Harris County Benefits & Wellness

Harris County Benefits & Wellness Our goal is to make it easy for Harris County employees and retirees to get the benefits they need. Harris County Employee Benefits and Wellness help you become a healthier you by taking advantage of our programs, services and incentives.

It is the mission of Harris County Employee Wellness to promote the wellbeing of employees through initiatives that:
-Encourage healthy habits
-Educate on factors and resources that improve quality of life
-Empower employees to take responsibility for their own health

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Residential Service Specialist Douglas Halstead uses Cigna’s Apps & Activities mobile app to set goals, track progress a...
01/14/2022

Residential Service Specialist Douglas Halstead uses Cigna’s Apps & Activities mobile app to set goals, track progress and knockout fitness challenges one by one. That way he’s always prepared for whenever the dad signal pierces the sky. Ready to don your fitness cape?

Residential Service Specialist Douglas Halstead uses Cigna’s Apps & Activities mobile app to set goals, track progress and knockout fitness challenges one by one. That way he’s always prepared for whenever the dad signal pierces the sky. Ready to don your fitness cape?

Was your New Year's resolution to eat healthier or include more greens into your diet? If so, we have the recipe for you...
01/12/2022

Was your New Year's resolution to eat healthier or include more greens into your diet? If so, we have the recipe for you! Fuel your workouts with our Power Lunch Salad recipe that takes less than 10 minutes.

Was your New Year's resolution to eat healthier or include more greens into your diet? If so, we have the recipe for you! Fuel your workouts with our Power Lunch Salad recipe that takes less than 10 minutes.

01/10/2022
Open Enrollment

Now is the time to review your benefits selections and make any changes for the plan year effective March 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023. Watch the video below for information, tips and help to make your benefits selection.

Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! We want to say a special thank you to those who serve our communities e...
01/09/2022

Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! We want to say a special thank you to those who serve our communities every day.

Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! We want to say a special thank you to those who serve our communities every day.

Achoo! Let's skip the flu! 🤧 Here are a few healthy habits to help protect against the seasonal flu:1. Cover coughs and ...
01/07/2022

Achoo! Let's skip the flu! 🤧 Here are a few healthy habits to help protect against the seasonal flu:
1. Cover coughs and sneezes.
2. Wash your hands.
3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
5. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

Achoo! Let's skip the flu! 🤧 Here are a few healthy habits to help protect against the seasonal flu:
1. Cover coughs and sneezes.
2. Wash your hands.
3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
5. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

Calling all Harris County health plan members! Sign up for the Standard Fitness Membership today for only $25/month. The...
01/05/2022

Calling all Harris County health plan members! Sign up for the Standard Fitness Membership today for only $25/month. The membership provides access to fitness centers and digital workout videos so you can get your sweat on anywhere! Enroll now: http://myCigna.com > Wellness > Exercise

Calling all Harris County health plan members! Sign up for the Standard Fitness Membership today for only $25/month. The membership provides access to fitness centers and digital workout videos so you can get your sweat on anywhere! Enroll now: http://myCigna.com > Wellness > Exercise

01/01/2022
jan 2021

Wear your fitness cape! For Residential Service Specialist Douglas Halstead, his mini sidekick is his number one reason for staying healthy. To register for a fitness class, go to wellathctx.com > Be Informed.

New year, new goals! Happy New Years from all of us at Harris County Benefits & Wellness! 🎉
01/01/2022

New year, new goals! Happy New Years from all of us at Harris County Benefits & Wellness! 🎉

New year, new goals! Happy New Years from all of us at Harris County Benefits & Wellness! 🎉

The countdown for 2022 is here! We're going into the new year with intentions to be our healthiest selves. Do you have a...
12/31/2021

The countdown for 2022 is here! We're going into the new year with intentions to be our healthiest selves. Do you have any New Year's resolutions? Let us know 👇

The countdown for 2022 is here! We're going into the new year with intentions to be our healthiest selves. Do you have any New Year's resolutions? Let us know 👇

12/30/2021
Open Enrollment

Benefits Open Enrollment for 2022 is available throughout the month of January.

The month of January is the time to review your benefits selections and make any changes. If you don't need to make any changes, then you don't need to do a thing and your benefits will remain the same.

Enrollment is easy. It's handled online through STARS Employee Self-Service. Please visit STARS Employee Self-Service to make your benefits selection before the benefits enrollment period ends on January 31, 2022.

Have you received your COVID-19 vaccination yet? Children ages 12–17 are now eligible to receive the Pzifer vaccine! Fin...
12/29/2021

Have you received your COVID-19 vaccination yet? Children ages 12–17 are now eligible to receive the Pzifer vaccine! Find a location near you through the link below. https://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus/Local-COVID-19-Vaccine-Providers

Have you received your COVID-19 vaccination yet? Children ages 12–17 are now eligible to receive the Pzifer vaccine! Find a location near you through the link below. https://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus/Local-COVID-19-Vaccine-Providers

Wishing you and your families a very happy holiday season from all of us at Harris County!
12/25/2021

Wishing you and your families a very happy holiday season from all of us at Harris County!

