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BIOMETRIC SCREENINGS COMING SOON!

2019 1st Time User Instructions for Health Risk Assessment
2019 Returning User Instructions for Health Risk Assessment

What

In 2019, the Plan will again be partnering with Hines Healthy Tomorrows Wellness to provide you with the opportunity to complete the Health Risk Assessments and participate in the 2019 Biometric Screenings.

When

The biometric screenings will occur late 2019 (September and October).  These screenings will be held at certain contractor locations and at the union hall.  At one of the contractor locations and at all union hall screenings, the Biometric Screening and Flu Shot Clinics will be held concurrently.  The exact dates and times of these screenings will be sent to you at a later date.

New Dates for 2019 Personal Physician Visits

You can now schedule a physical with your physician between the dates of January 1, 2019, and October 31, 2019.  You have the option of having your physician submit the results of the lab tests conducted in combination with that physical to Hines and Associates.  By visiting with your physician and completing the required testing, you will not need to attend a screening.  You must provide your physician with the required form and your physician must submit this form along with all of the required lab results to Hines and Associates.  Contact the Benefits Office or visit the IBEW Local No. 145 Benefits website at www.ibew145benefits.com to access the updated form.  Click on the link labeled “Forms”, then locate the form “MD Form 2019.”  At the bottom of this form is an explanation of what tests are required, how the results must be submitted, when the lab tests must be performed, and when the lab tests must be received.  You must also complete the Health Risk Assessment on-line through Hines and Associates.  You can visit www.coachingbyhines.com then follow the steps to complete.  If you have any issues logging in or completing this step, you may contact a Health Coach at 800-592-8097 or email at coach@hinesassoc.comThe Health Risk Assessment and results of the laboratory tests must be submitted to Hines and Associates no later than November 29, 2019. Please note that the results of your Health Risk Assessment and Biometric Screening are strictly confidential between you and Hines and will not be shared with anyone, including the Benefits Office. The Plan will receive summarized group screening data for reporting purposes only.

Why

The purpose of this notification is to give you the dates during which you can schedule your physical examination with your physician in order for the results of the lab tests to be utilized for the purpose of this Biometric Screening.  Once again, the lab test must occur any time between January 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019, and the results must be provided to Hines & Associates no later than November 29, 2019.

Please plan on participating in the 2019 program.  It is important for anyone who participated in previous years to participate again in 2019.  The Benefits Office personnel are available anytime to answer any questions you might have.