Harris County Benefits & Wellness

Harris County Benefits & Wellness The Harris County Benefits & Wellness Division promotes both personal health and financial health for Harris County employees, retirees, and their families.
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Public Infrastructure Project Manager Cedric Lee has been moving towards his goals. His movements led him to training fo...
11/20/2020

Public Infrastructure Project Manager Cedric Lee has been moving towards his goals. His movements led him to training for and then running the Employee 5K โ€“โ€“ proof that taking little steps can build up to a lot more.

We're highlighting another Wellness Champion today! Meet Jocelyn Williams. Jocelyn has been a Wellness Champion for two ...
11/17/2020

We're highlighting another Wellness Champion today! Meet Jocelyn Williams. Jocelyn has been a Wellness Champion for two years and works as an IT Training Specialist in the Enterprise Application Services group within Universal Services. She decided to become a Wellness Champion to support and encourage others in reaching their health and fitness goals. Jocelyn also wanted to set an example of what can be achieved through accountability, discipline, goal setting, and a positive mind-set.

Bonus fun fact about Jocelyn: Last year on November 3, she ran in the New York City Marathon! Check out her medal in the picture below! ๐Ÿ…

We're so thankful to have you as part of our crew!

Stay motivated with the Cigna Apps & Activities mobile app! Cigna's Apps & Activities is an online tool for those lookin...
11/13/2020

Stay motivated with the Cigna Apps & Activities mobile app! Cigna's Apps & Activities is an online tool for those looking for fun new ways to engage in their health and well-beingโ€”and even earn rewards for doing so. It puts the power to improve your health right at your fingertips!

To get started, look for Apps & Activities under the Wellness heading on myCigna.com!

Step to it! Weโ€™re closing in on the holidays, which can be a time of stress and a time of eating way too much. The best ...
11/12/2020

Step to it! Weโ€™re closing in on the holidays, which can be a time of stress and a time of eating way too much. The best way to help is to be proactive by getting on the move! Try getting up every hour and moving for a few minutes to get some activity in.

A special thank you to all of our vets! Happy Veterans Day!
11/11/2020

A special thank you to all of our vets! Happy Veterans Day!

There are many benefits of healthy eating. Healthy eating helps us to maintain a healthy weight, increase energy levels,...
11/10/2020

There are many benefits of healthy eating. Healthy eating helps us to maintain a healthy weight, increase energy levels, and reduce chronic disease risk. Try one of these tasty healthy recipes from our Harris County cookbook!

11/02/2020
November 2020 Health Hero

Lead the way! Meet Cedric Lee, a Public Infrastructure Project Manager who keeps on his toes both at work and away. To conquer the sedentary dangers of meetings and desk time, he started moving. You can start moving too by marking your calendar for the virtual 2021 Employee 5K, April 17-30. Details to come!

Happy Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ We want to hear your best Halloween joke! Drop them in the comments below. ๐Ÿ‘‡
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ We want to hear your best Halloween joke! Drop them in the comments below. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Aaa-choo, let's kick the flu!To help reduce gatherings and maintain safety, only essential Harris County employees requi...
10/28/2020

Aaa-choo, let's kick the flu!

To help reduce gatherings and maintain safety, only essential Harris County employees required to regularly work in person are eligible for flu shots at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic vaccination events. All others should go to their primary care provider or an in-network pharmacy using their Cigna medical insurance.

Attention Harris County employees! This is the LAST week to earn your 350 Healthy Actions points by Sunday to be eligibl...
10/26/2020

Attention Harris County employees! This is the LAST week to earn your 350 Healthy Actions points by Sunday to be eligible for the 2021-2022 plan year!

Remember, the Healthy Actions Medical Plan is now a points-based program. You need to earn 350 points to qualify.

Heroes wear masks! Check out Wellness and Precinct 2 staff at one of our flu events. Here are some tips you can follow t...
10/21/2020

Heroes wear masks! Check out Wellness and Precinct 2 staff at one of our flu events. Here are some tips you can follow to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
โ€ข Social/physical distancing
โ€ข Wear a face mask
โ€ข Practice good hygiene
โ€ข Know your risk

As we wrap up our Virtual Wellness Fair, we have an addition to the last session that you won't want to miss! County Jud...
10/20/2020

As we wrap up our Virtual Wellness Fair, we have an addition to the last session that you won't want to miss! County Judge Lina Hidalgo will be providing opening remarks for our session on Thursday!

