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The Partnership Promise
If you enroll in the Partnership PPO, you will pay much lower premiums and will have lower cost sharing for services and procedures. When enrolled, you and your covered spouse (if applicable) must commit to completing the Partnership Promise each year. The 2014 Partnership Promise builds on previous years.
The 2014 Partnership Promise aims to help healthy members stay healthy and to slow or stop the progression of chronic disease and illnesses. When you maintain or improve your health, you help lower healthcare costs for you, your family and all insurance plan members. These savings means we can offer you the most comprehensive insurance plan at the lowest cost. Without your active participation in the Partnership Promise, everyone could pay higher costs.
If you or your covered spouse fail to fulfill any requirement of the 2014 Partnership Promise, you will both be transferred to the Standard PPO in 2015.
The Partnership Promise is administered by Healthways. Partnership Promise benefits, such as telephonic coaching and online access to the wellness site, are open to all plan members (including Standard and Limited PPO members).
2014 Partnership Promise Requirements
All members and covered spouses must:
Complete the online Healthways Well-Being Assessment™ (WBA) by March 15, 2014
Complete a biometric screening by July 15, 2014
Participate in selected programs if identified
You and your covered spouse must update your contact information if it changes
Note: The benefits of the Partnership Promise are open to all plan members. If you think you might be unable to fulfill the Partnership Promise, call our ParTNers for Health Wellness Program at 888.741.3390, and they will work with you and/or your physician, if you wish, to find an alternate way for you to meet the Promise.
New employees and their covered spouses, as well as newly covered members enrolled in the Partnership PPO, are required to complete the online Well-Being Assessment (WBA) and biometric screening within 120 days of their insurance coverage effective date.*
*If your insurance coverage effective date is between September 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, you will not have to complete the 2014 Partnership Promise
Both you and your spouse, if he or she is covered by your insurance, must complete the 2014 Partnership Promise requirements to remain eligible for the Partnership PPO in 2015. All members enrolled in the Partnership PPO must fulfill the Partnership Promise even if the Partnership PPO is not the primary insurance plan. Covered dependent children do not have to meet the requirements of the Partnership Promise.
Want to Learn More?
To learn more about this year's Partnership Promise requirements see our list of questions and answers.
2014 New Employees and Newly Covered Members
If you're a new employee or a new 2014 enrollee in the Partnership PPO anytime between January 1 and August 31, 2014, you and your spouse, if he or she is covered on your insurance, must complete the following requirements within 120 days of your insurance coverage effective date:
Both requirements must be completed within 120 days of your insurance coverage effective date.
If your insurance coverage effective date is between September 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, you will not have to complete the 2014 Partnership Promise requirement for new members.
Click here to print a handout to help you keep track of your requirements and when you must complete them.
IMPORTANT PRIVACY NOTICE: The state group insurance program is prohibited from giving your protected health information to your employer or any person or entity not authorized by law. Personal health information is protected under federal and state law and is released to state group insurance program business partners in order to assist members with managing their health care needs, health plan operations and as authorized by law. As required by federal law, the state group insurance program has agreements with our business partners that protect personal health information. More details about the privacy of protected health information under federal law are available at www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/.