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Healthier, Together!
The Health Engagement Model (HEM)


The goal of the HEM program is to engage as many people as possible in improving their health. Becoming healthier together can help contain health care costs for all of us over time.

HEM supports you and your provider

Participating in HEM helps you learn about your health risks so you can take action to reduce them in partnership with your provider.

Participating takes just two steps

Step 1: Complete your confidential online health assessment on your health plan's website during Open Enrollment.

Step 2: Enroll in HEM when you enroll in 2016 benefits during Open Enrollment. Then complete two health actions by next Open Enrollment. 

Click here to see some no cost options for health actions. These are not required actions. You get to choose your health actions in 2015.

There's no reporting

You don't have to report on your choice of health actions or how you did on them. When you enroll in a 2016 medical plan and sign up again for 2016 HEM. you'll just be asked if you completed two health action before Open Enrollment. You answer "yes" or "no." It's that easy!

Participants have a financial incentive in their monthly pay

For employees who don't cover a spouse or domestic partner, the monthly health incentive is $17.50. For employees who cover a spouse or domestic partner, it's $35 (both individuals must participate). 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 to a family maximum of $300.

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). Your PHI includes your responses to the health-related questions in your 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.
Click here to see the Kaiser policy on privacy of your health assessment.

Click here to see the Providence policy on privacy of your health assessment.
Neither your employer nor PEBB has access to any of your protected health information.