Blueprint for Wellness Screening 2016

2016 Wellness Screenings Open April 1 - July 31

The Central Texas Conference and the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits are both committed to improving the health of clergy and laity throughout the Conference and across the denomination. That’s why HealthFlex offers The Quest Diagnostics Blueprint for Wellness® screening program at no out-of-pocket cost to clergy, lay employees and enrolled spouses covered by HealthFlex active plans. The free screening dates for 2016 are April 1 to July 31.

Screenings Available to HealthFlex Participants During Annual Conference 2016

Central Texas HealthFlex participants attending the 2016 Central Texas Annual Conference meeting in Waco have the opportunity to have their Wellness screening done on site at the Waco Convention Center. Just click here and select Quest Diagnostics Blueprint for Wellness under the HealthFlex Vendor Links to register for your screening. But don’t delay as spots are limited and they do fill up very quickly. Pre-registration deadline for the screenings at Annual Conference is May 24. 
Quest Diagnostics Blueprint for Wellness® is:
  • Quick—one blood sample and a few fast measurements.
  • Comprehensive—more health details than many primary doctors’ screening.
Pre-registration is required for screenings at AC16 as well as at one of the local laboratories. If you choose to do your screening at a local Quest laboratory, you may schedule your appointment online or by phone. To register online, go to www.webmdhealth.com/GBOPHB and select Quest Diagnostics Blueprint for Wellness under the HealthFlex Vendor Links to register for your screening. To make your screening appointment by phone, call 855-623-9355 – the employer group code is United Methodist Church.
 
Active plan participants and spouses who complete the Blueprint for Wellness screening and who are enrolled in Virgin Pulse at the time of their screening will be awarded $100 HealthCash within 30 days of their screening!.
 
If you are not enrolled in Virgin Pulse you can do so now. Click here to access a “How To Enroll In VHM” guide. Individuals who receive a screening through any other process (including at a Quest lab with a physician referral) will not receive credit for the Blueprint for Wellness® incentive unless a physician form is submitted. Click here to access the 2016 physician form. Screenings completed through a physician referral will be subject to regular plan benefits and cost-sharing.
 
For more information on the Blueprint for Wellness Screenings, please see FAQ below. If you have questions, please contact Shawn-Marie Riley at shawn-marieriley@ctcumc.org.

Pre-registration Information

Online: www.webmdhealth.com/GBOPHB and select Quest Diagnostics Blueprint for Wellness under the HealthFlex Vendor Links. You'll be asked for your login and password, so please have those handy.
 
Phone: 1-855-623-9355 - Employer group is United Methodist Church
 
Helpful Tip: It is highly recommended to print the Order Confirmation Page from the website to take it to the screening appointment as it contains the account number and tests requested in case there are any questions.
 
Note: You are not able to pre-register for a Quest lab until the Blueprint for Wellness incentive period begins on April 1.
 
Access the 2016 Physician Results Report pdf here (you will need Adobe Reader or comparable software to access).
 

Blueprint for Wellness Screening FAQs

Q:  What is the Blueprint for Wellness screening?
A:  The Blueprint for Wellness biometric screening by Quest Diagnostics involves a quick blood draw followed by lab analysis. The screening includes tests for common health risks, including:
  • Cholesterol and lipid screening
  • Blood sugar and diabetes screening
  • Screening tests for liver, kidney, thyroid, and other organs and body systems
  • Measurement of blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference (if taken at a plan sponsor event or at most local Quest laboratories)
A complete list of tests included in the Blueprint for Wellness screening can be found here.
 
The screening provides a snapshot of your current health measurements to share with your doctor and to help shape your personal health and wellness goals. Your Blueprint for Wellness results for specified health measures can qualify for Wellness Points if they are in the “healthy” range or are improved over your 2015 Blueprint for Wellness health measures.
 
Q:  Why should I take the Blueprint for Wellness screening?
A:  The Blueprint for Wellness screening is a comprehensive screening provided by HealthFlex at no out- of-pocket cost to you. Blueprint for Wellness gives you and your doctor important information about your current health status and gives you a year-by-year measurement to evaluate any improvements you may be making. It is far more thorough than what most doctors complete during wellness exams—and costs The United Methodist Church much less due to efficiencies and economies of scale. Blueprint for Wellness screenings are conducted by Quest Diagnostics, an industry leader in performing laboratory tests.
 
Q:  How can I complete the Blueprint for Wellness screening?
A: There are two main ways to complete the Blueprint for Wellness screening. Central Texas offers the screening at Annual Conference. Pre-registration for a screening at these events is highly recommended.
 
If you are not able to attend the on-site screening, there are thousands of Quest Diagnostics labs across the country where you can complete your screening. Screening at a lab with “biometrics” (including height, weight, blood pressure and waist circumference) is preferred but not required. If you choose a lab without biometrics, you will be asked to self-report your height, weight, blood pressure and waist circumference. Pre-registration is required before going to a Quest Diagnostics lab.
 
If you are unable to complete the screening on-site or at a local lab, please read below for the physician form option.
 
Q:  How do I preregister for my screening?
A:  To pre-register, call 1-855-623-9355 (855-6BE-WELL) or go online to www.webmdhealth.com/GBOPHB, enter your username and password, then select Quest Diagnostics Blueprint for Wellness under the HealthFlex Vendor Links and follow the prompts.
 
