Wellness Credits – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it too late to get a Wellness Credit that will reduce my health insurance premium this October?  Yes.  The deadline to receive the 2017-18 Wellness Credit to reduce your health insurance premium has past.  The deadline was March 31, 2017.

If I participated last year, do I have to do it again?
Yes, if you want to receive the reduced premium for 2018-19, you will need to complete another health screening between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.  You will also need to go to My.Marathon-Health.com and update your Health History and Risk Assessment (HHRA).

Active Employees
If you completed a Biometric Screening AND the online Health History Risk Assessment (HHRA) prior to March 31, 2017 will receive a $15 per pay period Wellness Credit beginning October 15, 2017.  Health Insurance Rates with Wellness Credit.

I didn’t complete the biometric screening or the Health History Risk Assessment (HHRA) but my spouse did, am I eligible for the wellness credit?
In order to be eligible to receive the $15 per pay period wellness credit, either the employee, OR the employee’s spouse, need to have completed the biometric screening and the HHRA.
If both you, the employee, and your spouse, a non-CPS employee, completed the Biometrics and HHRA, you will receive the $15 per pay period wellness credit.

Double Employees
If both CPS employees completed a Biometric Screening and the HHRA, the policy holder will receive a $30 per pay period Wellness Credit beginning October 15, 2017.

If only one of the “Double Employees” completed Biometric Screening and the HHRA the policy holder will receive a $15 per pay period Wellness Credit beginning October 15,  2017.

Do the biometric screening and the HHRA need to be done every year for the wellness credit?
Biometric screening and HHRA’s will be required every year to receive the wellness credit. The deadline for completion of the biometric screening and HHRA will be March 31 of each year, and the wellness credit will be applied to the plan year renewal in October.

If I didn’t do the biometric screening and HHRA by March 31, 2017, but do the biometrics now, can I get the wellness credit starting in October 2017?
Any biometric screening received after March 31, 2017, will be applicable for the wellness credit beginning October 1, 2018.