Take Advantage of Incentive and New Features
Looking to get healthy? If you are one of the over 60,000 state employees and retirees eligible for the WellMASS pilot program, be sure to take advantage of the program’s new features. Beginning September 3, log onto the WellMASS website and take your health assessment. Even if you completed it last year, be sure to take it again and you will see how far you’ve progressed. The first 10,000 people who complete their assessment will receive a $15 gift card redeemable at one of over 300 popular retailers, so don’t delay. Completing your health assessment may also qualify you for free telephonic coaching – a terrific resource for helping you to become healthier.
Whether you want to lose weight, reduce stress, stop smoking, or eat healthier, the WellMASS program can help. The program, now in its second year, is available to active state employees of the executive and legislative branches and constitutional offices, and state retirees between the ages of 55-64 and their spouses. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in GIC health insurance coverage.
The popular in-person component of WellMASS, including Lunch ‘N Learn seminars, will be expanded this year to more locations and will occur more frequently. Most of these onsite programs are available to all state employees. There will also be monthly wellness webinars on the second Tuesday of each month. September’s webinar features an introductory tutorial to the WellMASS program and the online Health Assessment. WellMASS will also be holding quarterly state-wide wellness challenges similar to last winter’s Weight Loss Competition. This fall’s challenge, which will be rolled out in October, will focus on reducing stress – just in time for the holiday season. For additional details on webinars, quarterly challenges, and a Lunch ‘N Learn session near you, visit the WellMASS section of this site.
This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.