Save up to $60 each month on your medical premium by completing a Biometric Screening, a Health Assessment, a Tobacco Free Affidavit, and a Tobacco Screening (only if you have not previously taken and passed.)
Starting with Plan Year 2015-16, the medical premiums will be bundled. You will need to complete BOTH a Biometric Screening and Health Assessment to qualify for up to a $40.00 a month reduction in your medical premium. If you are a non-tobacco user you can qualify for an additional $20.00 a month by passing a Tobacco Screening and completing a Tobacco Free Affidavit. If you are a tobacco user, you can still earn the incentive by completing the Tobacco Free Affidavit and completing a tobacco cessation class.
Plan Year 2015-16:
If you are participating in a County-sponsored medical plan, starting Tuesday, June 23, 2015, you can log on to the StayWell Portal at: maricopa.staywell.com to schedule a Biometric/Tobacco Screening, take a Health Assessment, and complete a Tobacco Free Affidavit to earn your medical premium reduction.
To have access to the Portal, you had to agree to provide StayWell with personal identifying information when you made your Open Enrollment elections for Plan Year 2015-16.
If you cannot log into the Portal, call the StayWell Helpline at 1.877.678.8926.
Biometric Screenings will be held from Tuesday, July 7 - Friday, August 28 at various County worksite locations. Although appointments can be scheduled up to a day in advance, it is best to schedule seven days in advance to expedite your check-in time.
Due to the high security level at the jails, the screenings conducted there are intended for the personnel stationed at those locations.
You can complete your Health Assessment either before or after you complete your Biometric Screening. The numbers from your Screening will be uploaded into your Assessment. The Assessment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and will help you understand how you can improve or maintain your health. After you complete the Assessment, you'll get a customized plan to help you address any health risks identified.
Tobacco Screening/Tobacco Free Affidavit:
There have been changes in the criteria to qualify for the Non-Tobacco User Premium Reduction.
Starting with Plan Year 2015-16, an employee who is enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan may still qualify for the Non-Tobacco User Premium Reduction even if a covered dependent uses tobacco products.
To qualify, you will need to:
- Complete a Tobacco Free Affidavit on the StayWell Portal.
- Complete a Tobacco Screening at the same time you complete your Biometric Screening.
If you are a tobacco user, you may also still qualify for the Non-Tobacco User Premium Reduction by completing either a StayWell Tobacco Phone Coaching Program or the County’s Onsite Quit Tobacco Program.
If you previously completed and passed the Tobacco Screening and you are receiving the Non-Tobacco User Premium Reduction, you do not need to test again.
Changes to How the Medical Premium Reductions Will Be Administered:
Starting with Plan Year 2015-16, the medical premium reductions will be applied on a prospective basis. You will have until Friday, August 28 to complete a Biometric/Tobacco Screening, Health Assessment, and Tobacco Free Affidavit to earn your medical premium reduction for Plan Year 2015-16 without an interruption.
Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.
If you still have questions regarding these initiatives, call Employee Benefits at (602) 506-1010 during normal business hours or