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About HealthQuest Insurance Discount  

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has partnered with employees to enable insurance discounts. By participating in the program, employees (and covered spouses) on the plan who qualify for the HealthQuest Rewards Program Premium Incentive Discount can earn a per pay period premium reduction (each).  The program runs every year from January 1 to December 31. Employees (and covered spouses) must participate in the Health Assessment Questionnaire and earn a total of 40 "points" to receive the discount for the following year.

For more details go to the HealthQuest - State of Kansas Health and Wellness Program website found at http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/default.htm.

2018 HealthQuest Program Details:

Employees and spouses enrolled int he State Employee Health Plan who complete the REQUIRED Health Assessment and earn credits by participating in wellness activities throughout the year can earn a premium reduction in 2019.  Members enrolled in Plans C, J, Q, & N can also earn HRA/HSA dollars to be awarded throughout 2018.

  • Employee and Employee/Children Coverage:
    • Employees must earn 40 credits to receive the premium reduction of $480 for 2019.  Employees in Plans C, J, Q, and N will also earn $10 in their HRA/HSA for each credit earned, up to 50 credits, or $500.
  • Employee/Spouse and Employee/Family Coverage:
    • Employee and Spouses must EACH earn 40 credits to receive the premium reduction of $480 for 2019.  Employees and spouses in Plans C, J, Q, and N will also earn $10 in their HRA/HSA for every credit earned, up to 50 credits, or $500 each.

HealthQuest Portal: https://kansashealthquest.cernerwellness.com

2018 Premium Incentive Discounts

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How to Get Started

Ready to get started?
Log in to the wellness portal at https://KansasHealthQuest.CernerWellness.com and click on the image “Earn Credits” to see an overview of all ways to earn credits. 

Forgot your password?
No problem!  Click on the link that says “Forgot password?” to reset your password. You will be asked to provide the username that you created previously.  Your answer is case sensitive so remember to enter it the same way it was set up.  Once the system has confirmed who you are, you will be able to reset your password – please write it down for future use.

Don’t have a portal account yet?
Go to the wellness portal at https://KansasHealthQuest.CernerWellness.com and click the link "Create My Account". You will be asked to provide some personal information to verify your eligibity, including your Employee ID # followed by EE (for employees) or SP (for spouses).  If you are unsure about your ID #, please email benefits@wichita.edu>>How to Create a HealthQuest Account

Need technical assistance?
Please call 1-888-275-1205 (option 9) if you need assistance with the wellness portal.

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Biometric Screenings

For more details, go to: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=humanresources2&p=/news/biometrics/

Free HealthQuest Biometric Health Screenings:

  • Biometric screenings should be scheduled in advance.  Instructions on scheduling a biometric screening can be found here.
Date (appt. times generally from 8:00a-2:00p) Location
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Olive Room #261
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Olive Room #261
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Harvest Room #142
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Olive Room #261
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Harvest Room #142
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Harvest Room #142
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Olive Room #261
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Olive Room #261
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Olive Room #261

Can't attend a Free Health Quest Screening?

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On-Site Health Coaching

For more details, go to: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=humanresources2&p=/news/biometrics/

Free HealthQuest On-Site Health Coaching should be scheduled in advance by logging into your HealthQuest portal at https://kansashealthquest.cernerwellness.com/dt/v2/sokindex.asp.  (For additional assistance, contact HealthQuest directly at 1-888-275-1205 (or healthquest@kdheks.gov).

Date (appt. times generally from 8:30a-2:00p) Location
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - CUW Room #245
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Meeker Room #238
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - Meeker Room #238
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - CUW Room #245
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - CUW Room #245
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - CUW Room #245
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - CUW Room #245
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - CUW Room #245
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Rhatigan Student Center - CUW Room #245

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 2018

- Monthly Webinar Series

*Click the links below to register for the following webinars!
Title and Description Date Time

Get Moving, An Introduction to Exercise*

The exercise and fitness industry today is saturated with new equipment, technology and ever-changing trends.  Exercise doesn't have to be and should not be so complicated.  in this workshop, we revisit the basic concepts of exercise, benefits of exercise, types of exercise, and how to begin and progress your exercise program safely.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8289885952764030467

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 11:00 am

Hobbies for Mental and Physical Health*

Hobbies of all sorts can help us to be mentally and physically healthier people for ourselves and our loved ones.  By choosing to spend time on engaging activities that we truely enjoy, we are more likely to be the best version of ourselves.  Too often we end up either just passing the time or prioritizing everyone else's needs above our own.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9153168606824018435

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 11:00 am

Living with Change*

Whether going back to school or changing careers, starting a family or retiring, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. In today’s fast paced world, change has become a constant. Even when we are able to see the advantages of change, it can be hard to say goodbye to what’s changing. This workshop will provide you techniques to deal effectively with change.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2259052579784825091

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 11:00 am

Financial Planning for Life*

Financial goals are the specific long- and short-term objectives to be attained through financial planning and management efforts. Among personal financial goals are things such as: 1) financial security 2) travel 3) education planning 4) retirement planning and 5 ) estate planning. Being able to succeed in reaching these goals requires a structure and plan with appropriate milestones, along with the ability to make adjustments along the way.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/325206240085001987

