Tier 1: General and Biometric Measures

General Measures Incentive Dollar Value
Personal Health Assesment
(must have current biometrics)  
$75
Tobacco Free Pledge  $35
Exercise and Activity Log (12-weeks)(4/yr)   $25 per log
Biometric Measures Incentive Dollar Value
Body Mass Index (BMI) *  $10/$30/$50
Blood Pressure (BP) *  $10/$30/$50
Total Cholesterol (TC) *  $10/$30/$50
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) *  $10/$30/$50
Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) *  $10/$30/$50
Triglycerides (TRIG) *  $10/$30/$50
Glucose (Fasting Blood Sugar) *  $10/$30/$50
Body Composition     $5
Abdominal Circumference  $5

* Values must meet required standards to receive the entire $50 incentive award. If a value falls below these standards the participant will receive either a $30 or $10 incentive award depending where their value falls. Participants may be rescreened after 6 months time to see if their values improved and if they meet the requirements, they will be awarded the remainder of the incentive at that time.

Personal Health Assesment (PHA)

Participants who complete the Personal Health Assessment (PHA) are eligible to receive this incentive. This incentive can be earned 1 time per year. A PHA is a personal health and lifestyle risk assessment questionnaire. This questionnaire may be completed online or via hard copy. Please do not complete both the online and hard copy of the PHA. It is the same assessment. All information in the PHA is confidential and no personal information will be shared with your employer. Please contact Risk Management to request a hard copy of the PHA.

Note: It is mandatory for you to have participated in a health screening prior to completing the PHA. The PHA will ask for various biometric measures such as height, weight, blood pressure, and all of your blood cholesterol values. The values entered in must be current values from this calendar year. PHA’s without valid values will be denied. 

Access the Personal Health Assessment 

Paperwork requirements: If you complete a hard copy of the PHA, all we need is a copy of your lab report (biometric values) attached to the questionnaire. If you complete the online version, please email Amy Driscoll to let her know you completed it. You will also need to send in a copy of your lab report to verify your biometric numbers if they are not already verified in your Healthy Lifestyles Account.

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Tobacco Free Pledge

Participants who answer "Yes" to being Tobacco Free are eligible to receive this incentive. Tobacco Free is defined as not smoking or using smokeless tobacco products within the last 12 weeks. Once you submit your answer, your incentive will automatically credit to your scorecard. No additional paperwork is necessary.

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Exercise and Activity Log (12-weeks)(4/yr)

Participants who submit a 12-week Exercise/Activity Log are eligible to receive this incentive. Each 12-week log must reflect at least 10 weeks of exercise at a minimum of 3 days of exercise per week and 30 minutes per session. The buffer weeks are built-in in case of vacation or illness, otherwise please complete all 12 weeks. Participants may also submit a copy of a 12-week fitness center or exercise facility personalized fitness report to earn the incentive. The Exercise/ Activity Log incentive can be earned 4 times per year.

By introducing a moderate amount of exercise into your daily life, you can significantly improve your overall health and quality of life. The health benefits of exercise can be achieved by everyone, regardless of age, gender, race or physical ability.

Access the Exercise/Activity Log 

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Body Mass Index

Participants who achieve a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 24.9 or less are eligible to receive the full $50 incentive. A BMI of 25-29.9 = $30 and 30 or higher = $10. This incentive can be earned 1 time per year. If a participant would like to resubmit their BMI value, the updated value must be submitted 6 months after the initial value in order to earn the incentive. The updated value must be submitted to Healthy Lifestyles via email/fax/mail with updated height/weight for the incentive to be edited.

BMI is a measure of body composition based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. It is recommended to have a healthy BMI to help reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure which are all linked to being overweight. BMI does NOT take into account the percentage of fat or muscle mass in your body.

You may find your BMI by attending a health screening or by entering your accurate height and weight into the BMI calculator and clicking, ‘calculate.’ BMI is self reported so no paperwork is required.

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Blood Pressure

Participants who achieve a Blood Pressure (BP) of 119/79 or less are eligible to receive the full $50 incentive. A BP of 120/80 – 139/89 = $30 and 140/90 or higher = $10. This incentive can be earned 1 time per year. If a participant would like to resubmit their BP value, the updated value must be submitted 6 months after the initial value in order to earn the incentive. We automatically defer to the value that falls in the higher risk category.

BP is the force that blood places on the arteries. Systolic blood pressure is a measure of the force when the heart contracts. Diastolic blood pressure is a measure of the force when the heart is at rest, or between beats. High BP directly increases the risk of coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and stroke, especially when it is present with other risk factors.

A signed Biometric Data Reporting Form or other verification from a qualified health professional is required in order to receive this incentive.

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Total Cholesterol

Participants who achieve a Total Cholesterol (TC) value of 199 or less are eligible to receive the full $50 incentive. A TC value of 200-239 = $30 and 240 or higher = $10. This incentive can be earned 1 time per year. If a participant would like to resubmit their TC value, the updated value must be submitted 6 months after the initial value in order to earn the incentive.

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found among the lipids (fats) in the bloodstream and in all the body’s cells. It is an important part of a healthy body but having too much can lead to a variety of health problems.

You can earn your incentive award by obtaining a TC test from your physician, a medical facility, a pharmacy that conducts blood screenings or a health screening event. A copy of your lab report or a signed Biometric Data Reporting Form must be submitted in order to receive this incentive.

