Benefits Administration

Wellness Program

Everyday Well-Being

Work-Life Balance Basics

  • Get enough sleep: adults are recommended to get 7-9 hours of sleep
  • Reduce stress: make sure to speak to your supervisor if your workload becomes unmanageable or Employee Services if you would like to request an accommodation. Most importantly, leave work at work.
  • Make time for self-care: allocating time in your day to explore things that you enjoy or need is extremely important for your overall well-being. If you do not have downtime every day, make a list of things you hope to complete or accomplish in the short-run, so you do not forget about them.

Work/Life Solutions by GuidanceResources

What is the Work/Life Solutions Program?

Work/Life Solutions Program by GuidanceResources pamphlet

Employee assistance programs offer in-person and over-the-phone counseling services, training, and have resources to help employees deal with all kinds of stressful issues such as parenting, relationships, deaths, and conflicts at work. This benefit is at no cost to the employee.

Well on Target

Well onTarget offers stress management and lifestyle coaching in addition to its health courses.

Well onTarget is a health and wellness resource provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas through your Blue Access for Members (BAM) account. Log into BAM and click Well on Target under the quick links to find the alternate HA, self-instructed courses on a variety of wellness topics such as stress, nutrition, and improving your sleep. Work with a wellness coach, or earn Blue Points for completing healthy activities.

Blue Care Connection

Blue Care Connection further supports members in reducing their risk factors for metabolic syndrome (glucose intolerance, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity). Contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield to learn more.

Tobacco Cessation Products and Services

Tobacco cessation products and services are provided by both MyEvive and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas at no cost to an employee enrolled in a Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plan.
See the Tobacco User Health Premium Changes for further information about insurance premiums.

Tobacco-free Campus

For the health and wellness of our students and employees, Texas A&M University - Kingsville has created a clear policy on the limitations of tobacco products on-campus. Please read the policy below and direct any questions to the appropriate office listed at the bottom of the policy. 

Tobacco-Free Environment


Ovia Health is a maternity and family benefits solution to help navigate fertility, pregnancy, and parenting. As an employee or retiree enrolled in the A&M Care, J, or 65 Plus plan, you have access to all three Ovia products to support you through your parenthood journey. The Ovia programs are app-based and include real-time, personalized guidance with educational articles and videos, health tips, in-app coaching, and more.

2nd MD

Get a second opinion from a nationally known, board-certified specialist through 2nd MD when facing a new diagnosis or possible surgery, or if you suffer from a chronic condition that has been diagnosed with minimal success in treatment. Call 1-866-841-2575 to schedule a consultation.

Medical Second Opinions

Available to employees, retirees, and their enrolled dependents on the A&M Care, 65Plus, and J plans, 2nd.MD offers medical second opinions with world-renowned specialists via video or phone conference in about 3 days at no cost to you.

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Tips to Quit

You can quit using tobacco. Research has shown that following these steps gives you the best chance of quitting and staying tobacco-free.

Quitting Benefits

Think of all the reasons you have to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Do they revolve around your health? Your financial situation? Your social life or family ties.

Health Benefits

  • Lower risk of lung, mouth and other types of cancer.
  • Reduced risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Coronary heart disease risk is substantially reduced within one to two years of quitting.
  • Reduced respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. The rate of decline in lung function is slower among persons who quit smoking.
  • Reduced risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
  • Reduced risk of infertility in women during their reproductive years. Women who stop smoking during pregnancy also reduce their risk of having a baby with low birth weight.
  • Increase the effectiveness of medications you may be taking.

Physical Benefits

  • Feel better.
  • Look better with whiter teeth and fewer wrinkles.
  • Perform better at exercise and daily activities.
  • Improve your sense of smell and taste.
  • Add years to your life.
  • Increase the effectiveness of medications you may be taking.

Psychological Benefits

  • Increase your chances of quitting other addictions, such as drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Improve your mood and reduce anxiety symptoms.

Financial Benefits

  • Save money normally spent on cigarettes or dip.
  • Save on healthcare and insurance costs in the long run.

 Social Benefits

  • Better-smelling clothes, car, house and breath, make you more attractive to others.
  • Reclaim your time at work or in social settings when you would normally step out for a smoke or dip break.
  • Stop worrying about tobacco’s impact on your health.
  • Look better and gain confidence when tackling challenges. Cigarettes can be used as an unnecessary social crutch.

Benefits to Family and Loved Ones

  • Set a better, healthier example for your children and other loved ones.
  • Eliminate the harm and irritation caused by secondhand smoke.
  • Improve your chances of having healthier babies.
  • Live longer and enjoy your life more.

The following products are covered under the A&M Care plans at no cost, with a prescription.
  • Nicotrol NS (nasal spray)        90-day supply in a 365-day period
  • Nicotrol Inhaler                      90-day supply in a 365-day period
  • Zyban                                   90-day supply in a 365-day period
  • Nicorette Gum/Lozenge          90-day supply in a 365-day period
  • Nicotine Patches                    90-day supply in a 365-day period
  • Chantix                                 180-day supply in a 720-day period


You may also access smoking cessation resources through BlueCross BlueShield “Well on Target” or the   Work/Life Solutions  program.

To access BlueCross BlueShield Well on Target:

  • Go to and log in as a member
  • Click on the Well on Target link
  • Once you are at your “Dashboard” click on the blue Start button to begin your Health Assessment
  • Complete the Health Assessment, including your tobacco habits
  • There is an “on my time” course for quitting tobacco. It contains:
    • Goal-setting tool
    • Tracking tool
    • Information to help you quit including a success story, medications, and how to keep up the good work