Benefits & Wellness Fair 2010




Wednesday, September 15th

11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

University Center





Human Resources invites all Staff, Faculty, and their families to CSUMB's Benefits & Wellness Fair, Wednesday, September 15th from 11am - 2pm in the University Center. The purpose of this fair is to:

  • Showcase CSUMB's benefit programs and providers;
  • Provide Open Enrollment information and assist employees in making plan changes, including HCRA/ DCRA annual enrollments; as well as
  • Highlight the different programs and companies in the Monterey County area that promote healthy lifestyles.

Through this year's safari/ jungle theme,  "Expedition: Wellness", you will be encouraged to put yourself in the picture as you are shown different steps you can take to keep on the path of wellness while navigating through life's jungle of choices.

Over 40 health and wellness vendors will be in attendance to get you motivated and answer any questions you have, not to mention FREE massages and raffle prizes!

The Benefits & Wellness Fair is a university-sponsored function and we want employees to have the opportunity to attend.  Should employees wish to attend the fair during work hours, please coordinate your schedule with your MPP supervisor, allowing for a reasonable amount of paid time to partake in the festivities.


Please view the following topics for more information:

Open Enrollment

The 2010 Open Enrollment period is September 13 - October 15, 2010. Benefit-eligible employees may make changes to their benefits to be effective January 1, 2011. This is also the time to enroll or re-enroll in a Health Care and/or Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA/ DCRA).


 Blood Drive

The Campus Health Center and Associated Students have partnered with the American Red Cross for our campus-wide Blood Drive, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 10am - 4pm at the Student Center.  

Appointments are required and can be made online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation-sponsor using sponsor code: csumb.

The need for blood is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.  Above all, you'll feel good knowing you've helped change a life.  Schedule your appointment today!




  Department Exercise Group Sign-ups

CSUMB and the American Heart Association (AHA) have partnered to form Department Exercise Groups (DEG), where employees are encouraged through a low-key environment to make their M.A.R.K. on wellness: Team CSC - 2nd Quarter Highest Team Step Average 2010


  • Motivation to Move

  • Accountability
  • Resilience
  • Knowledge

For a 5-month period from October 1 - February 28, employees track their physical activities and/or daily caloric intake from food through a free tool offered by AHA to companies called MyStart! Online. 

Every 2 - 3 months, the department team with the highest step average will earn the honor of signing the 'Sole Power' Shoe and showcase it in their department until the next quarter.  Complementary dining VIP passes are given as the icing on the cake...uh... the hummus on the carrot, courtesy of the University Corporation.

Employees will not only be competing individually and as a department, but as a university against other health conscious companies taking part in this program. 

Signing the Sole Power ShoeAll activity levels are welcome.  It's a great way to track your progress and gear up for the Workplace Walk-off Challenge in the Spring!

Team registration will be during the Benefits & Wellness Fair from 11am - 2pm in the Universtiy Center Lobby so get your department team ready!  The official kick-off will be October 1st.

Please visit the Department Exercise Group (DEG) webpage for more information.

Don't miss this new, exciting opportunity that makes healthy living fun and attainable!


Make your M.A.R.K. on Wellness!

To promote the Department Exercise Groups mentioned above and to encourage our campus community to embrace healthy lifestyles, attendees will have a chance at the Benefits & Wellness Fair to answer this question: How do you make your M.A.R.K. on wellness? 

In essence, how do you:


  • motivate yourself to exercise?

  • stay accountable to reach your goals?
  • bounce back or be resilent when obstacles cross your path?
  • empower yourself with knowledge about how to live a healthy life?

You will have a chance to offer encouragement and tips to attendees by writing down your responses on a jungle leaf, collectively "making your mark" on this event. Look for the booth in the University Center Lobby during the fair.




CHOMP Health Screenings

The best way to improve your individual health is to understand your potential risks. The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) is here to help. 

CSUMB has partnered with CHOMP in their Workwell Health Initiative  to improve the health of Monterey County and our employees.  They will be bringing their services to CSUMB, offering on-site health screenings during the Benefits & Wellness Fair. 

In 10 minutes and for a fee of $35 or $45 a person, employees and their family members may select between the following two health screening options, giving you a personalized health report:


Option #1 

Option #2

$35 per person

$45 per person

No fasting required

Fasting required 12 hrs.

Finger stick only

Finger stick only

Results in 10 minutes

Results in 10 minutes

Total cholesterol

Total cholesterol

Total glucose

Total glucose

Body mass index

Body mass index

Blood pressure

Blood pressure

Individual wellness counseling

Total HDL

Confidential personal health report

Total LDL ratio

 Total HDL

Total Triglycerides

 Lung Volume Testing

Waist measurement


Individual wellness counseling


Confidential personal health report
   with Metabolic Score
Lung Volume Testing

Interested participants will be asked to fill out a confidential personal health profile before their screening, the results of which will not be shared with CSUMB, but will be used by CHOMP to generate your personal health report and assess the health issues of Monterey County.

RSVP's are required for the health screenings so call Human Resources at x3389 to make your appointment.  Payment by check (Sorry - no cash or credit cards accepted) is required the day of services.  Please make checks payable to CHOMP.

Knowledge is the first step toward good health.  Consider taking these steps today!





Photo Archive

Click on the following album covers to view past Benefits Fair festivities.


2009 Benefits Fair Photos

CSUMB Benefits & Wellness Fair 2009


2008 Benefits Fair Photos

Benefits & Wellness Fair 2008


2007 Benefits Fair Photos

CSUMB Benefits & Wellness Fair 2007


2006 Benefits Fair Photos

CSUMB Benefits & Wellness Fair 2006