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In an effort to help our members become healthier, and to identify areas where they
may be at risk, the LGHIB established the Worksite Wellness Program.
Through the Worksite Wellness Program thousands of health risk assessments have
been performed. As a result of these screenings, thousands of
participants have been referred to healthcare providers for early treatment of
identified high risks.
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 an illness. In addition, Alabama’s diabetes rate is among
the highest in the country. The Worksite 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
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 each year during the wellness qualifying
period. This program brings nurses/wellness coaches to various participating unit's locations
to screen for cholesterol levels, glucose level, BMI, and blood pressure. If any of the results
signify a member is at risk, he or she will receive a physician referral requiring the member
to follow-up with his or her personal physician. The copay for the follow-up visit will be waived.
Wellness screenings may be performed by a primary care physician or
nurse practitioner; however, all applicable co-payments will apply. Participating
pharmacies and county health departments 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 LGHIP members.
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