Invest In Yourself Event - 2019

Save the Date for the Third Annual Invest in Yourself Event:
Thursday, Feb. 21st from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
in the Tangeman University Center (TUC) 4th floor on West Campus
Share this link to invite others: http://bit.ly/invest-event

Invest in Yourself is an event, hosted by Be Well UC and UC Benefits, intended to educate and support our faculty and staff on two tenets of the Be Well UC program: Feel Well and Save Well.  With the notion that when you Invest in Yourself, you get paid back with health, wealth and happiness.

Sessions and resources are provided in a “mini-event” half day format, with all opportunities being in “bite-size” style – employees can drop in, learn what appeals most to them, and get back to their workday. 

We welcome individuals or entire departments to join us for the event. We look forward to seeing you there and invite the entire UC community to join us.

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Event Information

Check out these highlights:

  • First 150 faculty & staff at registration will get a prize! All will earn 10 Be Well UC points for attending ($10 value!).
  • Donate nonperishable food and hygiene items to the Bearcats Pantry. View a list of acceptable items.
  • Swipe in at Registration for an entry to win prizes donated by vendors.
  • 45 minute presentations from 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Chat with representatives from UC Benefits, Securian, PNC, and Apprisen to maximize your financial resources.
  • Learn about other ways to get connected around UC with Be Well UC, Communiversity, the Staff Success Center, and the Staff Senate.
  • and more!

Download/print the Save the Date below & post in your office!

Invest in Yourself Event Save the Date Flyer

Event Schedule

Sessions will last 45 minutes with 15 minute breaks between each session. Please sign up for sessions on HR EDGE in advance!  This allows us to provide the best experience for you and others!

  9:15-10 a.m. 10:15-11 a.m. 11:15 a.m.-noon 12:15-1 p.m.
TUC 400A

How to Get the Most Out of Your Auto and Home Insurance
(Liberty Mutual)

Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores
(Apprisen)
Topic TBD (Communiversity) Tips & Tricks for Time Management & Outlook
(Be Well UC & Staff Success Center)
TUC 400B

Understanding Medicare
(Social Security Administration)

Understanding the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision
(Social Security Administration)
Retirement Lifecycle: Savings Tips for All Ages
(Securian)

Personal Finance for Now & Beyond
(Securian)

TUC 400C

It’s a Balancing Act: Working & Caring for Others
(Impact Solutions)

Emotional Resilience: From Stress to Success
(Impact Solutions)
Drumming: Make the Music Flow
(CCM)
Busy Person’s Guide to Healthy Eating on a Budget
(UC Dining)

Drop by any time between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to the spaces listed below.

  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
TUC Lobby Registration
Swipe in to earn your Be Well UC points & to enter the prize raffle!
TUC 415 Communiversity, the Staff Success Center & the Staff Senate
Check out ways to get involved around UC & fill up your cup!
TUC 417 Be Well UC &
UC Benefits Room

Chat with these UC teams about the employee wellness program, maximizing retirement, life insurance, EAP, & more!
TUC 419 Financial Wellness Action Room
Opportunities to make choices & chat with 
Apprisen, Liberty Mutual & PNC representatives.

Session Descriptions

  • Busy Person’s Guide to Healthy Eating on a Budget: Learn quick & simple meal prep hacks to help you save money and reach your nutrition goals. Join Lauren Cohen, RDN, LDN, for new ideas and inspiration on eating healthy on-the-go. Presented by Lauren Cohen, RDN, LDN, UC Dining Dietitian.
  • Drumming: Make the Music Flow: Come make music with handmade instruments from many cultures, and leave feeling refreshed.  No experience required, & instruments provided. Presented by CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement's Amy Dennison.
  • Emotional Resilience: From Stress to Succes: Through developing emotional resiliency, individuals can bounce back to their normal emotional states regardless of stressful events and pressure. Learn resiliency techniques to enhance work-styles for better work experiences as well as managing other day to day life events. Presented by Impact Solutions' Kelsey Loshin.
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Auto and Home Insurance: Sort out the differences between core and additional, optional coverage to make the best decisions.  Presented by Liberty Mutual.
  • It’s a Balancing Act: Working & Caring for Others: Increasing numbers of individuals are faced with caregiving for a family member or loved one while managing work and family responsibilities. Participants will learn strategies for managing stress as well as balancing work, caregiving and other life responsibilities, with resources to be shared about services, programs and products they can implement. Presented by Impact Solutions' Kelsey Loshin.
  • Personal Finance for Now & Beyond: Details coming.  Presented by Securian's Matt Urbansky.
  • Retirement Lifecycle: Savings Tips for All Ages: Details coming.  Presented by Securian's Matt Urbansky.
  • Topic TBD.  Presented by Communiversity.
  • Tips & Tricks for Time Management & Outlook: Details coming.  Presented by Michael Martin (Staff Success Center, Training Specialist) & Ashley San Diego, CHES (Be Well UC, Wellness Coordinator).
  • Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores: Understand the importance of taking charge of your credit identity. Learn how to access your personal credit report and score, as well as how to use the information contained on the reports to impact your financial decisions.  Presented by Apprisen's Lisa Piercefield, CCCC (Certified Consumer Credit Counselor) Regional Operations Manager.
  • Understanding Medicare: Learn what Medicare is and who is eligible, and when the enrollment periods are.  Presented by Kelly Draggo, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration.
  • Understanding the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision: Learn the basic retirement benefit formula and how it’s modified due to the windfall elimination provision and the exemptions to the provision.  Presented by Kelly Draggo, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration.
TUC 419

Additional Resources

America Saves Week

This is the week following the event from February 25-March 2, 2019!  Check out the resources to utilize and invest in your financial wellness.

Connect & Reflect

Be Well UC and the Staff Success Center are partnering to host sessions to cover personal and professional topics while fostering a community of connection.  There are different topics each month you can join! Check out February's topics, Take Steps to Invest in Yourself and The Day the Crayons Quit.  Details on the Connect and Reflect page.

Feature Article by Impact Solutions

  • This article shares information how how financial stress impacts employees.  Impact Solutions shares the resources to help support the financial wellness of working individuals, such as free financial counseling, over 100 types of calculators, articles, and more!
EAP Feature Article