Benefits and Wellness

Prescriptions

Ware County cares about the well-being of our employees and their dependents. We want you and
your family to prosper and live a long healthy life. All of us think about retirement and how much money we need to set aside when that day finally comes. Think about how much more enjoyable and financially set you will be when you retire if you are not spending hundreds of dollars on medications each month or are not limited to the things you can do as a result of a controllable health condition.


An unhealthy lifestyle is the primary contributor to the five leading causes of death in the U.S. - heart disease, cancer, stroke, respiratory disease and diabetes account for 70% of all deaths. The good news is you can take control now and limit the chance of these conditions from happening and putting a damper on your retirement.

Our Health and Wellness Program is here to educate, engage and encourage you and your family members to take responsibility.

In order to take advantage of lower health insurance costs you and your spouse, if covered, must obtain a Biometric Screening and take the Online Health Assessment through the BCBSGA website each year. The biometric screening is available once a year during the County Health Fair or at your own physicians office. The online health assessment must be taken on the BCBSGA website.

1. Biometric Screening - Attend the Ware County Health Fair or at your physicians office (must download the "Physician Form" and take with you. You may download the form at

www.promotehealthyhabits.com/form .

2. Online Health Assessment - go to
www.bcbsga.com and click on "Health & Wellness" to start and/or update your health assessment. Simply click Take my Health Assessment now. This process takes about 20 minutes.

You will need to wait until after July 1, 2017 in order to complete these tasks for the 2017-2018 plan year.

Failure to complete these required tasks each year (April 1st deadline for each task) will result in higher health insurance costs, starting at the proceeding plan year, until these requirements are satisfied. The costs for the Non-Wellness participants for the new 2017/2018 plan year are provided on the side-by-side comparison located on page 4.

2017 and beyond....The County’s Health & Wellness program will remain the same for the new plan year
.

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