Friday, Nov. 9
The annual ASU Employee Health Fair will again offer FREE comprehensive health screenings, blood draws, and flu shots. ASU is partnering with Preventive Health Now for all of the screenings. The goal is to help employees identify any potential health risks and get on the right path to a healthier lifestyle.
Flu season can start as early as October and peak in Jan/Feb timeframe. This year’s vaccine protects against H1N1, H3N2, and influenza B. The Center for Disease Control recommends that anyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated this year. Anthem members, please bring your insurance card to insure your claim will be sent in properly. United HealthCare members must pay $25 and fill out a reimbursement form to send to UHC. You can learn more about the flu vaccine by visiting the HR website or at the CDC website.
Comprehensive Blood Draw:
The Blood Draw will check a Chemistry 23 Panel and a complete blood count. This test helps provide information on your general state of health and includes cholesterol/lipids, liver functions, kidney functions, electrolytes, nutrition, iron, glucose/diabetes, thyroid, TIBC, white and red blood cells.
Other Health Screens:
Blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index calculation, pulse, and oxygen reading, long function, reaction time, grip strength, push up and sit up test.
Additional Blood Screen
Minimal cost (PHN accepts cash, MasterCard, or Visa. Sorry, no checks accepted)
- C-Reactive Protein – $14
Measures general levels of inflammation in the body and is done to help determine if there is an increased chance of having a sudden heart problem
- Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) $14
This test is used to help screen for prostate cancer. It is important to speak with your physician about the results of the PSA.
- Hemoglobin A1c – $14
Reflects the average blood sugar level for the past two to three months and is used to determine if diabetes may be present due to increased glucose levels
- Blood Type – $20
- Homosysteine – $23
Helps determine if a person has B12 or Foliate deficiency
If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Heersink at ext. 7990.
Open Enrollment in benefits for exempt staff and faculty: Nov. 5 – 21, 2012
Open enrollment is an opportunity for employees to review current benefits and make any necessary changes.
- Tuesday, Nov. 13
Flexible Spending Account enrollments (renew each year) must be finalized
- Wednesday, Nov. 21
All other benefit changes
All changes will take effect January 1, 2013.
Individual enrollment packets will be distributed shortly. Packets will include current benefit selections, benefit changes for 2013, and mandatory forms for all employees to return to HR.
If you have any questions or need forms, contact Shannon Heersink at ext. 7990.