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Free Flu Shot Clinics Near You

During the month of October, UPEA has partnered with CNS to administer flu shot clinics at a location near you. Click here for details. If you are unable to attend the pre-arranged clinics, flu shots are also provided free of charge to PEHP members at your local drug store, doctor’s office and other approved facilities.

Blomquist Hale workshops

Blomquist Hale is offering workshops at no cost. You do not need to be a client of Blomquist Hale to access these workshops. Space is limited in each online class. Please scroll down to view and register for our upcoming workshops. Or visit Blomquist Hale for more information about their programs. Upcoming Workshops: Parenting – The Bullying EpidemicDate: Oct 11, 2022Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MTLocation: OnlineHave you, your child, or family been affected by bullying? Are you a teacher or caregiver that deals with bullying directly? Bullying and aggression have become a ...

Understanding HB 104

During the 2022 legislative session, HB 104 “State Employment Amendments” was passed. The bill contains five substantial components including redefining the career service grievance process, compensation policy updates, the creation of Schedule AX classification, and modernizing performance management for state employees. Below is a series of resources for those affected by the passing of HB 104. HB104 FAQ’s Town Hall Meeting (Video) Town Hall Meeting Presentation Timeline for Roll Out HR Directors Please review the above resources and the FAQ ...

Diabetes Cost Savings!

Living with Diabetes – PEHP Resources Most of us know someone with diabetes and are aware of the sky-rocketing costs associated with staying healthy.  How does $10 insulin and test strips sound? As a state employee, it could be a reality for you.  If you are enrolled with PEHP, here are three simple ways to save money, earn money and manage your diabetes!  You may qualify to receive test strips and insulin for as little as $10 each per month when you enroll in the Diabetes Savings Program To learn more about living with and managing your diabetes, enroll on one the ...

Mental Wellness FAQs

Q. What is Mental Wellness? A. “Mental wellness is an internal resource that helps us think, feel, connect, and function; it is an active process that helps us to build resilience, grow, and flourish.” Global Wellness Institute Q. What is Mental wellness leave and when can I begin taking Mental Wellness leave? A. This time is provided to allow employees an opportunity to address their mental health through stress and anxiety reducing activities.  The new benefit is effective January 1, 2022. However, agencies may allow utilization of this benefit prior to that date ...

Mental Health Benefits and Resources

NEW Mental Wellness Administrative Leave Amid a mounting mental health crisis, Governor Cox and the State of Utah are stepping forward to support Utah’s 21,000 executive branch employees, many of whom are frontline workers carrying our communities through the pandemic, and to promote awareness about the importance of mental health and stress management. The Governor has announced an executive order to provide four hours of administrative leave each fiscal year to help meet the mental health needs of state employees. This time can be used by benefit eligible employees for ...

Medicare Information

Here are some helpful links for Medicare: Medicare Supplement Book PEHP Medicare Website Medicare Presentations State of Utah Sick Leave and Medicare FAQs

Blomquist Hale Mental Wellness (EAP)

Mental Wellness for All The Blomquist Hale Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides specialized assistance to address virtually any stressful life situation. The solution-focused assistance is offered to all state employees (even non-benefited) and their dependents  free of charge.  Services are offered virtually, face-to-face or via the phone 24/7/365! Contact Blomquist Hale at 800-926-9619 to speak to a mental health professional anytime from anywhere! Enhanced Mental Wellness for First Responders If your job exposes you to traumatic events, you may ...

Student Loan Forgiveness

State employees with student loans may have access to repayment assistance. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For a list of frequently asked questions regarding the PSLF program click here.There are several loan forgiveness programs you may be eligible for. For more information on all federal loan forgiveness programs, click here.You may also contact your student loan servicer directly ...

Special Leave Options for Organ Donors

Special Leave Options for Organ Donors In recognition of April’s National Donate Life Month, DHRM would like to remind state employees about the special leave offered to donors of bone marrow or a human organ. An employee who serves as a bone marrow or human organ donor will receive: 7 days of paid leave for donating bone marrow 30 days of paid leave for donating a human organ Please work with your supervisor and the Division of Human Resource Management to make the necessary arrangements prior to making plans to donate bone marrow or a human organ.

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