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February 18, 2010


Pitt BenefitsFitnessForLife

Office of Human Resources • February 2010

Interactive Wellness Event

The third annual interactive wellness event called The Healthy Lifestyle Experience3 will be conducted in the William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Ballroom on March 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free to all faculty and staff of the University of Pittsburgh, this year’s event promotes the Mind-Body Connection for a healthier lifestyle. This annual event brings together information, services, and experiences to help you increase your health and wellness. Many of the sessions are interactive, and offer you a chance to watch a demonstration or even try something out! And many of these programs and resources are available to you at no cost!

Experience a chair massage, watch a cooking demonstration, try some healthier food, and more! This year’s event includes:

  • Healthy cooking demonstrations
  • Chair massages by Massage Envy
  • Weight race updates
  • Interactive drumming therapy demonstrations
  • Come play “Dance Dance Revolution” and see how it can be used as a form of exercise
  • Play “The Alcohol Game” as a fun way to learn how alcohol can impair your abilities and wellness
  • Play Plinko with a Health Lifestyle twist!
  • Take part in a Nutrition Advice session
  • Watch or even participate in Exercise Demonstrations
  • Take a proactive step toward a healthier lifestyle with Blood Pressure or Body Composition Assessments
  • On-site PSA testing for men
  • Visit with Stacey Harris, author of “The Diabetic Pastry Chef”
  • Visit with representatives from Animal Friends
  • Spend time with a UPMC Health Coach to understand some of the programs available to you through UPMC Health Plan
  • Learn new techniques from the Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Try a smoothie from the Red Oak Café

And much more!!

Sponsored by your employee assistance provider LifeSolutions and MyHealth from UPMC Health Plan, the event is free and designed to be hands-on and fun! So take time out of your day on Wednesday, March 3 to be a part of Healthy Lifestyle Experience3!

Schedule of Events:

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – All tables Open

12 noon to 1:00 p.m. – Food demo in the ballroom.

For more information, call LifeSolutions at

1-866-647-3432 or visit

Let UPMC Health Plan Know What You Are Thinking…

UPMC Health Plan is always ready to hear about ways they can make the care and service received by University of Pittsburgh members even better!

They will appreciate your thoughts and comments.

How do you let them know?

Call UPMC Health Plan at 1-888-876-3764

(8 am–8 pm M-F, 8 am–3 pm Saturday)


E-mail the Health Plan any time at

In the near future, you may receive a survey asking for comments about their care and service. If you receive this survey, please complete and return it. We can help them improve service with your help!

Health Coaching and Nutritional Counseling

Did you know that health coaching and nutritional counseling are available to all University of Pittsburgh UPMC Health Plan members and covered dependents at no cost?

As part of the University’s UPMC Health Plan benefits program, you have access to that extra help you may need to improve your health (or your loved one’s health!). The UPMC Health Plan health coaches are experts on healthy lifestyles. They start by listening to what your specific health improvement goals are, and then work with you to create a plan to reach them.

Health coaches are available to help with nutritional counseling, physical activity coaching, weight management, stress management, nutrition basics, and even tobacco cessation.

No matter the goal, your health coach supports you from day one and follows up frequently, focusing on your progress and ways to keep building on your success. The best wellness plan is one that you will consistently follow. Therefore the health coaches place an emphasis on change through small steps, setting realistic goals, and providing positive support to help you make them happen.

University of Pittsburgh Weight Race participants can also reach out to a health coach to help meet their goals and continue health improvement beyond completion of the race! Weight Race participants can speak with a registered dietician who can help with meal planning, offer suggestions for complying with a diet, and provide hints for avoiding unhealthy snacks.

If you are a Weight Race participant, or a UPMC Health Plan member, take the first step and start today by calling a UPMC Health Coach at 1-800-807-0751.

UPMC Health Plan is “Going Green” with electronic Explanation of Benefits Statements

UPMC Health Plan is always looking for ways to use technology to make your health care more efficient as well as to be more environmentally responsible. eEOB, a new option available to you, streamlines communication between you and UPMC Health Plan while saving paper.

An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) shows the status of claims submitted by a provider to UPMC Health Plan for health care services you recently received. It is not a bill, but it does confirm costs you may be responsible for, such as copayments and deductibles. You have been receiving your EOBs through the mail. Now you can stop receiving them by mail and start receiving them online. You will receive an e-mail to alert you when your eEOBs are available at UPMC Health Plan’s secure member portal, MyHealth OnLine.

To sign up for eEOB, log in to MyHealth OnLine at If this is the first time you are logging in to MyHealth OnLine, you will be prompted with a pop-up window to sign up for eEOB. If you have logged in to MyHealth OnLine before, you should click on the “Edit Site Preferences” in the upper right corner. From there you can sign up for eEOB and other electronic communications from UPMC Health Plan.

Important Vendor Contact Information

Benefits Department

Office Hours 8am-5pm EST

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(412) 624-8160-Main Line • (412) 624-3485-Fax

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