2018 Wellness Program Update; No Biometric Screening July 15 Deadline
As a reminder, the Partnership PPO went away in 2017 and was replaced with the Premier PPO. There is no Partnership Promise in 2018. So there is no July 15 deadline for the biometric screening.
The prolonged litigation affecting the wellness program has ended. However, because of the time it takes to complete the contract award process and implement the contract, we will be unable to operate a wellness program in 2018. The Insurance Committees approved canceling the wellness program for 2018 at their May 24th meeting.
What that means for members is that we will not have any wellness services in 2018. This includes the cash incentive that state and higher education members could earn for completing wellness activities. As soon as we have a target start date for the 2019 program, we will share that information.