Alternative to Biometric Health Screening Available June 1
An alternative way to complete the Wellness Initiatives biometric health screening is available again this year for MCPS employees.
Due to COVID-19, Well Aware has been unable to hold onsite biometric health screenings. For that reason, beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021, MCPS employees will be able to register for and complete Biometrics Incentive Alternative 2022 Benefit Year training on Professional Development Online (PDO) (course #90270), in lieu of a biometric health screening. Employees who complete the training by Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, will pay 1 percent less of their health insurance costs in 2022.
Employees who are able to complete a yearly physical with their doctor (or at a MinuteClinic for CareFirst members) also have until Oct. 8 to complete the physical and receive the premium discount.
The Wellness Initiatives program provides employees covered by an MCPS-provided medical insurance plan with incentives to reduce 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 8, 2021. See your doctor for an annual physical (or, if you are a CareFirst member, have your physical at a CVS MinuteClinic), OR register for and complete the Biometrics Incentive Alternative If you do, you will pay 1 percent less of your health insurance costs in 2022.
- Completing the health risk assessment on your medical plan’s website by October 8, 2021 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 webpage to consent to your participation in the program. Without your consent, your information will not be reported.
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