Tobacco Cessation Program

 

 

One of the greatest strides we can take as an employer towards overall health and wellness is to promote and assist with tobacco product cessation.  More than 40,000 scientific studies have linked smoking and the usage of other types of tobacco products with adverse health effects.  Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and produces substantial health-related economic costs to society.  
All employees covered under a Vincennes University health care plan must certify annually whether you and/or your spouse (if covered under VU’s plan) use tobacco products or are tobacco-free by completing the online Tobacco Affidavit under the Employee tab of the MyVU web portal. Tobacco includes any form of tobacco products that are smoked (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, pipes), applied to the gums (dipping and chewing tobacco), and/or inhaled as snuff.
 
Beginning January 1, 2013, tobacco users on the Vincennes University health care
plan will pay a $25 biweekly surcharge. 
• To certify as a non-tobacco user, you and your spouse (if covered under VU’s plan) must be tobacco-free. Complete the Affidavit by December 17, 2012 and the $25 biweekly surcharge will be waived for the 2013 plan year.
 
• Those who are not tobacco-free can participate in a tobacco cessation program.
 
Plan members that currently use tobacco products will have opportunities to complete an approved tobacco cessation program.  Vincennes University is pleased to announce that we will be offering a series of “Freedom from Smoking” courses.  This multi-layered program will include onsite support groups led by “Freedom from Smoking” facilitators (certified by the American Lung Association), access to 24-hour telephone support, education about online support Web sites, and coverage for tobacco cessation prescription products through our VU group health plan.  The VU group health plan will cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription drugs.  Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year.  Covered prescription drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. 
Vincennes University group health plan members may enroll in cessation classes that will be held on the Vincennes campus.  The initial tobacco cessation class will be provided free of charge to employees and spouses.   Alternative smoking cessation opportunities will be made available to our off-site employees.  The surcharge will be waived for participants who successfully complete the program and make the Tobacco-free declaration.
If you are not tobacco free, we hope you will take advantage of these cessation workshop offerings, begin living a tobacco free lifestyle, and save on future group medical insurance premiums. To enroll, please contact Rhonda Laue in Human Resources.
 
One of the greatest strides we can take as an employer towards overall health and wellness is to promote and assist with tobacco product cessation.  More than 40,000 scientific studies have linked smoking and the usage of other types of tobacco products with adverse health effects.  Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and produces substantial health-related economic costs to society.  
All employees covered under a Vincennes University health care plan must certify annually whether you and/or your spouse (if covered under VU’s plan) use tobacco products or are tobacco-free by completing the online Tobacco Affidavit under the Employee tab of the MyVU web portal. Tobacco includes any form of tobacco products that are smoked (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, pipes), applied to the gums (dipping and chewing tobacco), and/or inhaled as snuff.
 
Beginning January 1, 2013, tobacco users on the Vincennes University health care
plan will pay a $25 biweekly surcharge. 
 
• To certify as a non-tobacco user, you and your spouse (if covered under VU’s plan) must be tobacco-free. Complete the Affidavit by December 17, 2012 and the $25 biweekly surcharge will be waived for the 2013 plan year.
 
• Those who are not tobacco-free can participate in a tobacco cessation program.
 
Plan members that currently use tobacco products will have opportunities to complete an approved tobacco cessation program.  Vincennes University is pleased to announce that we will be offering a series of “Freedom from Smoking” courses.  This multi-layered program will include onsite support groups led by “Freedom from Smoking” facilitators (certified by the American Lung Association), access to 24-hour telephone support, education about online support Web sites, and coverage for tobacco cessation prescription products through our VU group health plan.  The VU group health plan will cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription drugs.  Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year.  Covered prescription drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. 
Vincennes University group health plan members may enroll in cessation classes that will be held on the Vincennes campus.  The initial tobacco cessation class will be provided free of charge to employees and spouses.   Alternative smoking cessation opportunities will be made available to our off-site employees.  The surcharge will be waived for participants who successfully complete the program and make the Tobacco-free declaration.
If you are not tobacco free, we hope you will take advantage of these cessation workshop offerings, begin living a tobacco free lifestyle, and save on future group medical insurance premiums. To enroll, please contact Rhonda Laue in Human Resources.
One of the greatest strides we can take as an employer towards overall health and wellness is to promote and assist with tobacco product cessation.  More than 40,000 scientific studies have linked smoking and the usage of other types of tobacco products with adverse health effects.  Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and produces substantial health-related economic costs to society.  
All employees covered under a Vincennes University health care plan must certify annually whether you and/or your spouse (if covered under VU’s plan) use tobacco products or are tobacco-free by completing the online Tobacco Affidavit under the Employee tab of the MyVU web portal. Tobacco includes any form of tobacco products that are smoked (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, pipes), applied to the gums (dipping and chewing tobacco), and/or inhaled as snuff.
 
