What is SmartHealth?
SmartHealth, Washington State's voluntary and confidential wellness program, focuses on your health and well-being. As you progress on your wellness journey, you can qualify for a wellness incentive in 2016.
If you participated last year, you'll see a big change in the wellness program. We've invested in a best-in-class website that makes healthy lifestyle activities fun, challenging, and social. SmartHealth's new website offers a fresh look with easy-to-use, interactive tools, and engaging activities. No more paper forms to fill out!
The new website tracks your progress for you, so you can easily see how you're doing and follow the leaderboards to find out how you stack up against your colleagues. You can even connect most activity trackers (Fitbit, Jawbone Up, MapMyRun, etc.) to the website so your data automatically uploads.
SmartHealth's website will help you take steps to improve your health and well-being, while having fun, staying engaged, and connecting with others. You will take part in fun activities focused on improving fitness, nutrition, financial health, and more.
Who is eligible for the wellness incentive?
These PEBB medical plan subscribers are eligible to qualify for the wellness incentive:
Retiree subscribers not enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B.
COBRA and PEBB Extension of Coverage subscribers not enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B.
Leave Without Pay subscribers.
Note: Eligible subscribers’ spouses or registered domestic partners enrolled in a PEBB medical plan may also participate in SmartHealth, but will not qualify for the wellness incentive.
What is the wellness incentive?
Eligible subscribers can qualify for one of these wellness incentives in 2016:
- A $125 reduction in the subscriber's 2016 PEBB medical deductible.
- A one-time deposit of $125 into the subscriber's health savings account (if enrolled in a PEBB consumer-directed health plan in 2016).
How do I get started?
It’s easy! You can access SmartHealth from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
No internet access? You can participate by phone! Contact SmartHealth Customer Service toll-free at 1-855-750-8866 (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time).
Follow these simple steps to qualify for the $125 wellness incentive:
- Go to www.SmartHealth.hca.wa.gov and select Get started.
- Take the SmartHealth Well-being Assessment.
It takes about 15-20 minutes and is worth 800 points.
- Join activities that interest you to earn more points.
Reach 2,000 points by June 30, 2015* to qualify for the $125 wellness incentive.
- Have fun!
*If your medical effective date starts after March 31, 2015, you have different deadlines and requirements to earn your 2,000 points.
View the different requirements
When is the deadline to meet the requirements for the wellness incentive?
If you are continuing enrollment in PEBB medical or are a new PEBB medical subscriber with an effective date in January, February, or March your deadline is June 30, 2015.
If your PEBB medical effective date starts in April through August, your deadline is 120 days from your medical effective date.
Example: Julie is new to state employment and her PEBB medical effective date is April 1, 2015. Julie’s deadline to complete her wellness incentive is July 30, 2015.
If your PEBB medical effective date starts in September through December, your deadline is December 31, 2015.
When will I receive the wellness incentive?
If you qualify, you will receive the $125 wellness incentive in 2016. To get the wellness incentive, eligible subscribers must meet the two criteria below both when completing the required activities in 2015, and when the wellness incentive is distributed in 2016:
- You (the subscriber) are enrolled in a PEBB medical plan.
- You are not enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B as your primary coverage.
A PEBB wellness incentive will only be provided if funds are approved by the Legislature for a PEBB wellness program or wellness incentives, or both.
Learn more about SmartHealth