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Quit for Good is a free, course-based tobacco cessation program offered to all MCPS employees, retirees, and their spouses regardless of medical plan membership. The program consists of once-a-week classes led by a nurse practitioner with assistance from Kaiser Permanente clinicians and health experts. Discussions focus on the skills necessary to successfully live tobacco-free. Learn more about the topics covered during classes.
By enrolling in and completing the Quit for Good program, employees, retirees, and their spouses can avoid paying a tobacco-user surcharge to the total cost of their MCPS-provided health insurance. To qualify, employees, retirees, and/or their spouses must sign up and attend each Quit for Good class in its entirety.
MCPS will waive the tobacco-user surcharge for the following calendar year if the program is completed between September and December of each year. If the program is completed between January and May of any year, MCPS will waive the tobacco-user surcharge and refund any surcharge paid during that year.
Well Aware is offering additional opportunities to take the class. Completing one of the classes below will waive the tobacco surcharge during the 2020 benefit year.
Beginning Monday, August 19, 2019, from 4:30–5:30 p.m.45 W. Gude Drive Rockville MD Cafe 45
Beginning Friday, September 20, 2019, from 10:00–11:00 a.m.Clarksburg Bus Depot
Beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Shady Grove Bus Depot
Beginning Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 10:00- 11:00 a.m.West Farm Bus Depot
Beginning Monday, October 28, 2019, from 4:30–5:30 p.m.45 W. Gude Drive Rockville MD Cafe 45
Register now! To participate, you must be among the first 25 employees to register for a particular class by e-mailing Well Aware.
Can't participate in these sessions? Sessions are ongoing, and future sessions are planned based on employee interest. If you are unable to participate in this session, but would like to participate in the future, simply e-mail Well Aware to express your interest.