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K-State Today

May 20, 2014

Important news from HealthQuest state employee health plan

Submitted by The Division of Human Resources

At-home screening kits should be ordered by June 24.

Employees who do not have access to, or missed, the onsite health screening events in their area, may request an at-home screening kit to obtain their lab values needed to complete the health assessment questionnaire.

Please note, the at-home kit cannot measure blood pressure, height, weight or waist circumference. Since those values will be requested during completion of the health assessment questionnaire, employees will need to find another way to obtain those values, such as using blood pressure machines commonly found at Walgreens and other stores.

Employees may order one kit per program year and should not order an at-home kit if they have participated in an onsite screening event since Aug. 1 or used physician's results to complete their health assessment questionnaire.

To order an at-home screening kit, employees can log into their HealthQuest account and click on "Health Screenings" from the left menu and then select "At-Home Screening Kits." Kits should be ordered no later than June 24 and will arrive by mail in about a week. Lab results are automatically loaded into their online health assessment questionnaire within 15 business days of returning their sample. Employees are notified by email when their results are ready and will need to log in to their account and complete the additional questions to finish the health assessment questionnaire.

The paper form of Health Assessment Questionnaire is available

Because the health assessment questionnaire is a requirement to qualify for the State Employee Health Plan premium incentive discount for 2015, paper forms are available for employees who lack internet access. Employees can request that a paper form be mailed to them by calling the HealthQuest Help Desk toll-free at 1-888-275-1205, option 9. Paper forms should be requested no later than June 24 and the completed forms must be returned with a postmarked date no later than July 1 to earn credits toward the 2015 premium incentive discount.

We strongly encourage employees to refer to a friend or family member with a computer or the local library for internet access. Going online is the fastest and easiest way to complete the health assessment questionnaire and have the 10 credits awarded automatically to their account. The paper form should really be utilized as a last resort.