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Benefit Resources

 KCS EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONTACT INFORMATION

 
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
800.558.6213
www.bcbst.com/members/tn_state
 
Cigna Health
800.997.1617
 
Delta Dental
(615) 255.3175
 
MetLife - DPPO
855.700.8001
 
Cigna Dental - Prepaid
800.997.1617
 
CVS/caremark
877.522.TNRX (8679)
 
EyeMed Vision Care
855.779.5046
 
Optum - Employee Assistance Program
855.HERE4TN (855.437.3486)
 
 
  
 
FSA - Flores 24/7
800.532.3327
 
 
 
For additional information, please login to the KCS Employee Intranet - Employee Benefits. 

KCS Employee Wellness

The KCS Healthy Habits program is Kingsport City Schools commitment to creating a supportive culture of health and wellness for employees through comprehensive benefits and wellness programs in partnership with our Human Resources, Coordinated School Health and Health Services departments. All employees have access to nutrition and exercise information, fitness classes and workshops, personal health coaching and smoking cessation programs.
 
  • Biometric Health Screenings
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Diabetes Health
  • Events and Challenges
  • Fitness Centers/Classes/Workshops
  • Health Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Seasonal Flu Shots Schedule
  • Stress Management Workshop
  • Quit Smoking
 

Employee health affects more than just medical costs. A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. Did you know that between 70 to 90 percent of health care spending is caused by preventable, modifiable health risks? Unhealthy lifestyle choices often lead to chronic diseases, costing businesses more than one trillion dollars in lost productivity alone. 

The essence of the KCS Healthy Habits program is to encourage our employees to take preventive measures to avert the onset or worsening of an illness or disease and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Wellness Resources

 fitness & recreation

 

nutrition

 

other wellness resources

 

online diabetes resources

 

KCS HEALTH SERVICES: SCHOOL NURSES

Did you know that our School Nurses do more than take care of our students? In fact, they treat staff just as much as our students. 

  • Staff sickness, injuries, blood pressure checks, medication questions, questions about their spouses, children and grandparents.
  • Questions can be health related or about medications or lab work.
  • Assist employees with diabetes regarding questions, blood sugars, diet.
  • Medication, Epi pen and Auvi Q training. 
  • Educate staff on emergency medical situations and how to react.
  • Share information with staff on AED’s.  
  • Assist with emergency drills with Kingsport police and KCS employees; participating in all emergency drills at school.
  • The first responder to all staff related emergencies  and perform CPR and/or Heimlich maneuver If needed.
  • Responsible for determining if a staff members needs to seek medical attention elsewhere or if EMS needs to be called.
  • Help pregnant staff for questions or monitoring.
  • Provide a sharps box for those giving themselves injections.  In addition, I educate on diabetes.
  • Provide contact information for healthcare providers and services to the staff; make staff referrals to specific providers
  • Provide contact information for community resources that staff need.
  • Translate lab results or med reports that they bring in from their provider.
  • Facilitate nurse practitioner visits for staff
  • Take staff phone calls, text messages after school hours, offering clinical advice
 

Some school nurses even facilitate a Weight Loss Challenge each year for staff members. There are typically 12-16 participants and the challenge involves a cash award for the person who loses most percentage of body weight.  The nurse facilitates the challenge by keeping track of weights and providing information regarding resources for BMI, diet comparisons, etc.

Contact Us!
 
Kingsport City Schools
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200
Kingsport, TN 37660
 
Ph: (423) 378.2100
Fax: (423) 378.2114
 
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Insurance & Benefits
Human Resources
Ph: (423) 378.2108
 
Health & Wellness
Coordinated School Health
Ph: (423) 378.2147
 
Health & Nursing
Student Health Services 
Ph: (423) 378.2110
 
Nutrition
School Nutrition Services
Ph: (423) 378.2106
 
Benefits & Wellness Webpage
Communications
Ph: (423) 378.2123