Important quarterly requirement update

In Quarter 4 (10/1/2014 – 12/31/2014), you will not be required to earn your quarterly participation points. You may still complete wellness activities and track your progress toward your health goals using Well-Being Connect™. But you will not be required to do so in order to avoid a non-participation fee. Note that Well-Being Connect™ will be shut down for the entire month of December for technical upgrades.

Step 1 SCHEDULE AND COMPLETE A BIOMETRIC SCREENING

The deadline to complete the biometric screening is January 31, 2015.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR BIOMETRIC SCREENING

SCHEDULE YOUR ON-SITE BIOMETRIC SCREENING APPOINTMENT BEGINNING 11/14/2014

You can schedule your free and convenient on-site screening now at one of over 50 CPS locations. On-site screenings are available between December 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015. Click here for a list of available on-site locations. Be sure to keep a paper copy of your screening results after you complete your screening. If you choose to complete an onsite screening during work hours please consult with your supervisor prior to scheduling to ensure proper coverage.

CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN THE PHYSICIAN FORM

PHYSICIAN BIOMETRIC SCREENING* FORM AVAILABLE FROM 10/15/2014 THROUGH 1/31/2015

You can go to your physician’s office to have your biometric screening completed. If you choose to have your biometric screening completed at your physician’s office, print the physician form to take with you to your physician’s office. Healthways will accept biometric screenings conducted in the last six months. Simply have you physician complete this form with the data that was collected at that time and submit prior to the 1/31/2015 deadline. You may not complete your physician’s office biometric screening on work time.

*Biometric Screenings done at your physician’s office will be subject to your current medical plan benefits.

OTHER IMPORTANT SCREENING REMINDERS

All wellness participants are expected to complete the screening to avoid the non-participation payroll deduction. If you have a medical reason for being exempted from the biometric screening, including pregnancy, you may request a Screening Exemption form from Healthways by calling 1-866-556-7671. Forms must be completed by your physician and returned to Healthways by 1/31/2015 in order to receive credit for Step 1; Complete a Biometric Screening.

WHAT IF I DON’T PARTICIPATE IN THE BIOMETRIC SCREENING?

Eligible individuals that do not complete the biometric screening by 1/31/2015 deadline will be considered non-participants and subject to an annual $600 non-participation premium for each non-participant. The annual amount will be deducted over the applicable number of pay periods depending on the position of the employee. Individuals who do not to participate will not be eligible to enroll in the wellness program again and stop payroll deductions until the 2016 wellness enrollment period.

Step 1

How can I confirm I have completed the Step 1?

You are able to confirm that you have completed the biometric screening by reviewing the Rewards Center online at Well-Being Connect™. This information may take up to 30 days from your screening date to be loaded into the Rewards Center.

How can I locate the Rewards Center within Well-Being Connect™?

Step 1: To Access Well-Being Connect™, click here
Step 2: Log into Well-Being Connect™ with your username and password
Step 3: From the dashboard page click on the Rewards Center tab.
Step 4: Under the "What I Can Do" column, locate the Complete a Biometric Screening, enrollment step. You should see a green star in the My Progress column, which indicates this step is complete.*

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It may take up to 30 days following the completion of your biometric screening, for the rewards center in Well-Being Connect™ to show the appearance of the green star.

What if I didn’t complete my biometric screening?

Eligible individuals that do not complete the biometric screening by 1/31/2015 deadline will be considered non-participants and subject to an annual $600 non-participation premium for each non-participant. The annual amount will be deducted over the applicable number of pay periods depending on the position of the employee. Individuals who do not to participate will not be eligible to enroll in the wellness program again and stop payroll deductions until the 2016 wellness enrollment period.

Step 2 COMPLETE THE WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT™ (WBA)

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT

Well-Being Assessments must be completed between February 1, 2015 and February 28, 2015

The Well-Being Assessment (WBA) is a confidential questionnaire that assesses life and environmental factors that are critical to your health, well-being and your ability to improve both. The WBA has been designed by health experts and consists of 60 questions to get a better sense of factors such as:

  • Basic health history
  • Mental health and stress
  • Barriers to change

All questions are simple to understand and easy to answer. It should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Important Information:

1. Please note, your biometric values may not be present when you complete your WBA. You can still complete the on-line WBA even if your biometric values are not present. Once you begin the WBA, when prompted for your biometric screening values, simply enter in your height and weight measurements in the boxes and continue to the next page.

