Wellness Initiatives: An Alternative to Biometric Health Screening Available
An alternative way to complete the Wellness Initiatives biometric health screening is available again this year for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) employees who wish to reduce their 2023 health insurance premiums.
MCPS employees are able to register for and complete Biometrics Incentive Alternative 2023 Benefit Year training (course number 90899) on Professional Development Online (PDO), in lieu of a biometric health screening. Employees who complete the training by October 7, 2022, will pay 1 percent less of the total cost of their 2023 health insurance.
Employees who are able to complete their yearly physical with their doctor (or at a MinuteClinic for CareFirst members) also have until Friday, October 7, 2022, to complete the physical and receive the discount.
The Wellness Initiatives program provides employees covered by an MCPS-provided medical insurance plan with incentives to reduce their health insurance costs. By completing steps 1 and 2 below, your contribution to your health insurance will be reduced by 2 percent. Be sure to take advantage of the rate reductions by—
- Completing a biometric health screening OR its alternative by October 7, 2022. See your doctor for an annual physical (or, if you are a CareFirst member, have your physical at a CVS Minute Clinic), OR register for and complete the Biometrics Incentive Alternative If you do, you will pay 1 percent less of your health insurance costs in 2023.
- Completing the health risk assessment on your medical plan’s website by October 7, 2022, to pay 1 percent less of your health insurance costs. This is the Real Age Test for CareFirst, and the Total Health Assessment for Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser Permanente and CareFirst members: Be sure to log in to your medical plan’s web page to consent to your participation in the program. Without your consent, your information will not be reported.
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