Wishing you and your families a very happy holiday season from all of us at Harris County!

Breakfast of champions — Holiday Style🍴 This overnight oats recipe will put you in the holiday spirit, and save you time...
12/23/2021

Breakfast of champions — Holiday Style🍴 This overnight oats recipe will put you in the holiday spirit, and save you time in the morning!
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Yields 1 serving
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Nutrition (per serving):
- 350 calories
- 11g fat
- 39g carbohydrate
- 22g protein
- 170mg sodium

Breakfast of champions — Holiday Style🍴 This overnight oats recipe will put you in the holiday spirit, and save you time in the morning!
• • •
Yields 1 serving
• • •
Nutrition (per serving):
- 350 calories
- 11g fat
- 39g carbohydrate
- 22g protein
- 170mg sodium

Staying healthy during the holiday season isn't impossible! Connect with a health coach for tips on keeping up with heal...
12/22/2021

Staying healthy during the holiday season isn't impossible! Connect with a health coach for tips on keeping up with healthy habits through the holidays. 🎄 Call Cigna at 1-800-244-6224 to get started with your coach today.

Staying healthy during the holiday season isn't impossible! Connect with a health coach for tips on keeping up with healthy habits through the holidays. 🎄 Call Cigna at 1-800-244-6224 to get started with your coach today.

Get ready — Benefits open enrollment is almost here! stars-hr.hctx.net
12/21/2021

Get ready — Benefits open enrollment is almost here! stars-hr.hctx.net

Get ready — Benefits open enrollment is almost here! stars-hr.hctx.net

When is the right time to get screened for colorectal cancer? While the CDC recommends regular screenings to begin at ag...
12/20/2021

When is the right time to get screened for colorectal cancer? While the CDC recommends regular screenings to begin at age 45, other factors such as race, family history and other personal health factors may put you at an increased risk. Talk with your doctor to determine if you need to be screened earlier.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3CZ40aA

When is the right time to get screened for colorectal cancer? While the CDC recommends regular screenings to begin at age 45, other factors such as race, family history and other personal health factors may put you at an increased risk. Talk with your doctor to determine if you need to be screened earlier.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3CZ40aA

Face stress head on at no cost with our Employee Assistance Program. We offer seven super services: 1. Counseling: Each ...
12/17/2021

Face stress head on at no cost with our Employee Assistance Program. We offer seven super services:
1. Counseling: Each person may use up to 8 face-to-face counseling sessions per issue year
2. Legal assistance: 30-minute consultation with an attorney in person or by phone
3. Financial: 30-minute phone consultation with a qualified specialist
4. Parenting: Resources and referrals for childcare providers, camps, child development and more
5. Eldercare: Resources and referrals for home health agencies, assisted living facilities and more
6. Pet care: Resources and referrals for pet sitting, veterinarians and more
7. Identity theft: 60-minute consultation with a fraud specialist

Contact us day or night at 1-800-244-6224.

Face stress head on at no cost with our Employee Assistance Program. We offer seven super services:
1. Counseling: Each person may use up to 8 face-to-face counseling sessions per issue year
2. Legal assistance: 30-minute consultation with an attorney in person or by phone
3. Financial: 30-minute phone consultation with a qualified specialist
4. Parenting: Resources and referrals for childcare providers, camps, child development and more
5. Eldercare: Resources and referrals for home health agencies, assisted living facilities and more
6. Pet care: Resources and referrals for pet sitting, veterinarians and more
7. Identity theft: 60-minute consultation with a fraud specialist

Contact us day or night at 1-800-244-6224.

Teamwork makes the dream work! As a beacon of discipline and positive thinking, Coach Brandy guides others — like Danell...
12/15/2021

Teamwork makes the dream work! As a beacon of discipline and positive thinking, Coach Brandy guides others — like Danell — on a transformative journey toward healthier habits. And with Brandy by her side, Danell has thwarted countless obstacles and gained the endurance to stay on pace to meet her health goals.

Teamwork makes the dream work! As a beacon of discipline and positive thinking, Coach Brandy guides others — like Danell — on a transformative journey toward healthier habits. And with Brandy by her side, Danell has thwarted countless obstacles and gained the endurance to stay on pace to meet her health goals.

Pass us a plate! 🍽 We'll be prepping all of your family’s favorites with a healthified twist in this holiday themed cook...
12/14/2021

Pass us a plate! 🍽 We'll be prepping all of your family’s favorites with a healthified twist in this holiday themed cooking class.
Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Registration: https://bit.ly/3lmnyjf

Pass us a plate! 🍽 We'll be prepping all of your family’s favorites with a healthified twist in this holiday themed cooking class.
Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Registration: https://bit.ly/3lmnyjf

Join us to explore the practice of mindfulness. Discover how it can help you release stress, build resilience, and boost...
12/13/2021

Join us to explore the practice of mindfulness. Discover how it can help you release stress, build resilience, and boost your well-being!

