The Annual Wellness Pledge Program, designed to heighten the level of awareness of your preventive care health routine, now enters its second year. The program offers eligible* employees the opportunity to act on four wellness pledges in 2015 in exchange for four paycheck credits in 2016. The pledges in 2015 are the same as in 2014 with one exception: the Wellness Video Pledge has been eliminated and will be replaced by a brand new pledge in March. More on the new pledge in just a few weeks.
Pledges Available for Action Now
As in 2014, you will once again have to complete an online Health Assessment (HA) on myuhc.com to collect any paycheck credits in 2016. Keep in mind that six months must pass before you are able to submit the HA. This passage of time between your HAs is put in place to accurately gauge your health routine and patterns.
Choose Three More
What better time than now to schedule your annual health appointments. Those appointments may, or may not, lead to additional screenings. Act on three of the below (+ the HA) before October 31 and you will receive the maximum amount of paycheck credits ($1,040) in 2016. If you complete one or two in November or December, those one or two credits will be delayed in 2016.
- Physician Wellness Pledge: Your annual physical
- Dental Exam Pledge: Exam and/or cleaning
- Vision Exam Pledge: Eye exam by a licensed provider
- Breast Cancer Screening Pledge: Mammogram
- Skin Cancer Screening Pledge: Full body skin check
- Colorectal Cancer Screening Pledge: Colonoscopy
- Cervical Cancer Screening Pledge: Pap Smear
- Health Assessment for a Covered Spouse Pledge: A covered spouse has the option to submit
- Financial Wellness Video Pledge: This pledge will be introduced in March
How'd We Do?
Not all the numbers are in yet, but here's some great stats on the pledges in 2014:
- 15,403 completed the HA
- 14,447 visited with their primary care physician in 2014
- 11,922 had a dental exam
- 9,406 completed a vision exam
- 5,056 had a mammogram
- 4,287 visited with a dermatologist
- 1,921 opted to have a colonoscopy under the advice of their doctor
- 8,433 visited with their OB/GYN and had a Pap test for cervical cancer
- 2,115 had a covered spouse fill out the HA
- 18, 851 viewed the Wellness Video
- That's 91,841 preventive care actions in 2014 - Bravo!!!
*You are eligible to participate in this voluntary program if you enrolled in the 2015 benefit plans administered through North Shore-LIJ. Union nurses from Lenox Hill Hospital and MEETH also had the option to choose the North Shore-LIJ plans. To receive paycheck credits in 2016 you must also enroll in the benefit plans in 2016.