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Am I eligible for a Wellness Dividend?

To be eligible, you must:

  1. Be a current County or Court employee in a Regular, Term, Limited Term, or Affordable Care Act (ACA)-Eligible Extra Help position and
  2. Have current Kaiser or Blue Shield health plan coverage through the County as of June 1, 2017 or earlier.*  

*If you meet criteria #1 and are listed as a dependent of someone who meets both criteria #1 and #2, you are also eligible for a dividend. All employees who are eligible for the Wellness Dividend must also be in active status when the dividends are paid on the November 10th paycheck.

If you terminate and rehire but meet all the eligibility criteria above, then you are still eligible for the dividend.

I'm still not sure if I'm eligible. How can I check to confirm?

Log into your Workday account and review your benefits selections by clicking the Benefits worklet. If there is a deduction for Blue Shield health insurance or the Kaiser health insurance, you are eligible for a Wellness Dividend. Go to the Wellness Dividends webpage to start the process of registering for your Wellness Screening and completing the online health assessment.

I'm a new benefits-eligible employee, but I can't seem to create an account in the Wellness Screening online scheduler. 

It takes time to upload your name to the online scheduler before you can create your account. Please schedule your screening appointment at the end of the first week of the month following your first full calendar month in your position (e.g. if your hire date was 2/28, create your account on 4/7 in pickatime.com/smcgov).

Who is not eligible for a Wellness Dividend?

  • Benefits-eligible County and Court employees who have waived health insurance coverage through the County (no deduction for health insurance is taken from bi-weekly paycheck).
  • Benefits-eligible County and Court employees who have health coverage exclusively through another employer. (e.g. through a spouse’s company)
  • Benefits-eligible County employees who have selected health coverage through the Operating Engineers Trust Fund.
  • All other extra help employees (those who are retired, those who do not have Limited Term status, and those who are not eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act), interns, contractors, and employees who work for affiliated local, state, or federal agencies or school districts are not eligible.
  • Co-workers and colleagues who work for a Federal or State agency, even if co-located with County or Courts employees in the same department or building.

If I’m not eligible, can I still participate in the Wellness Screening?

In most cases, yes. If you are eligible for health benefits through the County, you are eligible to participate in the Wellness Screening. These include:

  • Benefits-eligible County and Court employees who have waived health insurance coverage through the County (no deduction for health insurance is taken from bi-weekly paycheck)
  • Benefits-eligible County and Court employees who have health coverage exclusively through another employer (e.g. through a spouse’s company)
  • Benefits-eligible County and Court employees who have selected health coverage through the Operating Engineers Trust Fund
  • Extra Help retired employees

If one of these situations applies to you, go to the Wellness Dividends webpage to start the process of scheduling your Wellness Screening appointment.