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The State Employees’ Insurance Board (SEIB) ACHIEVE Wellness Program is comprised of three different, but interrelated concepts: Assess, Avert, and Advocate.

For members to achieve their health goals, they must assess their current health condition, avert long-term and life-altering effects of certain cancers and the complications of diabetes, and advocate for themselves by using free resources available to SEHIP (BCBS Group 13000) members to address weight loss and learn ways to prevent, delay, manage, or even reverse chronic diseases.

Assess Avert Advocate ACHIEVE

As a SEHIP member, you can assess your current health condition by participating in the annual Wellness Screening. During the screening, the SEIB will be checking for certain risk factors, such as elevated blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, or BMI. Individuals with one or more chronic conditions are more likely to suffer from the effects of infectious disease than those with few or no health conditions. If certain risk factors are identified, you will be referred to your health care provider for a follow-up visit. Once the wellness screening and office referral (if applicable) are complete, you will receive a $25 monthly wellness premium discount.

Avert means to prevent or ward off an undesirable occurrence. The Preventive Screening program is a set of exams that are designed to help you detect cancer or complications from diabetes in their earliest stages when treatment can result in the best outcomes. Click on the Preventive Screening tab for more information about the program and learn how you may qualify for the $25 monthly preventive screening premium discount.

The final concept is advocate. The SEIB provides you with the tools needed to advocate for the healthiest version of yourself. But what’s best is that you do not have to travel this health journey alone! Each program offered includes a health advocate. From physicians and health coaches at Virta Health to nurses at Blue Cross Blue Shield, you will have the support you need to achieve your health goals. The SEIB will communicate directly with the qualifying members of the SEHIP to offer programs to address diabetes, weight loss, hypertension, and much more.

An outline of the ACHIEVE Wellness Program

Assess $25 wellness premium discount

  • Wellness Screening
  • Office Referral (if applicable)

Avert $25 preventive screening premium discount

  • Preventive Exams

Advocate
Diabetes Care

  • Virta Health- a diabetes reversal program
Chronic Condition Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Disease Management
Maternity Care
  • BabyYourself
Wellbeing and Self Care
  • Wondr Health- a weight management program
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Physician Supervised Weight Loss

Look out for more options coming soon!

Wellness Program Referrals

Virta Health

Diabetes Program

Have you been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Have you heard the best you can do is manage your diabetes? Sounds hopeless, doesn’t it? What if you could reverse diabetes? I know it’s a lot of questions, but we have an answer! Virta Health is a clinically proven, physician-supervised program that has successfully reversed Type 2 diabetes in thousands of people. It will take effort on your part, but it should give you hope that it is possible.

Virta can help you lower your blood sugar, A1c, and weight, without the risks, costs, or side effects of medications or surgery. Virta uses the research-backed combination of nutritional ketosis, medical supervision, and one-on-one health coaching.

To learn more, visit Virta Health or contact Virta today!

Wondr Health

Online Weight Loss

Ever wonder how some people can eat whatever they want and never gain weight? Well, there is a way they eat that makes that possible. Wondr Health is an online program that teaches healthy habits leading to sustained weight loss, less stress, better sleep, and more – all with no restrictive diets, no calorie-counting, and no specialty foods required. You will learn to change when and how you eat (not what you eat) to improve your overall physical and emotional health while eating the foods you love! Plus, Wondr is clinically proven to help lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and triglycerides to help participants reduce the risks of developing diabetes and heart disease.  

To learn more, visit Wondr Health or contact Wondr Health today!

myBlueHealth

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is constantly looking for ways to better serve our members. We are excited to offer an enhanced program that provides you a personal care team. As a member, you will receive personalized help making positive lifestyle choices such as eating healthier, exercising regularly, and taking medications as prescribed.

What is included?

  • Advocacy helps you locate a doctor or specialist, schedules appointments for you, explains your benefits, addresses your questions and problems, and researches issues concerning your healthcare needs.
  • Chronic Condition Management is telephone-based support for members with asthma, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and heart failure.
  • Health Coaching offers support for conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and prediabetes.

Your team consists of registered nurses, pharmacists, health coaches, registered dietitians, and licensed clinical social workers.

To get started, email myBlueHealth or call Click to Call (833) 964-1448 to enroll.


Tobacco

  1. Quit Now

Tobacco Cessation Program is now provided by the SEIB for subcribers and their covered spouses. The Quit Now program offers free master's level counseling and up to four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy patches if you are in counseling with the Quitline and do not have medical contraindications. This program can be completed on-line or by phone.

Additionally, if you choose to quit through another SEIB approved program, SEIB will reimburse each member 80% of the cost of the program, with no deductible. There is a lifetime maximum benefit of $150. Tobacco cessation seminars and all forms of non-prescription nicotine replacement are covered services. Prescription medications for tobacco cessation are covered through the Prescription Drug Program and are not subject to the $150 lifetime maximum benefit. All claims must be filed with the SEIB, not BCBS.

To get started, visit Quit Now Alabama .

Forms

Maternity Care

Baby Yourself

Timely enrollment and participation in the Baby Yourself program can eliminate your $200 admission deductible and your $25 per day copay.

