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Wellness Programs and Information

NRAO Wellness

A resource for staff and their families

Welcome to Wellness!

Wellness is much more than just physical, it is your overall feeling of well-being including peace of mind, healthy relationships and work-life effectiveness.

NRAO supports employee wellness through a variety of benefits, programs, and resources. We are looking for inspiring ideas to boost wellness involvement across the Observatory. Visit our ideas form to submit your suggestions.


The Wellness program is excited to announce a new winter holiday program, "Oh What Fun Healthy Holiday!" This 6 week program will help you stay active through the holiday season by tracking your steps. For more infomration on the program and how to register, please click here.




Wellness Survey Results are now available!

NRAO Ergonomic Self Evaluation Forms





Activate your MyCigna account today! MyCigna allows you to track your health, store personal information, review coverage, keep track of claims and balances, and monitor your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).


Complete your health assessment to identify health risks and get personal information on how to improve your health!

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West Virginia

Astrophytness - New Mexico Wellness


Flu Shots will be held on Friday, October 27th from 8-10 AM in the Auditorium. Click here to sign up!

Yoga Class will be held every Wednesday at 11:45 AM in the CV Auditorium.

Spots Available in Cigna's Onsite Workout Class! Thursdays at 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. Please contact Sarah Arnold if interested.




Upcoming Events



Wellness Reimbursements

Associated Universities will reimburse employees $150 on a "rolling 12-month basis" for eligible wellness expenses. These expenses include:

  • Gym memberships- ACAC Corporate Membership; UVA Membership; NMT Membership
  • YMCA memberships
  • Weight Watchers/Jenny Craig etc. dues
  • Activities such as races, registration fees, and training classes are eligible for reimbursements. Please see HR for reimbursement qualifications.

Memberships for spouses or dependents are NOT eligible for this reimbursement.

To receive reimbursement send membership contract and proof of payment to your local HR office. Questions about qualifying expenses should be directed to Denise Merricks in the benefits office.