Wellness Program

Our wellness program has something that allows everyone to take small steps to living healthier lives. Explore free programs that empower you to stay healthy, from wellness screenings, Wondr Health, Virta, and Baby Yourself!

Wellness Screenings

The LGHIP offers free wellness screenings to help you stay on top of your number one priority: your health. We’ll come to your workplace or you can visit one of many pharmacies in Alabama, your physician, or a public health department to complete your annual wellness screening. With some quick and easy testing, you know where you stand with your cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, and more. The wellness screening program is available to all participants and non-Medicare retirees who are enrolled in the Plan (Group 30000), along with their covered spouses. Wellness screenings performed at the workplace, pharmacy or public health department are free. Screenings may also be performed by a primary care physician or nurse practitioner, however, applicable copays will apply.

  • Click here to view a list of the participating wellness pharmacy locations.
  • Click here for the Provider Screening Form if your doctor conducts your wellness screening.
  • View the employee wellness privacy notice here. View the spousal wellness privacy notice here.

Free Health Benefits

LGHIP members receive a variety of free benefits to help keep you and your family happy and healthy. Explore all of the benefits below and click the link for more information or to sign up!


Blue365 is a free health and wellness discount program offered to you as a member of the BCBS system. With Blue365, you can get year-round discounts on gym memberships, fitness gear, healthy eating options and more! Save on apparel and footwear, fitness, hearing and vision, home and family, nutrition, personal care, and travel. To access Blue365 deals, you have to login to your BCBS AL account.

Visit Blue365 for all offers

Baby Yourself

Are you or your covered dependent expecting a bundle of joy? Make sure to enroll in the Baby Yourself program! It’s a free maternity management program that monitors both mom and the baby to make sure things are progressing well throughout the pregnancy. On top of that, when it’s time for the baby to arrive, the delivery copay at the hospital will be completely waived, too! Be sure to enroll in the program before the end of the second trimester to take advantage of this excellent program.

Enroll in Baby Yourself

Wondr Health

Everyone’s health and wellness journey is unique, and Wondr Health is a free program that is as unique as you. For our members with a BMI of 25 or higher, you can apply to be a part of this weight loss program that teaches you how to eat, not what to eat.

Click here to join Wondr


Type 2 Diabetes doesn’t have to be an end all diagnosis anymore. Virta Health is an option for those who are Type 2 Diabetic and are ready to make a change. Provided to you for free by the LGHIP, you’ll get a team of specialists who are ready to help you crush your goals, reduce or eliminate your medication and help you truly get healthier.

Click here to join Virta


Teladoc is a virtual healthcare provider that can provide general health appointments 24/7 by phone or video. Teladoc utilizes U.S. board-certified doctors across the country to save you from having to visit a doctor’s office. General medicine visits with Teladoc are $0 per visit with your insurance.

Receive free care for issues such as:

  • Sinus infection
  • Flu
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • + more

To make your first visit with Teladoc quick and easy, download the Teladoc app and fill out the medical history for yourself and any dependents on your plan so you won’t have to worry about it when you’re sick.

Register online for Teladoc

Hinge Health

Hinge Health is a digital musculoskeletal (MSK) program that offers exercise therapy and support in the convenience of your own home. It is designed to help individuals who suffer from chronic joint or muscle pain improve their quality of life and prevent or recover from surgery.

The virtual program combines gentle, guided exercise, that can be done in as little as 15 minutes, and 1-on-1 support with an expert clinical care team to improve your condition, reduce your pain, and help you move with confidence.

Click here to join Hinge Health

Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement Program

The LGHIB provides a tobacco cessation program for its covered members. For more information about available programs, please call Alabama’s Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-7848669) or visit www.quitnowalabama.com. Both programs offer free master’s level counseling and up to four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy patches if you are in counseling with the Quitline and do not have medical contraindications.  The LGHIB will reimburse each member 80% of the cost of the program, with no deductible. There is a lifetime maximum benefit of $150. Tobacco cessation seminars and certain forms of nicotine replacement are covered services. Forward your name, address, contract number and a copy of tobacco cessation program receipts to:

Local Government Health Insurance Board 
Wellness Division
PO Box 304901
Montgomery, AL 36130-4900 
Prescription medications for tobacco cessation are covered through the prescription drug program and are not subject to the $150 lifetime maximum benefit.

Note: E-cigarettes are not eligible for reimbursement through the LGHIB’s tobacco cessation program or as an approved tobacco cessation product.  All claims must be filed with the LGHIB, not BCBS.

Visit QuitNow for all resources

Physician Weight-Management Program

The LGHIB will cover approved physician supervised weight management and nutritional counseling programs, and will reimburse 80% of the cost of a physician supervised weight management program and/ or nutritional counseling, with no deductible. The cost cannot exceed $150 per calendar year. This benefit is available through the LGHIB, not Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Please know that only medications dispensed or administered at the provider’s office are eligible for reimbursement.
If you would like to apply for reimbursement, you may send your name, address, contract number, primary phone number, a copy of the program receipt(s) and program contact information to:

Local Government Health Insurance Board
Wellness Division
PO Box 304901
Montgomery, AL 36130-4900