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 3:00 pm

Connecting Mind and Body for Healthy Living*

Stress is experienced in the body as tension. To manage stress we have several choices: reduce or eliminate the stressor, think about the stressor differently so it no longer causes tension or change the way our body reacts to stress. The course will address the third option through exploring a variety of relaxation techniques to calm the body and mind. The class will allow participants to learn and experience several simple relaxation tools such as progressive muscle relaxation, abdominal relaxation breathing and visualization.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8431438179235692035

Tuesday May 15th, 2018 3:00 pm

Learning to Relax*

Stress is experienced in the body as tension. To manage stress we have several choices: reduce or eliminate the stressor, think about the stressor differently so it no longer causes tension or change the way our body reacts to stress. The course will address the third option through exploring a variety of relaxation techniques to calm the body and mind. The class will allow participants to learn and experience several simple relaxation tools such as progressive muscle relaxation, abdominal relaxation breathing and visualization.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5305266037212765955

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 3:00 pm

Reinventing Yourself*

We have the choice of reinventing ourselves as a positive response to change. Austrian bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger won Mr. Universe and other body-building titles, then moved to a successful acting career and then was elected governor of California. We can choose to reinvent ourselves as the people we would like to become, rather than waiting for the future to find us. This session will look at getting started with self-reflection and planning. We’ll also look at self-improvement techniques. The role of mentors will be examined as well as ways to stay motivated.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7827682050772779523

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 11:00 am

Overcoming Your Distorted Negative Thinking*

Have you had an argument with your spouse or significant other that impacted your whole day? Maybe you had thoughts like, "I'm such a jerk," or, "All we do is fight." Have you ever been stuck in traffic thanks to an accident? Maybe you said to yourself, "I knew I shouldn't have gone this way," or, "This always happens to me." Statements like these are common reactions to scenarios in our lives, but they are inaccurate and distort the way we see ourselves and the world around us. This session will examine the 10 Cognitive Distortions and how they impact our mood and create faulty beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. Through examining these distortions we will identify ways to challenge negative thoughts and limit the impact they have on our lives.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4794673727994567683

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 11:00 am

Secrets to Self-Motivation*

We can do anything we set our minds to. But sometimes it can feel like our brains are working against us when it comes to achieving our goals. Plans to learn a new skill, to get in shape or to save money keep getting pushed back in the hopes that the Future You will handle it "someday." Your attitude and beliefs about your likelihood of success can predict whether or not you actually succeed. If you actively keep your internal motivation high, you can significantly increase the likelihood of achieving your hopes, dreams and visions of your future.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6436610725636210179

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 11:00 am

Strengthening Your Ability to Empathize*

Everyone has heard the saying to "walk in their shoes." It is one of the simplest explanations of empathy. Understanding other peoples' outlook, being able to recognize their emotions and being sensitive to their situation is vital to communicate more effectively and build better relationships. This course will address ways to improve your capacity to demonstrate empathy.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8456278345930522883

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 3:00 pm

Where Are You Going? Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Success*

Goal setting gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. The process of setting goals allows you to choose where you want to go in your personal life as well as your professional career. A life without goals is like a road trip without a map. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you are less likely to get lost, and you will be happier and less frustrated along the way

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1729289185824905731

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 3:00 pm

*Click on the links above to register for the webinar listed!  If you are interested but cannot attend the webinar the date and time scheduled, be sure to register and a recording will be sent following the webinar.  If you have issues registering online, call 1-888-275-1205 OPTION 1, www.guidanceresources.com (web ID: SOKEAP)

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 2018
- On Demand Trainings

NEW for 2018 - Earn HealthQuest Credits for EAP On-Demand Trainings!

If you only have 5-10 minutes, check out the On-Demand Trainings at www.guidanceresources.com (Company ID: SOKEAP).  If you already have an account, be sure to add your Employee ID# under your Profile.

These short training modules include fun, interactive features, and help you build practical skills to deal with real-life challenges.  Once logged in, you can find these in the left column under "Site Highlights".

EAP On-Demand Training

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2018 HealthQuest Challenge Schedule

Register in the HealthQuest Portal: https://kansashealthquest.cernerwellness.com

2018 HealthQuest Challenge Schedule
Title Begins Ends
Step Into A New You January 17 January 31
Tone Your Ticker February 14 March 14
Make a Date with 8 February 21 February 28
High Five! April 11 April 25
A Body of Water May 16 June 13
Pound to Pavement May 30 June 13
Don't Be Late to Hydrate! July 11 July 25
Farm to Fork August 1 August 29
Let's get Water Loggin August 8 August 22
"I Would Walk 500 Miles" September 19 October 17
Sweat Out Those Sweets! October 31 November 14
Decorate Your Plate November 28 December 19

Challenges Credits Equal the Number of Weeks.

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Who to Contact

The HealthQuest consumer support line can assist you with log-in issues, and can answer questions about the health assessment, scheduling a session with a health coach, or other questions related to the HealthQuest Program.

  • The consumer support line is open 24/7 and can be reached by calling this number:

1-888-275-1205

  • The support line will provide immediate assistance and is the quickest way to reach the HealthQuest team, however you may also reach the team by sending an email below.

healthquest@kdheks.gov

We are here to help!  Please let us know how we can assist.  Thank you!

Additionally, you may contact the State of Kansas Health and Wellness program at kdhe.healthquest@ks.gov with questions/concerns regarding the HealthQuest program.

More information about HealthQuest can be found:


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Reviewed 01/18/17 KC

Revised 06/15/2017 SH

Revised 4/9/2018 SRAP