Protect your health and earn reward points with preventive cancer screenings
Are you due for a preventive cancer screening test? Because it’s so important to get screened to protect your health, Medica offers City employees an additional incentive to take the screenings: valuable points in its My Health Rewards program
Screenings are worth 75 points each
Each preventive cancer screening test listed below is worth 75 points. Employees who earn 300 points by Aug. 31, 2014, will qualify for a lower health insurance premium in 2015. (In 2014, savings for the preferred wellness premium rate averaged $400 a year for a single person and $1,200 a year for a family.)
Breast cancer screening – Mammograms are recommended every two years for women age 40 and older. Female employees age 40 and older will earn 75 points if their claim histories show they are up to date on their mammograms.
Cervical cancer screening – Pap tests are recommended every three years for women between the ages of 21 and 65. Female employees ages 21-65 can receive 75 points if their claim histories show they are up to date on their cervical cancer screenings.
Colorectal screening – Colorectal cancer screening tests are recommended on the schedule below for men and women age 50 and older. Ask your doctor to recommend the best test for you. Employees age 50 and older may receive 75 points if their claim histories show they are up to date on one of the following tests:
- Colonoscopy every 10 years.
- Sigmoidoscopy every five years.
- Fecal occult blood test every year.
Take action today
If you’re due for any of these screenings, call your health provider today. In order to process your claim and award points by the Aug. 31 deadline, complete your screening tests by June 30.
If you are up to date on your screenings, log onto MyMedica to make sure you’ve been awarded your points for those screenings. After you’ve clicked on the Health & Wellness tab, take a look at your Personal Health Scorecard. If your scorecard doesn’t credit you for your health action, complete a health action notification form to get your points.
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Published May 13, 2014