Wellness Program Information

The CBJ offers a health and wellness program that encourages employees to choose healthy lifestyles through educational presentations, competitions and special promotions such as low-cost blood screenings, disease and lifestyle management, flu shot, and other health and wellness activities and programs. Employees have access to a staff Wellness Coordinator to assist them and their families in designing a healthy lifestyle.

Contact Information

Jess Brown
Employee Wellness Coordinator
Jess.Brown@juneau.org

Health Yourself Calendar

Employees that participate and meet the requirements will receive a $50.00 per pay period discount off of their health insurance premium rate for July 2019-June 2020.

This year, we have combined the 3 previous reward ‘routes’ into one; now everyone will use the same form and earn 100 points to receive the discount.

View the form here: FY19 Health Yourself Screening Form

What specifically is changing from last year?

  • Previously, there were 3 paths to earn the discount- one that used a form, one that relied on points, and a third ‘middle’ route that allowed flexibility to combine the other two options.
  • This year we are combining these 3 paths into 1 so that everyone is trying to earn 100 points with one form, but don’t worry- you can still use most of the same biometric parameters to earn the discount from the old ‘I’m Healthy’ form.
  • Now you can earn points when your biometrics are in a healthy range so that you can still earn the discount through your biometrics and doctor/dentist visits.
  • If you earn over 150 points, you will be eligible for a prize drawing.

Why are we making this change?

  • The Healthy Reward Program has been designed to allow any employee who is in good health or taking steps to get there to receive a discount on their insurance; yet only about 60% of those who are eligible choose to participate. We want to see more people who are eligible take advantage of this awesome discount!
  • Additionally, many employees turn in incomplete forms or misunderstand the requirements- this drives you, me, and your doctor bonkers.

Will this change anything for you?

  • You may find it easier to earn the discount now that you have a clear road map to the discount
  • You may find that if you were previously using the form, with biometrics in the middle ‘proceed with caution’ range, that you will now have to make up a small amount of points through activities. This change was initiated to make sure that when you are at medium risk for adverse health conditions that you are taking steps to reduce those risks.
  • Since you might have to earn activity points when you didn’t previously, start this process ahead of time! Don’t wait until May to figure out what you need to do!

Are you ready to start earning the discount?

  • The easiest place to start is with a Health Yourself  blood draw- this helps us map out how you can earn all 100 points, and ensures your biometrics are completely filled out (this is a common place for error with your doctor). Doing your draw with HY is free to you.
  • This year is a fingerstick blood draw with Jess (not the lab). Feel free to do yours at an early bird blood draw, make an appointment sparately or come to our fall blood draws at BRH & CBJ departments from September to November.
  • If you are already earning points from activities (right on!), you can print off the form and start keeping track for yourself. I will keep track of your activities in Lawson for CBJ employees and in Teleo for BRH employees (NEW this year!), where you can log in and double check that we have the same record.

Fitness Center discounts and 40% Wellness Pass information- benefited employees and spouses are eligible for discounts to local and CBJ recreation facilities to help keep them healthy! Click here for more information.

Employee Assistance ProgramComPsych® has been contracted by CBJ to provide support, resources and information to employees and their family on a confidential basis, at no charge to you, as a company-sponsored benefit.
Employees and family members are encouraged to visit the ComPsych® website at https:// www.guidanceresources.com/ groWeb/portals/login.portal or talk with a ComPsych representative by calling 1-800-295-9059 (TDD: 1-800-697-0353). To set up an online membership or to speak with a Guidance Consultant, you will need to provide the following company ID: CITYJEAP2.

Premera Nurseline: 1800.841.8343 – This is the number for Premera’s FREE 24-hour Nurseline. If you or a loved one is not feeling well, but you’re unsure if it is an emergency, give the Nurseline a call. You will speak to a registed nurse who can provide around the clock health-care treatment recommendations for injuries or illness’s or answer questions about health-related issues..

Office Ergonomics: – Want to evaluate whether the time you spend at work is ergonomically correct? CBJ has access to a free online office ergonomic assessment. Click here to access the assessment. Register as a ‘new user’ to create your account and profile. Once you create a profile and complete a brief assessment, this program will deliver personalized recommendations to help you work more comfortably. If you have any questions, contact the CBJ safety officer.

Upcoming Events

This Month’s Health Yourself Newsletter

New: FY19 Activity Calendar

Wellness Events

  • Take the Stairs in September Challenge:  Join us in climbing 110 floors of stairs or more throughout the month of September in honor of fallen firefighters on 9/11 and their annual stair climb memorial. Register by emailing Jess and use this log  starting 9/1. Participating can earn you up to 20 HY points.
  • Fountain of  Youth Challenge: Are you ready to grow young again? Join Health Yourself in the month of August and focus on 2 habits from the list provided to help your brain, body, and spirit stay young! Access the Challenge here. Email Jess Brown  to register for the challenge and receive weekly resources to support your youthful habits.
  • August Hikes: Participating earns employees 5 HY points. RSVP by emailing Jess Brown  to get more hike details and reserve your spot.
    • 8/21: East Glacier, start time: 5:30. Estimated distance/time: 3 mile loop/ 1.5 hours- plenty of time to climb all those stairs.
  • Tram pass rental: CBJ employees can reserve our organization’s tram pass for them and one other person to use this summer. Email Jess Brown  to ask about availability and reserve a day.
  • 5.3.1 Meditation: Join us for a 15 minute break in your day, using evidence based meditation, kindness, and gratitude practices to improve your memory, sleep, energy, and mood.
  • Read a non-fiction book on a wellness topic of your choosing: All of FY19-  After reading, submit a paragraph or two to Jess Brown (jess.brown@juneau.org) on some wellness takeaways from your reading that you’d like to share in an upcoming Health Yourself newsletter. For each submitted wellness book summary, you will receive 5 Health Yourself points– up to a maximum of 10 points total.