Note: Laboratory tests for total cholesterol generally require a 12-hour fast prior to the test. 

New for 2013: You must complete a Personal Health Assessment (PHA) during this calendar year to receive credit for your Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and Glucose. Please view the PHA incentive for information on completing it.  

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High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

Participants who achieve a High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) value of 60 or higher are eligible to receive the full $50 incentive. A HDL value of 40-59 = $30 and 39 or less = $10. This incentive can be earned 1 time per year. If a participant would like to resubmit their HDL value, the updated value must be submitted 6 months after the initial value in order to earn the incentive.

The HDL cholesterol transports cholesterol from the tissues of the body to the liver so it can be removed from the body in the form of bile. HDL cholesterol is known as the "good" cholesterol because a high HDL value seems to protect against heart attacks.

You can earn your incentive award by obtaining a HDL cholesterol test from your physician, a medical facility, a pharmacy that conducts blood screenings or a health screening event. A copy of your lab report or a signed Biometric Data Reporting Form must be submitted in order to receive this incentive.

Note: Laboratory tests for total cholesterol generally require a 12-hour fast prior to the test. 

New for 2013: You must complete a Personal Health Assessment (PHA) during this calendar year to receive credit for your Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and Glucose. Please view the PHA incentive for information on completing it.  

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Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)

Participants who achieve a Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) value of 99 or less are eligible to receive the full $50 incentive. A LDL value of 100-129 = $30 and 130 or higher = $10. This incentive can be earned 1 time per year. If a participant would like to resubmit their DL value, the updated value must be submitted 6 months after the initial value in order to earn the incentive.

LDL cholesterol transports cholesterol to the arteries so increased levels are associated with atherosclerosis, and thus heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. This is why cholesterol inside LDL lipoproteins is called “bad” cholesterol.

You can earn your incentive award by obtaining a LDL cholesterol test from your physician, a medical facility, a pharmacy that conducts blood screenings or a health screening event. A copy of your lab report or a signed Biometric Data Reporting Form must be submitted in order to receive this incentive.

Note: Laboratory tests for total cholesterol generally require a 12-hour fast prior to the test. 

New for 2013: You must complete a Personal Health Assessment (PHA) during this calendar year to receive credit for your Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and Glucose. Please view the PHA incentive for information on completing it. 

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Triglycerides

Participants who achieve a triglyceride value of 149 or less are eligible to receive the full $50 incentive. A triglyceride value of 150-199 = $30 and 200 or higher = $10. This incentive can be earned 1 time per year. If a participant would like to resubmit their triglyceride value, the updated value must be submitted 6 months after the initial value in order to earn the incentive.

Triglycerides are a type of fat. When you eat food, your body uses what it needs for immediate energy and stores the rest in the form of triglycerides.

You can earn your incentive award by obtaining a triglyceride test from your physician, a medical facility or a screening event. A copy of your lab report or a signed Biometric Data Reporting Form must be submitted in order to receive this incentive.

Note: Laboratory tests for total cholesterol generally require a 12-hour fast prior to the test. 

New for 2013: You must complete a Personal Health Assessment (PHA) during this calendar year to receive credit for your Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and Glucose. Please view the PHA incentive for information on completing it.  

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Glucose (Fasting Blood Sugar)

Participants who achieve a glucose value of 99 or less are eligible to receive the full $50 incentive. A glucose value of 100-125 = $30 and 126 or higher = $10. This incentive can be earned 1 time per year. If a participant would like to resubmit their glucose value, the updated value must be submitted 6 months after the initial value in order to earn the incentive.

Elevated levels of fasting blood glucose, or blood sugar, can be an indicator of diabetes. The fasting blood glucose test may be used to diagnose or screen for diabetes. It also helps monitor control in patients who have diabetes.

You can earn your incentive award by obtaining a fasting blood glucose test at your physician’s office, medical testing facility or health screening. A copy of your lab report or a signed Biometric Data Reporting Form must be submitted in order to receive this incentive. 

New for 2013: You must complete a Personal Health Assessment (PHA) during this calendar year to receive credit for your Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and Glucose. Please view the PHA incentive for information on completing it.  

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Body Composition

Participants who submit their Body Composition (percent of body fat) are eligible to earn this $5 incentive.  This measurement will only be accepted from participants who:  attend an on-site screening sponsored by Healthy Lifestyles, attend a scheduled screening at a Kroger Pharmacy (note: NOT all pharmacies will be able to provide this result) or who submit a measurement from a reputable fitness center/personal trainer. A biometric data reporting form submitted to Healthy Lifestyles signed by the tester is required to earn incentive.

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Abdominal Circumference

Participants who submit their Abdominal Circumference are eligible to earn this $5 incentive.  This measurement will only be accepted from participants who:  attend an on-site screening sponsored by Healthy Lifestyles, attend a scheduled screening at a Kroger Pharmacy or who submit a measurement from a reputable fitness center/personal trainer. A biometric data reporting form submitted to Healthy Lifestyles signed by the tester is required to earn incentive.

  

Note: Laboratory tests for total cholesterol generally require a 12-hour fast prior to the test. 

 

Credit accrued towards your Healthy Lifestyles account during the current year does not actually become money earned until January 1 of the following year. At that time it only becomes "earned" by those individuals enrolled in the City's health insurance plan. If an employee’s spouse or equal partner is no longer covered by the City's health insurance plan as of January 1 (for whatever reason) , the employee will not be eligible to collect the credit on their behalf.