Health and wellness programs for public sector employees
Public sector employees enrolled in UnitedHealthcare plans can access a variety of wellness programs. Eligible groups include:
- Local, state and federal government employees
- Public school teachers and employees
- Higher education employees
- Labor union members
Programs include wellness coaches, disease management resources and solutions that may help to identify people at risk for developing certain conditions before onset occurs.
Potential benefits of employee wellness programs
Better health outcomes
When employees are more engaged and focused on their health outcomes, they can benefit and so can employers. A healthy and happier workforce is generally a more productive one, making it a worthwhile investment for all parties involved.
Wellness benefits and programs encourage healthier habits like maintaining a healthy weight and getting more exercise, which may lead to improved health for employees and cost savings for employers.
Tools and resources
Access to tools and resources helps make it easier for employees to stay engaged and focused on their health. Onsite visits and online tools are designed to create greater health awareness and reinforce healthy habits.
UnitedHealthcare health and wellness programs
SimplyEngaged is an innovative incentive program that may help employees meet personal health and wellness goals. Through this program, participants learn how to make more informed health care decisions, create a personalized action plan and complete specific health actions — while getting rewarded along the way.
Know Your Numbers
The Know Your Numbers program encourages individuals to get screened for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentages. The program helps people learn about their health and how to monitor key numbers associated with diabetes and obesity.
Personal Health Support
Personal Health Support is an outreach program that identifies health care gaps and addresses them through case management and mail, phone and online outreach. It is offered through employer health plans.
OptumHealth’s Wellness Inc. provides worksite wellness solutions for employers who want to help their employees manage their health. Services include onsite biometric screenings that help to identify risk factors and diseases such as diabetes and obesity.
Diabetes Health Plan
The Diabetes Health Plan helps to prevent the onset of diabetes. Those with diabetes and pre-diabetes manage their condition more effectively. Benefits may include a healthier workforce and lower health care costs. Participants who meet certain requirements can access training and support as well as financial rewards such as waived copays and coverage for diabetic supplies and drug copays.
Find public sector health plans that include these health and wellness benefits.
SimplyEngaged® is a voluntary program. The information provided under this program is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be nor should be construed as medical advice. You should consult with an appropriate health care professional to determine what may be right for you. Rewards may be taxable. You should consult with an appropriate tax professional to determine if you have any tax obligations from receiving rewards under this program. If you are unable to meet a standard related to a health factor to obtain a reward under this program, you might qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means. Contact us at 1-855-215-0230 and we will work with you (and, if necessary, your doctor) to find another way for you to earn the same reward.
Diabetes Health Plan is a voluntary program. The information provided under this program is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be nor should be construed as medical advice. You should consult with an appropriate health care professional to determine what may be right for you. If your provider determines that a health action is not medically appropriate for you, you may qualify for a different way to earn the incentive. Please have your provider complete the Provider information section of the Health Actions Notification Form. Contact us at 1-866-944-9001, TTY 711, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday if you have any questions. Recommended health actions may be covered by your benefit plan. Be sure to check your benefit plan for specific coverage details.