The Worksite Wellness Program has performed thousands of health risk assessments on State and Local Government members. As a result of these screenings, over 10,000 participants have been referred to healthcare providers for early treatment of identified high risks, yet there is still much work to be done.
Alabama has one of the highest populations of obese residents in the country and is among the national leaders in the number of days people are unable to work or perform tasks because of illness. In addition, the state’s diabetes rate is among the highest in the country. The Local Government Wellness Program is striving to improve the health of its members living in this great state.
Most chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, are preventable with simple diet and lifestyle changes. The Wellness Program’s health coaches have been trained and are experienced in assessing risk factors, providing education, and making recommendations to help its members reach their wellness goals.
All members and their covered spouses participating in group 30000 are eligible to participate in one worksite wellness screening during the wellness qualifying period of June 1st through May 31st of each year. Wellness screenings may be performed by a primary care physician or nurse practitioner; however, all applicable co-payments will apply. Participating pharmacies are also available to provide wellness screenings at no charge to the member. A link to a list of participating wellness screening pharmacies throughout the state is included below, along with just a few of the other health benefits available to Local Government members.
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