Beginning January 1, 2013, tobacco users on the Vincennes University health care
plan will pay a $25 biweekly surcharge. 
 
• To certify as a non-tobacco user, you and your spouse (if covered under VU’s plan) must be tobacco-free. Complete the Affidavit by December 17, 2012 and the $25 biweekly surcharge will be waived for the 2013 plan year.
 
• Those who are not tobacco-free can participate in a tobacco cessation program.
 
Plan members that currently use tobacco products will have opportunities to complete an approved tobacco cessation program.  Vincennes University is pleased to announce that we will be offering a series of “Freedom from Smoking” courses.  This multi-layered program will include onsite support groups led by “Freedom from Smoking” facilitators (certified by the American Lung Association), access to 24-hour telephone support, education about online support Web sites, and coverage for tobacco cessation prescription products through our VU group health plan.  The VU group health plan will cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription drugs.  Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year.  Covered prescription drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. 
Vincennes University group health plan members may enroll in cessation classes that will be held on the Vincennes campus.  The initial tobacco cessation class will be provided free of charge to employees and spouses.   Alternative smoking cessation opportunities will be made available to our off-site employees.  The surcharge will be waived for participants who successfully complete the program and make the Tobacco-free declaration.
If you are not tobacco free, we hope you will take advantage of these cessation workshop offerings, begin living a tobacco free lifestyle, and save on future group medical insurance premiums. To enroll, please contact Rhonda Laue in Human Resources.
One of the greatest strides we can take as an employer towards overall health and wellness is to promote and assist with tobacco product cessation.  More than 40,000 scientific studies have linked smoking and the usage of other types of tobacco products with adverse health effects.  Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and produces substantial health-related economic costs to society.  
All employees covered under a Vincennes University health care plan must certify annually whether you and/or your spouse (if covered under VU’s plan) use tobacco products or are tobacco-free by completing the online Tobacco Affidavit under the Employee tab of the MyVU web portal. Tobacco includes any form of tobacco products that are smoked (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, pipes), applied to the gums (dipping and chewing tobacco), and/or inhaled as snuff.
 
Beginning January 1, 2013, tobacco users on the Vincennes University health care
plan will pay a $25 biweekly surcharge. 
 
• To certify as a non-tobacco user, you and your spouse (if covered under VU’s plan) must be tobacco-free. Complete the Affidavit by December 17, 2012 and the $25 biweekly surcharge will be waived for the 2013 plan year.
 
• Those who are not tobacco-free can participate in a tobacco cessation program.
 
Plan members that currently use tobacco products will have opportunities to complete an approved tobacco cessation program.  Vincennes University is pleased to announce that we will be offering a series of “Freedom from Smoking” courses.  This multi-layered program will include onsite support groups led by “Freedom from Smoking” facilitators (certified by the American Lung Association), access to 24-hour telephone support, education about online support Web sites, and coverage for tobacco cessation prescription products through our VU group health plan.  The VU group health plan will cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription drugs.  Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year.  Covered prescription drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. 
Vincennes University group health plan members may enroll in cessation classes that will be held on the Vincennes campus.  The initial tobacco cessation class will be provided free of charge to employees and spouses.   Alternative smoking cessation opportunities will be made available to our off-site employees.  The surcharge will be waived for participants who successfully complete the program and make the Tobacco-free declaration.
If you are not tobacco free, we hope you will take advantage of these cessation workshop offerings, begin living a tobacco free lifestyle, and save on future group medical insurance premiums. To enroll, please contact Rhonda Laue in Human Resources.

One of the greatest strides we can take as an employer towards overall health and wellness is to promote and assist with tobacco product cessation.  More than 40,000 scientific studies have linked smoking and the usage of other types of tobacco products with adverse health effects. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and produces substantial health-related economic costs to society.

All employees covered under a Vincennes University health care plan must certify annually whether you and/or your spouse (if covered under VU’s plan) use tobacco products or are tobacco-free by completing the online Tobacco Affidavit under the Employee tab of the MyVU web portal. Tobacco includes any form of tobacco products that are smoked (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, pipes), applied to the gums (dipping and chewing tobacco), and/or inhaled as snuff. Tobacco users on the Vincennes University health care plan will pay a $35 biweekly surcharge.

 

Plan members that currently use tobacco products will be given the opportunity to receive tobacco cessation assistance. The VU group health plan will cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription drugs. Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year.  Covered prescription drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol.

If you are not tobacco free, we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to begin living a tobacco free lifestyle, and save on future group medical insurance premiums. To enroll, please contact Chris Gardner in Human Resources.

 

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