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.

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 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).