To get started, visit Baby Yourself

Health and Fitness

The SEIB wants you to have every opportunity to be successful on your road to better health. With that in mind, the SEIB has partnered with certain fitness facilities to encourage greater physical activity for all SEHIP members and their dependents.”

How does this benefit you?

  • No enrollment fee for you or your family
  • No contract requirements
  • Your monthly membership fee will be payroll deducted

Interested? How do you join?

  • All enrollments and payroll deductions will be handled by the facility
  • The first month's fee will be made payable directly to the facility and payroll deduction will begin the second month of enrollment

View a complete list of participating exercise facilites

Wellness Discount

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to participate in order to receive the wellness discount?

All active employees, covered spouses of active employees, non-Medicare retirees and non-Medicare covered spouses of retirees covered under the State Employees’ Health Insurance Plan.

Where can I go for a wellness screening?

You must be screened at one of the following locations:
  Your worksite (through the SEIB’s worksite wellness screening program )
  A certified Participating Pharmacy location ,
  Your county Health Department , or
  A healthcare provider (through the submission of a Provider Screening Form).

What if I am an active employee and my spouse is Medicare eligible?

Both you and your spouse are eligible for a wellness premium discount because your spouse has SEHIP primary insurance coverage and Medicare is secondary.

Are new members eligible to receive the discount?

New employees and spouses are eligible to apply for the wellness premium discount. New employees will have 90 days from their date of hire to apply for the wellness premium discount. Covered spouses of active employees, non-Medicare retirees and non-Medicare covered spouses of retirees have 90 days from their effective date of coverage to apply for the wellness premium discount.

What health risks are evaluated and how do I know if I am "At Risk"?

Risk factors and levels for at risk members include:

  • Blood pressure systolic reading of 160 or higher or your diastolic reading of 100 or higher;
  • Cholesterol reading is 250 or higher;
  • Glucose reading is 200 or higher;
  • Body mass index is 40 or higher.
What if I am found to be at risk? Can I still receive the discount?

Yes, you can still earn the wellness premium discount if you complete one of the following:

  • Submit health screening results indicating that you are not at risk for one or more of the above health risk indicators, or
  • Submit an office referral form indicating that you have been counseled by a healthcare provider for your identified risk(s), or
  • Submit proof of participation in a SEIB approved exercise or weight management program. You must provide SEIB with the name of the program, dates and location of participation, and a phone number for verification of your participation, or
  • Provide valid proof that you are self-managing and have made improvement in your identified risk(s). You must provide documentation of your improvement, or
  • Submit a completed provider screening form. It’s a good idea to have your provider complete and sign your form while you are in for an office visit. You can mail or fax your screening results to us and have the peace of mind knowing that your discount is in place.
How often should I participate in a wellness screening to continue receiving the discount?

In order to receive the wellness premium discount effective January 1 of any given plan year the criteria listed above should be satisfied no later than October 31st of the preceding year. Please note that it is your responsibility to make sure that SEIB has the required documentation in a timely manner.

How can I check the status of my wellness discount?

You can call the Discount Verification Line at 1.334.263.8454 or toll free at 1.866.841.9489 .

You can create an account at mySEIB and view your wellness status or you can call our wellness department at 1.866.838.3059 .

Please make sure your email address is correct in your mySEIB account. Important communications are periodically sent to members from SEIB.

2022 Preventive Screening

Receiving certain preventive health screenings and following doctor’s orders can help you stay healthier and prevent illnesses. This is why the State Employees’ Insurance Board partnered with Blue Cross to administer a Preventive Screening Premium Discount Program for you.

These screenings are based on national guidelines and are recommended by age, gender, or diagnosis. They are designed to help you detect cancer or complications from diabetes in their earliest stages when treatment can lead to better outcomes. Monitored preventive screenings include:

  • Colon cancer
    • Everyone Age 50 or older
    • Colon Cancer Screenings
      One of the following is required:
      • Colonoscopy – once every 10 years
      • CT Colonography – once every 5 years
      • Sigmoidoscopy – once every 5 years
      • Fecal Occult Blood Test – once every year
      • Cologuard Test – once every 3 years
  • Cervical cancer
    • Females Age 21 or older
    • Pap smear once every three years
  • Breast Cancer
    • Females Age 50 or older
    • Mammogram once every 2 years.
  • Diagnosed diabetics
    • Hemoglobin A1c – once every year
    • Diabetes Eye Exam – once every year*
*Please fax your test results to Blue Cross at 205-402-9411. All documents faxed should include your name, date of birth, and insurance contract number.

You will be eligible for the Preventive Screening discount if you have no recommended screenings or have completed all recommended screenings. Individuals who meet criteria for the preventive screening program must have appropriate healthcare services performed by November 1, 2022, to receive a $25 preventive screening premium discount starting January 1, 2023.

For more information, visit mySEIB or call the Discount Verification Line at 1.334.263.8454 or toll free at 1.866.841.9489 .

If you have questions about your identified preventive screening or your specific medical condition, please contact a BCBS clinician at 1-888-759-2764. You can also log on to myBlueCross to view your care reminders.