training sessions and fitness assessment. All Wellness Instructors and personal trainers are certified and ready to make you sweat.
Visit Recreation and Wellbeing for class offerings and schedules, Wellness pass options or to find a personal trainer.
The University Idaho Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides support and resources to help you better manage a broad range of life events and challenges including:
- Family and relationship concerns
- Drug and alcohol concerns
- Grief and loss
- Depression and anxiety
- Work related issues
- Financial and legal questions
Your Benefits Include:
- Counseling Services
- 8 in-person counseling sessions at no-cost to you
- 24/7 telephonic support by Masters level counselors for crises or emergencies
- Work Life Consultation Services
- Financial Services - up to 30-minutes financial consultation per issue with a certified financial professional
- Legal Services - up to 30-minutes consultation per issue with an attorney at no-cost and 25% discount of fees if you decide to retain an attorney
- Family Care Giving - resources and referrals for child care and elder care related services
- Convenience Services - assistance in locating household and daily living resources, including pet care services, home repairs, travel planning and event scheduling.
For more information, please see the Summary of EAP Services.
Contact the EAP:
- Phone: 800-999-1077 (24/7)
- EAPHelplink.com (code: UI1)
The University of Idaho is a tobacco-free campus and joins more than 1,400 other campuses across the U.S. that are smoke-free. Of those, more than 1,100 are tobacco-free. We are proud to join our peers with this distinction.
Employees enrolled in a university health plan are eligible for free nicotine replacement therapy. Products are covered through the prescription drug plans. Simply obtain a prescription from your healthcare provider and have it filled at any in-network pharmacy. Please provide your CVS Caremark member ID card to your in-network pharmacy.
Tobacco cessation assistance is also available through the Employee Assistance Program by calling 800-999-1077 or online at EAPHelplink.com and use code UI1.
Check out the tobacco cessation brochure which outlines even more resources available to help you quit tobacco.