Click the link below to register for Thursday's session and hear from County Judge Lina Hidalgo and an amazing group of panelists. ๐Ÿ‘‡

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wNk93-ZCQlWy2r6hWIsJ1w

What is Harris County branded, has a lot of fun items, and is something YOU can get for attending the Virtual Wellness F...
10/19/2020

What is Harris County branded, has a lot of fun items, and is something YOU can get for attending the Virtual Wellness Fair?

A Harris County swag bag! Check out the packaging below and comment what you think might be in it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Just because you're spending more time at home doesn't mean you can't be active. Go online to take advantage of our FREE...
10/19/2020
All Is Well at Harris County > Get Active > Online Fitness Classes

Just because you're spending more time at home doesn't mean you can't be active. Go online to take advantage of our FREE virtual wellness and fitness training options!

Classes are held twice a day Monday-Thursday with lunch and evening times. See the full schedule below.

Constable Precinct 5 Deputy Salman Ghaffar never misses getting his annual flu shot. It keeps him protected so he can pr...
10/16/2020

Constable Precinct 5 Deputy Salman Ghaffar never misses getting his annual flu shot. It keeps him protected so he can protect others. Plus, it saves him money because he earns points toward the Healthy Actions Medical Plan.

Day two, woo-hoo! From 10:45 - 11:45 AM, our Virtual Wellness Fair will focus on the aspects of your physical well-being...
10/15/2020

Day two, woo-hoo! From 10:45 - 11:45 AM, our Virtual Wellness Fair will focus on the aspects of your physical well-being โ€“โ€“ mind and body. Learn more about what it means to take care of yourself inside and out in this session.

Time is running out to qualify for the 2021-2022 Health Actions Medical Plan! Check your Health Actions status by loggin...
10/14/2020

Time is running out to qualify for the 2021-2022 Health Actions Medical Plan! Check your Health Actions status by logging into your MyCigna.com account.

Will you be joining us Thursday for day two of our Virtual Wellness Fair? Attending the Virtual Wellness Fair is a good ...
10/14/2020

Will you be joining us Thursday for day two of our Virtual Wellness Fair?

Attending the Virtual Wellness Fair is a good way to get those extra points toward the 2021-2022 Health Actions Medical Plan! Employees will receive 25 points, per session, for the upcoming Health Actions Medical Plan for participating!

https://www.wellathctx.com/Be.../Virtual-Wellness-Fair-2020

Have you tried the Cigna App? This free tool has personalized services that help you manage and use your healthcare bene...
10/12/2020

Have you tried the Cigna App? This free tool has personalized services that help you manage and use your healthcare benefits. Your myCigna account puts control of your healthcare benefits and spending right at your fingertips. Use myCigna to:
โ€ข Find a doctor
โ€ข Estimate medical costs
โ€ข Compare prescription drug prices
โ€ข Manage and track claims

https://benefitsathctx.com/health/mycigna/

This year's World Mental Health Day comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the CO...
10/10/2020
World Antibiotic Awareness Week

This year's World Mental Health Day comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been many challenges for health-care workers, students, and teachers to name a few. Today is a good reminder to check in with a loved one, coworker or friend!

The World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) highlights best practices to help stop the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

COVID-19 has been a challenge, but don't forget that the flu remains a serious health hazard. Getting a flu shot is FREE...
10/09/2020

COVID-19 has been a challenge, but don't forget that the flu remains a serious health hazard. Getting a flu shot is FREE for any Harris County employee covered on Harris County insurance (Cigna). Visit your primary care physician or an in-network pharmacy to get your flu vaccination.

Today is our first Virtual Wellness Fair day! From 10:30 - 11:45 AM, we will be talking Benefits 101. Join us to learn m...
10/08/2020

Today is our first Virtual Wellness Fair day! From 10:30 - 11:45 AM, we will be talking Benefits 101. Join us to learn more about what your benefits include!

DON'T FORGET, this is the LAST month to earn 350 points to qualify for the 2021-2022 Healthy Actions Medical Plan. To ea...
10/07/2020

DON'T FORGET, this is the LAST month to earn 350 points to qualify for the 2021-2022 Healthy Actions Medical Plan.

