Employee wellness

Complete your annual health assessment and well-being activity
As part of our annual wellness initiative, we want you to learn more about your current health and well-being. By taking this short, 15-minute assessment, you’ll discover just how healthy you really are. The first step toward a healthier you is taking the health assessment today.

Who is eligible?
All permanent SPPS employees, COBRA participants, early retirees and spouses/domestic partners covered on the health plan are eligible.

Get started today

  1. Sign on to healthpartners.com/wellbeing. Log in using “SPPS” as the company name and your personal username and password. For help logging on: Call HealthPartners at 952-883-7800 or 800-311-1052 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. You can also send an email at Contact Us located in the upper right corner of the login page.
  2. Take your health assessment by Oct. 23.
  3. Enroll in a well-being activity. Your program options will be listed on healthpartners.com/wellbeing or visit employeewellness.spps.org to learn about new 2015 offerings specific to SPPS. The deadline to complete your well-being activity also is Oct. 23.  

Don’t forget you can get credit for the healthy choices you’re already making -- like volunteering at your community center or participating in a sports league. Self-report these activities under the “your choice” option.

Free yoga for SPPS staff continues in February and March at Highland Park Senior High
Reduce stress and develop healthy and sustainable self-care practices by attending free yoga at Highland Park Senior High, available to SPPS staff in February and March. The three-class series is led by a Saint Paul yoga company.

During the sessions you’ll:

  • explore mindfulness, self-reflection and intention-setting through yoga-based movement. 
  • discover breathing techniques to lower heart rate, reduce stress and increase lung capacity.
  • use yoga-based movement to deepen your connection to yourself, while increasing your strength, flexibility and stamina.

No yoga experience or special equipment is necessary. Each class builds on your learning from the previous class. Last year, staff who attended classes enjoyed the teaching style of their instructor, and more than 90 percent continue to use techniques they learned in class to help manage stress.

Attend all three classes in a series to receive credit for a well-being activity in 2015, which will work towards healthcare savings in 2016. Click on your desired month below to reserve your spot today. If you can only attend one or two classes, register for the classes at the same link.

February series

  • Class one: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5
  • Class two: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10
  • Class three: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17

March series

  • Class one: 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 5
  • Class two: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10
  • Class three: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

All classes in February and March will be held at Highland Park Senior High (Room 1314) Please sign and submit a required liability form to participate. If you have questions, contact Karly Farrell at 651-767-8154 or district.wellness@spps.org.