• Who is eligible to earn the discount, Healthy Award Funds, and other incentives?


    AActive employees and their covered spouses are eligible for the incentives.

  • How do I earn the discount?


    Employees and covered spouses should complete the following two steps:

    • Step 1: Complete your Annual Physical or OB/GYN Exam between February 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024.
    • Step 2: Your online health assessment at MyCigna.com between May 1, 2023 - March 8, 2024.
    • Bonus Round: Wellness Engagement Options are not required for the medical rate discount but offer additional incentives and rewards.

    Remember that each individual must complete Step 1 and Step 2. The health assessment must be completed on their own MyCigna.com account.

    Employees should not attempt to complete their covered spouse's health assessment on their personal (employee) account.

  • What is the maximum discount that I can earn?


    Employees can earn a $600 medical rate discount for completing their annual physical and online Health Assessment. Covered spouses who complete an annual physical and online Health Assessment save an additional $300. This is a combined annual savings of $900 toward medical rate premiums.

  • What else can I earn if I complete the wellness program?


    Employees can receive $65 in Healthy Awards funds for completing a Bonus Round Wellness Engagement Option. Spouses can receive $32.50 in Healthy Awards funds for also completing a Bonus Round Wellness Engagment Option. Healthy Awards funds can be used towards pharmacy costs, medical copays and dental copays. Bonus Round Wellness Engagement Options may also have other incentives as well such as a $50 gift card for completing Option B Health Coaching.

  • If I don’t take the online health assessment, can I still participate in the Wellness program and earn my discount?


    No. The online Health Assessment is a prerequisite to Wellness participation. If you do not complete the Health Assessment by March 8, 2024, you are not eligible to earn a medical rate discount.

  • I just started working at the City of Houston. Am I required to take the health assessment?


    Employees with benefits effective on or after September 1, 2023 are exempt from taking the online health assessment and will be eligible for the annual discounted rates automatically.

  • Why do some of the dates go back before the program officially started?


    We want to reward you for your proactive wellness activities, like getting your annual exam, so we’ve included dates that go back to February 1, 2023, for preventive care and healthy lab values and March 15, 2023, for health coaching.

  • Why do Option A and Option D have a different ending date?


    Preventive care activities and Healthy Lab Values take longer to report, so those activities need to be completed by January 31, 2024, to be included.

  • How do I find out about dates for Onsite Health Education Programs?


    Look for announcements for dates of the seminars and health programs coming to a location near you. All dates will be posted on our Wellness Events page.

  • How do I know when I have completed the requirements to earn a discount?


    To confirm that you have completed all requirements, you will need to login to MyCigna.com and view your Wellness Incentives page. For further instructions on how to view this page and check your progress, visit our MyCigna.com Navigation Guide. Please note that some activities will have a delay from the time the activity is completed and when it will be shown on MyCigna.com.

  • If I still have questions, who should I contact?


    For questions about the overall Wellness Program, contact Wellness at 832-393-6000, or send an email to wconnection@houstontx.gov. For questions about the health assessment, contact Cigna at 800-284-8346.

Department Information

611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Benefits: 832-393-6000
Main: 832-393-6100
Safety Hotline: 832-393-7233 careers@houstontx.gov