Participating in HEM helps you and all PEBB members
The goal of HEM is to engage as many PEBB members as possible in improving their health. Better health can help to contain health care costs over time for you, your family, and all PEBB members.
It supports partnership with your provider
Participating in HEM doesn’t replace or change your health care provider's role in preventing, diagnosing, or treating illness. Participating in HEM helps you learn about and take actions to reduce your health risks in partnership with your provider. The result can be a more vital and active life.
Participating takes just two steps
- To participate in the 2013 HEM, your first step was to complete your health assessment on your health plan's website and sign up for HEM as part of Open Enrollment.
- Your second step is to take and track two health actions by next Open Enrollment. Click here to see options for health actions. Note that if you use tobacco, one action will involve trying to quit; and if you're overweight, one action will involve trying to lose weight.
Participants have a financial incentive in their monthly pay
For employees who don't cover a spouse or domestic partner, the taxable amount is $17.50. For employees who cover a spouse or domestic partner, it's $35. For dual-eligible, dual-enrolled couples, the member of the couple with the earlier birth date will receive the incentive.
Non-Participants have a higher deductible in their medical plan
HEM Non-Participants have a $100-per-person deductible added to the standard deductible in their medical plan. The deductible applies by coverage tier. The Employee and Family Tier is configured at three people, so the maximum additional deductible for this coverage tier is $300 (three people times $100 per person).
Your privacy is assured
PEBB and your health plan are committed to the privacy and confidentiality of your personal
information, defined as Protected Health Information (PHI). This includes your responses to the health related questions in the health assessment.
Your plan and its partners follow all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rules. Through your plan's online tools, you have the option to share your health information with your provider if you choose. The choice is always up to you.
Neither your employer nor PEBB has access to any of your protected health information.