Health incentive

Health Incentive

Employees, spouses and retirees with Hennepin County health insurance can choose to complete the steps to earn the health incentives.

2018 copay reduction

Check to see if you earned a copay reduction in 2018 by checking your RedBrick Rewards page.

  • Log in to RedBrick
  • Click on Rewards
  • Click on Your Reward History
  • If you have 30 points in the box next to Co-Pay Reduction you have earned the copay reduction. Please note: The Rewards page of both the employee and covered spouse must indicated the copay reduction was earned for the couple or family to receive the copay reduction.
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Steps to earn a reduced co-pay in 2019

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 2019. Both the employee and covered spouse must complete the incentive steps for the couple/family to receive reduced co-pays in 2019.

  • 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 Rewards page or in the Wellness Activity Catalog.
  • Check your progress towards earning the health incentive on your RedBrick Rewards page.

Deadline to earn all of your points: October 31, 2018

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

Steps to earn the Healthy Savings Card to use in 2018

Employees have the option to earn a Healthy Savings card. Healthy Savings provides the opportunity to make healthy eating easier and more affordable. With Healthy Savings, you can save up to $50 per week on prequalified healthy foods at participating grocery stores. In addition, you’ll receive 25% off the price of fresh produce up to $5 each week.

How do I earn a Healthy Savings card?

Employees who continue to participate in wellness activities after earning the copay reduction are eligible to receive a Healthy Savings card.

  1. Earn 30 wellness points by completing the annual Compass health assessment and participating in wellness activities.
  2. Do more and earn an additional 20 points – for a total of 50 points – to receive a Healthy Savings card to use in 2018. Check your progress on the Do More, Earn More tab on your RedBrick Rewards page.

Only employees are eligible for Healthy Savings. Spouses are not required to earn points for the employee to earn a card.

How does Healthy Savings work?

Once you receive your Healthy Savings card, it is active and ready to use. We recommend you register your card at www.MyHealthySavings.com to access the full features of the program.

  • Discounts are preloaded to your card each week. View savings online at www.MyHealthySavings.com or on the Healthy Savings mobile app. You will also receive an email with the week’s discounts.
  • Shop for promoted foods and fresh produce at participating grocery stores.
  • Scan the barcode on your card or mobile app at checkout to automatically receive the discounts.

Which grocery stores participate in Healthy Savings?

Participating grocery stores include Coborns, Cub, Kowalski's, Lunds & Byerlys and Rainbow. Go to www.MyHealthySavings.com or the Healthy Savings mobile app to find a participating retailer in your area.

How do you determine the healthy food items?

Healthy Savings offers discounts on items such as milk, whole-grain bread, lean meats, yogurt and produce. All discounted items are scored by the nationally renowned Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance system, which rates the nutritional density of food using information from the nutrition facts label and the ingredients list.

Exceptions from earning the reduced copay incentive

Automatic Exceptions

The following people will automatically be granted the reduced copays in 2018:

  • New employees and covered spouses who have a health insurance start date of September 1, 2017 or later
  • Employees who add new health insurance coverage with a start date of September 1, 2017 or later or during open enrollment
  • Spouses who are added to an employee's health insurance with a start date of September 1, 2017 or later or during open enrollment, if the employee has completed all steps to earn the health incentive

Requesting an Exception 

Individuals can request an exception to earning the copay incentive for:

  • Chronic disability, medical condition, or emergency situation
  • Extraordinary and unforeseeable circumstance arising as a result of events beyond participant's control

To request an exception:

Complete the Health Incentive Exception Request Form (DOC) and submit it to Healthworks.

  • Interoffice mail: HealthWorks, Mail Code 016
  • U.S. mail: Hennepin County Government Center, HealthWorks MC 016, 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487-0040
  • Email: healthworks@hennepin.us

Information submitted in a request is kept confidential. HealthWorks will contact you within a few weeks. 

If incorrect copay information is printed on your PreferredOne card, contact Healthworks at 612-348-4628 or HeatlhWorks@Hennepin.us to request a corrected card.

Circumstances not considered for exception:

Individuals are given 365 days to complete the steps to earn the reduced copay incentive. 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
  • Short term event the last week of October

Exceptions are not granted for the Healthy Savings card. 

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