Get your Biometric Screening Done in April… Better Health, Guaranteed!

As you know our exit from the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) and the establishment of a stand-alone GWCCA health plan has resulted in substantially lower health insurance costs for all participating employees. During open enrollment we decided that all employees would benefit from this change with significantly lower deductions. No employee was charged differently based upon their participation or lack of participation in the wellness programs as previously provided under the SHBP.

In order to sustain these lower health care costs, this year we will be partnering with Cigna and participating in the Better Health Guaranteed Program.  The program commits to shifting a targeted percentage of Authority employees from a high/medium health risk status to a medium/low health risk status within twelve months.

If Cigna, in working with us, is unable to fully achieve the health improvement target, they will invest $1,100 in health services for each employee in the targeted group that they were unable to shift to a lower health risk category.

To get us started, you are asked to participate in our wellness activities. These activities will include an on-line Health Risk Assessment (HRA) and a Biometric screening. All information from your HRA and biometric screenings are collected by an outside firm and at no time does the GWCCA have access to your responses.

Participation in these events will help keep our insurance plan cost lower for everyone!  Employees who choose not to participate in both the HRA and Biometric screening may see an increase in  health care cost in 2014.  We strongly urge everyone to participate!

Biometric Screenings will include checking your blood pressure, height and weight measurements and a finger stick to check cholesterol and blood glucose levels. You will not need to fast to have this test.  Representative will be available at these times:

Site

Date

Screening Time

GWCC

4/17/13

8am – Noon

GWCC

4/18/13

Noon – 4pm

Georgia Dome

4/17/13

8am -Noon

Georgia Dome

4/18/13

2pm – 6pm

 COP

4/19/13

8am-Noon