Health incentive

2018 Health Incentive

Employees, spouses and retirees with Hennepin County health insurance can choose to complete the health incentive steps to receive a $15 reduction on their office visit co-pays in 2018.

New this year

Steps must be completed between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017.  Both the employee and covered spouse must complete the incentive steps for the couple/family to receive reduced co-pays in 2018.

Health incentive steps to earn a reduced co-pay in 2018

  • Complete the RedBrick Compass health assessment at any time in the year to earn 10 wellness points. The health assessment is an online health questionnaire.
  • Earn an additional 20 wellness points by completing in person or online HealthWorks and RedBrick activities throughout the year. You can find activity options on your RedBrick HealthMap page or RedBrick Rewards page.
  • Check your progress towards earning the health incentive on your RedBrick Rewards page.

Health incentive activities and wellness points are tracked in RedBrick Health. Log in to or call 1-844-724-7968 to get started.

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Exceptions from health insurance incentive

Exceptions will automatically be granted for

New employees who have a health insurance start date of September 1, 2017 or later

Employees or spouses who add health insurance coverage with a start date of September 1, 2017 or later

Employees and spouses who obtain coverage during open enrollment in 2017

Qualifying life events

  • Marital change: marriage, divorce, legal separation, or annulment
  • Addition of spouse due to loss of health insurance coverage
    Note: A new spouse added to the health plan after September 1st will receive reduced copays if the covered employee completed the steps to earn the copay reduction.
  • Death of spouse

Requested exceptions will be considered for:

  • Chronic disability, medical condition, or emergency situation
  • Extraordinary and unforeseeable circumstance arising as a result of events beyond participant's control
  • Incorrect copay printed on PreferredOne insurance card

To have your circumstances considered, complete the Health Incentive Exception Request Form (DOC) and submit it with documentation by:

  • Interoffice mail: HealthWorks, Mail Code 016 (Attention: Health Incentive Exception Request)
  • U.S. mail: Hennepin County Government Center, HealthWorks MC 016, 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487-0040 (Attention: Health Incentive Exception Request)
  • Email:
  • Fax: 612-596-9984 (Attention: Health Incentive Exception Request)

Request forms are reviewed every two weeks. HealthWorks will contact you if they require additional information or details or to send a notice of approval or denial. 

Circumstances not considered for exception

Many circumstances will not be considered for exception. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Leave of absence
  • Vacation out of the area
  • Residence out of the area
  • Continuee / retiree did not read home mailings
  • Employee did not share information with covered spouse
  • Employee did not read email notification(s), HC Connect or website
  • Technical difficulties on the deadline day
  • Short term illness, such as flu the last week of October
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