CC benefits-eligible employees and their spouses/domestic partners as well as CC retirees and their spouses/domestic partners are eligible to participate in ONE of our biometric screenings this academic year. The screenings are planned for October 19 and March 15.

Registration is open NOW until 10:00 AM October 18, 2017 for the October 19th biometric screening! Information will be provided in February if you prefer to attend the March event.

Please note that we have a new vendor this year and we will be using LabCorp so your reports will look different. If you want to see samples, visit the benefits website at www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege (under ‘Wellness State of Mind’ tab, menu to left called ‘Sample Bio Screen Report’).

You do not need to pay for the basic biometric screening (height, weight, waist measurement, calculated BMI, glucose, and cholesterol) . a $48.50 value!

We will have six additional tests available at your option and expense, listed below. Unlike in prior years, extra tests will be selected the day of the event and you may pay with cash or credit card (including your debit card if you participate in the college’s Flexible Spending Account).

. Prostate-Specific Ag, Serum (PSA) – $18. (men only)
PSA, or Prostate Specific Antigen, is a protein that is produced by the prostate gland. All men should have a small amount of this protein in their blood serum; however, higher levels of PSA have been linked to prostate cancer, as well as other conditions.
. Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy – $46.
The Vitamin D test is used to measure how much vitamin D you have in your body. Vitamin D deficiency can result in diseases including osteomalacia in adults.
. Thyroid Full Panel With TSH – $29.
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced by another gland in your body, the pituitary gland. However, it directly affects how the thyroid does its job- TSH tells the thyroid to produce and release both Thyroxine (total or free T4) and Triiodothyronine (total or free T3) your body needs to function properly.
. Hemoglobin A1c – $16.
The A1c test is used primarily to gauge diabetes and can be used to diagnose Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
. Complete Blood Count (CBC) – $18.
. Liver, Iron, Kidney Panel – $40.
Liver, Iron, Creantitine w/eGFR, Ferritin, GGT, Uric Acid.

Registration is easy. The website is: www.lifehealthevents.com/coloradocollege.

Just create an account (be sure to SAVE your username and password so you can cancel or change your appointment if necessary).

Unlike in prior years, this year’s results will be sent via post only approximately two weeks after the screening. When you create your account, be sure to use the address where you would like to receive your results.

Follow the directions to make your appointment and receive your confirmation via email.

Active, benefits-eligible employees who are on CC’s Cigna plan who participate in the biometric screening AND complete the online health assessment at www.mycigna.com (once their results are returned) will receive a $25 gift card.

Short along with more detailed registration instructions are on the benefits website: www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege (Wellness State of Mind tab then menu to left).

If you can’t attend on 10/19/17 but want to participate in the fall screening, see directions on benefits website to obtain a voucher to participate at a LabCorp lab (www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege – under Wellness State of Mind tab, then ‘Biometric Registration Instructions’ in menu at left.

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the September 28, 2017 digest.

If you work closely with students, you want to attend this 2-hour session on the warning signs of suicide and the skills to act vigorously to prevent possible tragedy.

Excel@CC’s Question, Persuade, Refer: Ask a Question, Save a Life will be held on 10/5/17, 10-12 in the Yalich Boardroom. Register today! tiny.cc/dhehny

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2017 digest.

Dear all – this is a reminder that we will bring 4 candidates to campus this week and next week for Director of Student Programs and Support. This position will oversee campus activities, orientation programs, and provide additional support to students in crisis or distress. I cordially invite you to meet the candidates for their open presentations on the following dates and times: All times and locations are 3:30-4:30 PM in the WES room, lower level of Worner Center: Wednesday, September 27 – Tarome Alford; Friday, September 29 – John Bennett; Monday, October 2 – Jeremy Davis; Thursday, October 5 – Sean Wiseman. Thank you.

Posted by rmason@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2017 digest.

Are you a benefits-eligible employee under age 29? Have you been working at CC for at least a year? Did you know that you can make an election to participate in CC’s retirement plan and receive a 10% of pay retirement contribution from CC?

CC’s 403(b) retirement plan is mandatory for benefits-eligible employees who
are 29 years of age, with 1 year of service during which they worked at least
1000 hours. Participants in the mandatory portion of the plan are required to
contribute 5% of their pay to the plan and the college contributes 10% of their
pay to the plan.

You can make an irrevocable election PRIOR TO AGE 29 to contribute 5% of your pay once you meet the eligibility requirements and that entitles you to receive the 10% CC contribution. If you are eligible, consider making that irrevocable election now so you don’t leave 10% of your pay on the table!

If you are interested in signing up, just contact Gina Lujan (glujan@coloradocollege.edu / 719-389-6104) or Laurie Mozingo
(lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu / 719-389-6422) for the appropriate form!

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the September 26, 2017 digest.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering your time this year to work with refugees and asylum seekers in Colorado Springs through the all-campus CC Refugee Alliance, please fill out a brief Summit registration form so we can let you know about upcoming meetings and opportunities to get connected with these humans fleeing oppression. Copy/paste this URL: apps.ideal-logic.com/cce?key=29L66-D685_5878-CZ4R_a986ae39 —— Our next all-Alliance meeting is this Thursday, 9/28, at 12:15 in Sacred Grounds, open to all. We will be hearing from folks involved with the new Colorado Springs Sanctuary Coalition, serving the undocumented people in our community facing threat of deportation. Lunch is provided. Join us!

Posted by hpb@coloradocollege.edu for the September 26, 2017 digest.