Date: Tuesday, December 14
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Virtual
Registration: https://bit.ly/3d8eYQx

Join us to explore the practice of mindfulness. Discover how it can help you release stress, build resilience, and boost your well-being!

Date: Tuesday, December 14
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Virtual
Registration: https://bit.ly/3d8eYQx

A colon cancer screening can, when completed at the recommended age or personal health history:1.)    Save you thousands...
12/08/2021
Colon Cancer Screening

A colon cancer screening can, when completed at the recommended age or personal health history:

1.) Save you thousands in medical treatment expenses

2.) Provide you peace of mind

3.) Earn you Healthy Actions Medical Plan points

4.) Help you live longer

5.) Make an impact on family

Learn more:

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It's that time of year again - retiree open enrollment! Join members of the Benefits & Wellness team virtually as we rev...
12/07/2021

It's that time of year again - retiree open enrollment! Join members of the Benefits & Wellness team virtually as we review your retiree benefits for the 2022-23 plan year.

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vd8Qgpj8TKCKgGcG-KlrWQ
Virtual enrollment meeting dates:
December 8, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
December 9, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

It's that time of year again - retiree open enrollment! Join members of the Benefits & Wellness team virtually as we review your retiree benefits for the 2022-23 plan year.

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vd8Qgpj8TKCKgGcG-KlrWQ
Virtual enrollment meeting dates:
December 8, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
December 9, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Whether you tend to stand alone in a crowd or have a large group of friends, in this class we will discuss the science b...
12/07/2021

Whether you tend to stand alone in a crowd or have a large group of friends, in this class we will discuss the science behind emotionally supportive friendships and how they are crucial to our happiness, as well as give tips for increasing your social connections.

Class details:
Wednesday, December 8 @ 12 – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, December 15 @ 11 a.m- 12 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Registration: https://bit.ly/3ocfhQM

Whether you tend to stand alone in a crowd or have a large group of friends, in this class we will discuss the science behind emotionally supportive friendships and how they are crucial to our happiness, as well as give tips for increasing your social connections.

Class details:
Wednesday, December 8 @ 12 – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, December 15 @ 11 a.m- 12 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Registration: https://bit.ly/3ocfhQM

Join us on tomorrow for a Digestive Health and the Microbiome virtual webinar led by Rosie Onwuchuruba, APRN, FNP-C, Int...
12/06/2021

Join us on tomorrow for a Digestive Health and the Microbiome virtual webinar led by Rosie Onwuchuruba, APRN, FNP-C, Internal Medicine Specialist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Class details:
Date: Tuesday, December 7
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Registration: https://bit.ly/3o01Tip

Join us on tomorrow for a Digestive Health and the Microbiome virtual webinar led by Rosie Onwuchuruba, APRN, FNP-C, Internal Medicine Specialist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Class details:
Date: Tuesday, December 7
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Registration: https://bit.ly/3o01Tip

12/03/2021
Maintain a Balanced Lifestyle

Did you know you can maintain a balanced lifestyle while still enjoying the holidays? Here are a few tips you can try this season!

Retirees, your annual open enrollment period for benefits is Dec. 1-31. Join the Benefits & Wellness team in a virtual O...
12/02/2021

Retirees, your annual open enrollment period for benefits is Dec. 1-31. Join the Benefits & Wellness team in a virtual OE meeting to learn more and have your questions answered! Register today for December 8 or December 9, and then join us via computer, tablet or smartphone from the comfort of your home. Register here: https://bit.ly/31fcWLT

Retirees, your annual open enrollment period for benefits is Dec. 1-31. Join the Benefits & Wellness team in a virtual OE meeting to learn more and have your questions answered! Register today for December 8 or December 9, and then join us via computer, tablet or smartphone from the comfort of your home. Register here: https://bit.ly/31fcWLT

12/01/2021
December

Ready. Set. Health! Meet Paralegal Danell Canas and Health Coach Brandy. These two wonder women know firsthand that teamwork makes the health dream work. Are you ready for your health journey?

Don't miss out on our Supermarket Survival webinar tomorrow (December 2) and December 9 from 10-11 a.m. Learn helpful an...
12/01/2021

Don't miss out on our Supermarket Survival webinar tomorrow (December 2) and December 9 from 10-11 a.m.

Learn helpful and simple ways to save money, plan meals, understand nutrition labels and more. We’ll fill your cart with the right “ingredients” for healthy choices. Registration: https://bit.ly/3lqS2Ay

Don't miss out on our Supermarket Survival webinar tomorrow (December 2) and December 9 from 10-11 a.m.

Learn helpful and simple ways to save money, plan meals, understand nutrition labels and more. We’ll fill your cart with the right “ingredients” for healthy choices. Registration: https://bit.ly/3lqS2Ay

Engaging in regular self-care could help you put your best foot forward. Take a minute to reflect and ask yourself how y...
11/29/2021

Engaging in regular self-care could help you put your best foot forward. Take a minute to reflect and ask yourself how you're doing and what your body is asking for.

Engaging in regular self-care could help you put your best foot forward. Take a minute to reflect and ask yourself how you're doing and what your body is asking for.

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