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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Available in January 2014

QuitPower® – Advanced Tobacco Cessation Program from UHC

Employees will receive a wellness coach to help develop a personalized, realistic plan to reduce tobacco use.

  1. Education
  2. Understanding Personal triggers
  3. Personal Counselors
  4. Nurse Line
  5. Personalization
  6. High Intensity Model
  7. Nicotine Patch or Gum will be delivered directly to employee at no cost to the employee

Weight Loss Program

Participation is voluntary for employees and covered spouses. The City will pay 50% of members’ enrollment costs for the program. The name of the program will be announced after a vendor is selected. The City will not pay for other weight loss programs. The program will include:

  1. Weekly Counseling Sessions
  2. Weekly Weigh Ins
  3. Weight Tracking

To be eligible for subsidy, plan members must meet 10 or the 13 qualifications listed below:

  1. Weigh 20% or more above normal weight as defined on the “Obesity Point Chart”
  2. Have a BMI of 40 or more (BMI= weight X 705, divided by height in inches two times)
  3. Have a BMI of 30 or more with obesity related health conditions
  4. Weigh twice their ideal weight or be at least 80 to 100 pounds overweight
  5. Be between the ages of 18 and 60
  6. Have been overweight for 5 years or more
  7. Do not have an illness that has caused you to be overweight
  8. Do not drink too much alcohol
  9. Be committed to making changes in your diet and lifestyle
  10. Have hypertension
  11. Have cardiopulmonary condition
  12. Have sleep apnea
  13. Have diabetes

Initially, qualifying Plan Members will be eligible for 1 weight loss session. A weight loss session is a pre-determined time period during which assistance with weight loss activities is available similar to a quarter, trimester, or semester used in education environments. The time duration of a session will be determined in consultation with the chosen vendor when a Weight Loss Program is selected. The weight loss assistance activities available during a session, such as but not limited to weekly weigh-ins, nutritional counseling, etc., also will be determined at the time that the Weight Loss Program vendor is selected.

To continue to qualify for additional subsidy for more sessions, members must:

  1. Lose a minimum of 5% of weight in the first session.
    • If a minimum of 5% of weight is not lost in the first session, members will not be eligible for subsidy for the second session
  2. Lose a minimum of 10% of weight in the second session. Does not include the first 5% weight loss
  3. If a minimum of 10% of weight is not lost in the second session, members must repay their share of the program
  4. Employees are eligible for two consecutive weight loss sessions with City payment assistance
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Last updated: 1/17/2014 10:27:48 AM

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