Health & Wellness Benefits

A variety of additional health and wellness benefits are available to our members to support your well being through coaching, education and even door-to-door transportation.

Transportation

Door-to-door transportation to and from your medical appointments.

Routine medical transportation services are covered up to twelve (12) one-way trips per calendar year to plan approved locations.

Please note: Routine transportation services must be scheduled at least three (3) business days in advance of needed services. To arrange transportation, please contact the plan.

Enhanced Disease Management

Members participating in these programs are assigned to a qualified clinician with specialized knowledge of their disease(s) who routinely monitor the members’ health status and program participation.

Covered services include:

  • Diabetes Prevention Program- Evidence-based and adapted from the Centers for Disease Control, this program has shown success in helping people avoid or delay type 2 diabetes. Group sessions are held for 16 weeks, followed by 8 monthly meetings. Lifestyle coaching for healthy eating, exercise, and weight loss is included and goals are pursued safely and gradually.
  • Life Connections- For people who have been diagnosed with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and/or coronary artery disease. This program includes specific classes focused on improving the person’s condition, one-on-one health coaching with a registered dietician or nurse and regular reports to doctors to ensure proper care is provided.

Health Education Programs

Covered services include:

  • Living Well Workshop, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)- An evidence-based workshop developed at Stanford University to help those living with different chronic health conditions.
  • Subjects covered in the program include (but not limited to) nutrition, symptom management, communication skills, use of medications, and techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue and pain. Workshops are 2 ½ hours long, and run once per week in six week cycles. Workshops are held in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two certified instructors one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.