Vermont Education Health Initiative

  • What is VEHI?

    The Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI) is a non-profit organization that, for more than two decades, has served school districts by offering employee benefit plans responsive to the needs both of employers and of employees and their dependents.  VEHI also provides health insurance benefits to retired teachers and their dependents through the Vermont Teachers' Retirement System.

    Our work has three essential components:

    1.  Making available a range of employee benefit plans, in collaboration with major insurance carriers, that are cost effective, affordable and high-quality;

    2.  Designing and investing in school-based and post-employment wellness programs that give individuals and families the confidence, support and resources they need to lead healthy, productive lives; and

    3.  Keeping school districts, local union Associations, and the Vermont State Teachers’ Retirement System informed about the health insurance market, health care reform initiatives and regulatory compliance obligations under federal and state law.

  • What is VEHI PATH?

    VEHI PATH (Planned Action Toward Health) offers our member school employees and Vermont teacher retirees a plethora of cost-effective, best practice elements to help you live your best lives at home, at work and in your local community.  Are you a member employee?  If so, click here to learn more about all of our outstanding options to help you remain healthy or become a little healthier.  

     

    As a member employee you may:

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    Assess your health by completing our Healthy Life Survey.
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    Converse with a lifestyle coach to find your best thinking around personal health goals.
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    Join our annual 10 week PATH Adventure to improve your fitness, nutritional practices and general wellbeing.
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    Plunge into our eight week skill-based, peer coaching course.
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    Use our online Community to record and track health behavior progress and communicate with others practicing similar behaviors.
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    Partake in approved school wellness events sponsored by your building's wellness leader.
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    Participate in summer challenges focused on family and household health.
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    Brush up on injury and illness prevention knowledge while solving monthly puzzlers.
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    Visit your health care provider annually.  Learn more about what your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol numbers mean.
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    Be physically active with students throughout the year.
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    Participate in the award-winning Better Beginnings program or better manage a chronic or rare physical condition.
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    Obtain confidential, short-term counseling, legal advice and information about life and workplace-related issues.

    To Get Started create your VEHI PATH account.  

    To get started with your commitment to stay healthy this year, visit our website: www.tomypath.com/vehi and click “How to Create Your PATH Account.” Once you have created your account, check out all that we offer. Read our latest blogs.  Earn PATHpoints and qualify for additional rewards at the end of the school year.