The New School provides employees with a variety of resources to keep them in good health and help them make healthy choices. The Wellness Program is designed to give new motivation and support for incorporating healthy behaviors into our lives or maintaining current healthy behaviors. We hope this initiative will decrease work time lost due to illness and lessen the increasing financial burden of our health insurance.
We understand that this won't happen overnight. The program will unfold in three phases over the next few years. In each year, there will be rewards for completing the requested tasks.
Enrolled spouses and partners can participate for a $100 reward!
Employees who participate for the first time can earn a $250 reward and those who participated last year can earn a $100 reward. Participating employees will have a chance to win an iPad!
Contact director of Benefits Denise Radicone by email or at 212.229.5671 x4937 if you have any questions.
The first steps towards a healthier life are to know and understand your personal health risk factors and establish some health goals. We expect Phase 1 to last for a few years.
Visit your primary care physician or family practitioner for routine "well" services (including biometric screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, height, and weight). Make sure your provider codes the claim correctly as a preventive care/wellness exam and submits the claim for this visit through your New School medical carrier, United Healthcare (UHC).
UHC will notify Human Resources that you had a preventive care exam. UHC will not share any other information about the exam, which your doctor must keep confidential.
Under our UHC policy, preventive care/wellness services are free when you visit an in-network physician. There is no copay.
Log into your United Healthcare account at www.myuhc.com. Set up your UHC account if you haven't already done so. Read and follow the HRA instructions in the Health Assessment Flyer (PDF). The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is a personalized, strictly confidential self-assessment of your personal health and lifestyle. It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. You will receive immediate feedback from UHC in the form of recommended steps for your personal health improvement. UHC also will notify Human Resources that you completed the HRA. UHC is legally not permitted to share your responses or results with the New School. This information will remain completely confidential.
Complete these two tasks between April 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015 and your $100 or $250 reward, plus your spouse/partner's $100 reward (if applicable), will be in your paycheck and you'll have a chance to win an iPad.
Participation is voluntary. Your personal health information is confidential and will never be shared with The New School. There is no consequence for not participating. If you have already had a wellness exam ("physical") or taken the UHC HRA at any time since April 1, 2014, UHC will notify Human Resources and you will have qualified for the reward
It's that simple.
Phases 2 and 3 will be announced at a later time. Participation will be voluntary.
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