2014 All New Wellness Program
The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) is excited to announce the addition of our new wellness partner, Healthways, to provide members and covered spouses with the all new Be Well SHBP well-being program. Be Well SHBP (available through the new wellness portal, www.BeWellSHBP.com), offers a holistic approach to your personal well-being. By providing some of the most effective health resources and coaching services available, you and your covered spouse will be empowered to achieve your personal or family wellness goals and pursue a longer, healthier, and more fulfilled life.
SHBP non-Medicare Advantage (MA) plan members and covered spouses can each earn up to $480 in Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) account dollars just for participating and engaging in healthy activities – that is a family total of up to $960. HRA dollars can be used for eligible health care expenses. Any unused HRA dollars will roll over to the next Plan Year if you keep HRA coverage. For detailed information about the HRA plans, review the SHBP Decision Guide linked here. The new 2014 action-based incentive dollars will be earned and deposited in the member’s HRA account monthly as the healthy action is completed.
2014 HRA Incentives*
To earn these HRA incentive dollars, complete the following actions between January and December 2014:
1. Assess your health.
Complete your Healthways Well-Being Assessment® (WBA), a confidential, online questionnaire that will take about 20 minutes. Please note: the Well-Being Assessment must be completed before HRA dollars can be earned.
2. Know your numbers.
Complete a biometric screening and submit your results (body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose). The biometric screening must be completed at an SHBP-sponsored screening event or by your physician or other providers (identified by SHBP in published materials) and your results submitted appropriately. By completing both actions, “Assess your health” and “Know your numbers,” HRA plan members and covered spouses can each earn up to $240 for your HRA account. Please note: the Well-Being Assessment must be completed before HRA dollars can be earned.
3. Take action.
It’s your choice! Complete the coaching pathway, online pathway, or a combination of both. By completing the healthy actions outlined in “Take action,” HRA plan members and covered spouses can each earn up to $240 for your HRA account. Please note: the Well-Being Assessment must be completed before HRA dollars can be earned.
- Create your Well-Being Plan.
- Actively engage in phone coaching.
- Create your Well-Being Plan.
- Record 5 online well-being activities using the same tracker within 4 consecutive weeks and earn $40 for your HRA account. You can earn these HRA dollars ($40) up to 6 times. Sample activities: track exercise five times, record daily steps five times, track food five times and earn $40 HRA dollars for your account.
The total 2014 incentive dollars earned by completing the above steps may be up to a maximum of $480 for each member and spouse, if covered. That is up to $960 total HRA incentive dollars for the member and covered spouse.
For more information or to get started today, visit www.BeWellSHBP.com
2014 HRA Incentive Dollars*
In addition to the HRA base amount deposited into your HRA account for 2014, members and/or spouses (if covered) who met the 2013 Wellness Requirements (in any of the 2013 Wellness or Standard options) will each have $240 credited to the member’s HRA account on January 1, 2014. In addition, HRA dollars can be earned by members and covered spouses by successfully completing the three wellness actions outlined above (Assess your health, Know your numbers, and Take action.)
Any unused dollars in your 2013 HRA account under Cigna or United Healthcare will rollover into your 2014 HRA account. HRA dollars remaining from 2013 will rollover by April 2014. This allows 2013 HRA dollars to be used to pay your out-of-pocket expenses for 2013 claims filed no later than January 1, 2014.
2014 Wellness Appeals
You or your covered spouse may appeal the total 2014 Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) dollars applied if the HRA dollars are less than what you believe should have been awarded to you or your spouse beginning January 1, 2014. Click here for the process for submitting these appeals.
2013 Wellness Appeals
If you or your covered spouse’s initial 2013 Wellness Appeal was denied, and you disagree with this decision, you may appeal this decision to SHBP beginning September 9, 2013 through January 31, 2014. Click here for the process for submitting these appeals.
*The 2014 incentives do not apply to the Medicare Advantage Plan Options.