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Wellness

Aetna Health Promise


Get rewarded for your health!

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.

Plan credits and incentive
Plan Employee Only
Employee + Children
Employee + Spouse
Employee + Family
2 Board Family Plan
Number of Credits 5 8
Incentive $200 $300
Employees can view wellness credits earned by logging in to their secure Aetna Member Website: www.aetna.com. Under the ‘Stay Healthy’ tab, click on ‘Incentives’ to view all wellness credits earned.
  • Wellness Screening
    Clinical assessment of key health measures

    Wellness Screening

    Employee
    Credit
    1
    Spouse
    Credit
    0

    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).

    Earn an additional incentive of Peerfit

    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.

  • Simple Steps Health Assessment
    Health questionnaire of lifestyle habits

    Simple Steps Health Assessment

    Employee
    Credit
    1
    Spouse
    Credit
    1

    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.

    Earn an additional $50 or $100

    Earn $50 by completing the Simple Steps Health Assessment and an online wellness Journey. Employees and their spouse insured through PCS can earn $50 each for a total of $100. Steps:
    1. Login to www.aetna.com and complete the Health Assessment.
    2. Members will receive recommendations based on their unique health risk provided in their assessment. Members can then select a Direction and Journey that best meets their healthcare needs and interests.
    3. Once the Journey is completed, Aetna will send the member an email with directions on how to obtain their $50.
  • Aetna Get Active
    Team step challenge program

    Aetna Get Active

    Employee
    Credit
    1*
    Spouse
    Credit
    0

    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.

    To register:

    1. Visit www.join.virginpulse.com/AetnaGetActive
    2. Begin to enter 'Pinellas County Schools' into the search bar and select Pinellas County Schools.
    3. Enter your information to sign up. You must enter in your PCS email using the domain @pcsb.org.
    4. Follow the instructions to complete your account.
    5. You will be able to invite friends and family once your account is created.

    *Employee Credit: 1 max for participating in one team challenge
  • Small Bytes
    Holistic weight management program

    Small Bytes

    Employee
    Credit
    1
    Spouse
    Credit
    1

    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!


    What Participants Learn:

    • The nutrition and exercise approach pioneered by the Duke Diet & Fitness Center
    • The mind-body practices developed at Duke Integrative Medicine for:
      • Managing stress
      • Reducing binge eating
      • Reconnecting the mind and body in determining hunger/ fullness
      • Managing depression
      • Improving sleep quality and reducing insomnia
      • Dealing with difficult emotions

    An hour is all it takes

    All you need is one hour for each session. The program lasts for 20 sessions, delivered weekly or biweekly.

    Interested? Here’s how to sign up:

    • Click on the following link - pcsb.emindful.com
    • Click "First Time Here?"
    • You will be asked to enter a unique ID which is your Medical ID W#
    • Enter your email address
    • Enter a password twice (8 characters, 1 upper case letter, 1 lower case letter & 1 number)
    • Enter your first name
    • Enter your last name
    • Enter a display name (this is what others will see in the classroom)
    • Choose your time zone (Eastern Standard Time or EST)
    • Answer the email question
    • Accept Privacy Policy & Terms of Service
    • Click "Continue"
    • On the next screen, click on “Live Classes” at the top
    • Then click on Mindful Daily or Premium Courses to begin registration

    It’s easy to register, but if you need help, we’re here. Just email support@eMindful.com or call 1-855-211-1536.


    What Metabolic Health in Small Bytes Participants Say:

    • “This has been such an eye-opening experience and I have learned so much that I will continue to use daily in controlling my diet. THANK YOU!!!”
    • “I do not feel lost anymore. I have found myself and have direction and purpose. This program has created a new life-style and now I need to keep on this path. This has been life-changing! I gave up before and my attitude was it was not going to be any better. I have a choice!”
    • “I am ready to take control of my life, make better choices, learning to forgive myself when a bad choice is made, and move on.”
  • Mindfulness Challenge
    4 week challenge to improve overall well-being through mindfulness

    Mindfulness Challenge

    Employee
    Credit
    1
    Spouse
    Credit
    0

    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.

    Spring 2019 Challenge begins: April 1

    Register today!

    1. Visit www.resourcesforliving.com/mindfulness?c=pinellascountyschools.
    2. Fill out the Personal Information.
    3. If you are a PCS employee, please use your PCS email to assist with incentive tracking.
    4. Agree to the terms and conditions and select continue.
    5. Login using the email and password you created.
    6. Complete the Mindfulness Challenge Survey.
    7. Starting April 1, you will have access to weekly tips, activities, meditations, and more!
  • Aetna Maternity
    Resources and consultation for a healthy pregnancy

    Aetna Maternity

    Employee
    Credit
    1
    Spouse
    Credit
    1

    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.

    To enter in this program call 1-800-272-3531 or log in to your member website at www.aetna.com and look under “Stay Healthy.”

  • Tobacco Journey or AHEC Class
    Tobacco cessation resources and courses

    Tobacco Journey or AHEC Class

    Employee
    Credit
    1
    Spouse
    Credit
    1

    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.

    Tobacco Journey

    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

    AHEC Class

    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.

    Additional $150 for Benefit Eligible Employees for Tobacco Program

    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.

  • YMCA Programs
    Blood Pressure and Diabetes Prevention programs

    YMCA Programs

    Employee
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    1
    Spouse
    Credit
    1

    Together with the YMCA, PCS is offering programs to their employees. These programs include a blood pressure program and a diabetes prevention program.

    Blood Pressure 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.

    Diabetes Prevention Program

    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.

  • Diabetes CARE Program
    Diabetes maintenance program – free testing supplies

    Diabetes CARE Program

    Employee
    Credit
    1
    Spouse
    Credit
    1

    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.

  • Preventative Exams
    Annual preventative exams

    Preventative Exams

    Employee
    Credit
    1
    Spouse
    Credit
    1

    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.

    • Annual Physical
    • Annual Women's exam
    • Mammogram
    • Colonoscopy
    • Skin Screening
    • Flu Shot

    For questions about the Aetna Health Promise Incentive, please contact Caleigh Bean, Employee Wellness Coordinator, at beanc@pcsb.org or 727-588-6031.