Since 1993, SEIB Worksite Wellness, with assistance from the Alabama Department
of Public Health, has performed thousands of health risk assessments on State and
Local Government employees and their dependents.
As a result of these screenings we have referred over 10,000 employees or family
members to healthcare providers for early treatment of identified high risks.
Despite our efforts and hard work, the health of Alabama’s citizens continues to
decline. Alabama has one of the highest populations of obese residents in the country
and is among the national leaders in number of days people are unable to work or
perform tasks because of illness. In addition, we rank with the worst states in
the country on diabetes rates.
Maintaining “good health” is action oriented. Most chronic diseases such as diabetes
and heart disease are preventable with simple diet and lifestyle changes. Meet your
health coach (a nurse trained as an expert in coaching), add up any risk factors
which threaten your health, and together we’ll develop a plan to improve your health.
All active employees covered under the State Employees’ Health Insurance Plan (Group
13000) are eligible for a wellness premium discount. Each wellness plan year is
December 1 through November 30 and every active employee must be screened either
through the SEIB’s worksite wellness screening program or by a healthcare provider
(through the submission of a physician’s certification form). While your covered
spouse/dependents are not eligible for the discount, they are eligible to participate
in the SEIB wellness program.
New employees are eligible and will have 60 days from date of hire to apply for
the wellness premium discount.
Risk factors and levels for at risk members include:
Absolutely. You can still earn the wellness premium discount if you:
In order to receive the wellness premium discount effective January 1 of any given plan year the criteria listed above should be satisfied and submitted to the SEIB no later than November 30 of the preceding year. For example, to receive your discount beginning January 1, 2014, screening certification should be received in the SEIB office no later than November 30, 2013.