The Torch - March Issue

The Torch

Run the State 5K and Hike Series returns April 18

2020 Run the State Event Promo

What has caves, a pioneer village, sand dunes, horseback riding, some of the Hoosier State’s most scenic walking trails, dog parks, fishing, biking, golf, miles of sandy beaches, an astronaut memorial, a one-of-a-kind fire tower, camping, AND… um, bison?

The amazing array of Indiana State Parks hosting the 2020 Run the State 5K and Hike Series – that’s what!

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2021 Premium Discount – Start earning yours now!

2021 Premium Discount Information

We are now two months into the 2020 ActiveHealth program year. Have you started working on an activity to qualify for the 2021 Premium Discount? This is your chance to earn the lowest medical premiums possible on any plan you choose for 2021! 

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Steps Challenge Banner Promo

To Participate:

  • Form your team of 2 - 4 people
  • Only steps from a fitness tracker connected to the Wellness Challenge Portal will count
  • All teams who reach the 560,000 step goal will be entered into a prize drawing

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Fun happenings at Statehouse Education Center

The Indiana Statehouse Education Center is gearing up for spring and summer fun.

The annual Spring Camp for kids in second through sixth grade starts April 2. Children of state employees can sign up now to learn all about Gene Stratton Porter and how to be a naturalist.

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Flyer for Camp Indiana Spring Camp

BMV sets new milestone in customer wait time reduction

BMV staff check out a BMV Service Kiosk

New technology, improved business practices, and enhanced employee training are helping Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) branches reduce customer wait time throughout the Hoosier State.

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Special delivery

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) employees loading a van with donations

IHCDA can drive helps small-town food pantry meet community needs.

For the better part of the last three years, Mable Capps and a small crew of dedicated volunteers have been working to meet the needs of a growing number of people in a tiny rural community in west-central Indiana.

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