This video from 2015-2016 explains how the Healthy Hound Program works, but please note, changes apply to the January 1 – September 30, 2018 Plan Year:

  • New timeframe for completing Healthy Activities
    The start date for completing a Healthy Activity now coincides with the beginning of the calendar year. You and your spouse must each complete a Healthy Activity between January 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018, in order to avoid the medical premium surcharge in 2019.
  • Participating in Your Health First is no longer required to avoid the surcharge, even if Cigna contacts you
    However, you can still choose to participate in the program, or choose any other Healthy Activity to avoid the medical premium surcharge.
  • Surcharge increased from $240 to $300 and now applies to each enrolled individual (except dependent children)
    A separate $300 surcharge applies to you and a $300 surcharge applies to your spouse for not completing a healthy activity by September 30, 2018. This means you and your spouse must each complete a healthy activity in order to avoid a $300 per individual surcharge on your medical premiums in 2019, up to a maximum of $600.
  • Schedule a Biometric Screening with Quest for More Convenience
    If you want to do the Health Assessment as your healthy activity, you can go directly to a Quest Patient Service Center for your Biometric Screening.
  • The Cigna Online Weight Loss Program is Discontinued.
Herman L. Green

Healthy Hounds in Action

Read about how the Healthy Hounds program has helped members like you!

"I find that I have more energy during the day because of [the Real Weigh Program]. The simple fact is that it shows me how to control my eating habits and to do exercise. [The program] lets you go at your own pace, but with someone encouraging you along the way. It makes you healthier – especially if you want to improve your BMI and increase your energy. It helps you to feel better about yourself, that you’re doing something positive about your health."

"I get a reminder every day when I look in the mirror that I made the right decision [to get the wellness exam]. If I hadn’t gotten the exam, I wouldn’t have found that something needed to be treated and dealt with – I wasn’t having any symptoms. The thing is you don’t always have symptoms that something is wrong. Whether you’re feeling the symptoms or not, go get yourself checked. Who knows, there may be a problem that you didn’t realize. It’s better to do it now than to wait."

-Herman L. Green, Sr., Vice President, Region #3, ATU National Local 1700

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Reminder for 2018

Participating in Your Health First is no longer required to avoid the $300 per individual surcharge, even if Cigna contacts you! However, you can still proceed with participating in the program and it will count toward earning a Point in the Healthy Hound Program to avoid the $300 medical premium surcharge or $600 if your spouse is also identified as having a chronic condition.

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