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Wellness Program Information

Hogan Administration Announces Changes to State Wellness Plan

New Plan Addresses Employee Concerns, Increases Access, and Waives Fees

 ANNAPOLIS, MD - Maryland Department of Budget and Management Secretary David Brinkley today announced changes to the wellness plan under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, a plan designed to make healthcare more affordable for state employees while improving overall health. The changes to this plan will reward those employees who have already completed the 2015 healthy activities and give those who have not yet completed the activities a second chance to do so in 2016. Surcharges will also be waived through 2017.  Read more here...​

Health Risk Assessment (HRA) - available on your medical carrier's website (see the medical website listing or the back of your card for the website address) or download the State's HRA​

Wellness Program FAQs- UPDATED 1/19/16
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February - American Heart Month​

November - American Diabetes Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the State of Maryland Wellness program is proudly participating in American Heart Month. 

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:

  • Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.


When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters!​​

See What's New in 2016! 

Wellness Coaching Works!

A State of Maryland member shares her wellness coaching success story. Read Linda's first-hand account of how she lost 32 pounds and improved her health by working with a wellness coach...


Ready to complete your wellness activities? Interested in wellness coaching? It's easy to do both: simply register for ​MyAccount by visiting Click "Register Now" and follow the three easy steps to set up your account. Once set up, click the Wellness Program "Earn Now" button to participate in the wellness program activities and Wellness Coaching! New: CareFirst's Weight Loss Program - Innergy!  Learn how to enroll here​ and view Innergy video here​.

United Health Care

New for 2016: Wellness coaching and Rally​ - a personalized, interactive fun health experience that begins by completing your HRA on the Health and Wellness tab at Log on and set up your account today!​ 

Kaiser Permanente

Complete your wellness activities, enroll in wellness coaching, and learn about Kaiser-sponsored classes at Click on "Wellness Program Information" and follow the easy steps to participate in these fun and effective wellness program activities.​

Health Partners

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