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In 2018, all wellness program activities will be voluntary. The voluntary wellness rewards program for state and higher education employees, and the voluntary wellness program for local education, local government and retirees are different.

The details of the 2018 wellness program are still being finalized. More information will be posted on this webpage as it becomes available.

State and Higher Education Employees and Spouses

State and higher education members and enrolled spouses in any plan can get cash rewards for participating in the voluntary wellness program. You can get money deposited through payroll* by completing certain activities and programs.

Here’s how it works:

Regardless of the health plan you choose, members and enrolled spouses will have a variety of activities to choose from. Note that some activities have eligibility requirements.

Each activity will have a dollar amount associated with that activity along with participation criteria (i.e., complete activity or complete a certain number of activities).

Here is a sample list of the activities/programs:

-Health risk assessment (online questionnaire)
-Biometric screening
-Tobacco cessation program
-Wellness counseling (diet, stress, exercise, etc.)
-Disease management program
-Case management
-Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
-Wellness challenges

There will also be educational tools and other online wellness resources to help members track their results and progress.

All eligible members and spouses will receive more information on how participants qualify for cash rewards in the mail from the wellness vendor.

*Members must be in a positive pay status to receive an incentive. The cash incentive for both the employee and eligible spouse will be deposited directly into the member’s paycheck and will be taxed.

Local Education and Local Government Employees, Retirees and Spouses

Two voluntary wellness programs will be offered to enrolled local education and local government employees, retirees and spouses. Note: members must meet certain criteria to qualify for these programs:

-Disease management: For members with chronic diseases that include asthma, diabetes, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Members will have access to this program to better manage a chronic condition.
-Diabetes Prevention Program: Classes for those who are pre-diabetic. Members must pre-qualify for this program.

More information about who is eligible and how to access these two programs will be shared in 2018.

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Preventive Care

And don’t forget — with your health plan you won’t pay anything for eligible preventive care – it’s covered at 100% as long as you use an in-network provider. Members are encouraged to get age appropriate preventive services, which could include:

Talk to your doctor to find out what screenings and tests are right for you.

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IMPORTANT PRIVACY NOTICE: The State Group Insurance Program is prohibited from giving your protected health information to your employer or any person or entity not authorized by law. Personal health information is protected under federal and state law and is released to State Group Insurance Program business partners in order to assist members with managing their health care needs, health plan operations and as authorized by law. As required by federal law, the State Group Insurance Program has agreements with our business partners that protect personal health information. More details about the privacy of protected health information under federal law are available at hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/.