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Health Care Final 10-15-09 -   3.1.a - Percent of State Employees Who Complete the Health Risk Assessment

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Health Care Final 10-15-09
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3.1.a - Percentage of State Employees Who Complete a Health Risk Assessment

What is the state doing to promote employee wellness?

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Data Notes  
Data Source:  HCA/ISD Enrollment Dataset, UMP/GHC Completion Datasets, Jan-Mar, April 2009
Target Rationale:  30% completion by 12.31.09, industry standard 
Link to Agency Strategic Plan: Successful wellness promotion among state employees reduces cost, serves as model for other employment based health promotion initiatives.
Relevance: Primary indicator of progress toward target
Notes (optional): YTD data for January not calculated
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 Summary Analysis

  • Completion of a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) gives the individual and his/her health care providers an important initial tool in managing clinical conditions or other risk factors (e.g. behavioral), to prevent or reduce the need for later health care services.  When conducted for a state employee, The HRA thus contributes to both a healthier Washington and reduced cost to the state.
  • The Washington Wellness unit in Health Care Authority (HCA) collaborates with wellness coordinators in over 80 state agencies and educational institutions to promote annual completion of an HRA by employees.  Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) participants also have the opportunity to  earn incentive awards under the Health Counts program.
  • The target completion rate for year's end (December 2009) is 30.0%.  At year's end 2008, 13.8% of Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) employees had completed their HRA, compared with 11.3% for 2007.