The District’s health insurance carriers are conducting biometric screenings and health risk assessments (HRAs) for MMSD employees who carry health insurance paid for by the District. Participation is voluntary; however, those who do not complete both requirements by November 30 will incur an additional 7% health insurance premium charge. This 7% premium charge for not participating will be in addition to the 1.25% or 3.00% premium charge for all MTI-represented employees. This premium increase goes into effect January 1, 2018.
All employees should have received an e-mail from the District regarding this initiative. Biometric screenings at MMSD work sites started in September and are ongoing throughout the fall. The results must be obtained by November 30, with all paperwork properly submitted no later than December 7 in order to avoid the additional premium charge.
To schedule an appointment at an MMSD work site and to obtain instructions for completing the appropriate HRA questionnaire, you must visit the Wellness Assessment link on the MMSD Employee Wellness website: www.mmsd.org/employee-wellness. From here you will need to access the Interra Health portal to schedule an appointment or submit your bio-screening results.
If you do not schedule a screening at an MMSD site, you can obtain your test results at your medical provider’s office and submit them directly to Interra Health. NOTE: if you do this, the results must be obtained by November 30 and submitted on the Interra Health form downloaded from the MMSD Employee Wellness webpage.
The HRA is a questionnaire provided by your specific insurance carrier. Instructions for accessing the GHC or Dean HRA are available at the employee wellness website.
Contact the MMSD Benefits Office (663-5930) with any questions about this process, and contact MTI if you have difficulty getting your questions answered.
NOTE: This initiative does not apply to employees or retirees who already pay 100% of their health insurance premium out of pocket.