Wellness Activities Overview

2017 Updates

The 2017 Wellness program requirements remain the same as last year and must be completed by September 30, 2017.

Once again in 2017, enrolled Spouses are invited to participate to receive a $100 check (taxable to the employee). See details for Spouse Activities below.

 

Enrolled Faculty/Staff Activities

You simply need to complete one Activity Category below to meet the Wellness Activity requirement for the incentive.

(To earn your $500 wellness incentive, you will also need to obtain biometric data and complete your online Health Assessment. See the Wellness at Williams Frequently Asked Questions for more information.)

ACTIVITY CATEGORY DESCRIPTION COMPLETION REQUIREMENT
Preventive Health Visit Being up-to-date with your preventive health visits is an important part of your overall wellness. BCBS medical subscribers – complete one preventative care visit within the past range (by age group): 18-21: past year; 22-49: past three years; 50 and over: past year. For more information, see the BCBS Preventive Screening Guidelines for Healthy Adults. Earned points will be automatically awarded and can take up to 90 days to appear on your ahealthyme website. 
Routine Oral Exam Being up-to-date with your dental exams and cleanings are important to your overall health. BCBS Dental Blue subscribers – complete one routine dental visit that included cleaning, scaling, and polishing of teeth within the past 12 months. Earned points will be automatically awarded and can take up to 90 days to appear on your ahealthyme website.
Onsite Registered Dietician Meet with our onsite registered dietician, a true food and nutrition expert, to discuss important topics like weight management, cardiovascular health, and eating habits in order to develop a healthy eating plan catered to your needs and goals. Complete three one-on-one meetings. Note – a copay may be applicable. You can register for on-site sessions by contacting the Nutrition Center at 413-429-8110. (Berkshire Health Systems will be available soon as a second option.) You will automatically receive the points via the monthly attendance verification for this activity.
Onsite Nutrition, Fitness, and Emotional Wellness Seminars Nutrition, Fitness and Emotional wellness are all critical aspects of your overall wellness. This seminar series will help you learn about proper meal planning, how to set short and long term physical fitness goals, and the best methods for managing stress and maintaining your work/life balance. Attend at least two onsite Nutrition, Fitness, and Emotional Wellness Seminars of your choice. You can register for an on-site session at Wellness at Williams On-Campus Wellness SeminarsYou will automatically receive the points via the monthly attendance verification for this activity.
Onsite Financial Wellness Seminars Financial wellness can be defined in many different ways, but in general it is the balance between having a healthy state of well being today while preparing financially for tomorrow. This seminar series will help you identify the need for a financial plan, evaluate where to save (workplace savings first, tax-advantaged accounts, etc), address additional savings goals (such as college or health savings), and understand insurance and estate-planning needs. Attend at least two onsite Financial Wellness Seminars of your choice. You can register for an on-site session at Wellness at Williams On-Campus Wellness SeminarsYou will automatically receive the points via the monthly attendance verification for this activity.
Online Wellness Workshops Wellness workshops are interactive learning modules designed to be engaging and fun, while providing you with the resources and tools you need to reach your wellness goals. Workshops, with topics ranging from Smoking Cessation, to stress management to fitting fitness into your daily routine, are self-paced, allowing you the opportunity to complete on your on time. Complete one four-week or longer Online Wellness Workshop. You can sign up for a workshop by visiting ahealthyme and selecting Wellness Workshops from the top navigation bar. You will receive points upon completion of the online workshop. The Flu Workshop is not eligible for points.
Telephonic Wellness Coaching Work with a Health Coach to achieve a wellness goal. At the end of your Health Assessment answer, “Yes, I would like to be contacted by a Health Coach”. You may also opt in to the program by calling Care Concierge at the number on your Blue Cross ID card or 1-888-370-3655 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm EST. Your Health Coach will determine participation level required to receive activity points. For more information, see BCBS Care Concierge. You will receive points upon completion of requirements.
Telephonic Nurse Coaching Program Depending on your health record and status, a Nurse Health Management Coach may reach out to you to assist (via phone) in creating actionable goals and to support you on your path to improved health. Your Nurse Health Coach will determine participation level required to receive activity points. For more information, see BCBS Care Concierge. You will receive points upon completion of requirements.

 

Spouse Activities

Your enrolled spouse can be eligible to receive a $100 check* (500 total points) by completing one of the following activities by September 30, 2017.

(To earn your $100 wellness incentive, spouses will also need to obtain biometric data and complete your online Health Assessment. See the Wellness at Williams Frequently Asked Questions for more information.)

* Upon completion of the requirements, spouses will be mailed a check for $100. This amount will be taxable to the employee. For spouses employed at Williams, the $100 will be added to a paycheck and taxed.

ACTIVITY CATEGORY DESCRIPTION COMPLETION REQUIREMENT
Preventive Health Visit Being up-to-date with your preventive health visits is an important part of your overall wellness. BCBS medical subscriber spouse – complete one preventative care visit within the past range (by age group): 18-21: past year; 22-49: past three years; 50 and over: past year. For more information, see the BCBS Preventive Screening Guidelines for Healthy AdultsEarned points will be automatically awarded and can take up to 90 days to appear on your ahealthyme website. 
Routine Oral Exam Being up-to-date with your dental exams and cleanings are important to your overall health. BCBS Dental Blue subscriber spouse – complete one routine dental visit that included cleaning, scaling, and polishing of teeth within the past 12 months. Earned points will be automatically awarded and can take up to 90 days to appear on your ahealthyme website.