Wellness Appointments Available

Our Priority Health Wellness Consultant, Chrissie Gonzales, will be opening up virtual office hours for NMC wellness members. If you have questions about the Wellbeing Hub, upcoming programs, or general wellness questions or concerns, please schedule a time to meet HERE. Appointments are 15 minutes long, additional time can be scheduled if needed.

Also, don’t forget to complete your Health Assessment on the Wellbeing Hub! It’s not too late; log in through your priorityhealth.com member portal and complete the short Health Assessment to unlock personalized health and wellness programs geared toward helping you meet your goals and improve your overall wellbeing. Complete four rewardable programs on the Hub to be entered in the final prize drawing when the program year wraps up in the spring!

Priority Health ID Cards

If you currently have Priority Health medical insurance, you will be receiving updated ID cards in the mail this week. Please replace your current cards with the updated version. If you made changes for 2021, you will receive updated cards in January.

Kudos!

Honoree’s Name: Kari Kahler, Nicco Pandolfi, Joelle Hannert, Paul Kolak, Katelyn Sommer-Ford
Honoree’s Dept./Division: Learning Services
Reason for Kudos: Kari, Katelyn, Paul, Nicco, and Joelle have continued to support and work at the NMC Food Pantry through the pandemic to support our students. Thank you so much for continuing to do this important work – you are recognized for your excellence not only throughout the NMC community but also in the larger food insecurity community!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. During our “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Open Enrollment Tips and Reminders

The link to the Open Enrollment Website can be found HERE.

  • New Priority Health ID cards will be coming to your house before the end of the year. If you make a change for 2021, you will get updated cards after January 1.
  • Priority Health Rewards Program information can be found HERE.
  • NMC contributions to the Health Savings Account will happen automatically; you do not need to take any action. The first deposit will be on January 15, 2021.
  • All of your 2020 elections will roll forward to 2021 with no action needed, EXCEPT your personal paycheck contributions to either a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account. If you plan to save in either of those accounts in 2021, you must go into ADP and make those elections.

The Open Enrollment window closes after November 18, 2020.

Wellness Challenge- Hold it for the Holidays

Join the Hold it for the Holidays Challenge to not gain more than three pounds over the holidays! Details HERE.

Feel free to access these short (a few minutes each) video clips from Priority Health’s Wellbeing Consultants:

Additional Wellness Challenge

Don’t forget to complete your Health Assessment on the Wellbeing Hub! It’s not too late: Log in through your priorityhealth.com member portal and complete the short Health Assessment to unlock personalized health and wellness programs geared toward helping you meet your goals and improve your overall wellbeing. Complete four rewardable programs on the Hub to be entered in the final prize drawing when the program year wraps up in the spring!

Questions? Sign up for a virtual appointment with Chrissie from Priority Health Wellness.

Kudos!

The Systems and LAN Management Team, Jay Smith and Alison Thornton are all being honored with kudos this week. Read the reasons below!

Honoree’s Name: Systems and LAN Management Team
Honoree’s Dept./Division: Systems and LAN Management
Reason for Kudos: Kudos to the SLM team for all of their hard work this summer and all year round. So many things going on with people moving around on campus, new buildings coming online, and people working from home and from their campus offices too. These guys are here every day, meeting the challenges. We appreciate all you do!

Honoree’s Name: Jay Smith
Honoree’s Dept./Division: Science/Math
Reason for Kudos: Jay and his EGR101 class gave a thoughtful status update and presentation for their class project that supports the Academic and Career Advising and Center as they envision their future space and interface with students. An excellent presentation and great teamwork on the part of engineering students! Nice work Jay and all! Thanks to the Academic and Career Advising and Center for working with these students as well! Kudos all around!

Honoree’s Name: Alison Thornton
Honoree’s Dept./Division: Technology Support Services
Reason for Kudos: Alison went above and beyond to research, prepare, and train me on how to use mail merge through Gmail.  Her expertise and efficiency created an opportunity for me to execute my work responsibilities in a more effective and time saving manner.  Alison- your time and knowledge sharing is so appreciated! Thank you!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. During our “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Step Challenge Results

Congratulations to all who completed the Step Into National Parks step challenge through the NMC wellness program! We had 40 people join and 18 complete the challenge—learning about our National Parks each week and logging at least 3,000-4,570 steps daily throughout the 5-week weekly count. We hope you enjoyed the challenge and look forward to “seeing” you on the Wellbeing Hub! An additional congratulations to our 6 prize drawing winners; Hollie will be in touch for  your VISA gift card:

  • Megan Young
  • Amanda Gower
  • Ann Swaney
  • Lindsey Lipke
  • Tricia Stevens
  • Marcus Bennett

Questions on the NMC wellness program?

Contact Priority Health Wellbeing at (877) 689-3161 or Wellness@priorityhealth.com.

Kudos!

Honoree’s Name: Nick Roster

Honoree’s Dept./Division: Science and Math

Reason for Kudos: Nick gave an awesome presentation to the Board of Trustees about Anatomy & Physiology in the time of Covid. Thank you for sharing your creative, innovative and student-focused online lab-intensive course! Thank you for taking the time and showcasing the excellent learning we have here at NMC!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. During our “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Kudos!

Mary Jo Elliott in the Science and Math Academic Area and the Human Resources department are being honored with kudos this week. Read the reasons below!

Honoree’s Name: Mary Jo Elliott
Honoree’s Dept./Division: Science and Math Academic Area
Reason for Kudos: Mary Jo recorded a presentation for the Board of Trustees on how student engagement is encouraged through online chemistry! The presentation was thoughtful, inspiring, and a wonderful example of how innovative and talented our faculty are! Thank you, Mary Jo, for taking the time to educate and share your expertise around chemistry and online learning!

Honoree’s Name: Human Resources Dept.
Reason for Kudos: From March to May, Human Resources and the Business Office collaborated to utilize our agile new payroll software to responsibly track employee leave time related to the pandemic (Covid-19 time, Paid Sick Leaves, etc.) This required a thoughtful setup, designing ADP’s leave banks, earnings codes, and other parameters and guidelines for employees on how to track this time. That administrative work has reaped major benefits for NMC. Because HR clearly communicated and employees effectively tracked the Covid-19 time, NMC is eligible for grant funding and will recover the wages they paid employees during this time which otherwise may not have been fully recovered.

Honoree’s Name: Human Resources Dept.
Reason for Kudos: Human Resources assessed and streamlined an onboarding task requiring employees to sign up for direct deposit upon hire. Employees who do not enroll in direct deposit in time for their 1st pay are issued a pay card through ADP. In the first six months using ADP, Payroll issued 96 pay cards. In the last six months, Payroll has not issued any pay cards (zero), meaning 100% of newly hired employees signed up for direct deposit timely. Thank you for looking at a process and finding ways to ensure our employees are paid timely and effectively! This also reduces Payroll’s processing time each pay.


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. During our “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!