Employee Wellness

 

 

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:


 

The County wellness program is participation-based. If an employee chooses not to take part in the required steps, they will not receive the incentive. To earn the incentive an employee must complete a biometric health screening and a health risk assessment questionnaire. The incentive for the employee is up to a $50 medical insurance premium reduction. Covered spouses are welcomed to participate, but they are not required in order for the employee to earn the incentive.

 

  • New hires will be grandfathered into receiving the credit for the first quarter of when their benefits kick in.
  • We will be working with Froedtert Workforce Health to administer the health screening process.

 

All wellness program requirements must be completed on the 15th of the last month in the quarter:

(i.e. March 15th, June 15th, Sept 15th, and December 15th).

 


Questions regarding the health assessments can be directed to Workforce Health at 414-777-3446.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Assessment Process for employees

Hired after March 4th, 2015: 

 

  1. Call the County wellness vendor, Froedtert Workforce Health, at 414-777-3446 and explain that you are a new hire looking to complete the health assessment requirements. Have your County clock number ready because they will need it.

  2. Prior to your fasting biometric screening you must complete the online health assessment at:

www.workforcehealth.org/milwaukeecounty.

ID: 0045 + clock number         PASSWORD: wellness

  1. When talking with Workforce Health, they will ask you to either schedule a fasting biometric screening at their facility:                

             (W129 N7055 Northfield Drive Building A Menomonee Falls, WI 53051)

  1. Complete the biometric screening at Workforce Health or through your physician.

Do not forget to fast, which means nothing to eat or drink besides water!

  1. Workforce Health will send you a letter confirming your score from the biometric screening. If you score 59 or less on your biometric health assessment you will have to work with a health coach from Workforce Health every quarter. All health coaching is done over the phone and appointments are typically 15 minutes.

  2. If you score a 60 or above, you are not required to do coaching and will continue to receive the credit. All employees, regardless of their score, are able to do health coaching.

 

  Important information:

  • Spouses and dependents are not required to participate in order to receive the incentive.

  •  For accurate results, please remember to fast for your biometric screening appointment. Nothing to eat or drink, except water, 10 to 12 hours prior to your appointment.

  • Health coaching can be utilized by any employee regardless of their risk. It is a one-on-one interaction with a certified Health Coach who is there to help you achieve your health related goals, keep you accountable, and help you stay motivated. Nothing ever said with the health coach will be reported back to the County.

  • The program is participation based. Therefore, if you set a goal during your health screening or in a coaching session and do not meet it you will not be penalized. As long as you are participating and meeting the requirements you will receive the incentive.

 


Milwaukee County will not receive any information from Workforce Health that can be used to identify any individual employee’s health info.


 

  Firefighters Union:

  • Any employee covered by the medical premium rates defined in the Firefighters contract are eligible to participate in the wellness program, but will not be eligible for the monthly medical insurance premium reduction.  

 

  Important Health Coaching Information:

  • Health coaching helps individuals prioritize what is important to them regarding their health and encourages goal setting to achieve an individual’s optimal health. All coaching is done telephonically with a certified Wellness Coach from Froedtert Workforce Health. Appointments are typically 15 minutes long and they offer evening and weekend hours.

 

  • Health Coaching is open to all employees, but those who scored 59 or lesson on their biometric screen must coach at least once a quarter in order to earn the wellness credit. All required coaching must be completed by the 15th of the last month of each quarter (June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th).

 

 

To schedule a coaching appointment call Froedtert Workforce Health at 414-777-3446.

 

Other frequently asked questions can be answered here.

 

 

 

 


Milwaukee County is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is actively seeking qualified applicants for various positions throughout County government. Milwaukee County does not discriminate based on age, ancestry/national origin, arrest/conviction record, color, creed, disability, marital status, military membership, race, sex or sexual orientation.
 
  If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-4143

 901 N. 9th Street

 Milwaukee, WI 53233

  • Ph: 414-278-4938

 

 CONTACT:


 Claire Schuenke

 Wellness Coordinator

 Courthouse Room 210

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