2. RETURNING USERS: Log on to WBC, using your registered username and password. Once entered you will be prompted to complete the WBA. Upon completion of the WBA, you will immediately receive your well-being report. Click the “Continue to Well-Being Plan” button to access all benefits of Well-Being Connect (WBC).

3. NEW USERS: Log on to WBC and click the “Sign Up” button. You will be prompted to register and create a username and password. You will then be prompted to complete the WBA. Following completion of the WBA, you will be asked to provide your email address. You will be sent an email once the WBA is processed, typically within 24 hours. Upon receipt of this email you can create your Well-Being Plan by accessing WBC to explore and discover how WBC can help you set and achieve your health goals.

WHAT IF I DON’T COMPLETE THE WBA?

Eligible individuals that do not complete the WBA by 2/28/2015 deadline will be considered non-participants and subject to a non-participation premium for each non-participant. Individuals who do not to participate will not be eligible to enroll in the wellness program again and stop payroll deductions until the 2016 wellness enrollment period.

Step 2

How can I confirm I have completed the Well-Being Assessment?

You are able to confirm that you have completed the required enrollment steps by reviewing the Rewards Center online at Well-Being Connect™.

How can I locate the Rewards Center within Well-Being Connect™?

Step 1: To Access Well-Being Connect™, click here
Step 2: Log into Well-Being Connect™ with your username and password
Step 3: From the dashboard page click on the Rewards Center tab.
Step 4: Under the "What I Can Do" column, locate the Complete a Well-Being Assessment enrollment step. You should see a green star in the My Progress column, which indicates this step is complete.*

Click here for a Step by Step guide to Access the Rewards Center to confirm you have completed your Enrollment Steps (VIDEO)

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The rewards center on Well-Being Connect is not updated with a star reflecting completion of your WBA until 1 day after you actually complete your WBA.

What if I didn’t complete my Well-Being Assessment?

Eligible individuals that do not complete the Well-Being Assessment by 2/28/2015 deadline will be considered non-participants and subject to a non-participation premium for each non-participant. This non-participation premium amount will depend on the position of the employee. Individuals who do not to participate will not be eligible to enroll in the wellness program again and stop payroll deductions until the 2016 wellness enrollment period.

Step 3 EARN 12 QUARTERLY WELLNESS POINTS

QUARTERLY POINTS EARNING REQUIREMENT FROM APRIL 1, 2015 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2015

Beginning April 2015, all participants in the Chicago Lives Healthy program will be required to earn 12 new points each quarter by completing wellness program activities. You can even earn all 12 quarterly points at one time to make it more convenient for you!

Just visit the Well-Being Connect portal today, where you’ll be able to choose to complete activities like the ones shown above:

ACCESS WELL-BEING CONNECT

PARTICIPATE IN 1 TELEPHONIC CONDITION MANAGEMENT SESSION TO EARN 12 POINTS

Condition Management is a comprehensive program that supports individuals with specific health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, CAD, and heart failure. This exclusive program is free of charge and completely confidential. It provides you with a personal health nurse available by phone or in-person at a time that’s convenient for you. Our goal is to deliver the solutions you need along with the customized, caring experience you deserve.

CALL 1-855-809-0393 to get started today. For more information click here.

PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL HEALTHY EVENTS TO EARN 6 POINTS

Chicago Lives Healthy recognizes that local and community activities, such as organized runs and walks, are great ways to improve your health and well-being. Chicago Lives Healthy will count these types of activities toward your ongoing quarterly participation requirement. Learn more by clicking the ACCESS HEALTHY ACTIVITY button below.

ACCESS HEALTHY ACTIVITY

LOOKING FOR FUN, ONSITE ACTIVITY OPTIONS?

One of the best parts of the Chicago Lives Healthy wellness program is access to free, top-quality health education sessions for participants. Whether you’re setting goals to lose weight, managing an ongoing lifestyle issues like quitting smoking or just want to learn more about the Chicago Lives Healthy wellness program, a health education session allows you to focus specifically on your questions, needs and goals with a credentialed health professional.

SIGN UP FOR ONSITE EVENTS

SIGN UP FOR ONSITE EVENTS

Eligible individuals that do not complete the Quarter 2 Ongoing Participation Requirement, and therefore do not earn 12 points by the 6/30/2015 deadline will be considered non-participants and are subject to a non-participation premium for each non-participant. Individuals who do not to participate will not be eligible to enroll in the wellness program again and will not be able to stop payroll deductions until the 2016 wellness enrollment period.

HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS:

1) Place a reminder in your phone or calendar to earn your 12 points on 4/1/2015 and 7/1/2015.

2) Please keep your username and password in a safe, secure place. You will need to access it in the future in order to earn your 12 points.

3) To view a tutorial on how to confirm you have completed the enrollment steps and the ongoing participation requirement, click here.

Step 3

How can I confirm I have completed the Quarter 2, Ongoing Participation Requirement?

You are able to confirm that you have completed the Quarter 2, Ongoing Participation Requirement by reviewing the Rewards Center online at Well-Being Connect™.

How can I locate the Rewards Center within Well-Being Connect™?

Step 1: To Access Well-Being Connect™, click here
Step 2: Log into Well-Being Connect™ with your username and password
Step 3: From the dashboard page click on the Rewards Center tab.
Step 4: Under the What I can do column, locate the Quarter 2, requirement. You should see a green star in the My Progress column, which indicates this step is complete.*

Click here for a Step by Step guide to Access the Rewards Center to confirm you have completed your 12 point requirement

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The rewards center on Well-Being Connect is not updated with a star reflecting completion of your ongoing points until 5 days after you actually complete your 12 points within Well-Being Connect.

What if I didn’t complete the ongoing Quarter 2 point requirement?

Eligible individuals that do not complete the Quarter 2 Ongoing Participation Requirement, and therefore do not earn 12 points by 6/30/2015 deadline will be considered non-participants and are subject to a non-participation premium for each non-participant. This non-participation premium amount will depend on the position of the employee. Individuals who do not to participate will not be eligible to enroll in the wellness program again and will not be able to stop payroll deductions until the 2016 wellness enrollment period.

Step 4 EARN 12 QUARTERLY WELLNESS POINTS

QUARTERLY POINTS EARNING REQUIREMENT FROM
JULY 1, 2015 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

All participants in the Chicago Lives Healthy program will be required to earn 12 new points each quarter by completing wellness program activities. You can even earn all 12 quarterly points at one time to make it more convenient for you!

ACCESS WELL-BEING CONNECT

PARTICIPATE IN 1 TELEPHONIC CONDITION MANAGEMENT SESSION TO EARN 12 POINTS

Condition Management is a comprehensive program that supports individuals with specific health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, CAD, and heart failure. This exclusive program is free of charge and completely confidential. It provides you with a personal health nurse available by phone or in-person at a time that’s convenient for you. Our goal is to deliver the solutions you need along with the customized, caring experience you deserve.

CALL 1-855-809-0393 to get started today. For more information click here.

PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL HEALTHY EVENTS TO EARN 6 POINTS

Chicago Lives Healthy recognizes that local and community activities, such as organized runs and walks, are great ways to improve your health and well-being. Chicago Lives Healthy we will count these types of activities toward your ongoing quarterly participation requirement. Learn more by clicking the ACCESS HEALTHY ACTIVITY button below.

ACCESS HEALTHY ACTIVITY

LOOKING FOR FUN, ONSITE ACTIVITY OPTIONS?

Most of us would really like the chance to change something about our lifestyle or behaviors that put our health at risk. And sometimes, just having extra personal support system in place can help overcome the challenges that stand in the way of good health. One of the best parts of the Chicago Lives Healthy wellness program is access to free, top-quality health education sessions for participants.

SIGN UP FOR ONSITE EVENTS

WHAT IF I DON’T PARTICIPATE IN ONGOING QUARTERLY WELLNESS ACTIVITIES?

Eligible individuals that do not complete the Quarter 3 Ongoing Participation Requirement, and therefore do not earn 12 points by 9/30/2015 deadline will be considered non-participants and are subject to a non-participation premium for each non-participant. Individuals who do not to participate will not be eligible to enroll in the wellness program again and we will not be able to stop payroll deductions until the 2016 wellness enrollment period.

HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS:

1) Place a reminder in your phone or calendar to earn your 12 points on 4/1/2015, 7/1/2015.

2) Please keep your username and password in a safe, secure place. You will need to access it in the future in order to earn your 12 points.

3) To view a tutorial on how to confirm you have completed the enrollment steps and the ongoing participation requirement, click here.

Step 4

How can I confirm I have completed the Quarter 3, Ongoing Participation Requirement?

You are able to confirm that you have completed the required enrollment steps by reviewing the Rewards Center online at Well-Being Connect™.

How can I locate the Rewards Center within Well-Being Connect™?

