Wellness Incentive Through SmartHealth
Members of the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) Program—eligible subscribers and their spouses or registered domestic partners enrolled in a PEBB medical plan—can participate in the state's new voluntary wellness program.
Called SmartHealth, this online program makes healthy lifestyle activities fun, challenging, and social. What's more, eligible subscribers have the opportunity to earn a $125 wellness incentive for 2017.
Please note: You can no longer earn SmartHealth points by completing the Health Profile through your Kaiser Permanente account. Instead, you'll need to complete the SmartHealth Well-Being Assessment at smarthealth.hca.wa.gov.
Optimizing Your Health
Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to providing you the best health care. But often it's your own actions that can make the biggest difference in your health. Kaiser Permanente suggests taking the following steps to become a healthier you.
- Choose a primary care provider. These providers can help identify which preventive care tests and screenings you need at each stage of life, diagnose and treat a variety of health issues, and help coordinate your care with specialists. By choosing your primary care provider now, you'll have a relationship already in place should you ever need care, and be able to receive tips to keep you from getting sick in the first place.
- Complete Kaiser Permanente's online health assessment. Once completed, it will become part of your permanent electronic record. And will help your primary care provider establish a benchmark for your health and point out any areas that may be placing you at risk.
- Start a wellness program activity. To help you get there, Kaiser Permanente offers many programs such as tobacco cessation, weight management, and living well with chronic disease. Participation in some of these activities also earns points for the SmartHealth wellness program.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Through the NOT Me Diabetes Prevention Program you can learn about the risk factors for prediabetes, as well as measures to take if you have been diagnosed. In 2016, PEBB teamed up with the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA) to bring you the program. In 2017, PEBB will team up with the YMCA.