Get rewarded.

You and your covered spouse can each earn 480* well-being incentive credits when you complete certain well-being actions. As you earn credits, the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) deposits them into the accounts below to help you offset eligible medical expenses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia MyIncentive Account (MIA)
– Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia HRA
– Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
UnitedHealthcare Health Incentive Account (HIA)
– Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
– High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)

To earn your well-being incentive credits, complete the following steps between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 15, 2017.

1. Take a Well-Being Assessment (WBA)

Complete your Healthways WBA that takes less than 20 minutes to complete. The WBA is a quick confidential survey, designed by health experts, that assesses life and environmental factors that impact your well-being. It takes a look at your physical, social and emotional health based on how you answer your questions. At the end, you’ll get your 2017 well-being score and report so you know where your well-being stands.

WBA + Biometric Screening = 240 well-being incentive credits

WBA + Phone Coaching or Online Tracking = 240 well-being incentive credits

 2. Get a Biometric Screening

A biometric screening is a quick and easy check-up that helps evaluate your health and may pinpoint health issues before they become detrimental. A health care professional collects your height and weight measurements, waist measurement and blood pressure. They will also take a blood sample to measure cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides. You have two options:

  • Attend a SHBP-sponsored screening event
    – or –
  • Visit your personal physician – Download a 2017 Physician Screening Form and take to your doctor to complete. Deadline to submit a 2017 Physician Screening Form is December 15, 2017.

WBA + Biometric Screening = 240 well-being incentive credits

3. Take action

Complete your WBA, then use the tools appropriate for you. You can earn up to an additional 240 well-being incentive credits.


Give phone coaching a try. Healthways well-being coaches are health care professionals who will meet with you over the phone for quick 10-15 minute sessions every four to six weeks to offer guidance and encouragement. Earn 60 well-being incentive credits for completing one coaching call in a calendar month. (You can do this four times in the plan year to earn up to 240 credits.)

WBA + one coaching call in a calendar month = 60 well-being incentive credits


Keeps tabs on your healthy habits in the Well-Being Connect portal. Record your exercise, steps, weight, food servings and more with online trackers. Use the same tracker five times within a calendar month to earn 40 well-being incentive credits. (You can do this six times in the calendar year to earn up to 240 credits.)

WBA + same tracker five times in a calendar month
= 40 well-being incentive credits