Pre-registering will assure that you are not billed for your screening tests. You should not have to present your medical ID card when you arrive for the screening but you may be asked for a picture ID. As a walk-in to an on-site event, you will need your medical ID card for your General Board participant number. At on-site events, there is limited space for walk-ins, so you might not get a screening if you don’t pre-register. Pre-registration is required at local Quest labs.
 
Note: You are not able to pre-register for a Quest lab until the Blueprint for Wellness incentive period begins on April 1.
 
Q:  What if I’m unable to do the on-site event—and there is no Quest laboratory anywhere near my home or work?
A:  A small portion of HealthFlex participants may not have a Quest lab within a reasonable driving distance. If this is the case, we encourage you to take advantage of an on-site event, if possible. If you are unable to attend an on-site event, you may complete a Physician Report Form to receive the $100 HealthCash incentive and earn any Wellness Points for healthy or improved health measures. Contact your plan sponsor or the General Board’s Health Team (1-800-851-2201) for a Physician Report Form or download the form here.
 
If you use the Physician Form, you should receive results by mail from Quest within three weeks from the date the Physician Form was faxed to Quest. Please follow up with Quest at 855-623-9355 (855-6BE-WELL), if you do not receive results in this timeframe.
 
Q:  Do I have to pay for a Blueprint for Wellness screening?
A:  No, you will pay nothing for the screening if you take it at either an on-site event or at a Quest Diagnostics facility through the Blueprint for Wellness process detailed earlier. However, if you get these tests done through your own doctor and submit the Physician Report Form—we encourage you to get them done at the same time as your annual wellness exam to avoid paying out-of-pocket costs.
 
Please note that any additional lab tests you may have taken at a Quest facility that are not part of the Blueprint for Wellness tests are subject to regular plan benefits (co-payments or co-insurance).
 
Q:  Is the Blueprint for Wellness screening available for participants and spouses in a Medicare supplement or Medicare Advantage plan through OneExchange?
A:  Yes, individuals who are enrolled in a Medicare supplement or Medicare Advantage plan through OneExchange are eligible for Blueprint for Wellness. Eligible individuals in these plans must pre-register by phone only. However, there is no HealthCash incentive awarded for participation.
 
Q:  Why do I have to take the screening between April 1 and July 31 in order to receive my $100 HealthCash?
A:  The information from your Blueprint for Wellness screening will be automatically imported into your WebMD HealthQuotient (HQ). Therefore, all Blueprint for Wellness screenings must be completed by July 31, before the HQ “window” opens on August 1, 2016. Data import means you won’t have to find your lab results in order to enter them into the HQ during August or September. It also means your HQ results will be based on precise medical data and, therefore, more useful to you.
 
Q:  I usually see my doctor around the same time every year, which is different than HealthFlex’s April – July timing for Blueprint for Wellness. How can this timing work for me?
A:  We recommend telling your doctor that your employer offers a comprehensive wellness screening— including complete lipid and cholesterol testing, glucose and hemoglobin A1C testing, and multiple organ function tests (including liver, kidney and thyroid)—at no out-of-pocket cost to you. If you usually see your doctor earlier in the year, share last year’s results or ask whether waiting later in the spring or summer for your results might be a good match for your health needs. If you usually see your doctor later in the year, bring your Blueprint for Wellness screening results to your appointment.
 
Many participants have commented that their doctors are very impressed with the completeness of the Blueprint for Wellness screening and report.
 
Q:  I can get a blood screening at my doctor’s office—why should I do the Blueprint for Wellness screening?
A:  The Blueprint for Wellness screening may be different (or even more comprehensive) than what your doctor offers. As an engaged consumer of health care, talk to your doctor about how this screening may work with your annual checkup to meet your health and financial needs. Additionally, the Blueprint for Wellness screenings are typically more cost-effective for the HealthFlex plan than the same tests given in a doctor’s office—which is good stewardship for your conference or employer and The United Methodist Church.
 
Q:  Is my information kept confidential if I get my lab results through Quest Diagnostics?
A:  Yes, your personal health information is kept confidential. Your church, annual conference, employer, plan sponsor, HealthFlex or the General Board cannot access your personal lab results. Quest Diagnostics is bound by federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements to protect your privacy. Your lab results will be transmitted electronically to WebMD to populate your HQ, for your convenience. However, this process is automatic and no one (including WebMD, General Board staff or your insurance carrier) can view your individual data. The only exception is your WebMD health coach (if applicable).
 
Q:  How do I enroll in the Virgin Pulse activity program so I can earn my $100 HealthCash incentive for completing Blueprint for Wellness screening?
  • Enter your WebMD username and password.
  • Select “Join Virgin Pulse.”
  • Call Virgin Pulse if you need assistance: 1-800-830-4312.
 
Q:  How do I earn $100 for completing the Blueprint for Wellness screening?
A:  HealthFlex will deposit $100 HealthCash in your Virgin Pulse account when you complete the Blueprint for Wellness screening. The screening must be completed between April 1 and July 31, 2016. The $100 HealthCash incentive is only for participants and spouses enrolled in active HealthFlex plans. Please allow up to 30 days for HealthCash to be credited to your Virgin Pulse account.
 
Q:  If I skip the 2016 Blueprint for Wellness, can I earn Wellness Points for health measures?
A:  No. Wellness Points are awarded for health measures based on Blueprint for Wellness data (or data provided directly from your physician using the Physician Report Form process detailed above). You cannot use self-reported data, even if it is received from your physician. However, there are still other ways to earn 150 Wellness Points if you miss Blueprint for Wellness.