Rewards for Wellness 2020-2021


Overview

2020 State of Rhode Island Employee Wellness

Rewards for Wellness is designed to help you become aware of your personal health status and participate in activities to live a healthier life. Complete your Rewards for Wellness 2020-2021 activities by December 31, 2020 to earn up to $500 in co-share credit*.

Review your 2020-2021 Wellness Brochure and see Program Details below to learn about the activities and participate today!

* Only active State of Rhode Island employees who are paying State medical co-share premium payments at the time of the incentive delivery are eligible to receive co-share credits.

Program Details

Click on the activities below to learn about how you can complete them.

› Register for Your Blue Touch RI and/or bcbsri.com ($50)

Review your benefits, check on claims, and find nearby providers on the go with the Your Blue Touch RI app, or log onto bcbsri.com to do even more, such as comparing costs for services and reading and writing provider review.

To earn a $50 co-share credit

  • Download Your Blue Touch RI from Apple App Store® or Google Play® and/or visit bcbsri.com to register your BCBSRI account.

Be sure to use the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Register for Doctors Online ($50)

Doctors Online is a convenient service that lets you talk to a top-rated, board-certified doctor about common, non-emergency medical conditions from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, 24/7.*

To earn a $50 co-share credit

  • Search “Drs. Online” in your preferred app store, download the app and register, or visit drs-online.com to create an account.

Be sure to use the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

* In the case of an emergency, you should always call 911. Doctors Online is not intended to replace these services and should not be used in those circumstances. Doctors Online is a telemedicine service provided by American Well®, an independent company that administers Doctors Online on behalf of BCBSRI.

› Virgin Pulse Wellness Activities ($100 max)

As part of Rewards for Wellness 2020-2021, you have access to the BCBSRI wellness platform powered by Virgin Pulse. It’s never been easier – or more fun – to get active, get healthy, and get rewarded!

Visit the Virgin Pulse page and review the Virgin Pulse program flyer to learn more about how the platform and its activities work.

To earn up to a $100 co-share credit

  • Register for Virgin Pulse via join.VirginPulse.com or bcbsri.com, or download the Virgin Pulse app through your preferred app store.
    • Select "Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island" as your sponsor.
  • Log into Virgin Pulse, explore and complete activities to earn points and increase your activity level.
  • Your activity level (2/3/4) will determine your quarterly incentive. The maximum yearly incentive is $100. PLEASE NOTE: Points reset at the start of every quarter!
    • $25/quarter for level 2 completion (5,000 points)
    • $50/quarter for level 3 completion (10,000 points)
    • $100/quarter for level 4 completion (15,000 points)

To check activity completion, go to the "Rewards" page in Virgin Pulse. If you need further assistance confirming activities completion in Virgin Pulse, please call the BCBSRI State of Rhode Island Employee CARE Center at (401) 429-2104 or 1-866-987-3705. CARE Center hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–8pm and Saturday, 8am–12pm. You are also recommended to use the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

If you are experiencing system or access issues with Virgin Pulse, please call Virgin Pulse support at 888-671-9395 or email support@virginpulse.com.

› Virgin Pulse Health Assessment ($50)

Get an assessment of your overall health in minutes with the Virgin Pulse Health Assessment!

Visit the Virgin Pulse page and review the Virgin Pulse program flyer to learn more about how the platform and its activities work.

To earn a $50 co-share credit

  • Register for Virgin Pulse via join.VirginPulse.com or bcbsri.com, or download the Virgin Pulse app through your preferred app store.
    • Select "Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island" as your sponsor.
  • Complete the Virgin Pulse Health Assessment as instructed.

To check activity completion, go to the "Rewards" page in Virgin Pulse. If you need further assistance confirming activities completion in Virgin Pulse, please call the BCBSRI State of Rhode Island Employee CARE Center at (401) 429-2104 or 1-866-987-3705. CARE Center hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–8pm and Saturday, 8am–12pm. You are also recommended to use the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

If you are experiencing system or access issues with Virgin Pulse, please call Virgin Pulse support at 888-671-9395 or email support@virginpulse.com.

› Health Screening—Glucose ($25+$25)

Glucose measures the amount of sugar in your blood. Glucose is the primary energy source in your body. Insulin (a natural hormone produced by the pancreas) controls how glucose is used in your body. When the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin then blood levels of glucose rise, this is known as Type 2 Diabetes. Over time, high blood glucose may lead to diseases of the kidneys, eyes, heart and circulatory system, and the nervous system. Having your glucose checked can help to detect diabetes and other glucose metabolism disorders.

Non-fasting glucose range table

To earn a $25 co-share credit

  • Obtain a glucose screening at an employee wellness fair or in your physician’s office by December 31, 2020
    • If you obtain your screening at an employee wellness fair, your participation is automatically tracked by BCBSRI.
    • If you have your screening done at your physician’s office, you must submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to BCBSRI by December 31, 2020.

To earn an additional $25 co-share credit
You must satisfy one of the following:

  • Your glucose is less than 200, OR
  • Your glucose is at 200 or over, but you receive consultation with your physician and submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to BCBSRI by December 31, 2020.

Be sure to use the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Health Screening—Total Cholesterol ($25+$25)

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that your body needs to function. Your body makes cholesterol because it is needed to form cell membranes, some hormones, and bile acids (which digest fat). People also consume extra cholesterol through foods, especially animal foods like meats and dairy products. Your total cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood and is based on the HDL, LDL, and triglycerides numbers. Keeping your cholesterol levels healthy is a great way to keep your heart healthy—and lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke.

