Wellness Initiatives: Alternative to Biometric Health Screening Available with December 18, 2020, Deadline
An alternative way to complete the Wellness Initiatives biometric health screening—with an extended deadline—is available for MCPS employees.
Due to COVID-19, Well Aware was unable to hold onsite biometric health screenings for much of 2020. For that reason, MCPS employees who missed the October 9, 2020, biometric health screening deadline may register for and complete Wellness Initiatives: Biometrics Credit Alternative 2021 Benefit Year training* (course number 89555) on Professional Development Online (PDO). Employees who complete the training by December 18, 2020, will pay 1 percent less of their health insurance costs in 2021.
Employees who were able to complete their yearly physical with their doctor or at a MinuteClinic (for CareFirst members) by October 9, 2020, do not need to take the training. They have earned the 1 percent discount provided they had their doctors complete and submit any necessary forms (CareFirst) and consented online to participate in the Wellness Initiatives program (Kaiser). Note: The deadline extension applies to the PDO training only.
The Wellness Initiatives program provides employees covered by an MCPS-provided medical insurance plan with incentives to reduce their health insurance costs. Be sure to take advantage of the rate reductions every year by following the steps on the Wellness Initiatives for Employees web page.
*Be sure to use the Chrome web browser for this training.