Have You Taken the HAT Yet?

It’s a Chance to Earn Money for Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

HealthBuzzThroughout the year, we try to issue occasional reminders to workers covered by the State Employee Health Benefit (Executive and Judicial Branches), that there are several ways to earn money for out-of-pocket health care costs. You can actually earn up to $500 on an HRA debit card by taking Anthem’s Health Assessment Tool (HAT) and then completing three of six Health Promotion Activities.

If this is all new to you, we have a handy flowchart to explain it: http://www.seiu1984.org/files/2014/12/HAT-Health-Activities-flowchart.pdf. In short, though, each year, you can take the HAT to earn $200, then complete up to three of Anthem’s designated Health Promotion Activities (things like getting a flu shot, or completing a Know Your Numbers screening) to earn another $300. You can read much more about the program on the state’s website: http://admin.state.nh.us/wellness/Wellness_RewardProgram.html

Know Your Numbers Screening Set at State House Annex

Coincidentally enough, if you haven’t completed three Health Promotion Activities this year, you can knock one out by taking part in a Know Your Numbers screening next week in Concord. This screening checks your height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and glucose each year, which gives you a snapshot of your health and allows you to make improvements where necessary.

The upcoming Know Your Numbers screening is set for Thursday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in room 411 of the State House Annex, at 25 Capitol St. in Concord. Each screening takes around 15 minutes, and you can make an appointment by visiting http://promotehealthyhabits.com/Signup/SONH/. Once logged into the Screening Self-Scheduling website click “Schedule Appointment”, then select “State House Annex – Concord, NH” from the Facility/Location menu, reserve a time, and select an email reminder if you would like. If you are unable to log in to the system, you may schedule by phone by calling Healthways at 1-877-252-8410. The screening results will be automatically uploaded to Anthem’s website. Just remember that you must complete the HAT before going through the Know Your Numbers screening.

Health Buzz is a weekly column in which we answer questions and share health information. If you have health benefit questions you can send them to Chris Porter at cporter@seiu1984.org and put “Ask Chris” in the subject line. Chris is our Compensation and Benefit Research Specialist who will advocate for members experiencing challenges with their contracted medical benefits. We’ll post answers to commonly posed questions in this column.

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