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September 28, 2016



2016 K-State Benefits Fair Oct. 6

By Human Capital Services - Benefits

Join your colleagues at the 2016 Kansas State University Benefits Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

This year's fair focuses on benefits and resources available to all benefit eligible employees to support their holistic well-being. 

Interested in learning more about health insurance open enrollment? Mary Spinks, State Employee Health Plan representative, will present the 2017 changes for Plans A and C and will be available to answer any questions regarding open enrollment. These presentations will take place at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. 

A KPERS retirement workshop will be at noon in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. This presentation will provide information to KPERS participants that are interested in retiring in the next five to 10 years. 

While attending the Benefits Fair, make time to attend one of the new wellness chats in the ballroom:

  • 9:45 a.m. Megan Katt, health educator in health promotion at Lafene Health Center, will present, "How Stress Can Make us Overeat and Strategies to Stay on Track." At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to describe the interaction between lifestyle stressors and nutrition, and identify steps to improve nutritional habits to manage stress more effectively.
  • 10:45 a.m. Megan Maransani, Recreational Services assistant director of fitness and wellness, will present "Chair Yoga." Participants will explore exercises that can be done at your desk or in the office for a quick energy boost and mental refresher.
  • 1 p.m. Julie Gibbs, director of health promotion at Lafene Health Center, will present "Balancing Life." Participants will explore seven aspects of wellness and the importance of each for life balance. At the end of the presentation, participants will analyze their own wellness wheel for areas of abundance and areas that can be improved. Participants will develop goals and action plans to use to achieve life balance; identify stress reduction techniques; and recognize signs of emotional, social, physical, financial, intellectual, spiritual and occupational wellness.

Come visit with Human Capital Services, your benefit vendors, and learn more about what benefits you have available as an employee of Kansas State University.

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