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Wellness Program

A strong organization cannot exist without healthy employees. The everyday choices we make can help us live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives- both at work and at home. And that's why Volusia County School Board has partnered with Florida Blue and Florida Health Care Plans to establish a comprehensive Wellness Program designed to improve your health, well-being, and productivity. Components of the program consist of free gym access to 70+ facilities throughout Volusia, Flagler, Seminole and Brevard Counties, greatly reduced Weight Watchers fees, and important, an optional annual Personal Health Assessment (PHA), and helpful health related postings.

The goals of the Wellness Program are to:

  • Provide information about your current health status,
  • Help employees set realistic wellness goals,
  • Supply employees with the tools and resources to reach your goals, and
  • Manage health care costs - An effective wellness program makes a difference in health costs over time. Active participation will benefit your lifestyle and may help you save money on health care costs in the future.

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2017: All benefit-eligible employees may begin using the free gym access and reduced Weight Watcher fees regardless of participation in the Personal Health Assessment (PHA).

Please review the following information to help understand how the Wellness Program works so that you can take full advantage of the opportunities it offers to you. For additional information about our Wellness Program please contact Ariel "AJ" Jackson at ext. 20302 or adjackso@volusia.k12.fl.us.

Please review the following document for Frequently Asked Questions about the Wellness Program:

Wellness Program FAQ

2017-2018 Wellness Screening (Personal Health Assessment) Information

For the new plan year beginning October 1, 2017, the Personal Health Assessment (PHA) is no longer required to continue receiving Wellness Program benefits.

PHA Dates For 2017-2018LocationTimes​
Wednesday, April 19, 2017University High School Gym3 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 2017Mainland High School Gym8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Just log in to your account on ePortal and click on eCare Ins. When that screen comes up, scroll down to Personal Health Assessment Schedule and Appointment Instructions and click on that. You will see a message asking if you want to open or save the attachment. Simply open it up and follow the instructions. The scheduler will be available soon to schedule your PHA. (**REMEMBER: The PHA will be optional!)

2016-2017 Wellness Initiative

The 2016-2017 Wellness Initiative activities will continue this year. At the beginning of each month, Mr. Ariel "AJ" Jackson will provide a monthly "Wellness Challenge" that involves a simple lifestyle change that will help you achieve your goals. Attached is the current month's wellness challenge. Print the attachment and submit your completed activity to adjackso@volusia.k12.fl.us or via interoffice mail to Ariel "AJ" Jackson at the Insurance and Employee Benefits Department by the date listed on the form to be entered into the monthly prize drawing!

Gym Access

Through September 30, 2017, gym access is free to those Volusia County School Board benefit eligible employees who participated in the PHA's for the 2016-2017 benefit year. However, our insurance carriers, Florida Blue and Florida Health Care Plans, are paying the monthly gym access fee on your behalf at participating gyms.

Beginning with the new plan year effective October 1, 2017, benefit-eligible employees may take the PHA, although it is not required for the free gym access. Preferred Fitness Gym List

  • Florida Blue Member - around October 1st, you will receive a Florida Health Care gym access only card in the mail that will allow you to access a participating gym. This card is not for health insurance through Florida Health Care. You will need this card each time you visit a participating gym.
  • Florida Health Care Member - By October 1st, you will be able to use your regular Florida Health Care insurance card to access a participating gym location. You will need to have your card each time you visit a participating gym.
  • Benefit Eligible (no insurance through VCSB) - Florida Health Care will provide a gym access card.
  • Preferred Fitness Gym List

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers is provided to employees at greatly reduced fees. Please visit the Weight Watchers table during your PHA or review the links below for additional information about the Weight Watchers program and how to enroll:

Weight Watchers Sign Up Instructions

Online Health Management Tool

Employees with Florida Health Care Plans (FHCP) have access to "Welcome to Wellness." This is FHCP's new health management tool providing health education and programs empowering employees to take a more active role in their healthcare. To access "Welcome to Wellness" simply log in to the Member Portal. If you don't have a Member Portal account, you'll need to create an account.

Employees with Florida Blue have access to "my Health" by WebMD. "My Health" includes an easy, interactive four-step process, plus coaching, to help personalize a plan for making health goals attainable and sustainable. To access "my Health" go to the Members Login. If you don't have an account, you'll need to create an account.

The online Health Management Tools allow employees to:

  • Create a personalized health plan and track your progress,
  • Access the latest health news,
  • Access multimedia health education content, and
  • Access thousands of health programs, resources and articles.

*Please note that using the online tools does not substitute for taking the annual Personal Health Assessment.

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