Through a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield, the county will now provide comprehensive wellness program accessible to all employees. The program, called “Spring Into Health!”, will be offered at no cost to employees, and at no cost to taxpayers.
“Blue Cross Blue Shield, the American Heart Association, and our friends in labor have been invaluable in helping craft a wellness plan that will engage our workforce,” President Preckwinkle said. “We are hoping to reach employees at every department, at every level, and show them that leading a healthy lifestyle is possible with Cook County as a partner.”
Here’s how to take the Health Assessment:
Sign up for Blue Access for Members (BAM), the secure member website that is the gateway to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois’ (BCBSIL) many online tools and resources.
- Go to bcbsil.com and click the Log In tab.
- Choose I’m a Member to log in to BAM. If this is your first visit, click “Register Now” on the right to choose a User Name and Password. You’ll need to provide your Group and ID/Subscriber numbers, so have your BCBSIL ID card handy.
- Under Quick Links, choose Take Your Health Assessment.
Once you take your HRA, you’ll start earning Blue Points which can be redeemed for prizes like music downloads.
The pathway to better health can be a long one, and requires commitment. The launch of “Spring Into Health!” is the first step in a collaborative effort that will extend throughout the year, and for years to come. As the data regarding Cook County employees’ collective health rolls in and is analyzed, programming and communications will be developed to tackle those specific issues and meet ongoing needs. Cook County employees have a long-term partner in President Preckwinkle and the means to accomplish their goals with “Spring Into Health!”