NOTICE REGARDING WELLNESS PROGRAM
Washington County School District Employee Wellness Incentive Program is a voluntary wellness program available to all benefit eligible employees. The program is administered according to federal rules permitting employer-sponsored wellness programs that seek to improve employee health or prevent disease, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as applicable, among others. If you choose to participate in the wellness program you will be asked to participate in FitBit corporate wellness program for Washington County School District. The information may include individual and group activity data, including steps taken, floors climbed, calories burned, and activity minutes. The individual and aggregate data shared will be shared between FitBit, your device, and the District. You are not required to complete a Health Risk Assessment or to participate in blood tests or other medical examinations.
However, employees who choose to participate in the wellness program will receive an incentive of $100 per employee and $100 for spouse each month discount on premiums.
The information from FitBit corporate wellness program will be used to provide you with information to help you understand your current health and potential risks, and may also be used to help improve the wellness program activities. You also are encouraged to share your results or concerns with your own doctor.
Protections from Disclosure of Medical Information
We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your personally identifiable health information. Although the FitBit corporate wellness program and Washington County School District may use aggregate information it collects to design a program based on identified health risks in the workplace, FitBit corporate wellness program will not disclose any of your personal information either publicly or to the employer, except as necessary to respond to a request from you for a reasonable accommodation needed to participate in the wellness program, or as expressly permitted by law. Medical information that personally identifies you that is provided in connection with the wellness program will not be provided to your supervisors or managers and may never be used to make decisions regarding your employment.
Your health information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or otherwise disclosed except to the extent permitted by law to carry out specific activities related to the wellness program, and you will not be asked or required to waive the confidentiality of your health information as a condition of participating in the wellness program or receiving an incentive. Anyone who receives your information for purposes of providing you services as part of the wellness program will abide by the same confidentiality requirements. The only individual(s) who will receive your personally identifiable health information is (are) Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield or FitBit corporate wellness program in order to provide you with services under the wellness program.
In addition, all medical information obtained through the wellness program will be maintained separate from your personnel records, information stored electronically will be encrypted, and no information you provide as part of the wellness program will be used in making any employment decision. Appropriate precautions will be taken to avoid any data breach, and in the event a data breach occurs involving information you provide in connection with the wellness program, we will notify you immediately.
You may not be discriminated against in employment because of the medical information you provide as part of participating in the wellness program, nor may you be subjected to retaliation if you choose not to participate.