Wellness Works, the Wellness program for Maricopa County employees, strives to establish a work environment that promotes healthy lifestyles, decreases the risk of disease, and enhances employees quality of life.
The program encourages employees and their families to strengthen their health and well-being through physical activity, proper nutrition, self-care, and stress management.
Wellness Works launched into 2015 with a "Move to the Moon" challenge. Our mission as a County is to achieve the 500,000,000 steps it takes to land on the lunar surface. Participants can walk, run, bike, hike, dance or moonwalk if that's their activity of choice - they just need to move! At Week #2, we've collectively moved 112,608,957 towards the moon. Keep moving!
A great way to incorporate exercise into your day and build relationships with your co-workers is to join a walking group. It's also an easy way to add some steps in the Move to the Moon challenge. A series of group walks is scheduled between January 20-March 31. All you have to do is show up and walk. To find a walking group at your work location, click here.
Call to Action: Get Fully Vaccinated
The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued a call to action to all Arizonans to get fully vaccinated. Between the recent outbreak of measles cases in California and now in Arizona, many people are at risk for the disease which can cause blindness, deafness and even death – especially in young children.
For enrollees in a County-sponsored medical plan, measles vaccines are covered at 100% if received from an In-Network provider. The Take Care Health Center located in the Administration Building at 301 W. Jefferson St. has the measles vaccine available; however the Walgreens Pharmacy does not.
Also, if you have not yet gotten your flu shot, it’s not too late. This vaccine is also covered at 100% for enrollees in a County-sponsored medial plan if received in-network. The Walgreens Pharmacy at the Administration Building does have this vaccine in stock.
Wellness Works is pleased to introduce a new vendor, StayWell, with whom we’ve partnered to deliver comprehensive wellness services to Maricopa County employees starting July 1, 2015. In business for over 35 years, StayWell will help us strengthen our culture of wellness and improve health outcomes for our employees.
With the transition to StayWell, there will be some changes in the annual wellness screenings. The first change is that the on-site Biometric Screening Event which has traditionally occurred in February and March prior to the benefits Open Enrollment will now occur after Open Enrollment. The anticipated timeframe is July-August. Another change is that all screenings will be conducted through StayWell, including the Health Assessment which has previously been completed through the Cigna or UnitedHealthcare portals.
In the upcoming weeks, we will provide detailed information about the new screening process and the applicable premium reductions. Be on the lookout for more information!
In the meantime, ONLY new employees or newly benefits-eligible employees have the following options available for completing their Biometric and Tobacco Screening to qualify for the premium reductions for the current Plan Year (2014-2015):
Option 1. Security Building, 234 N. Central Avenue, 9th floor:
- Monday, February 2, 2015 | 11:30 am-4:00 pm
- Monday, March 2, 2015 | 11:30 am-4:00 pm
- Monday, April 13, 2015 | 11:30 am-4:00 pm
- Monday, May 11, 2015 | 11:30 am-4:00 pm
- Monday, June 8, 2015 | 11:30 am-4:00 pm
Option 2. Administration Building, 301 W. Jefferson St., Suite 160:
- Friday, February 20, 2015 | 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
- Friday, March 20, 2015 | 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
- Friday, April 17, 2015 | 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
- Friday, May 15, 2015 | 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
- Friday, June 19, 2015 | 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
We thank you for your patience as we transition to StayWell, and we commit to sharing more information with you in the weeks ahead.
Do You Know Your Stress Level?
Wellness Works encourages you to assess your stress to identify your current level of stress and to take five minutes out of your day to address your stress with proven stress reduction techniques. The assessment is anonymous; you will receive your stress score and its interpretation after completing the assessment.
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