Get a Health Screening; Save Money on 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 in 2017.
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 2017 and beyond by participating each year in the Wellness Initiatives program. Complete a biometric health screening by Oct. 7, 2016, 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 7, 2016, 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 answers to frequently asked questions, 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 Oct. 7, 2016.
Well Aware Challenges You to Go for the Gold
It is your turn to train for the Olympic gold!
What makes someone an Olympic champion? Sure, they are strong, fast, and athletic. But more than anything, they are committed to making health and wellness a priority. They schedule time in their day for physical activity, carefully plan out their meals, and prioritize valuable time for stress management and sleep.
In addition, Olympic champions do not give up. When they are challenged with an injury or a problem that diverts them from success, they persevere and get back on track.
You can be a champion, too!
This fall, Well Aware is challenging you to make your health and wellness a priority in the 10-week Go for the Gold fitness challenge! All MCPS staff members are eligible to participate.
Along the way, Well Aware will offer you incentives to keep you motivated. You could win individual prizes, grants to promote wellness at your school or office, as well as recognition for your efforts.
Go for the Gold challenges you to become a champion and prioritize your health. Learn more.