Earn up to 200 points for a biometric screening; new worksite events scheduled

Get 100 points in the employee wellness program and learn about your health status by having a biometric screening that checks your body mass index, blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. You can go to a worksite screening event, have your doctor order the tests or use another approved provider. This year, you can also get 25 bonus points (up to 100 points) for each test result within the recommended range.

Worksite screenings

Register now for one of these free biometric screenings at work:

You’ll need to bring your health insurance card to the screening.

How to sign up for a worksite screening

Read this flyer for instructions on how to register for a worksite biometric screening on mymedica.com. You’ll need to log in to the site to see what timeslots are available.

If you have never logged on to mymedica.com before or your Medica ID card shows a new group number in 2016:

  1. Visit mymedica.com.
  2. Click the “Register Now” button.
  3. Complete the registration using your Medica ID card.

Other biometric screening providers

There are many screening options; you may prefer to have yours done at your doctor’s office or through another provider such as Target. Find a participating location and print the applicable form at mymedica.com.

About the screening

The biometric screening measures your:

You’ll earn 25 more points for each test result you get back within these recommended ranges:

The screening requires measurement of your height and weight and a small blood sample obtained by a simple finger prick. For the most accurate test results, do not eat for at least nine hours before your appointment. You should drink a lot of water before your appointment and take all medications as directed by your physician. You may have black coffee with no cream, milk or sweetener.

About earning points for the wellness program

Approximately 15 days after the worksite screening event, you will receive up to 200 points in the employee wellness program for the screening and any bonus points, and your screening results will be uploaded into Compass, the online health assessment.

When you earn 300 points in the employee wellness program by Aug. 31, 2016, you’ll qualify for a discounted wellness rate on your 2017 health insurance premiums. (In 2016, savings on the insurance premiums are about $400 a year for a single person and $1,200 a year for a family.) You’ll also receive a $20 gift card for each 100 points you earn in the program (up to $100).

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Published May 3, 2016

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