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Wellness Program

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VCSB_header.jpgMark you calendars for the upcoming April 21, 2018 Health and Wellness Expo to be held at:
Volusia County Fairgrounds
Tommy Lawerence Arena, Route 44 DeLand, FL
10 AM - 2 PM

See the following flyer for more information and event details: Health and Wellness Expo Flyer.jpg

Wellness Program Benefits

A strong organization cannot exist without healthy employees. The everyday choices we make can help us live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives- both at work and at home. And that's why Volusia County School Board has partnered with Florida Blue and Florida Health Care Plans to establish a comprehensive Wellness Program designed to improve your health, well-being, and productivity. Components of the program consist of free gym access to 70+ facilities throughout Volusia, Flagler, Seminole and Brevard Counties, greatly reduced Weight Watchers fees, and important, an optional annual Personal Health Assessment (PHA), and helpful health related postings.

The goals of the Wellness Program are to:

  • Provide information about your current health status,
  • Help employees set realistic wellness goals,
  • Supply employees with the tools and resources to reach your goals, and
  • Manage health care costs - An effective wellness program makes a difference in health costs over time. Active participation will benefit your lifestyle and may help you save money on health care costs in the future.

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2017: All benefit-eligible employees may begin using the free gym access and reduced Weight Watcher fees regardless of participation in the Personal Health Assessment (PHA).

Please review the following information to help understand how the Wellness Program works so that you can take full advantage of the opportunities it offers to you. For additional information about our Wellness Program please contact Megan Milks at ext. 20302 or mamilks@volusia.k12.fl.us

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on the following link to review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)about the Wellness Program:

   FAQ about the Wellness Program.pdf

2017-2018 Wellness Screening (Personal Health Assessment) Information

For the new plan year beginning October 1, 2017, the Personal Health Assessment (PHA) is no longer required to continue receiving Wellness Program benefits.

2017-2018 Wellness Initiative

The 2017-2018 Wellness Initiative activities will continue this year. At the beginning of each month, Wellness Coordinator Megan Milks will provide a monthly "Wellness Challenge" that involves a simple lifestyle change that will help you achieve your goals. Attached is the current month's wellness challenge. Print the attachment and submit your completed activity to mamilks@volusia.k12.fl.us or via interoffice mail to Megan Milks at the Insurance and Employee Benefits Department by the date listed on the form to be entered into the monthly prize drawing!

Gym Access

Gym access is free to Volusia County School Board benefit eligible employees and dependents covered under their insurance plan (Please see FAQ's for full details). However, our insurance carriers, Florida Blue and Florida Health Care Plans are paying the monthly gym access fee on your behalf at participating gyms.

Beginning with the new plan year effective October 1, 2017, benefit-eligible employees may take the PHA, although it is not required for the free gym access. See the following for a list of participating gyms: Preferred Fitness Gym List

  • Florida Blue Member - around October 1st, you will receive a Florida Health Care Plans gym access only card in the mail that will allow you to access a participating gym. This card is not for health insurance through Florida Health Care. You will need this card each time you visit a participating gym.
  • Florida Health Care Member - By October 1st, you will be able to use your regular Florida Health Care Plans insurance card to access a participating gym location. You will need to have your card each time you visit a participating gym.
  • Benefit Eligible (no insurance through VCSB) - Florida Health Care Plans will provide a gym access card.
  • If you lose your gym access card or need a replacement please contact Megan Milks at: mamilks@volusia.k12.fl.us
  • Click on the following link for participating gyms: Preferred Fitness Gym List

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers is provided to employees at greatly reduced fees. Review the links below for additional information about the Weight Watchers program and how to enroll:

Online Health Management Tool

Employees with Florida Health Care Plans (FHCP) have access to "Welcome to Wellness." This is FHCP's new health management tool providing health education and programs empowering employees to take a more active role in their healthcare. To access "Welcome to Wellness" simply log in to the Member Portal. If you don't have a Member Portal account, you'll need to create an account.

Employees with Florida Blue have access to "my Health" by WebMD. "My Health" includes an easy, interactive four-step process, plus coaching, to help personalize a plan for making health goals attainable and sustainable. To access "my Health" go to the Member Login. If you don't have an account, you'll need to create an account.

The online Health Management Tools allow employees to:

  • Create a personalized health plan and track your progress,
  • Access the latest health news,
  • Access multimedia health education content, and
  • Access thousands of health programs, resources and articles.
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