Note: Oregon AFSCME Staff Representative Diane Lovell is also one of the designated labor representatives on the Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB), which administers health care benefits for state employees.
Waist circumference measurement now out of HEM
Posted On: Aug 24, 2012 (14:40:59)
Your Benefit Board is finalizing decisions on 2013 benefits, including
the Health Engagement Model (HEM) program
State employees covered by
PEBB are coming up on some important deadlines. PEBB is the Public Employees
Benefit Board, which administers health care plans for all state workers.
Signing up and participating by completing HEM
Step 1 as scheduled will give you a monthly monetary incentive. Not
signing up, or signing up but not participating by completing HEM Step 1
as scheduled, will add a deductible to your health plan in addition to the
plan's standard deductible.
Sign up and complete HEM Step 1 as scheduled: As
a HEM participant, you'll receive $17.50 ($35 if both you and your spouse
or domestic partner participate) as a taxable amount with your pay
Sign up but don't complete HEM Step 1 as
scheduled: You and your spouse or domestic partner will be dropped as HEM
participants, and you'll have an additional $100 per person deductible
(maximum additional deductible of $300 per family) in your medical plan.
Choose not to sign up: You'll have an additional
$100-per-person deductible (maximum additional deductible of $300 per
family) in your medical plan.
Additional details are
available on the PEBB website
and in the July issue of the agency's Connection newsletter, which is attached to this article. This
month's missive also includes links to help you complete two e-lessons if
you're a current HEM participant and timely summer skin-health tips from Thanh
Nguyen, FNP, a provider with Providence Health express.