Live a Healthy Lifestyle
To support healthy lifestyles, The Corinthian Plan annually encourages each adult to complete a wellness profile on the Highmark website and then engage the results of the wellness profile with accountability and support. This means having a confidential conversation with an Everence wellness coach about ways to improve their health or completing a personal wellness plan.
Employees and spouses with coverage or waiving coverage, as well as employees waiving coverage and their spouses, are eligible for the Wellness Incentive.
Please note: If you are waiving Corinthian Plan health coverage your first step is to become a Highmark Wellness member. Find your special instructions and enrollment form here. After becoming a wellness member follow the instructions below.
Q: How do I Participate in the Wellness Incentive?
A: Take these two steps:
- Complete the Wellness Profile: Go to Highmark’s website and follow instructions. Each user must create their own Highmark account- spouses cannot use employee’s account.
- First-time users: select “Register” to set-up your account by completing your info.
- Returning users: select “Log In” and use your Member ID and password.
- Completing the wellness profile requires first checking in with your medical provider. A tip Sheet and information about how to talk with your health care provider about the wellness incentive is available here. Most participants will need to schedule an annual wellness visit. Some participants depending on age, risk factors, and date of your last exam, may be able to collect necessary data without an exam and repeat lab tests. Contact your medical provider to determine what is right for you. Building a strong relationship with your health care provider is one of the valued outcomes of the incentive.
Deadline and reward: Each participating employee and spouse earns $150 for completing the wellness profile by February 28, 2018.
- Choose coaching or wellness plan: After completing the Wellness Profile, choose one of the following options:
- Coaching: Engage in a one-time, confidential wellness conversation with a certified wellness coach. The wellness coach will not have access to your Wellness Profile results. However, you may share from it as you wish. To initiate coaching, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Personal Wellness Plan: Create a detailed Personal Wellness Plan using information from your Wellness Profile. Fill out the document and email it as an attachment to email@example.com. Be sure to print or save a copy for your records.
Deadline and reward: Each participating employee and spouse earns $150 for completing one of these by March 31, 2018.
Q. How much can I earn overall?
A. Each employee can earn a total of $300 and each spouse can also earn a total of $300. Wellness incentive money is available to participants annually.
Q. How is the incentive money distributed?
A. Those who earn a reward for participation may choose to receive their payment in one of three ways:
- Receive a check: your employer will include this as taxable income on your W-2 statement.
- Deposit it into Health Savings Account: it will not be taxed but counts toward your annual contribution.
- Donate it to Mennonite Church USA’s Fair Balance Subsidy Fund: The fund provides health premium assistance to congregations. Your employer will include this as taxable income on your W-2 statement and you also may claim it as a tax-deductible contribution.
To receive your earned reward you must sign and complete the form Everence will send you. This is necessary to release the funds and direct your earned incentive back to you.
Q. Who do I contact with questions about the wellness incentive?
A. Contact The Corinthian Plan wellness consultant, Ingrid Friesen Moser, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Is my health information I share for the wellness incentive confidential?
A. All personal health information is confidential. Wellness participant results are compiled into a group report describing the health risks and behaviors we possess as a community of people covered under the health plan. For mutual accountability and support in making lifestyle improvements, this group information may be shared among the health plan members, as well as within the denomination.