Wednesday, April 1, is the deadline for WVU Healthcare employees to complete two items, following the benefit re-enrollment wellness screenings.

The Wellness Program is reminding employees of the April 1 deadline for completing a Health Management Program. The programs are for WVU Healthcare employees who fully participated in the benefit re-enrollment wellness screenings and who fell into the silver category, or premium rate 1, due to having at least one measured value out of the normal limits. In order to stay at the silver rate, employees must participate in a Health Management Program and complete it before April 1. If not completed in the time frame, insurance premium rate will move to bronze, or the standard rate. Also, if either the employee or the covered spouse uses tobacco, each will need to enroll and complete the online tobacco cessation workshop through Geisinger before April 1 to remain at the Silver Rate.

To start a program, visit the Wellness Program website and click on the banner titled, "Health Management Programs."

In addition, WVU Healthcare employees who are at the silver rate have the chance to save and get the least expensive insurance premium rate. Those who have a measured value out of the normal limits after going through the wellness screenings can achieve the reasonable alternative standard and move up to the gold rate, or premium rate 2 for the 2015 plan year.

Measured values out of normal limits must be addressed by the following standards by April 1:

  • BMI – 12-week weight loss goal of 5 percent, not to exceed 12 pounds, or move to a BMI of less than 26, whichever is less.
  • Blood pressure, LDL, glucose – decrease by 10 percent (for blood pressure, each mumber that is above range) or achieve normal limits, whichever is less. Glucose and LDL lab orders will be placed by the Wellness Program, and employees will need to turn in lab results to the Wellness Program.

Employees need to improve only one biometric to move to gold and complete the tobacco cessation program, if applicable.

Questions? Call the Wellness Program’s main office at 304-293-2520.