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October Wellness Initiatives

* October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  If you have not had your mammogram, please schedule yours soon.   Breast cancer screening is still important, even during a global pandemic. The American Cancer Society provides valuable information regarding signs and symptoms of breast cancer, treatment and support options.  During Breast Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the year—people wear pink ribbons to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer.    See www.cancer.org for more information.

* Get the flu vaccine – stay healthy for you and your family.  Executive Director Bryan Collier is encouraging all employees to get their flu shots.  You can earn 4 hours of administrative leave for getting your flu vaccine now through November 30, 2020. 

* Participate in State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) events to help others in our communities.  One of the great benefits of the SECC is the wide variety of charities and causes represented — there’s something for everyone. They range from local organizations and statewide organizations to large and well-known national and international groups.  See your unit/department SECC coordinator, or contact your HR representative about how you can be a part of this year’s charitable campaign. SECC events and donations run through October 31, 2020.

How healthy are you? 
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Fitness begins with awareness. All of the health plans offered through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) provide tools that allow you to evaluate your current health status and give you tips on how to improve your health, if necessary.

If you are enrolled in HealthSelectSM of Texas, HealthSelect Out-of-State, HealthSelect Secondary, or Consumer Directed HealthSelect, you can get a pulse on your overall health by taking the OnMyWay Health Assessment through the Well onTarget® portal. You’ll answer a series of questions and the tool will identify what you are doing well as well what you could do better.

After you take the assessment, you’ll get a personal wellness report and recommendations in such areas as preventive health, managing stress and improving cholesterol, through the Well onTarget dashboard.

To log in to Well onTarget® and take the OnMyWay Health Assessment:

  1. Go to  www.healthselectoftexas.com.
  2. Click on “Log In” in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. If you already have a Blue Access for MembersSM account, log in. If you do not have an account yet, click “Register Now” and use your medical ID card to create an account.
  4. Once you’re logged in to Blue Access for Members, click “Well onTarget” under the Quick Links on the left.
  5.  If you’ve already registered for Well onTarget, you’ll be signed in automatically. If this is your first visit to Well onTarget, answer the questions to create your account.

If you have questions about how to log in to Well onTarget, or how to find the Health Assessment, call a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Personal Health Assistant toll-free at (800) 252-8039 Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT.

If you are registered for Blue PointsSM, you will earn 2,500 points for completing your assessment (once per six months). Check with your benefits coordinator to see if your employer offers incentives for completing the assessment. Once you finish it, you can print a certificate.

HMOs


The Community First Health Plans’ approach to wellness includes education and prevention. Participants can take an online health risk assessment. They’ll then get a personalized plan for making healthy lifestyle changes. Learn more.

Scott and White Health Plan (SWHP) participants can take an online wellness assessment and get a health improvement action plan. The goal: help participants best use the online lifestyle management programs that focus on many topics, including weight management and how to deal with stress.

Join ERS for a webinar to learn more about strategies to improve heart health on February 13th. Register at the ERS Wellness Events Calendar

Commit for Life

The Human Resources Division receives an award from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Balancing Work and Family


Page updated: 10/09/2020