Taking the [Wellness] Initiative, One Year at a Time
Are you one of the many Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) employees covered by an MCPS-provided medical plan who reduced their 2021 health insurance costs by completing a biometric health screening or alternative biometrics training* and/or online health risk assessment? If so, congratulations! You will see a reduction in the cost of your health insurance next year when compared with the cost you would pay if you had not participated in the Wellness Initiatives program.*
Did you miss the opportunity to take part in Wellness Initiatives for 2021? If so, you can reap the program benefits in 2022. Simply complete a biometric health screening between October 12, 2020, and October 8, 2021, and MCPS will pay an additional 1 percent of the total cost of your health insurance—reducing your contribution by 1 percent—effective January 1, 2022. Likewise, complete your medical insurance plan’s health risk assessment during the same time period and MCPS will pay an additional 1 percent of the total cost of your health insurance, also effective January 1, 2022.
Remember, you must complete a biometric health screening (or alternative biometrics training if available) and a health risk assessment each year within the announced time frame to continue receiving the full rate reductions.
Be sure to review the 2021 Employee Benefit Summary and the Wellness Initiatives for Employees web page so you will be ready to receive the rate reductions in 2022.
*See “Alternative to Biometric Health Screening Available with December 18, 2020, Deadline” in this issue of For Your Benefit.
**Check to see if you have received credit for completing a biometric health screening and/or health risk assessment using these instructions.