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State Wellness Program

Telephone Number 1-866-838-3059
Telephone Number 1-334-263-8431
Fax Number 1-334-517-9980

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.

FAQ

WHO IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT?

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.

ARE NEW STATE EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT?

New employees are eligible and will have 60 days from date of hire to apply for the wellness premium discount.

WHAT HEALTH RISKS ARE EVALUATED AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM “AT RISK”?

Risk factors and levels for at risk members include:

  • Blood pressure systolic reading of 160 or higher or your diastolic reading of 100 or higher;
  • Cholesterol reading is 250 or higher;
  • Glucose reading is 200 or higher;
  • Body mass index is 40 or higher.

WHAT IF I AM FOUND TO BE AT RISK? CAN I STILL RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT?

Absolutely. You can still earn the wellness premium discount if you:

  • Submit health screening results through a worksite wellness program indicating that you are not at risk for one or more of the above health risk indicators, or
  • Submit an office referral form indicating that you have been counseled by a healthcare provider for your identified risk(s), or
  • 3. Submit proof of participation in a SEIB approved exercise or weight management program. Provide name of program, dates and location of participation, and a phone number for verification of your participation, or
  • 4. Provide valid proof that you are self-managing and have made improvement in your identified risk(s). You must provide documentation of your improvement, or
  • 5. Submit a completed physician certification form. It’s a good idea to have your physician complete and sign your form while you are in for an office visit. Then you can mail or fax to us and have the peace of mind knowing that your discount is in place.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PARTICIPATE IN A WELLNESS SCREENING TO CONTINUE RECEIVING THE DISCOUNT?

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.

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