Human Resources Department

Wellness engagement options


Wellness Engagement Options

Employees, covered spouses and retirees under 65: Choose one option and complete the tasks outlined.

Option A: Preventive Care

Available: February 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Earn: 80%

Actions: Complete at least two preventive care activities. Earn 40% for each goal. All medical services must be with a Cigna healthcare professional and will be automatically reported through a claims submission, except where noted as self-reported.

  • Annual Mammogram
  • Annual Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Annual Colonoscopy
  • Flu Shot
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Annual Dental Exam*
  • Annual Vision Exam*
  • Hepatitis A and B Vaccination*
  • Pneumonia Vaccination*
  • Tetanus Vaccination*
  • Varicella Vaccination*
  • Zoster (shingles) Vaccination*
  • Validated Fitness Facility Attendance (48 sessions per calendar quarter earns 10%. Submit a Healthy Habits form each quarter to earn 40%. Healthy Habits forms can be found at myCigna.com under the "Related Links menu on the Incentive Award page.")*

*Self-reported. All others reported via Cigna claim.

Days for auto-reporting: 60-90 from completion
Average required completion time: Variable

The Healthy Habits and Wellness Screening Forms can be submitted by:

Mail: Cigna Customer Service
PO Box 5201-5201, Scranton, PA 18505
Fax: 877-916-5406

Enter on the fax cover sheet: "Confidential"
Online: Electronically upload your form at myCigna.com

Option B: Health Coaching

Available: March 16, 2020 – March 12, 2021
Earn: 80%

Actions: Achieve a health goal with the support of a telephonic or onsite health coach.

Together, we will create a health plan to help you reach your personal health goal(s) on the following topics: diabetes, low back pain, osteoarthritis, heart disease, weight management, stress management, tobacco cessation*, physical activity, healthy eating and more.

*One-to-one tobacco coaching is only available telephonically

Business days for auto-reporting: 2
Average required completion time: 4-6 weeks

Option C: Onsite Health Education Programs

Available: May 1, 2020 – March 12, 2021
Earn: 80%

Actions: Attend or participate in a City of Houston facilitated onsite or online program.

Programs may include:

  • Monthly awareness events,
  • Multi-week lifestyle management programs
  • Department programs
  • City Fit Exercise Program
  • Win for Life Fitbit program
  • Others as defined by the City of Houston Wellness Team

Business days for auto-reporting: 30 days from completion
Average required completion time: 3-12 weeks

See the Onsite Health Education Programs page for more information.

Option D: Achieve A Health Goal

Available: February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Earn: 80%

Actions: Obtain all 3 labs within the guidelines below. Note: All labs must be reported via a Physician fax form available on myCigna.com or done at a lab within Cigna’s lab network (LabCorp, Quest).

  • Achieve a fasting blood sugar of less than 100 or non-fasting blood sugar of less than 140.
  • Achieve a healthy total cholesterol level of less than or equal to 200 mg/dl.
  • Achieve a healthy LDL of less than or equal to 129 mg/dl.

Business days for auto-reporting: 3-5 days
Average required completion time: 3-4 months

If labs are done outside Cigna's lab network, a Wellness Screening Form must be submitted. The form can be found at myCigna.com under the "Related Links” menu on the Incentive Award page.

Option E: Tobacco Cessation Program

Available: March 16, 2020 – March 12, 2021

Actions: Complete an 8-week COH *Onsite Smoking Cessation Coaching Program (includes nicotine replacement)

*Onsite class will be in a group setting with an onsite coach.

Business days for auto-reporting: 3-5 days
Average required completion time: 8 weeks

For more information view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

To check your progress with the Win for Life Wellness Program, visit MyCigna.com. To learn more about how to check your progress, visit our MyCigna.com Navigation Guide.