Starting January 1, 2019, employees who are insured through PCS medical can earn either $200 or $300 for participating in approved wellness activities. Employees who have Employee or Employee + Children coverage must complete 5 wellness activities to earn $200. Employees who have Employee + Spouse, Employee + Family, or 2 Board Family coverage must complete 8 wellness activities to earn $300. Activities must be completed between January 1 and December 31 of the same calendar year. Activities can be completed by employees or their covered spouse- activities done by covered children will not count towards this wellness credit. Incentive will be paid out at the beginning of 2020 for activities done in 2019.
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Wellness screenings will be completed by Quest either on-site or at the Quest Patient Service Centers. To register for a wellness screening, visit My.QuestForHealth.com. Enter the below registration key under 'Create Account.' All PCS employees must create a new account starting in 2019 even if they have an existing account for lab work. Follow the instructions to confirm eligibility and create your account. You will use this account to schedule a wellness screening at an on-site event or at a Quest Patient Service Center. Employees insured through PCS can participate and earn 1 credit towards the Aetna Health Promise Incentive.
Screenings will measure blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar via finger stick (on-site screening) or venous blood draw (Quest Patient Service Center).
Employees who complete the wellness screening through Quest will earn access to Peerfit. Peerfit is national network of gyms and wellness studios (yoga, kickboxing, boot camp, etc.). PCS will provide 16 credits per month for up to 6 months to those who complete the wellness screening. Employees can use these credits to reserve and attend fitness classes (ex: yoga, kickboxing, cardio, etc). Credits will reset first of every month.
Employees will have access to their account after the initial 6 month period. They can enter credit card information to purchase additional classes at a discount rate.
Employees will receive an email about 1 month after screening with directions how to register.
The Simple Steps Health Assessment is a health questionnaire provide by Aetna. Login to the secure Aetna member website- www.aetna.com and under ‘Stay Healthy’ click 'Complete your Assessment.’ Additional resources and online coaching will be provided based on the results of the health assessment.
Powered by Virgin Pulse, Aetna Get Active is a quarterly team-based step challenge. All employees can participate regardless of insurance coverage and can invite family or friends to participate in these challenges. Employees who participate in a team challenge are eligible for a biweekly gift card drawing. Top teams will be rewarded.
Earn 1 credit towards the Aetna Health Promise Incentive ($) by joining Metabolic Health in SMALL BYTES (online) in March!
Metabolic Health in Small Bytes is a 20 session online class, facilitated by a live instructor where you will learn nutrition, exercise and mind-body practices created through a collaborative effort with Duke Diet & Fitness, Duke Integrative Medicine and eMindful. This class goes beyond the standard approach that focuses solely on the physiological aspect (calories in/ calories out) by using a holistic approach (mental, emotional and physiological). This class will help you learn how to reduce your metabolic syndrome risk factors.
This program has shown positive results in a recent study demonstrating its effectiveness on managing stress, reducing binge eating and more!
All you need is one hour for each session. The program lasts for 20 sessions, delivered weekly or biweekly.
During the spring and fall semester Aetna will host a 4 week digital mindfulness program. Each week participants have access to a set of digital resources related to a different mindfulness theme. Resources include mindfulness practices, practical work tips, curated articles, and more. The goals of this challenge are to reduce elevated stress levels, reduce burnout, improve engagement and emphasize well-being.
Early risk identification, prevention and education can help families have healthy, full-term babies. The Aetna Maternity Program provides members with access to Aetna Maternity nurses and other resources during their pregnancy and after delivery. Members who begin the Aetna Maternity Program within the first 16 weeks of pregnancy will be eligible for 1 wellness credit, $50 gift card, and a Mayo Clinic Healthy Pregnancy book.
PCS employees and spouses who are current tobacco users can earn a wellness credit by completing a Tobacco Journey and/or completing an AHEC community session.
If an employee identifies as a tobacco user on their Simple Steps Health Assessment, a tobacco Journey will be suggested for them. Members who complete the tobacco Journey will receive a 1 credit towards their Wellness Credit
Employees or spouses who are current tobacco users are eligible for FREE multi-session AHEC Classes. Visit pcsb.org/wellness for a complete list of Multi-session Classes through AHEC. Employees must attend at least 4 out of the 6 multi-session classes. The two hour single-session classes will not count towards a wellness credit.
Benefit eligible employees can earn $150 for completing either a tobacco journey and/or the AHEC multi-session classes and remaining tobacco free for 6 months. For more information about this program, please call 727-588-6151.
Together with the YMCA, PCS is offering programs to their employees. These programs include a blood pressure program and a diabetes prevention program.
4 month program open to all PCS Employees and spouses with PCS medical insurance. The YMCA's Blood Pressure Program helps participants reduce or manage their BP, increase awareness of triggers that may elevate BP, and learn the importance of nutrition and exercise. Blood Pressure Program information.
Take control of your health and your life. Learn how to eat healthier, increase your activity and lose weight. PCS will provide benefit eligible employees this program for free (over a $429 value!). During the Diabetes Prevention Program, members will work with the YMCA's Lifestyle Coach to lower risk factors of diabetes. Diabetes Prevention Program information.
Questions about YMCA programs? Call Dawn Handley at 727-588-6151.
Members of the Diabetes CARE Program will receive 1 credit towards their wellness credit and receive diabetes supplies at a zero co-pay as long as requirements are met. To enter in the program call 727-588-6137.
Visit the Diabetes CARE Page for more information and requirements of the program.
Employees and spouses insured through PCS can receive 1 wellness credit for each of the following preventative screenings. Talk with your primary care physician to see if you are eligible for these screenings. All of the listed preventative screenings are covered at 100% by Aetna.