Tag: wellness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Northstar EAP reminds you that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Michigan Tech has invested in your mental health and wellbeing. Discover your employee assistance program benefit at www.northstareap.com

  • View FAQs on the NorthStar EAP site
  • Resources available for self-care
  • Text for mental health coaching tool option
  • Check out the Northstar Resource portal

Take care of yourself, during this month and always!

May 2024 TIAA Webinars

Live Webinars

The monthly webinars are below.
Remember – All webinars are recorded and available for viewing 90 days after the live event! Simply use the same registration link below

Spanish-speaking webinars
TIAA is offering financial education webinars in Spanish. The webinars can be accessed here: TIAA.org/RecursosEducativos.

May Webinars

Opening Doors To the Future: Save in a 529 College Savings Plan
In this webinar you can learn how 529 college savings plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or another loved one.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
12:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479333/FD271C539F4F66A9D1888E517540C96A

Invest for Success: Five principles you need to know
No matter where you are in your career journey, this webinar can help you understand the key principles of investing for retirement. From compounding to handling taxes to choosing investments, you’ll learn that how you invest for retirement is just as important as how much you save.
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
2:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479318/F6053AE065609A46F4E8D9818ED8569C

Basic Estate Planning Strategies
Ensuring that our assets will pass to loved ones and causes that are near and dear is important to most of us. Discover the components of a basic estate plan and strategies to ensure that your wishes are met.
Thursday, May 16, 2024
3:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479302/EA977B826A81007F05D4627F33EBCAE0

Make the move toward long-term financial security: Your mid-year retirement check in
For anyone halfway down the road to retirement, this webinar is a critical checkpoint. It takes you through the keys to successful money management, how to juggle competing financial demands and retirement saving strategies that can help put you on the path to lifelong financial security.
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
1:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479293/3131F7D8FB01A94B7E9A73A4BCA5C394

Husky Health Incentive Payout

Benefits eligible employees who participated in Husky Health for 2022 and submitted a Husky Health Checklist will receive their elected incentive on Friday, February 24, 2023.

If you elected the Husky Health incentive as a payout to your HSA or FSA you will see this reflected on your pay stub. Employees that elected the incentive for a membership at the SDC, Mont Ripley or Portage Lake Golf Course will be able to redeem their incentive payout on or after February 24, 2023.

Find out more information about Husky Health and other wellness benefits online.

Questions? Contact the Benefits office at benefits@mtu.edu or 487-2517

Lunch & Learn: Orthodontic Prevention: Oxymoron or Contemporary Paradigm?

February is Children’s Dental Health month! Please join our dynamic and entertaining speaker, Dr. Darin Ward of UPWard Orthodontics, on Tuesday, February 15 at 12:00pm in the MUB Ballrooom B1 as he discusses preventative orthodontics. Dr. Ward will explore why so many kids (and adults) today are told that they “need braces.” Dr. Ward will present his thoughts on the causes of crooked teeth and less than ideal jaw growth/facial growth and what you can do about it. It is a lot simpler than you think and unfortunately like most simple things, it’s hard to do! Whether you are an adult considering orthodontics or the parent of a child whose smiles needs attention, this presentation and discussion is a must attend.

Please email benefits@mtu.edu to reserve your seat today!

This Lunch & Learn counts toward Option 2 in your Husky Health Checklist.

New Year/Healthier You: Ready – Set – Now What

Join Angela Luskin, group exercise instructor at Portage Health, on Tuesday, January 18th in the MUB Ballroom B1/B2 at 12:00pm as she helps us start the new year in a healthier way.  If you are fired up and ready to start the week/ month/New Year off with a new exercise program, but not quite sure where to start this Lunch and Learn is for you. She will help you set up an exercise program and come up with new ideas to improve your physical activity. This interactive presentation is just what you need to start off 2022 on the right track! We’ll talk about how to get started, healthy goals and also try out some exercise we can do at home.

This presentation counts towards option 2 for your Husky Health Checklist!

Reminder: Husky Health Checklists

Don’t forget to complete your Husky Health Checklists with the activities you completed between January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021.

Monday, January 10, 2022 is the last day to submit your Husky Health Checklist for the reporting period of January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021, to receive your Husky Health payout incentive in early 2022.

Check out the Husky Health website or follow us on Facebook at Michigan Tech Wellness for more information about Husky Health, Lunch and Learns, wellness tips and fitness programs that count toward the Husky Health incentive. To find out more about Husky Health and other wellness benefits, click here.

Questions? Contact the Benefits Office at benefits@mtu.edu or call 487-2517.

Lunch and Learn: Celebrating Women’s Health

Join us on Wednesday, November 3 at Noon in the MUB Ballroom (B3) as physical therapist Dr. Anne Cooke and licensed massage therapist, Kristi Kirkpatrick, celebrate women’s health.

Cook and Kirkpatrick will explore many aspects of women’s health including: mental health, self-care, physical health and nutrition. Learn how these all merge to make us our optimal selves at work and home.

This Lunch and Learn will count toward Option 2 on your Husky Health Checklist form for 2021!

Fall 2021 Flu Shot Clinics

U.P. Health System-Portage will offer walk-in flu vaccine clinics on campus this Fall. Employees, retirees, family members and students are welcome to attend one of the flu clinics. The flu vaccine can be billed to insurance, so be sure to have a valid copy of your insurance card with you when you arrive.

Flu shots are $40 for those who do not have insurance and are payable by cash, check or credit card. All flu shot clinics will practice 6 feet social distancing and you are required to wear a mask. If you don’t feel well, please stay home and plan to attend a future clinic.

Be sure to fill out the 2021 Influenza Vaccination Authorization Form before you arrive.

Flu Shot Clinic Schedule for Fall 2021
Date Location Time
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Rozsa Lobby (Building 10) 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 SDC Ice Arena Balcony (Building 24) 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Rozsa Lobby (Building 10) 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021 Rozsa Lobby (Building 10) 4:00PM – 6:00PM