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The State Employees’ Insurance Board (SEIB) ACHIEVE Wellness Program is comprised of three different, but interrelated concepts: Assess, Avert, and Advocate.
For members to achieve their health goals, they must assess their current health condition, avert long-term and life-altering
effects of certain cancers and the complications of diabetes, and advocate for themselves by using free resources available to
SEHIP (BCBS Group 13000) members to address weight loss and learn ways to prevent, delay, manage, or even reverse chronic diseases.
As a SEHIP member, you can assess your current health condition by participating in the annual Wellness Screening.
During the screening, the SEIB will be checking for certain risk factors, such as elevated blood pressure, blood sugar,
cholesterol, or BMI. Individuals with one or more chronic conditions are more likely to suffer from the effects of infectious
disease than those with few or no health conditions. If certain risk factors are identified, you will be referred to your health
care provider for a follow-up visit. Once the wellness screening and office referral (if applicable) are complete, you will receive a
$25 monthly wellness premium discount.
Avert means to prevent or ward off an undesirable occurrence. The Preventive Screening program is a set of exams that are designed
to help you detect cancer or complications from diabetes in their earliest stages when treatment can result in the best outcomes.
Click on the Preventive Screening tab for more information about the program and learn how you may qualify for the $25 monthly preventive
screening premium discount.
The final concept is advocate. The SEIB provides you with the tools needed to advocate for the healthiest version of yourself.
But what’s best is that you do not have to travel this health journey alone! Each program offered includes a health advocate.
From physicians and health coaches at Virta Health to nurses at Blue Cross Blue Shield, you will have the support you need to
achieve your health goals. The SEIB will communicate directly with the qualifying members of the SEHIP to offer programs to address
diabetes, weight loss, hypertension, and much more.
An outline of the ACHIEVE Wellness Program
Assess $25 wellness premium discount
Avert $25 preventive screening premium discount
Look out for more options coming soon!
Have you been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Have you heard the best you can do is manage your diabetes?
Sounds hopeless, doesn’t it? What if you could reverse diabetes? I know it’s a lot of questions, but we have an answer!
Virta Health is a clinically proven, physician-supervised program that has successfully reversed Type 2 diabetes
in thousands of people. It will take effort on your part, but it should give you hope that it is possible.
Virta can help you lower your blood sugar, A1c, and weight, without the risks, costs, or side
effects of medications or surgery. Virta uses the research-backed combination of nutritional
ketosis, medical supervision, and one-on-one health coaching.
To learn more, visit Virta Health
or contact Virta today!
Online Weight Loss
Ever wonder how some people can eat whatever they want and never gain weight? Well, there is a way they eat that makes that possible.
Wondr Health is an online program that teaches healthy habits leading to sustained weight loss, less stress, better sleep,
and more – all with no restrictive diets, no calorie-counting, and no specialty foods required. You will learn to
change when and how you eat (not what you eat) to improve your overall physical and emotional health while eating the
foods you love! Plus, Wondr is clinically proven to help lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and triglycerides to help participants
reduce the risks of developing diabetes and heart disease.
To learn more, visit Wondr Health
or contact Wondr Health today!
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is constantly looking for ways to better serve our members. We are excited to
offer an enhanced program that provides you a personal care team. As a member, you will receive personalized help
making positive lifestyle choices such as eating healthier, exercising regularly, and taking medications as prescribed.
What is included?
Your team consists of registered nurses, pharmacists, health coaches, registered dietitians, and licensed clinical social workers.
To get started, email myBlueHealth or call
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Tobacco Cessation Program is now provided by the SEIB for subcribers and their covered spouses.
The Quit Now program offers free master's level counseling and up to four weeks of free nicotine
replacement therapy patches if you are in counseling with the Quitline and do not have medical contraindications.
This program can be completed on-line or by phone.
Additionally, if you choose to quit through another SEIB approved program,
SEIB will reimburse each member 80% of the cost of the program, with no deductible.
There is a lifetime maximum benefit of $150. Tobacco cessation seminars and all forms of non-prescription nicotine
replacement are covered services. Prescription medications for tobacco cessation are covered through the
Prescription Drug Program and are not subject to the $150 lifetime maximum benefit.
All claims must be filed with the SEIB, not BCBS.
To get started, visit
Quit Now Alabama
Timely enrollment and participation in the Baby Yourself program can eliminate your $200 admission deductible and your $25 per day copay.
To get started, visit
The SEIB wants you to have every opportunity to be successful on your road to better health. With that in mind,
the SEIB has partnered with certain fitness facilities to encourage greater physical activity for all SEHIP members and their dependents.”
View a complete list of
participating exercise facilites
All active employees, covered spouses of active employees, non-Medicare retirees and non-Medicare covered spouses of retirees covered under the State Employees’ Health Insurance Plan.
You must be screened at one of the following locations:
Your worksite (through the SEIB’s
worksite wellness screening program )
certified Participating Pharmacy location ,
Health Department , or
A healthcare provider (through the
of a Provider Screening Form).
Both you and your spouse are eligible for a wellness premium discount because your spouse has SEHIP primary insurance coverage and Medicare is secondary.
New employees and spouses are eligible to apply for the wellness premium discount. New employees will have 90 days from their date of hire to apply for the wellness premium discount.
Covered spouses of active employees, non-Medicare retirees and non-Medicare covered spouses of retirees
have 90 days from their effective date of coverage to apply for the wellness premium discount.
Risk factors and levels for at risk members include:
Yes, you can still earn the wellness premium discount if you complete one of the following:
In order to receive the wellness premium discount effective January 1 of any given plan year the criteria listed above should be satisfied
no later than October 31st of the preceding year. Please note that it is your responsibility to make sure that SEIB has the required documentation
in a timely manner.
You can call the Discount Verification Line at 1.334.263.8454 or toll free at 1.866.841.9489 .
You can create an account at mySEIB and view your wellness status or you can call our wellness department at 1.866.838.3059 .
Please make sure your email address is correct in your mySEIB account. Important communications are periodically sent to members from SEIB.
Receiving certain preventive health screenings and following doctor’s orders can help you stay healthier and prevent illnesses.
This is why the State Employees’ Insurance Board partnered with Blue Cross to administer a Preventive Screening Premium Discount Program for you.
These screenings are based on national guidelines and are recommended by age, gender, or diagnosis. They are designed to help you detect cancer or
complications from diabetes in their earliest stages when treatment can lead to better outcomes. Monitored preventive screenings include:
You will be eligible for the Preventive Screening discount if you have no recommended screenings or have completed all recommended screenings.
Individuals who meet criteria for the preventive screening program must have appropriate healthcare services performed by November 1, 2022,
to receive a $25 preventive screening premium discount starting January 1, 2023.
For more information, visit
or call the Discount Verification Line at 1.334.263.8454 or toll free at 1.866.841.9489 .
If you have questions about your identified preventive screening or your specific medical
condition, please contact a BCBS clinician at 1-888-759-2764. You can also log on to
to view your care reminders.