Human Resources Department

Win for Life FAQs


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

Active employees and their covered spouses are eligible for:

  • Medical rate discount and Healthy Award Funds
    • o Employees – medical rate discount of $600 in annual savings and $65 Healthy Award Funds
    • o Spouses – medical rate discount of $300 in annual savings and $32.50 Healthy Award Funds
  • $150 gift card for Wellness Engagement Option B: Health Coaching
    • o Employees – Virtual or telephonic coaching options
    • o Spouses – limited to telephonic coaching options
      *$150 gift card is awarded after annual physical and online health assessment are completed


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, 2021 – January 31, 2022.
  • Step 2: Your online health assessment at MyCigna.com between May 1, 2021 - March 11, 2022.
  • 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 in the employee only or employee + children tier can earn a $600 annual medical rate discount.

Employees earn an additional $300 discount if their covered spouse completes the health assessment and one wellness option.

Employees in the employee + spouse or employee + family tier can earn up to a $900 annual medical rate discount.



What else can I earn by completing the Wellness Program?

Completing program steps early earns you extra rewards! Check out our Early Bird Rewards Program. Employees and their covered spouses may go the extra mile in the Bonus Round with our Wellness Engagement Options. Although not required, you may complete Option B: Health Coaching for a $150 gift card that will be awarded after the completion of an annual physical and online health assessment. Drawings for $50 gift cards are available for participation in various Wellness Engagement Options.



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

Completion of both Step 1: annual physical and Step 2: online health assessment are required to qualify for the medical rate discount. There are resources and support from the wellness program that you are able to take advantage of as COH employees, regardless of your completion status for the discount.

If you do not complete the health assessment by March 11, 2022, 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, 2021 are exempt from taking the online health assessment and will be eligible for the annual discounted rates automatically. Please note that without the completion of an annual physical and online health assessment you are not eligible for the $150 gift card for completing health coaching.



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, 2021, for preventive care and healthy lab values and March 15, 2021, 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, 2022, 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.



I still have questions; who do I need to 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.