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.
*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.