Cholesteral range table

To earn a $25 co-share credit

  • Obtain a total cholesterol screening at an employee wellness fair or in your physician’s office by December 31, 2020
    • If you obtain your screening at an employee wellness fair, your participation is automatically tracked by BCBSRI.
    • If you have your screening done at your physician’s office, you must submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to BCBSRI by December 31, 2020.

To earn an additional $25 co-share credit
You must satisfy one of the following:

  • Your total cholesterol is less than 200, OR
  • Your total cholesterol is at 200 or over, but you receive consultation with your physician and submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to BCBSRI by December 31, 2020.

Be sure to use the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Health Screening—Body Mass Index (BMI) ($25+$25)

According to the CDC, BMI can be used as a screening tool, but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual. However, BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. High body fatness means increased weight on your frame, putting you at risk for high blood pressure (hypertension), high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and breathing problems, some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver), clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.

Body Mass Index (BMI) range table

To earn a $25 co-share credit

  • Obtain a BMI screening at a employee wellness fair or in your physician’s office by December 31, 2020
    • If you obtain a BMI screening at an employee wellness fair, your participation is automatically tracked by BCBSRI.
    • If you obtain a screening at your physician’s office, you must submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to BCBSRI by December 31, 2020

To earn an additional $25 co-share credit
You must satisfy one of the following:

  • Your BMI is between 18.5 and 27.5, OR
  • Your BMI is outside the 18.5-27.5 range, but you receive consultation with your physician and submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to BCBSRI by December 31, 2020.

Be sure to use the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Health Screening—Blood Pressure ($25+$25)

High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” as it typically has no symptoms and many people are not aware they have it. However, if high blood pressure goes untreated, it can have deadly consequences like congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, memory loss, vision loss, and heart disease.

Blood pressure range table

To earn a $25 co-share credit

  • Obtain a blood pressure screening at an employee wellness fair or in your physician’s office that is less than 140/90 by December 31, 2020.
    • If you obtain your screening at an employee wellness fair, your participation is automatically tracked by BCBSRI.
    • If you have your screening done at your physician’s office, you must submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to BCBSRI by December 31, 2020.

To earn an additional $25 co-share credit
You must satisfy one of the following:

  • Your screening is below 140/90, OR
  • Your screening is at 140/90 or over, but you receive consultation with your physician and submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to BCBSRI by December 31, 2020.

Be sure to use the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Dental Cleaning/Exam ($50)

Research shows that oral health is connected to overall health in several ways. Through annual exams, cleanings and x-rays, your dentist may be able to detect early signs of cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, thyroid problems and high blood pressure. Brushing and flossing every day, along with regular dental visits and preventive care, is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums. For healthy tips and to find a dentist if you don’t have one, visit www.deltadentalri.com.

To earn a $50 co-share credit

  • Complete one of the following qualifying procedures by December 31, 2020:
    • Periodic oral exam
    • Comprehensive oral exam
    • Annual prophylaxis (cleaning)
    • Periodontal maintenance (deep cleaning)
  • In order to be eligible for the co-share credit, you MUST receive medical/Rx coverage under the State Employee Health Plan, and Delta Dental must have a record of your cleaning/exam.
    • If you are enrolled in State dental coverage through Delta Dental of Rhode Island, your participation will be automatically tracked, and you do not need to complete any forms.
    • If you receive your medical/Rx coverage under the Rhode Island State Employee Health Plan but not State dental coverage, you can complete and submit the Dental Cleaning/Exam Form to Delta Dental by December 31, 2020.
      • Mail the form to:
        • Delta Dental of RI, 10 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904, Attn: National Account Relations Specialist, or
      • Fax the form to 401-752-6060
    • If you are enrolled in State dental coverage through Delta Dental of Rhode Island but do NOT receive medical/Rx coverage under the Rhode Island State Employee Health Plan, you are NOT eligible for the co-share credit.

Be sure to use the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.


Complete your activities by December 31, 2020 to earn up to $500 in co-share credit*. Incentive credits will be delivered on ten select pay days during the first half of 2021. Please note that the OEB cannot track the completion of all your activities. Download the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your activities and incentive delivery.

Don't forget that you can earn additional wellness incentives through these programs:

  1. Earn up to $500 in co-share credits by obtaining a qualifying Annual Preventive Exam.
  2. Earn $500 in one-time taxable incentives by completing 20 of the 25 sessions (excluding session 0) of the Diabetes Prevention Program.

OEB cannot track the completion of all your activities. Download the 2020-2021 Program Calendar to keep track of your Rewards for Wellness activities and incentive delivery.

See the 2020 Health & Financial Wellness Fairs Schedule for a complete listing of fairs near you where you can complete your health screenings.

Health Screening Form

If you complete your health screenings at an employee wellness fair, your participation will be automatically tracked by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI).

If you obtain your health screenings at your physician's office, you must complete the screenings within January 1, 2020–December 31, 2020 and submit the Physician Screening Verification Form to BCBSRI by December 31, 2020. (The form will be available in January 2020)

Activity Form

Dental cleaning/exam
If you receive your medical/Rx coverage under the Rhode Island State Employee Health Plan but not State dental coverage, you can complete and submit the Dental Cleaning/Exam Form to Delta Dental by December 31, 2020.

  • If you have questions related to Virgin Pulse, health screenings, and other BCBSRI activities, please call the BCBSRI State of Rhode Island Employee CARE Center at (401) 429-2104 or 1-866-987-3705. CARE Center hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–8pm and Saturday, 8am–12pm.
  • If you have questions related to the dental cleaning/exam activity, please contact Delta Dental at 800-843-3582.
  • For all other questions, please contact Tony Aristy, the State Wellness Programming Officer.

* Only active State of Rhode Island employees who are paying State medical co-share premium payments at the time of the incentive delivery are eligible to receive co-share credits.