To earn 350 points, you must first complete your Cigna Online Health Assessment [100 points], followed by a variety of actions of your choice to earn at least 250 points by October 31.

https://www.wellathctx.com/Healthy-Actions-Medical-Plan/How-do-I-qualify

It's that time of year again โ€“โ€“ our Wellness Fair! We are calling on our Harris County Health Heroes to unite on Thursda...
10/06/2020

It's that time of year again โ€“โ€“ our Wellness Fair! We are calling on our Harris County Health Heroes to unite on Thursday, October 8, for our first day of the 3-day VIRTUAL Wellness Fair!

Each day will feature a topic typically found at our normal in-person health fairs. Panelist from our County partners and agencies will share a bit about their programs/services in a Zoom webinar and finish with Q&A.

Please join us for the other two Virtual Wellness Fair days on October 15 and October 22.

10/02/2020
Burpee Challenge

Are YOU up for the challenge? The Alexis burpee challenge, that is. ๐Ÿ˜ƒPost a video of you trying one or more of the burpees in the video below and tag us on Facebook or Instagram! Use the Hashtag #harriscountyburpeechallenge

10/01/2020
October 2020 Health Hero

Hault! Virus free zone! Meet Constable Precint 5 Deputy Salman Ghaffar. He's counted on for the safety of residents, and he's not about to let the flu bug knock him down. That's why he never misses getting his annual flu shot. Protect yourself, family, coworkers, everyone โ€“โ€“ get your flu shot today.

The choices you make about diet, exercise, and other habits can affect your overall health as well as your risk for deve...
10/01/2020

The choices you make about diet, exercise, and other habits can affect your overall health as well as your risk for developing cancer and other serious diseases. Itโ€™s also important to follow recommendations for cancer screening tests.

Your Harris County medical benefits include a variety of programs that can help you improve your health, improve your qu...
09/29/2020
Wellness Programs

Your Harris County medical benefits include a variety of programs that can help you improve your health, improve your quality of life, and save money. Become a healthier you by taking advantage of the programs, services and incentives in the link below!

Getting and staying healthy isn't a fad, and it doesn't happen magically. You make choices every day that impact your ov...
09/28/2020

Getting and staying healthy isn't a fad, and it doesn't happen magically. You make choices every day that impact your overall health.

Cigna EAP Instructor, Samantha Smith, will look at ten key areas that consistently offer you the opportunity to build a solid foundation for healthy living. You'll learn how a healthy lifestyle may help to reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Interested in joining the webinar tomorrow? Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eRASfwylQOqSVZszH50EYA

Who is ready for a virtual break, to win prizes and learn some fun facts about health and wellness!? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธTomorrow at...
09/28/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Jeopardy Break! Stop-By-Booth. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Who is ready for a virtual break, to win prizes and learn some fun facts about health and wellness!? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

Tomorrow at 11:30AM, we will be having a Jeopardy Break!

Every participant will receive a prize. Larger prizes will be rewarded to final winners! The game will be held on ZOOM.

We can't wait for this fun game! Register below:

Cancer screenings are a lifesaver. Early detection makes a huge impact. Talk to a Cigna Health Coach about recommended s...
09/24/2020

Cancer screenings are a lifesaver. Early detection makes a huge impact. Talk to a Cigna Health Coach about recommended screenings by calling 1-800-244-6224.

Keeping you safe is important to us. And in Cigna's new campaign, S.A.F.E. stands for See, Access, Find, and Ease.To kee...
09/24/2020

Keeping you safe is important to us. And in Cigna's new campaign, S.A.F.E. stands for See, Access, Find, and Ease.

To keep our employees protected, insured Harris County employees and retirees will be receiving a S.A.F.E. PPE kit containing two masks, hand sanitizer/wipes, a thermometer, and tips for staying healthy.

Be on the lookout for a kit coming to your mailbox soon! #MaskUpHarrisCounty

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1310 Prairie St
Houston, TX
77002

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(713) 274-5500

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Benefits & Wellness: Harris County Employee Wellness

From health insurance to wellness programs to retirement plans, the Harris County Benefits & Wellness Division promotes both personal health and financial health for Harris County employees, retirees, and their families. We strive to make it as easy as possible for you to get the benefits you need for your health, your happiness, and to keep serving our community.

Healthcare support includes answering questions and offering advice not only about health insurance coverage, but also about overall physical and mental wellness. This includes a wide selection of events, activities and wellness classes ranging from healthy eating and pregnancy advice to stress relief, vaccinations and more.

Financial benefits include answering questions and explaining details on the options available to you for retirement planning, life insurance, and long-term disability programs.

In short, weโ€™re here to help! Visit us online at benefitsathctx.com, or donโ€™t hesitate to contact us at:


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