The Torch: August Issue

The Torch

Haven’t Earned Your 2020 Premium Discount? Keep Going!

We are in the final few weeks of the 2020 premium discount qualification period. Whichever activity you’ve chosen, it must be fully completed by September 30 to have access to the lowest cost premium option next year. If you have a spouse on the plan, make sure they have completed an activity too!

Digital Health Coach

Haven’t started yet? This is your LAST chance!

Digital coaching is the only option that can still be started and completed by September 30. Start today, as it will take at least 6 weeks to reach Level 5. Digital coaching includes completing health education modules and health goal activities through the ActiveHealth app.

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Gov. Holcomb Announces Governor’s Fellows

Governor Holcomb and Fellows

Governor Eric Holcomb recently announced three young people who will serve as 2019-2020 Governor’s Fellows.

The Governor’s Fellowship is a highly selective, year-long program for recent graduates who have an interest in state government service. Fellows are full-time paid employees who work in various state agencies on a rotating basis over the course of a year and learn firsthand how policies are made and implemented.

The governor selected Abigail Crump, Sarah Faulkner, and Michael Jefferies for this honor.

Read more on page 6 >

Safety First

New study shows mission-minded DOL employees are making Indiana a safer
place to work


“We want workers to have a good, safe, productive day at work, earn decent wages, and go home safe at the end of their workday to the people they care about.”

That’s the mantra by which Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble leads his team, and it is the never-ending mission of the department’s Indiana Occupational Health and Safety and INSAFE divisions. And that goal is being realized, according to a recent study published by WalletHub, which ranked Indiana as one of the safest places to go to work.

Read more on page 12 >

Download the complete issue of The Torch

You can download the state employee newsletter from the State Personnel website or intranet.

In this issue:

  • Haven't Earned Your 2020 Premium Discount? Keep Going! (pg. 1)
  • LinkedIn Learning course of the month (pg. 2)
  • Step Up Your Game heads to the final round (pg. 3)
  • Biometric screenings: Don’t miss out! (pg. 3)
  • Run the State hits the homestretch (pg. 4)
  • Department Gears Up to Celebrate Indiana Archaeology Month (pg. 5)
  • Gov. Holcomb Announces Governor’s Fellows (pg. 6)
  • ‘Flipping Finance Challenge’ puts heads together for community improvements (pg. 7)
  • August is National Child Support Awareness Month (pg. 10)
  • Networking event, cricket tournament uniting professionals, promoting diversity (pg. 11)
  • New study shows mission-minded DOL employees are making Indiana a safer place to work (pg. 12)

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