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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Wellness Program

Participation in the Wellness Program can save employees $180 to $360 per year off of their health care premium contributions.  

Participation in the Wellness Program is mandatory for adult plan members (employees and covered spouses) in order to receive the premium discount and pay the lower Wellness Contribution rates.

Wellness program participation is not available to covered children, including adult children up to age 26.

Completing the following forms is mandatory for ALL employees, retirees and spouses to qualify for Wellness Contribution rates:

The following programs are mandatory for employees/retirees and spouses who meet certain criteria to qualify for Wellness Contribution rates:

  • Smoking Cessation Program – Mandatory for smokers
  • Diabetes Health Program – Mandatory for Pre-Diabetics and Diabetics
    • Claims data will be used to identify Pre-Diabetics and Diabetics, who will be automatically enrolled in the program. Enrollees will be offered the chance to opt out of the Diabetes Health Program. Opting out means you will forfeit your chance to save money by pay the Wellness Contribution rates.

To document compliance with wellness activities, employees/retirees and covered spouses must submit the following documents to your department’s Human Resources Manager.

  • Certificate of completion of the Online Health Assessment
  • Tobacco Use Affidavit
  • Proof of enrollment in an approved Smoking Cessation Program, Smokers Only

Participation in the Online Health Assessment, the Smoking Cessation Program, and the Diabetes Program is FREE for plan members.

Online Health Assessment

The Online Health Assessment establishes a baseline health status, identifies current & imminent health risks, and helps members plan to address those risks. It only takes 30 minutes. Before beginning the assessment, please have the following information with you:

  1. Member ID on the front of your medical card
  2. Medical Group number on the front of the medical card
  3. Height
  4. Weight
  5. Approximate date of most recent preventive services
  6. Health screening
  7. Blood pressure numbers
  8. Cholesterol measurement
  9. Glucose numbers

While items 5-9 are not required to take the Health Assessment, their inclusion will make your Health Assessment Results more accurate and complete.

How to Complete the Online Health Assessment:

Step 1: Open the browser and type in

Step 2: If you have a username and password, please enter these and proceed to Step 3. If you have not registered; click on “Register Now” and enter the requested information. When done, record your username and password for safe keeping.

Step 3: Enter your username and password. Navigate to the “What Would You Like to Do” menu in the upper right corner. Click on “Health Assessment”. Please answer all questions.

Step 4: If you have missing information, don’t worry. You can log out and return to the site to add more data to complete your assessment.

Step 5: When the assessment is completed, please enter finished.  A Certificate of Completion will be made available.  Print a copy and submit to your/your spouse’s HR Manager.

Step 6: On the Tobacco Affidavit, check that you have completed the Online Health Assessment and submit the Affidavit and Certification of Completion to your Human Resources Manager.

For Tobacco Users


Complete and sign the tobacco use affidavitReturn to your HR Manager by 2:00 PM, October 31, 2013.

Smoking Cessation Programs

Smoking Cessation Trust Program

  1. For Louisiana residents who started smoking tobacco products before September 1, 1988
  2. Offers FREE medication, group counseling and quit line coaching to help you quit for good.

To learn more: or call 504-529-5665 or 855-259-6346.

Quit with Us, LA

The Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals offers free help quitting smoking. Call the Louisiana Tobacco Quit line (1-800-QUIT-NOW) or go to for more information. 

  1. All Louisiana residents are eligible
  2. No Cost (Free)
  3. Enrollment Sign-Up takes 5 -10 minutes
  4. Five coaching sessions are available
  5. Coaches are available seven (7) days a week; 24 hrs. per day
  6. Participants are eligible for free patches and gum
  7. Possible re-enrollment, if additional coaching is necessary


For Pre-Diabetics and Diabetics

Diabetes Management Program

  • Pre-Diabetic and Diabetic Employees/Spouses will be automatically enrolled into the Diabetes Management Program by United Healthcare.
  • Employees/Spouses can opt out of the Diabetes Management Program. United Healthcare will provide plan members with a letter offering them the option to opt out of the program. 
  • Employees/Spouses who opt out of the program will NOT be eligible for discounted Wellness Rates on healthcare premiums and will lose eligibility to take advantage of any related discounts that are part of the Diabetes Management Program.

Goals of the Diabetes Management Program:

  • Help Diabetics to manage their diabetes better
  • Lessen risk that Pre-Diabetics become diabetic

What’s included in the Diabetes Management Program?

  • Diabetes-related doctor checkups every 6 months
  • Annual screenings (these screenings do NOT require a copay)
    • LDL cholesterol test
    • Serum creatinine test
    • Retinopathy screening
    • Nephropathy screening
    • 2+ HbA1C test
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Last updated: 5/21/2014 1:50:55 PM

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