Get Screened; Save 1 Percent on Cost of Health Insurance
Have you completed your biometric health screening and health risk assessment? If not, you could miss your chance to save on your health insurance.
If you are covered by an MCPS-provided medical insurance plan through CareFirst, Cigna or Kaiser Permanente, you can reduce your contributions to your health insurance in 2016 and beyond by participating each year in the Wellness Initiatives program. Complete a biometric health screening by October 9, 2015, and MCPS will pay 1 percent more of the total cost of your health insurance (medical, prescription, dental and vision)—reducing your contribution by 1 percent. Likewise, if you complete your medical insurance plan’s online health risk assessment by October 9, 2015, you can save another 1 percent on your health insurance.
For complete information—including instructions for completing your biometric health screening and health risk assessment—visit the Wellness Initiatives web page. There, you will find links to the spring 2015 issue of For Your Benefit, which includes detailed information about the program. You also will find Frequently Asked Questions (and answers), a schedule of biometric health screenings sponsored by Well Aware, instructions for accessing your medical plan’s health risk assessment, and links to medical plan web pages.
Don’t miss out—get your biometric health screening and take your health risk assessment by October 9!
Reduce Your Cancer Risk
It seems as if every day brings a new story about what works in reducing your risk of cancer. Eat this or avoid that; take this supplement or try another instead. It is confusing. Come and get information you can trust—the real scoop based on credible cancer prevention research. Seminars are being held:
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Randolph Bus Depot
1800 Randolph Road, Silver Spring
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Bethesda Bus Depot
10901 Westlake Dr., Rockville
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Register for the seminar or webinar by emailing Well Aware with the date and time you plan to attend. If you register for the webinar, you will receive a link in your Outlook email as well as an Outlook calendar reminder.
Spread the word with this Reduce Your Cancer Risk flyer.
Don’t Miss the October Wellness Newsletter Coming Out Friday, Oct. 2
The latest issue of Well Aware e-News will introduce us to a speech pathologist with the Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program who is dedicated to the children she serves and to helping MCPS staff live a whole and balanced life through yoga. Also, learn about this month’s seminar/webinar where you will hear helpful information on cancer prevention; National Eating Healthy Day; the benefit of an early detection plan for cancer; a partnership that offers free, weekly exercise classes online, and a race at your pace.