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Are you not yet eligible for Medicare and covered by an MCPS-provided medical insurance plan through CareFirst, or Kaiser Permanente? If so, you can learn more about your health and reduce your contributions to your health insurance with the Wellness Initiatives program. To take full advantage of these rate reductions, complete a biometric health screening and a health risk assessment yearly.
If you are a new retiree and are not eligible for Medicare, you must complete a biometric health screening and a health risk assessment as a retiree to receive the incentives and reduce your contribution to the cost of your retiree health insurance. Any incentive credited while you were an active employee covered by an employee medical plan WILL NOT carry over to your retiree health plan.
Need more information about the Wellness Initiatives program? Read the Frequently Asked Questions.
Complete a biometric health screening of your blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index, and cholesterol between October 12, 2020 and October 8, 2021—and again each year by the announced deadline. If you do, MCPS will pay 1 percent more of the total cost of your health insurance (medical, prescription, dental, and vision) in 2022—reducing your contribution by 1 percent.* You do not need to meet any medical standards to earn the incentive. Enrolled in a two-party or family medical plan? Only you—the medical-plan subscriber—need to complete a screening to earn the incentive. Maintain the rate reduction by completing a biometric health screening each year within the announced time frame.
In addition to a biometric health screening, you can save another 1 percent of the total cost of your health insurance by completing your medical insurance plan's online health risk assessment between October 12, 2020 and October 8, 2021—and again each year by the announced deadline.* For two-party and family plans, only the MCPS subscriber needs to complete an assessment to earn the incentive.
*If you are covered by a prescription, dental, and/or vision plan, but do not carry medical insurance through MCPS, you may complete a biometric health screening, but will NOT be eligible for the 1 percent reduction. You will NOT be able to complete a health risk assessment, however, since they are offered only through the medical plans.