Health & Well-being

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A Listening ear and counseling services to help you cope with life difficulties, such as:

Depression, sadness, or grief                Anxiety or panic
Job stress                                                         Drug or alcohol use disorders
Parent/child relationships                      Marital or couple relationships
Divorce                                                             Concerns for a friend or family member
Self-esteem struggles

Life Happens     We’re Here to Help

A variety of services:  immediate assistance through a 24/hour call center at 1-800-327-4692 staffed with Master’s degree clinicians; in-person appointments with a counselor in your area for up to 6 sessions/separate issue or set of circumstances, free 30 minute legal consultation regarding personal or family legal issues, 25% off normal legal fees for on-going representation, information regarding child-care resources in your area, access to 6 sessions of life-coaching, elder care resources, and identity theft resolution services. Please click the link below for detailed information regarding benefits.

IAUMC EAP Benefit Summary-English


Virgin Pulse Healthmiles

Virgin Pulse is a web-based activity program that helps you earn rewards for enhancing your fitness and overall wellness through the digital tracking of physical activities, health habits, steps, and learning activities.  You can connect with friends and colleagues who are also participants of Virgin Pulse for support and competition.

Virgin Pulse is compatibile with and supports the following devices and apps:Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Jawbone, Nuya, Misfit, Moves, Polar, S health, Mi band,My FitnessPal and others.  It has a mobile app for both IOS and android devices making it easy to track, synch and connect .

Each day synch your “Max” pedometer and enter tracking data to earn “Healthmile” points.  As you accumulate “Healthmiles” you earn a cash reward based upon a level system.  Go to to join. Click here for a PDF of Virgin Pulse information and enrollment instructions.

Log into to access WebMD, check on your claims, or find a doctor.  Use the Wellness Center tools to help you become a healthier you.

•     Wellness assessment
•    Latest health, fitness and nutritional information
•    Researchable health topics
•    Check out medical symptoms
•    Health trackers
•    Engage with online health coaching

 Center for Health

General Board of Pension and Health Benefits   Center for Health promotes vitality in mission and ministry by improving the health and well-being of UMC clergy, lay workers and their families.

Use the link above to access health and wellness information from Wespath including a quarterly well-being newsletter that provides wellness information based on the five dimensions of well-being: physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial. Included are 2 print-to share bulletin inserts as well as links to for other health resources.

Resources and Tools for Living Well

Physical Health

Adequate functioning of body systems without pain or discomfort. Resources for healthy eating, body movement, and management of long-term physical conditions.

Social Health

Intentionally building and maintaining a supportive network of relationships within families and communities, including appropriate boundaries in work relationships. Resources include tools for use in supportive networks.

Emotional Health

The ability to feel the full range of emotions and cope constructively with those emotions. Resources for stress and emotional disorders.

Spiritual Health

Connecting your innermost core with God, giving you meaning, purpose and a sense of unity with both God and humankind. Resources and tools for spiritual disciplines, opportunities for retreats and spiritual centers.

Financial Health

Financial resources have an impact upon the other dimensions of our health-fullness particularly with over-whelming debt, lack of knowledge and/or mismanagement. Resources include tools sensible and practical management of financial resources.

Intellectual Health

The use of the mind for remembering, organizing, understanding, problem solving and for imagining. Resources include support for memory disorders.

Wellness Opportunities through the Iowa Annual Conference include:

  • Activities
  • Health Screening
  • FitWalk

"Self care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I was put on earth to offer others. Any time we can listen to true self, and give it the care it requires, we do so not only for ourselves but for the many others whose lives we touch." 

-Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak

For more information, contact:

Kae Tritle, RN BSN