Healthy Life: Next Exit

Villanova offers a wellness program through our vendor Aduro. It includes onsite Health Screenings, access to HealthCoaches and a website with support tools and resources. These screenings, in conjunction with the Personal Health Assessment, provide you with a more complete view of your health, and the Health Coaches can help you achieve any health improvement goal you set.

After you complete the onsite Health Screening, your results can help you take action to improve your health – both now and in the future. Visit the Wellness Portal to see all that NOVAfit! has to offer!

While participation is completely voluntary and your privacy is protected, we strongly encourage everyone to participate and take advantage of the benefits the program has to offer. Together, we can work towards making Villanova a healthier community. 

NOVAfit! portal is now mobile!

Please view the NOVAfit! mobile flyer for instructions on how to access the wellness portal from your mobile phone.

 

2015 Health Screening Campaign

Earn up to a $150 premium incentive by completing the Personal Health Assessment (PHA) and health screening, plus an additional $200 VISA Gift Card (can be used anywhere VISA is accepted) by earning NOVAfit! points through wellness activities. The premium incentive will be applied towards your 2015-2016 benefits plan year which runs from June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016.

Please be advised that the premium incentive will only be applied if you are enrolled in medical coverage through Villanova University. You are still encouraged to complete the PHA and health screening even if you are not enrolled in a medical plan for the 2015-2016 year because it provides a valuable picture of your current health and quality of life as well as action-oriented tips to work towards optimal health and wellness.

Spouses enrolled in University medical benefits also have the ability to earn a premium incentive of $75 if he/she completes the PHA. Upon completion, eligible spouses can also obtain their own $200 VISA Gift Card by earning applicable NOVAfit! points. Please be advised that the PHA and incentive only applies to spouses who are currently enrolled in one of the University medical plans.

Total incentive amounts could be as high as:

Employee: $150 premium incentive and $200 in VISA Gift Cards
Spouse: $75 premium incentive and $200 in VISA Gift Cards
Employee and spouse: $225 premium incentive and $400 in VISA Gift Cards

It is important to note that faculty and staff not enrolled in the University medical plans can still qualify for the VISA gift card program by completing the PHA and Health Screening campaign and then obtaining the applicable NOVAfit! points. Spouses must be enrolled in the University medical plans and complete the PHA to qualify.

Please be advised that the VISA Gift Cards will be considered taxable income and will be reported through payroll.

If you are unable to earn these incentive items because of a health reason, please complete the other available incentive items in order to earn your reward and feel free to contact HR with any questions and or concerns.

Campaign Period

You currently have access to complete a personal health assessment (PHA) and schedule a health screening appointment. Faculty/staff and spouses must complete the applicable PHA and/or health screening by February 28, 2015, in order to qualify for the premium incentive toward your 2015-2016 health benefits (medical plan enrolled faculty and staff only). NOVAfit! points program will run continuously throughout the year.

On-Campus Health Screenings

Screenings will be held on campus January 20-30 in Dougherty Hall, West Lounge. To register for a screening and to take the PHA, visit the wellness portal 

How do I complete the PHA and Health Screening?

For faculty and staff: It’s simple: complete the PHA and either register for a health screening appointment on campus via the NOVAfit! wellness portal or have your physician submit the physician affidavit form

For spouses: Spouses will self register by clicking here and selecting the Get Started link under New to NOVAfit! During the initial log in, spouses will need to provide their last name, date of birth, e-mail address and the faculty/spouse members Villanova user name. If both spouses are Villanova employees, the incentive will depend on how the medical benefits are elected. If both employees elect benefits separately, then each will need to complete the PHA and health screening. If the medical benefits are elected jointly, the employee carrying the coverage would need to complete the PHA and health screening, and the spouse would just complete the PHA. Please note: Spouses are not required to participate in the health screenings to be eligible for the $75 premium reduction.

Further details regarding the Health Screening Campaign can be found here.

Villanova Resources

Villanova hopes to forge a partnership with you for healthy living by providing you with the resources that you need. These resources include free fitness centers and classes, discounted personal training, intramural activities and access to nutritional information.

On-Campus Nova Care Rehabilitation

NovaCare Rehabilitation has partnered with Villanova University to provide on-campus physical therapy services to the entire campus community.  All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of this convenience. Rehabilitation services are provided in the athletic training suite, located in the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse. 

NovaCare Rehabilitation accepts most major health care plans including those offered to Villanova University employees.  To schedule an appointment or to answer your rehabilitation questions, contact the clinical team at (610) 688-7776 or http://www.novacare.com.

Corporate Membership with the Freedom Valley YMCA

Villanova University has partnered with the Freedom Valley YMCA to provide a corporate discount for faculty, staff and their families. Through this membership, individuals will have access to 19 Philadelphia Freedom YMCA locations. This special offer provides faculty, staff and their families a 10% discount off their monthly membership fee and waives any joiner fees. To take advantage of this program, you will need to contact one of the Freedom Valley locations and provide proof of employment with Villanova University. This discount applies to new members as well as existing members. Finally, depending on your household income, you may be eligible for an income based rate structure.

To find out futher details regarding this program and all that the YMCA has to offer, please view the below brochures:

Discounted Gym Memberships with GlobalFit

The GlobalFit Gym Network

Through GlobalFit, you and your family have below-retail access to gyms nationwide:

  • 24 Hour Fitness, Bally, Curves, and Anytime Fitness, plus 1000s more regional chains and local favorites
  • GlobalFit's Lowest-Price Guarantee – if any participating gym offers a lower price in writing, GlobalFit will beat that rate by 5%.*
  • Free Guest Passes to try most gyms before deciding

GlobalFit offers a range of membership options.

Get Started Today!

Contact GlobalFit online or at 800-294-1500 to find participating gyms near you. And be sure to ask about GlobalFit's money-saving special offers.

Resources available to Villanova faculty and staff include tobacco cessation classes either on-campus through the Office of Health Promotion or through the Health Advocate, the PA Quitline and medication through Express Scripts, our pharmacy benefit manager. 

Please review the University Tobacco Policy which states that tobacco use is permitted outside campus buildings provided the person is at least 25 feet from an entrance or exit, air intake duct or window. 

The Fresh Air Campus Challenge and the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative is encouraging campuses to take a 1Day Stand on March 18, 2015. For more information, stop by the tabels in Connelly Center, Bartley Hall and Falvery Library that day.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes.

Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can take to quit smoking and provide the resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully. To learn about the available tools, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

Independence Blue Cross offers more than just your medical plan benefits. Members of the Villanova University group medical plans have access to many wellness resources and benefits through IBC as well. These include a fitness reimbursement, nutrition counseling, tobacco cessation programs and so much more.

Developing a healthy lifestyle is easier to accomplish when you know where to look for information. Whether it is calculating your Body Mass Index, counting calories, creating healthy meals or finding out information on a medical condition you or a loved one is facing, these resources can help.

IBX Healthy Steps Mobile Application

Make your next step a healthy step with the IBX Healthy Steps pedometer app.

- Track the distance, length and speed of your workouts

- Follow the path of favorite walks and runs

- Track how many calories you burned

- Share your workout status with friends using Facebook, Twitter or SMS messages

Download today through the iPhone app store or Android Marketplace.

Independence Blue Cross Healthy Steps Videos

Are you looking for some creative ways to workout in the Philadelphia area? Check out the short videos below.

IBX Healthy Steps – Katie Cavuto Boyle Healthy Recipes:

IBX Healthy Steps – Get Out, Get Fit with Kimberly Garrison: