Wellness Program Incentive
Welcome to 2018! We are excited to announce a new Wellness Incentive year!
The new Wellness Incentive year started on January 1st. Completion of the activities listed below by October 31, 2018 will qualify you for the lower premium for your health insurance benefits in 2019!
- Complete your Vitality Health Review (VHR) on the Vitality website. If you have current biometric screening results, include those under the Conditions and Measure section of the VHR. (Check the box next to 'I'm not sure' if you do not have your current numbers); and
- Select and complete wellness activities throughout the year and track them on the Vitality website to earn a minimum of 1,200 Vitality points. You will find many activities to choose from and their corresponding Vitality Points by going to the Points Planner on the website.
Find more information about the Wellness incentive by choosing this link. Note: Biometric screenings are not required this year.
Washington County Receives Healthy Employer Award
Washington County Receives Healthiest Employer Award Fourth Year in a Row
Washington County's commitment to employee wellness has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal with their Healthiest Employer Award for the fourth year in a row. Washington County works to emphasize and reinforce health awareness by providing access to free online personal health assessments, health-related workshops and other strategies which support the overall health of employees and their families.
According to Human Resources Manager Steve Sanford, the objective of the County's workplace wellness program is more than just lowering health care costs. "In addition to the potential financial savings, we believe our employee wellness program helps to improve productivity and teamwork, and creates a culture of wellness within the organization. Washington County is proud to receive this award and we'll continue to make the health and wellness of our staff a priority."
About the Program
The Washington County Wellness Program is designed to provide community resources, education and programs that encourage County employees to make healthy lifestyle choices, which will serve to strengthen the existing culture of health, leading to healthier, happier and more effective employees.
The Wellness Committee is comprised of "Wellness Champions" - a group of employees representing various departments of Washington County. Through monthly meetings, the committee is dedicated to developing resources, education materials and activities that support the wellness program mission.
To support a culture of wellness by enhancing opportunities for employees to develop healthier lifestyles.
A thorough assessment of healthcare utilization, work environments and employee wellness interests was completed to assist with developing the Wellness Program action plan. To learn more about the assessment, read the Wellness Program Assessment Summary.
Support Employees with Healthy Meetings
In July, guidelines for Healthy & Sustainable Meetings were approved by Washington County Administrative Office. By incorporating sustainability and health considerations in meeting and event coordination decisions, the County hopes to promote practices that conserve resources, improve employee well-being, and encourage responsible behaviors.
When planning your next meeting or event use the Healthy Meeting Guidelines and Sustainable Meeting and Event Guidelines, to create an environment that will help your coworkers feel healthier and more energized so they can perform their best. Support your co-workers by posting the Healthy and Sustainable Tips for Meetings poster in employee common areas.
Looking for Wellness Resources?
Kaiser Permanente (Note: Kaiser members, if you wish to earn the Healthy Choices incentive for 2017, follow these instructions)
Questions?Email us at EmployeeWellness@co.washington.or.us.
Healthy Employees. Healthy County.