The latest work-life information at IU
No. 59
February 2013

University Human Resources
Informed Employee

Tobacco Cessation and Weight Loss Programs

Full-time Academic and Staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan are eligible for the three programs below.

Quit For Life® Program

The Quit For Life Program offers an integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products. The program is telephone based and accessible across all IU campuses. Participants have access to:

To enroll in Quit For Life, call 866-784-8454 or visit the Quit For Life Program Web site at

Tobacco Cessation Prescription Benefits

IU employee medical plans cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescriptions and over-the-counter tobacco replacement products. Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year. Covered prescriptions drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol.

Weight Talk® Program

The Weight Talk Program helps participants learn the skills to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. Program participants will be part of a private, online community in which they:

Expert guidance is provided throughout the six-month program through phone and online interactions with a personal coach, registered dietitians, and fitness specialists. To enroll, visit Weight Talk Program at or call 855-948-8255.


24-hour Nurse Line

Winter is here and so are the health concerns that come with the season—colds, flu, and coughing, to name a few. To obtain medical guidance on non-emergency health questions this winter and all year long, employees can call the 24-hour Nurse Line number: 866-895-5835. The Nurse Line can also be accessed from the Employee Services section of IU Mobile app.

Specially trained registered nurses assess situations and provide information and recommendations. Participation is voluntary and costs are paid by the University. Information shared is confidential and covered by the same state and federal HIPAA privacy guidelines that physicians follow.

The 24-hour Nurse Line does not replace a doctor's care and is not designed to address emergency situations. In an emergency call 911.

Full-time Academic and Staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan are eligible.


2013 Open Enrollment Results

Medical Plans
Number of employees
IU HDHP PPO & Health Savings Account
IU Health Quality Partners Exclusive Provider
PPO $900 Deductible
PPO $400 Deductible 
Dental Plan
PPO Dental Plan
Tax Saver Benefit Plan
Health Care Reimbursement Account
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
Medical Residents
Medical 1,052
Dental 1,051
* Total eligible population equals 17,365 full-time employees.


Employee Self-Service Features in OneStart

Employees are encouraged to use the self-service features of the Employee Center in OneStart to manage many of their employment-related activities. It is particularly important for employees to use the Employee Center to verify the accuracy of benefit elections, dependents, and beneficiaries for the new year. The Employee Center is divided into four major sections.


Payroll and Taxes

Employee Information

Total Compensation Statement

To access the Employee Center, log into OneStart at, navigate to the Services tab, and click on the Employee Center section on the left sidebar. A view-only version of the Employee Center is also available in the IU Mobile application (under Employee Services). The Employee Center is available nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.




Page updated: 4 February 2013
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