Download a copy of the HRD Policy Memo on the GIC’s Wellness Program
The Group Insurance Commission is offering a comprehensive wellness program for all active state employees working in the Executive Branch and Constitutional Offices who are enrolled in a GIC health plan. This program is designed to help employees become more knowledgeable and active about their health and to provide them with the tools to help them achieve their wellness and fitness goals. Specifically, this program will provide employees with opportunities to attend wellness trainings and to participate in on-line learning and assessment programs. The online program requires participants to complete a one-time health assessment and, from time-to-time, other online coaching programs.
Agencies are encouraged to allow their employees to use their PC’s to participate in the on-line programs. Although employees should use their lunch periods and break periods to participate in the programs, agencies are encouraged to be flexible to ensure maximum participation.
Employees may also volunteer to become “Wellness Champions” who will work with the GIC Wellness Program Manager to set up lunchtime sessions and internal agency challenge activities, such as lunchtime walks and weight-loss challenges. The success of this program largely depends on the outreach and enthusiasm of these Champions. There is a small time commitment required of the Wellness Champion, so employees wishing to assume this role should consult with their supervisor in advance.
This program is supported by M.G.L. Chapter 288, as well as Governor Deval L. Patrick and Secretary Jay Gonzalez.
This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.