The Results-Oriented Wellness Program is designed to improve the overall health of College employees while controlling the cost of the health care plan especially during a time of constrained funding and resources.
Through participation, employees are eligible for a partial or full premium waiver
. The plan year for the program is July 1st through June 30th.
Participation in the Results-Oriented Wellness Program is
for all employees enrolled in the College health plan. The program allows the employees to earn points to help mitigate the cost of their medical insurance premiums. Employees are not required to participate nor does failure to participate exclude them from full coverage under any of the College group medical plans. In addition, no adverse employment action or retaliation against, interference with, coercion, intimidation or threatening of employees will occur to those who do not participate or who fail to achieve certain-health outcomes. Those who elect to opt-out of the results-oriented wellness plan may be required to pay the employee’s portion of the medical premium for the following plan year.
Employees are required to earn six (6) points from July 1, 2019 until May 8, 2020. New hires after January 1st are required to earn two (2) points. Each criteria point earned is worth $26.67. The total cost should an employee choose not to participate or not earn six (6) points will be $160 per month. This totals $1,920 per year in medical premium. Any health plan participate with a medical condition that prevents participation in the program can complete the exemption form and submit to Human Resources.
As a participant of the program, employees may be required to provide requested medical information to a contracted third party provider that will obtain and secure the required medical data via a secure web-based portal. The medical data is restricted from disclosure. All third-party partners guarantee the confidentiality of a participant’s personal and medical information. Medical information obtained by the third-party provider will only be disclosed to the employer in aggregate form. The third-party provider will not release personal data without written consent of the participant.
The Wellness Program is not designed nor intended to discriminate against employees with disabilities or based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, compensation, age, pregnancy, generics information, or any other grounds prohibited by law. OCCC will provide reasonable accommodations that enable employees with disabilities to fully participate in wellness programs, and earn any reward or avoid any penalty offered as part of this program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact HR Benefits at HRBenefits@occ.edu or 405-682-7542.