Our new partner, ActiveHealth Management will be our wellness vendor to help you achieve your health goals. In December, ActiveHealth Management mailed information about the wellness program and resources along with information about the available cash incentives to current active state and higher education employees and spouses. You can go to http://go.activehealth.com/wellnesstn for more information.
New wellness program available
You can activate your wellness program account and get access to a health assessment, coaching support (online personal or group coaching, or by phone), a weight management program*, biometric screenings*, as well as many other online resources. A web portal and mobile app will allow you to access online wellness resources, interact with your coach and access an incentive center*. Create your online account to see what programs are available.
*Some programs are limited to active state and higher education members.
Just log on to www.myactivehealth.com/wellnesstn to get started. New users, go to the Create An Account link and follow the steps to register. You will need to have your 8-digit Edison ID handy. It can be found on your or your spouse’s Caremark card. You can also download the ActiveHealth app. Search for “ActiveHealth” in your app store.
Active state and higher education employees and spouses: Regardless of the health plan you choose, you will be able to earn cash incentives for completing certain wellness activities. You and your spouse could each earn up to $250 a year by completing certain wellness activities (if eligible). Each participant will be able to earn the maximum $250 per person – that could be up to $500 for the employee and spouse annually!
More information on how state and higher education employees and spouses can qualify and earn cash incentives was mailed to current members in December. Click here to find a copy of this mailer.
Quest Diagnostics is our biometric screening vendor. To set up your online account with Quest, click here. When you set up your Quest account for the first time, you will need the registration key: SOT. Then follow the instructions.
Once you set up your online account, you will have the option to schedule an onsite screening if one is scheduled near you or download the physician screening form to take to your annual physical (well visit). Note: We will add more onsite screening dates this fall. You can earn the 2019 biometric screening cash incentive by completing either biometric screening option. Once you choose your screening option that is the only option you will see in your Quest account. If you change your mind, just cancel the onsite appointment or cancel the physician screening form and select the other option. The cut off deadline for the biometric screening is November 30, 2019.
Your annual physical is covered by the health plan at no cost, if you use an in-network provider.
Local education and local government members and spouses, all retirees and spouses, and COBRA participants: Regardless of the health plan you choose, you will have access to a health assessment, coaching support (online personal or group coaching, or by phone) for disease management programs such as asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), coronary artery disease (CAD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In January, you will start getting emails about coaching support that’s available to you. It is completely voluntary and won’t cost you anything. In addition you will have access to the web portal and mobile app where you can get access to your coaches, the health assessment and tips and trackers.
All Members will have access to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) provided you meet the eligibility criteria. For more information about the eligibility criteria and the DPP, go here.
Wellness resources for all members
- Weight Watchers at Work discounts and fitness center discounts offer affordable ways for members to improve their health.
- Additional wellness and fitness discounts are available through the ParTNers for Health Wellness Program. All members have access to wellness and fitness center discounts through your health insurance network carrier (BlueCross BlueShield or Cigna).
Note: Cigna members will have access to a Cigna nurse advice line by calling the phone number on their ID card and asking for the 24 Health Information Line. BlueCross BlueShield does not have a nurse advice line available.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a Prevention Checklist on their website. Click here to see what preventive care they recommend.
And don’t forget — with your health plan you won’t pay anything for eligible preventive care – it’s covered at 100% as long as you use an in-network provider. Members are encouraged to get age appropriate preventive services, which could include:
- annual preventive visit (i.e., physical exam)
- cholesterol test
- screening for colon cancer
- annual well-woman visit
- osteoporosis screening
- screenings for breast or cervical cancer
- flu vaccine
- pneumococcal vaccine
Talk to your doctor to find out what screenings and tests are right for you.
Notice Regarding Wellness Program
The ParTNers for Health Wellness Program is a voluntary wellness program available to all state and higher education employees and spouses enrolled in health coverage. The program is administered according to federal rules permitting employer-sponsored wellness programs that seek to improve employee health or prevent disease, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as applicable, among others. If you choose to participate in the wellness program, you will be asked to complete a voluntary health questionnaire (assessment) that asks a series of questions about your health-related activities and behaviors and whether you have or had certain medical conditions (e.g., cancer, diabetes or heart disease). You will also be asked to complete a biometric screening, which will include a sample of your blood to determine blood sugar and cholesterol levels, blood pressure, height, weight and BMI. You are not required to complete the assessment or to participate in the biometric screening or other medical examinations.
Although you are not required to complete the health questionnaire or participate in the biometric screening, only employees and spouses who do so are eligible to receive cash incentives.
If you are unable to participate in any of the health-related activities required to earn an incentive, you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation or an alternative standard. You may request a reasonable accommodation or an alternative standard by contacting the ParTNers for Health Wellness Program.
The information from your health questionnaire and the results from your biometric screening will be used to provide you with information to help you understand your current health and potential risks. It may also be used to offer you services through the wellness program such as weight management, Diabetes Prevention Program and other programs. You also are encouraged to share your results or concerns with your own doctor.
Protections from Disclosure of Medical Information
We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your personally identifiable health information (PHI). Although the wellness program and the State of Tennessee may use aggregate information it collects to design a program based on identified health risks in the workplace, the ParTNers for Health Wellness Program will never disclose any of your personal information either publicly or to your employer, except as necessary to respond to a request from you for a reasonable accommodation needed for you to participate in the wellness program, or as expressly permitted by law. Medical information that personally identifies you that is provided in connection with the wellness program will not be provided to your supervisors or managers and will never be used to make decisions regarding your employment.
Your health information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or otherwise disclosed except to the extent permitted by law to carry out specific activities related to the wellness program, and you will not be asked or required to waive the confidentiality of your health information as a condition of participating in the wellness program or receiving an incentive. Anyone who receives your information for purposes of providing you services as part of the wellness program will abide by the same confidentiality requirements. The only individual(s) who will receive your personally identifiable health information are the wellness vendor (nutritionists, nurses, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, health coaches and other healthcare professionals) and their vendor partners (case managers with the medical and behavioral health vendors, weight management vendor and the biometric screening vendor) in order to provide you with services under the wellness program.
In addition, all medical information obtained through the wellness program will be maintained separate from your personnel records, information stored electronically will be encrypted and no information you provide as part of the wellness program will be used in making any employment decisions. Appropriate precautions will be taken to avoid any data breach, and in the event a data breach occurs involving information you provide in connection with the wellness program, you will be notified immediately.
You may not be discriminated against in employment because of the medical information you provide as part of participating in the wellness program, nor may you be subjected to retaliation if you choose not to participate.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, or about protections against discrimination and retaliation, please contact ParTNers for Health at email@example.com.