Bobcat Balance will not release any information to Texas State regarding your contact with the program without your written consent or as required by law. Human Resources receives statistical reports of utilization, but never any names or other personal information.
No, this is an additional benefit and separate from your health insurance. However, Bobcat Balance will try to use a provider with your health plan when possible so you can continue treatment with the same counselor if necessary.
The number of visits starts over each contract year (September 1-August 31). As an example, an employee utilized counseling services on March 1 for a marital issue; therefore, that employee may have up to 5 additional visits for the same marital issue when the contract year begins again on September 1.
You are encouraged to use the program after work or during breaks. However, depending on the severity of your situation and how quickly you need help, your supervisor has discretion to permit you to access the services during work hours.
Register online here and send completed registration forms (Registration page, Activity Release of Liability, Indemnification and Assumption of the Risk Agreement, Photograph Release and Indemnity, and Personal Health Appraisal) to Carolyn Swearingen, Department of Health and Human Performance, Jowers A208. It can be hand-delivered or sent via campus mail.
The health appraisal is a two-page questionnaire that is used to assess your current health status. Ms. Carolyn Swearingen or Dr. Lisa Lloyd, in the Department of Health and Human Performance, will review your information and provide you with feedback. This information will be useful when talking with your healthcare provider, developing a personalized wellness plan, and monitoring changes in your health status as a result of participating in a wellness program. Your information is confidential and will not be shared with no one associated with Texas State management.
Yes. Lunch ‘n Learn sessions, cooking classes, and nutrition consultations will cover how to eat healthy/nutrition. Watch for emails from Professional Development regarding Lunch ‘n Learn announcements, and the WellCats newsletter regarding announcements on cooking classes and nutrition consultation.
Yes, a co-worker may try out any group fitness class before registering for WellCats. The “Activity Release of Liability, Indemnification and Assumption of the Risk Agreement” form must be completed and given to the group fitness instructor leading the class.