Wellness Testing Announcement

At Lutheran Senior Services, we are committed to building a culture of healthy employees. We honor that commitment by offering a comprehensive Wellness Program designed to improve your health, well-being, and productivity, both at home and at work. 

As part of the Wellness Program, we offer annual Wellness Testing, which will take place August 31 – September 29, 2017. Participation enables you to take advantage of discounted medical insurance premiums in 2018. In order to qualify for the discount, you and your spouse (if covered under the LSS medical plan) must participate in the Wellness Testing process. Please note: This will be your only opportunity to participate in wellness testing and qualify for discounted medical insurance premiums in 2018.

Here’s how the program works:

It’s free. It’s easy. It’s voluntary. Administered by Interactive Health, you have the opportunity for a free comprehensive venipuncture blood test conducted on-site or at an affiliated off-site lab done by a certified phlebotomist. This screening determines if you have met your “wellness goals” (also known as your Personal Health Score (PHS)) from the previous year and sets your goal for the next year.

You’ll get important information about your health. The confidential health evaluation assesses your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. In addition, your risk for anemia, liver, kidney and blood diseases will be evaluated. This information will help you have a better understanding of what areas of your health need to be focused on to ensure your wellness goals are met.

It’s 100% confidential. LSS does not receive your wellness testing results. We have partnered with Interactive Health to administer this program to protect the privacy of our employees. Interactive Health will manage all aspects of the wellness testing and will communicate results directly to participating employees and spouses. Interactive Health reports to LSS only the names of employees and spouses participating in the program.

It pays to participate. By completing the wellness testing process during the annual testing events each year, you will receive a wellness credit to reduce the cost of your medical insurance premiums.

The testing process must be completed no later than Friday, September 29, 2017. Here’s what you’ll need to do to participate:

  • Plan and schedule when and where you will test:
    • A schedule of on-site testing dates, times and locations across all of LSS is available at the bottom of this email. To schedule an appointment for on-site testing at your location, please call 1.800.840.6100 or visit myinteractivehealth.com.  Appointments must be scheduled at least one week prior to on-site testing. Walk-ins are accepted; however, there may be a wait time.
      • If you are a first-time participant registering online, your sponsor code will be NXJHM.
    • If you and/or your spouse prefer to test off-site at a participating lab, please call 1.800.840.6100 no later than Friday, September 15, 2017. This will allow Interactive Health the opportunity to provide you with instructions and mail you the off-site wellness testing packet. Please read all instructions in the packet carefully!
  • Please fast for 12 hours prior to your testing, but be sure to drink plenty of water.  If you have a medical condition that will prevent you from fasting, please follow your doctor’s instructions regarding fasting.
  • If it is medically inadvisable for you to participate, or you are unable to meet your wellness goals, you may be eligible for a Reasonable Alternative Waiver. You may request a waiver by calling Interactive Health at 1.800.840.6100. Please carefully follow the instructions and deadlines provided by Interactive Health. Please note that this alternative course of action must be completed by Friday, October 27, 2017. The waiver must be requested and submitted annually, if a chronic condition is present.

We encourage you to not miss out on this opportunity to participate in the LSS Wellness Program! We appreciate your partnership in making LSS healthier!

For more information or questions, please contact your HR Representative.

Sincerely,
LSS Benefits Team

 
 

On-Site Wellness Testing Schedule 

To schedule an appointment for on-site testing at your location, please call 1.800.840.6100 or visit www.myinteractivehealth.com. Appointments must be scheduled at least one week prior to on-site testing. Please fast for 12 hours prior to your testing, but be sure to drink plenty of water. Please reach out to your HR Representative with questions regarding the testing process.

Affordable Housing (St. Louis Locations – Testing at Home & Community Based Services) 

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017; 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Friday, September 1, 2017; 7:30am – 11:30am

Breeze Park 

  • Monday, September 18, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am

Concordia Village 

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Friday, September 15, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am

Heisinger Bluffs / St. Joseph’s Bluff 

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 7:00am – 10:00am & 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am & 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017; 6:00am – 12:00pm

Home & Community Based Services 

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017; 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Friday, September 1, 2017; 7:30am – 11:30am

Home Office 

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 7:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017; 7:00am – 12:00pm

Laclede Groves 

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Friday, September, 8, 2017: 6:00am – 11:00am
 Lenoir Woods Testing Dates and Times
  • Monday, September 18, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am 

Lutheran Hillside Village 

  • Monday, September 11, 2017; 6:00am – 12:00pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 6:00am – 12:00pm

Mason Pointe 

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017; 7:00am – 11:00am & 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017; 7:00am – 11:00am & 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Friday, September 8, 2017; 7:00am – 12:00pm

Meramec Bluffs 

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017; 5:00am – 11:00am & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017; 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017; 6:00am – 11:00am & 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Friday, September 8, 2017; 5:00am – 11:00am

Meridian Village 

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017; 7:00am – 11:00am
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017; 5:00am – 11:00am

Richmond Terrace 

  • Monday, September 11, 2017; 8:30am – 11:30am