The County‘s Well-Being Program is devoted to enhancing the physical, financial and emotional well-being of Broward County employees by providing services that motivate employees and help them reach their goals. Services are designed to empower employees with the information, tools and support they need to take charge and move toward overall optimal health. Some of our programs include:
Donated Leave Program
Florida Prepaid College Program
Health Fairs with on-site flu shots
Life Clinic Health Stations
Well-Being Incentive Programs (Pharmacy Copay Waiver, Disease Management, Online Wellness Program - HumanaVitality, Smoking Surcharge/Cessation)
Wellness Resource Centers
Wellness Seminars and Health & Benefit Fairs
On-site Testing (mammogram van, Vitality Check® finger-stick screenings, and more)
Educational Seminars on Deferred Compensation, Retirement, FRS, DROP, Social Security, Medicare, Legal Issues, Financial Awareness, etc.
DONATED LEAVE PROGRAM
Benefit-eligible employees, who meet certain criteria, may donate a portion of their accrued annual leave and sick leave to other qualified employees.
Employee: Sick or annual leave may be donated/received in the event of a serious* illness or injury approved under FMLA after all applicable paid leave is exhausted. Donated leave may not be received for a worker’s compensation illness or injury.
Eligible dependents: Annual leave only may be donated/received in the event of a serious* illness or injury approved under FMLA after all applicable paid leave is exhausted. Eligible dependents include: Employee’s spouse/domestic partner, child or parent.
*A determination for donated leave will be made upon receipt and review of a completed Donated Leave Recipient Form, FMLA Health Care Provider Certification Form (BC-102-380E or F), and FMLA Designation Form (BC-102-382) approving the FMLA leave.
Approved recipients of donated leave must have exhausted all available and applicable paid leave including:
• annual leave • personal days
• accrual sick leave • job basis leave
An employee who is not eligible for FMLA, or has exhausted his/her FMLA period, must request a review by the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards (OIAPS) to determine his/her status as a "qualified individual with a disability" as defined under Title I of the American’s with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA), and any potential accommodations as warranted before being approved for donated leave or an extension beyond the FMLA period.
may donate a maximum of 80 hours of sick leave per calendar year
may donate a maximum of 80 hours of annual leave per calendar year
must have a remaining balance of 160 hours to donate sick leave
must have a remaining balance of 80 hours to donate annual leave
Application forms are available on the BC-Net under the Forms Tab, Human Resources, Employee Benefit Services Section. Contact the Employee Benefit Services Section for information about donating or receiving donated leave.
FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE PROGRAM
The Florida Prepaid College Program allows parents, grandparents and others to lock in the cost of college at today’s prices. The County makes it easy for you to make your payments by offering payroll deduction.
If you are already participating in this program and would like to make your payment through payroll deduction, please contact Payroll Central at PAYROLL@broward.org or 954-357-7190 for a form. Completed form should be submitted to Payroll Central in the Governmental Center.
If you are interested in The Florida Prepaid Program be aware participation is restricted to specific enrollment periods. If you would like more information on The Florida Prepaid College Program call 800-552-GRAD or go to MyFloridaPrepaid.com
HEALTH AND BENEFIT FAIRS
Annual Health and Benefit fairs are held in the summer with free screenings, educational information, nutritionist consultations, massage, and much more.
LIFE CLINIC HEALTH STATIONS
Knowing your numbers can save your life. The County, through the health plan, has installed several Health Stations for employees to check and track their blood pressure, Body Mass Index, weight, oxygen level, etc. Currently, Health Stations can be found at the following locations: Aviation Department (Cabot Bldg.), Governmental Center, Government Center West, Edgar P. Mills Center, Port Everglades (Admin. Bldg.), Traffic Engineering, Transit Division – Copans Road facility, Water & Wastewater Services.
Employees can schedule a one-on-one appointment with an on-site nutritionist and/or attend scheduled seminars and events.
WELL-BEING INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Pharmacy Copay Waiver Program
The Pharmacy (Rx) Copay Waiver Program is available to employees who enroll in HumanaVitality, complete the voluntary Vitality Check®* (finger-stick), online Health Assessment and participate in Disease Management Coaching, if applicable.
Includes eligible spouses and Domestic Partners.
The Pharmacy Copay Waiver Incentive program for maintenance medications covers 1st (generic) and 2nd (formulary) tier drugs only for the following Disease States:
Cardiovascular (cardiovascular covers hypertension, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure)
2014 Copay Waivers expire on 12/31/14. Participating employees must reapply for the 2015 Copay Waiver.
*A Vitality Check® is an assessment that gives you a better understanding of your health by measuring your blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and cholesterol.
Disease Management Programs
The County’s health plans are designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and engage employees in actively managing their health care. Managing chronic, long-term diseases by following medical protocols to keep the diseases under control can help the member live a more healthful and productive life. The Disease Management program managed by our health insurance carrier focuses on the following six disease states:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Participants will receive one-on-one coaching and education from Disease Management nurses and will be eligible for rewards based on compliance with following the protocols established for each disease state.
Online Wellness Program – HumanaVitality
The health insurance carrier provides an online wellness program that uses cutting edge technology and proven techniques to engage individuals in activities promoting physical fitness, good eating habits and behavioral management. The health improvement program provides customized wellness plans based on personal fitness goals and current state of health. The site offers many features and programs such as:
Health Assessment to determine Vitality Age™
Custom made fitness and nutrition plans
Charts to track your progress
Wellness and Well-Being webinars and podcasts
Ability to earn points by logging on and completing goals and/or downloading workout data from many devices.
Access this wellness tool by logging into your secure account through Humana’s web portal at myhumana.com.
Tobacco Use Surcharge
Tobacco use in any form has been proven to cause or exacerbate many health conditions. There is a $20 per paycheck surcharge if the employee and/or any insured adult dependent (18+) under the health plan smokes or uses any type of tobacco product. Employees receiving the tobacco surcharge will be given one opportunity mid-year to complete a new affidavit if they, or their insured dependent, has been tobacco-free for the prior 180 days.
Tobacco Cessation Assistance
The County is committed to well-being and has waived the copay on prescription or over-the-counter smoking cessation products. Over-the-counter products will also be covered providing you have a prescription from your provider. The smoking cessation pharmacy benefit plan limit of $500 per insured person annually will apply and is based on the FULL cost of the product – NOT the plan copay. (For further explanation, please contact Employee Benefit Services.)
Employees assessed with the tobacco surcharge are given one opportunity mid-year to complete a new affidavit if they, or their insured dependent, has been tobacco free for the prior 180 days.
Wellness Resource Centers
Wellness Resource Centers are currently located at the Aviation Department Administration Building (Cabot Bldg.), Governmental Center on the third floor in Room 308 next to the cafeteria, Government Center West on the third floor in Room 3300B and atrium area, Edgar P. Mills Center, Port Everglades Administration Building – First Floor, Traffic Engineering Operations Building lobby, Transit Division – Copans Road facility, Water and Wastewater Services – Building 1. The Wellness Resource Centers are designed to provide access to health, dental, vision, retirement, financial and wellness information through printed material, presentations, videos and online access at the computer stations.
Wellness Seminars and Health & Benefit Fairs
The County is committed to encouraging healthier lifestyles by providing educational and preventive health care information to all of our employees through various wellness programs such as seminars, newsletters, mammogram van program, screenings, self-directed programs, health awareness campaigns and health & benefit fairs.