BJC Medical Plan
Sleep Therapy: Starting January 1, 2019, BJC will introduce a new, innovative offering to BJC Medical Plan participants. Through Sleepio, this offering will provide a six-week, sleep-improvement program tailored to an individual’s unique sleep needs. The entire program takes place virtually via a smart phone, PC or tablet, and is free to covered plan members. Clinical research shows that sleep habits can seriously impact a person’s health. By leveraging technology and clinical research, Sleepio has designed techniques to address sleep challenges. Additional information will be provided to all eligible BJC Medical Plan members in the coming months, including how to enroll in the program.
Omada: The Omada health management program is expanding to include support to BJC Medical Plan members with type 2 diabetes, in addition to those who are pre-diabetic. Omada is an online program clinically designed to help participants reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and now can provide a proactive coaching program to type 2 diabetics who do not use insulin. Omada guides participants through a 16-week core curriculum with personalized health coaching, a small support group, digital tracking tools and more.
Medication Management: Medical plan participants may be contacted to participate in a voluntary medication management program designed to save them money. The program will provide education on the proper use of medications, as well as assess their effectiveness, side effects and possible alternative treatments for program participants. More information to come.
Disability: Short- and Long-Term, and Leaves
New Name for Leave Administrator: Earlier this year, Lincoln Financial Group announced its acquisition of Liberty Mutual Assurance Company, BJC’s leave administrator for Short-Term Disability (STD), Long-Term Disability (LTD), and Family and Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA). The acquisition and subsequent rebranding of Liberty Mutual to Lincoln Financial will not cause any interruption to benefits or claims processing. To file a claim, continue to use MyLibertyConnection.com and register with company code: BJC10128. If you have questions or need assistance, please call toll-free 800.213.1580.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Roll-Over Reminder: At the end of calendar year 2018, FSA participants can roll over health care account balances of $50 to $500 into the new year, provided they enroll in a health care FSA for 2019 during annual benefits enrollment, October 31 to November 14, 2018.
Wellness Incentive 2019: Employees and their covered spouses who are actively enrolled in the BJC Medical Plan on January 1, 2019, can each earn a $175 wellness incentive for 2019 by completing the Cigna Health Risk Assessment (HRA) between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019, in addition to completing an approved wellness option between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Employees can also earn an additional $25 incentive for 2019. As a BJC employee, we often focus on caring for others, so the Annual Wellness Incentive is designed to create awareness of one’s current health, as well as emphasize the importance of prioritizing your own personal health needs.