Are you tobacco-free or are you ready to quit smoking? Ball State continues to promote the value and importance of leading a healthy lifestyle by providing an annual tobacco-free premium discount.

Employees and retirees younger than 65 may receive a discount of $900 per year or $75 per month if they certify that they and any dependents enrolled the in the university’s health plan are tobacco free. Or if any of these people use tobacco, they may complete a university-approved tobacco cessation program to receive the premium discount.

Health Coaching

Whether you are ready to quit or just thinking about it, working with a health coach can move you closer to your goal. Health coaching is free and available to Ball State employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in Ball State’s health insurance plan. You will meet with an onsite health coach face to face or talk over the phone with a minimum of four sessions (10-20 minutes each.) Contact Working Well at 285-9355 to schedule your first appointment.

If you are currently insured in one of Ball State’s insurance plans, Anthem will cover a 90-day supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy to assist you in quitting. You can use this service through our Employee QuickClinic on campus.

No coinsurance or deductible is required for employees, their families or retirees under the age of 65 who use the QuickClinic and have the Ball State low deductible or high deductible wellness option PPO as their primary health plan.

All employees, spouses, and dependents who are covered under the HSA plan are also encouraged to visit the clinic and your insurance will be billed. No payment is required at the time of service. Please note that your primary care physician can also offer you a safe an effective way to stop using tobacco.   

Quit Now Indiana

A free online tool can be completed in eight weeks or longer depending on your desire to quit. The program includes 12 chapters and approximately four quizzes to guide you through a comprehensive cessation program. This service is available 24 hours a day. Students and employees (and their family members) may register confidentially by sending an e-mail to quitnow@wellnessindiana.org. You will receive instructions on how to get started.

Web Coach & Text2Quit

These user-friendly features are designed to give you the support needed throughout the quitting process. Web Coach and Text2Quit will empower you to take control of your tobacco addiction and successfully quit for life. Enroll online or call toll-free at 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).