New year, new you with new wellness resources for 2019posted by Brent Brown on January 3, 2019
Get started on your 2019 wellness goals and earning a discount on 2020 health premiums by taking advantage of the numerous resources offered through ActiveHealth, a new state wellness partner.
Personalized health coaching and more are available to all adult health plan members and covered spouses RIGHT NOW! ActiveHealth helps encourage and enable healthy lifestyles by providing digital, telephonic and onsite health coaching.
Three dedicated health coaches will travel throughout the state to work with employees and agency-based Wellness Champions at their work locations. ActiveHealth will also facilitate biometric screenings and health risk assessments.
It pays – literally – to complete those screenings.
Complete a health risk assessment through ActiveHealth (it only takes about 10 minutes), and you will earn a $50 electronic gift card! Getting a biometric screening in 2019 will get you a $100 electronic gift card. There you have it: two very important health screenings completed, and a cool $150 to put toward a purchase of something you like! E-gift cards can be redeemed beginning Feb. 1.
Beyond that, you and your spouse can earn a healthcare premium discount in 2020 by each doing JUST ONE of the following through ActiveHealth by September 30, 2019:
- Complete four coaching sessions (face-to-face or over the phone). Each session lasts around 30 minutes. For more information, log on to ActiveHealth, then select “Program Info” from the “Actions” menu at the top of the screen. Health Coaching is available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only. Call 1-855-202-4219 to get started with a coach today!
- Reach Level 5 (which is 9,000 hearts) by participating in digital coaching, health education and health goals on the Active Health Platform.
- Record at least 45 minutes of physical activity three days per week by using a synced device. You’ll need to do this for 11 weeks each quarter, for two out of three quarters this year. Qualifying quarters are Jan. – March, April – June, and July – Sept.
- Record 10,000 steps per day for 75 days of a quarter, for two out of three quarters this year. Qualifying quarters are Jan. – March, April – June, and July – Sept.
Remember: In order for ActiveHealth to recognize your steps/physical activity, you must sync a fitness device with your ActiveHealth account. Only activity/steps that occur after you have synced the device are tracked and credited.
Note: spouses covered by a state health plan must also complete one of the above in order for the employee to earn the premium discount.
More details about the premium discount level will be shared as plan options for 2020 are developed.
A wealth of resources are available to all portal users, and you can learn much more about many of the program’s great benefits by attending an ActiveHealth webinar! Click here to register for an upcoming webinar where you can ask questions and interact live with ActiveHealth experts. You can learn how the program can support your own personal well-being, discover ways the onsite health coach can support you and your work place, enter to win a weekly prize drawing and much more.
The webinars run from noon to 12:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday throughout January.
Wellness at work
February will bring the grand opening of a new onsite clinic!
The Government Center Clinic by OurHealth opens Feb. 1, and with this convenient clinic option, you can save time – and paid time off – by visiting the facility for your immediate care needs. Wait times are typically only about five minutes, and primary care visits average between 20 and 40 minutes.
Feel like you’re coming down with something? Don’t wait! Visit the clinic to get the care you need! You’ll save time off and do your colleagues a favor by helping keep them germ free!
You can also use your phone to see a licensed healthcare provider 24/7!
With LiveHealth Online, you can see a board-certified doctor for $49 or less via video by using your smartphone, tablet or webcam-equipped computer. Sign up for free or download the mobile app from your device’s app store.
Help with medical problems, allergies and even mental health concerns is available through LiveHealth Online. Prescriptions may also be sent to your pharmacy of choice, if needed.
A wealth of healthcare options
Wellness should be fun, and with that in mind the new OurHealth portal and Limeade Corporate Wellness App bring campaigns and challenges that are certain to enhance your health journey.
Beginning Feb. 1, ALL state employees and their spouses will be eligible to participate in wellness campaigns and challenges through OurHealth and Limeade Corporate Wellness App! A wide variety of fun activities awaits, and completing them gives you a chance each month to win prizes such as workout equipment or health food-friendly kitchen appliances! The more activities you join, the more chances you have to win monthly prizes, and the more entries you’ll have for the 10 grand prizes awarded at the end of the year.
Find your strength
Another resource available to all State of Indiana employees is Anthem’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
The EAP is a confidential information, support and referral service that offers a variety of tools and resources to boost productivity and help people meet life’s challenges. You can get help with emotional concerns, financial issues, legal concerns, child and adult care and much more!
You can now receive up to eight free sessions with a professional, per issue, per year. Better yet, you can also use LiveHealth Online to utilize the enhanced visits. Each lasts about 45 minutes, and you can even choose the therapist you would like to see.
Another valuable EAP resource is a new program called “mystrength.”
Think of it as a sort of “health club for your mind” that provides personalized and proven online and mobile resources to promote ongoing emotional wellbeing. After all, good mental health is vitally important to overall health.
Go to anthemeap.com to learn more and sign up.
An “all-year’s” resolution
Is a gym membership part of your wellness goals in 2019?
Hoping to save money at the same time?
You’re in luck!
Click here to see a list of all current discount offers at gyms and health clubs throughout the state. In addition, employees who participate in a state health plan can enjoy great gym discounts through Anthem. Find details at anthem.com.
Please direct any and all questions to the SPD Benefits hotline at 317-232-1167 (in Indianapolis) or 1-877-248-0007 (outside Indy), or ActiveHealth at 855-202-4219.
For Active Health mobile tech support, call 1-888-588-8741. Issues with the ActiveHealth app should be directed to this number.