The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and the Health Care Authority (HCA) want us all to strive for overall wellness! In doing so, PEBB and HCA have offered a Wellness Incentive to all benefit eligible Faculty, Staff and hourly employees.
SmartHealth is Washington State’s voluntary and confidential wellness program. It is an interactive website that helps you take steps to improve your health and well-being, while having fun and connecting with others online. By participating in activities you can earn points, and points earned between January 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017 are used to establish eligibility for the wellness incentive in 2018.
What is the Incentive, and Why You Should Participate
Employees may be eligible for a $125 incentive by completing a Well-being Assessment and then participating in and tracking their wellness activities. Depending on your WSU/PEBB medical plan, you will receive:
- A $125 reduction in the subscriber’s 2018 PEBB medical deductible (if enrolled in a PEBB classic and value health plan).
- A one-time deposit of $125 into the subscriber’s health savings account (if enrolled in a PEBB consumer-directed health plan).
Frequently Asked Questions
Step 1: Create your account at: www.smarthealth.hca.wa.gov
Step 2: Choose your main focus activity for 2017
Step 3: Complete your health assessment (required to earn 2018 incentive). This will earn you 800 points.
Step 4: Complete activities of your choice, while recording your progress. As an existing employee, you will need to complete 1,200 points worth of activities.
Employees eligible and participating in a PEBB medical plan are eligible to participate. If an employee retires, separates/resigns or goes on Leave Without Pay, and are not enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B, they will be able to continue to participate in the incentive.
Spouses or registered domestic partners can participate in activities and completion of the Health Assessment, however, only the subscriber will receive the $125 incentive.
Do I Have to Participate?
No, participation is completely voluntary. If you do not participate, you will not be eligible for the $125 wellness incentive in 2017.
When is My Deadline to Earn the 2017 Incentive?
You must have earned 2000 points by September 30, 2016.
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There are a variety of apps and devices that track your activity and report the minutes, miles, steps, and calories burned. Some of these apps and devices track your activity for an entire day (such as a pedometer) while others track your activity per session. Read the description for each option on the SmartHealth Apps & Devices page in Settings for more details about which units they measure and how your activity is tracked. To find out more information or to purchase an app or device, click the Get it! button.
How Do I Know if I’ve Received the Incentive?
The SmartHealth website will do all of the tracking for you, and once you’ve reached 2,000 points, you will be eligible.
Yes! You can access the SmartHealth website from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
The SmartHealth website offers a variety of activities, however, only certain activities are worth points in any given time frame. Please check back every few weeks, as the calendar will rotate and new activities will become eligible for points.
You can, yes, provided time spent doing so is deminimus. Governor Inslee will allow state resources, such as your computer, to be used while participating in the SmartHealth Incentive. Please be mindful that completing the actual activities should be done on personal time.
Yes, due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), all information, such as Assessment results and activity data are kept private. Data will be aggregated and tracked for PEBB members as a whole.
Please contact the SmartHealth Customer Service line via phone at 1-855-750-8866. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
You will want to log your activities as frequently as possible, and at least once per month. You should be able to log several weeks of back history at any given time, and most likely will not be able to log data that may have occurred more than a month ago.
For questions concerning the website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-750-8866, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also contact HRS at 509-335-4521 for any general questions concerning eligibility or the incentive requirements.
You will not earn any SmartHealth Points for completing your Uniform, Kaiser, or Group Health Plan Health Assessments.