Step 1: To Access Well-Being Connect™, click here
Step 2: Log into Well-Being Connect™ with your username and password
Step 3: From the dashboard page click on the Rewards Center tab.
Step 4: Under the "What I Can Do" column, locate the "Complete Quarter 3 Requirement". You should see a green star in the "My Progress" column, which indicates this step is complete.*

Click here for a Step by Step guide to Access the Rewards Center to confirm you have completed your Enrollment Steps (VIDEO)

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The rewards center on Well-Being Connect is not updated with a star reflecting completion of your ongoing points until 5 days after you actually complete your points within Well-Being Connect.

What if I didn’t complete my quarter 3 requirement?

Eligible individuals that do not complete the Quarter 3 Ongoing Participation Requirement, and therefore do not earn 12 points by 09/30/2015 deadline will be considered non-participants and are subject to a non-participation premium for each non-participant. This non-participation premium amount will depend on the position of the employee. Individuals who do not to participate will not be eligible to enroll in the wellness program again and will not be able to stop payroll deductions until the 2015 wellness enrollment period.

Step 5 UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATION IN ONGOING WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

Thank you for your ongoing participation in Chicago Lives Healthy! The program has been a huge success for improving the health of our employees. Let’s continue this in 2016! To get prepared for the upcoming Benefits Open Enrollment, please update your contact information within Well-being Connect today.

ACCESS WELL-BEING CONNECT

IF YOU NEED HELP UPDATING YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IN WELL-BEING CONNECT, WATCH THE TUTORIAL!

Click the button below for a video tutorial that shows you how to access the My Account page and provides an example of how to update your contact information within Well-Being Connect. Please make sure your information is correct, including your email address and phone number.

WATCH THE TUTORIAL TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

As a reminder, from December 1, 2015 through January 17, 2016 Well-Being Connect will be down for maintenance. You are NOT required to earn your quarterly participation points in the 4th quarter.

ACCESS WELL-BEING CONNECT

PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL HEALTHY EVENTS TO EARN 6 POINTS

Chicago Lives Healthy recognizes that local and community activities, such as organized runs and walks, are great ways to improve your health and well-being. Chicago Lives Healthy we will count these types of activities toward your ongoing quarterly participation requirement. Learn more by clicking the ACCESS HEALTHY ACTIVITY button below.

ACCESS HEALTHY ACTIVITY

LOOKING FOR FUN, ONSITE ACTIVITY OPTIONS?

Chicago Lives Healthy wellness program offers health education sessions which allow you to focus specifically on your questions, needs and goals with a credentialed health professional. These short, informative sessions cover a variety of topics to help you live your best.

SIGN UP FOR ONSITE EVENTS

Step 5 UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATION IN ONGOING WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

Thank you for your ongoing participation in Chicago Lives Healthy! The program has been a huge success for improving the health of our employees. Let’s continue this in 2015! To get prepared for the upcoming Benefits Open Enrollment, please update your contact information today.

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IN WELL-BEING CONNECT TODAY!

We have so much exciting information to share with you about the 2015 Chicago Lives Healthy wellness program. It is important that each individual participant has an accurate and unique email address and phone number on file. Please update your contact information today.

ACCESS WELL-BEING CONNECT

IF YOU NEED HELP UPDATING YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IN WELL-BEING CONNECT, WATCH THE TUTORIAL!

Click the button below for a video tutorial that shows you how to access the My Account page and provides an example of how to update your contact information within Well-Being Connect. Please make sure your information is correct, including your email address and phone number.

WATCH THE TUTORIAL TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

STAY ON TRACK BY EARNING 12 POINTS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

While the holiday season can be a joyous time, it can also lead you down some slippery slopes in terms of your health and well- being. Between shopping for gifts, cooking and cleaning, parties with endless indulgences, traveling and spending time with loved ones, life can get hectic and throw you off balance. With a few tips, you can stay focused on what really matters, shrug off the stress and avoid picking up extra pounds.

Visit the Well-Being Connect today, to help shrug off stress, keep track of your holiday turkey intake and enjoy a health and happy holiday season.

ACCESS WELL-BEING CONNECT

LOOKING FOR FUN, ONSITE ACTIVITY OPTIONS?

Chicago Lives Healthy wellness program offers health education sessions which allow you to focus specifically on your questions, needs and goals with a credentialed health professional. These short, informative sessions cover a variety of topics to help you live your best.

SIGN UP FOR ONSITE EVENTS