It's Your Choice 2017
State of Wisconsin
Group Health Insurance Program
(State Employees, Retirees, Continuants and Graduate Assistants)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Notice Regarding Wellness Program
The Well Wisconsin Program is a voluntary wellness program offered by the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program and is available to the primary subscriber and their enrolled spouse/domestic partner. You are not required to participate in this wellness program. The program is administered by the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) through a contract with StayWell in accordance with federal rules permitting employer-sponsored wellness programs that seek to improve employee health or prevent disease, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as applicable, among others. If you choose to participate in the wellness program you will be asked to complete a voluntary health assessment that asks a series of questions about your health-related activities, behaviors and whether you have or had certain medical conditions (e.g., diabetes or heart disease). You will also be asked to complete a health screening, which will include a blood test for cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Employees and their eligible spouse/domestic partner who choose to participate in the wellness program will receive an incentive of $150 once the StayWell health assessment and health screening have been completed.
The information from your health survey and health assessment will be used to provide you with information to help you understand your current health and potential risks, and may also be used to offer you services through StayWell and your health insurance plan, such as telephonic/digital health coaching. You are encouraged to share your results or concerns with your own doctor.
Protections from Disclosure of Medical Information
ETF and its contractors are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your personally identifiable health information. Although the wellness program and ETF may use the aggregate information it collects to evaluate the current program and assist employers with addressing health risks in their workforce, the personal information you provide will never be disclosed publicly, to ETF, or to your employer.
Your health information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or otherwise disclosed except to the extent permitted by law to carry out specific activities related to the wellness program and health plan administration, and you will not be asked or required to waive the confidentiality of your health information as a condition of participating in the wellness program or receiving an incentive. Any party who receives your information for purposes of providing you services as part of the wellness program will abide by the same confidentiality requirements and will be required to encrypt any stored health information. Appropriate precautions will be taken to avoid any data breach, and in the event a data breach occurs involving information you provide in connection with the wellness program, you will be notified.
No information you provide as part of the wellness program or your choice to participate in the wellness program may be used in making any employment decision.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, or about protections against discrimination and retaliation, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer or human resource office at your place of employment.
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