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The Health Engagement Model (HEM)
Healthier Together!


The goal of the HEM 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 partnership with 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 2014 benefits during Open Enrollment. Then take and track two health actions by next Open Enrollment. Click here to see some options for health actions.

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 informaiton. 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.