Live Well W&L

We realize that many of you are searching for ways to improve your health, whether it's exercising more, losing weight, eating healthier, or quitting smoking. Those healthy steps not only give you energy and relieve stress, but provide other health benefits including lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Washington and Lee has partnered with Evolve Wellness to help you meet your personal goals through our new and improved Wellness Program. By participating in this program, you can earn points towards a number of great prizes and rewards, including an insurance premium discount of $50-75 per month.

Log in to Evolve Wellness

Check out the Evolve Wellness Program section of the website for information
and instructions on how to participate.

What's New?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

February Wellness Wednesday

The next Wellness Wednesday lunch will be on February 10th. The menu includes: Chipotle-Orange Broccoli and Tofu Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, this entrée will be served with brown rice! Lunch is served from 11:00am-2:00pm. All employees are eligible for the limited lunch price. You can enjoy the main dish and salad bar for $6.60. You can earn 5 points for a Community Event in Evolve Wellness (20 point max for Community Events).

Monday, February 01, 2016

The New Weight Watchers Program: Beyond the Scale

The NEW Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale program delivers our most holistic and personalized approach ever — so you can eat healthier, move more, live happier AND lose weight!             It gets even better because it's all about YOU •  Customized food and activity goals •  Emails with content tailored to your lifestyle •  Share photos, get inspired, and celebrate your wins with our new Connect feature A new 12 week Weight Watchers Series begins on 2/23/16. Check out a meeting for free and register on 2/16/16. Meetings are conveniently located in Elrod Commons, room 214, at noon (weigh-in at 11:45am). W&L will pay 50% of your membership fee! Membership costs eligible employees and spouses $6.50 per week. The total weight loss for the first 12 weeks of our fall Series was 106 pounds! Membership includes weekly weigh-ins, support meetings, and access to e Tools/Online Plus. See the HR website for more information. Sign up and see how Weight Watchers can help you!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Earn Wellness Points for Increasing Your Retirement Contribution

America Saves Week inspired the Live Well W&L team to offer 10 wellness points to employees who increase their retirement contribution by 1% or more between now and February 29th. If you already reach your annual maximum retirement contribution, you are automatically eligible to earn participation credit. If you are eligible for University matching and not currently contributing 5% to your retirement plan, you are throwing away free money. The University matches dollar for dollar every percent you contribute, up to 5%. And that money is yours – even if you leave the University before you retire. To find out how an increase in contributions will affect your take-home pay, contact Kim Austin at x8921. If you are already contributing 5% or more, consider increasing your contribution each year. Remember – the earlier you start, the more time your money has to grow. Additional Info: • The IRS limits the amounts an individual can contribute to his/her retirement account on a tax-deferred basis. Use this chart to determine your maximum: $18,000 if less than 15 years' service and under age 50 $24,000 if less than 15 years' service and age 50 or older • If you've been employed by W&L for over 15 years, the maximum you can contribute is personalized and is based on age, length of service with W&L and past contributions to your retirement plan. You may have already (or will soon) receive an email from Kim Austin or Suzannah Vess letting you know your personalized maximum. • If you'd like to increase your contribution, you can complete and return the Participation Authorization and Salary Reduction Agreement form. New forms replace old so you'll want to indicate something higher than your current contribution on the form. • The TIAA-CREF and Fidelity representatives are available on campus each month to review your asset allocation, contributions and help you determine if you are on track to meet your retirement goal. We advise a meeting with them at least annually. Their visits are announced in the weekly employee e-newsletter, Campus Connection, and their schedule is on our website at http://www.wlu.edu/human-resources/programs-and-events.