Alternative to Biometric Health Screening Now Available
An alternative way to complete the Wellness Initiatives biometric health screening—with an extended deadline—is now available to MCPS employees.
Due to COVID-19, Well Aware is unable to hold onsite biometric health screenings. For that reason, MCPS employees are now able to register for and complete a Wellness Initiatives: Biometrics Credit Alternative 2021 Benefit Year training on Professional Development Online (PDO), in lieu of a biometric health screening. Employees who complete the training by Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, will pay 1 percent less of their health insurance costs in 2021. Note: please make sure you are using Google Chrome for the training; the site is not supported by Internet Explorer and will not work.
Employees who are able to complete a yearly physical with their doctor or at a MinuteClinic (for CareFirst members) have until Friday, Oct. 9, 2020*, to complete the physical and earn the 1 percent discount. The December 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 health insurance costs. By completing both steps 1 and 2 below, your contribution to your health insurance will be reduced by 2 percent.
- To pay 1 percent less of your health insurance costs, see your doctor for an annual physical or, if you are a CareFirst member, have your physical at a CVS MinuteClinic by October 9, 2020*;
Register and complete the Biometrics Credit Alternative training in PDO by December 18, 2020.
- Complete the health risk assessment on your medical plan’s website by October 9, 2020* 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 members: Be sure to log in to the Kaiser Permanente webpage to consent to your participation in the program. Without your consent, your information will not be reported.
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*extended from the previously announced October 2, 2020 deadline