Blue Cross Blue Shield offers Public Education Employees (PEEHIP), the State Employee Insurance Board (SEIB)/ Employees and retirees who are enrolled in the Local Government Health Insurance Plan, along with their covered spouses, are eligible to participate in one wellness screening annually during the wellness qualifying period.
What is a health screening?
A health screening is a type of examination that consists of different types of medical tests. It can help identify whether you are at risk for diseases like diabetes, hypertension and more. It may sound frightening to learn about your risk for serious diseases, but when you know your risk ahead of time, you can take steps to avoid long-term health problems.
What happens during a health screening?
A health screening involves obtaining blood pressure, heigh, weight and performing blood tests. The blood test includes:
- Blood Glucose Screening
- Total Cholesterol Screening (HDL/LDL/Triglycerides)
Some employers encourage annual wellness health screenings. This program was designed to encourage members and their spouses to take charge of their health starting with a basic wellness screening. Individuals with one or more chronic conditions are more likely to suffer from the effects of infectious disease than those with few or no health conditions. If certain risk factors are identified, you will be referred to your healthcare provider for a follow-up visit. Once the wellness screening and office referral (if applicable) are complete, you will receive a monthly wellness premium discount.
No appointment necessary. No copay.