INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits has set the 2014 Rates for our Health Programs. These rates can be found on the Indiana Conference website under the Administration then Benefits pages. Click here. We are pleased to report that rates increased by a modest two (2) percent for 2014.

The Indiana Conference UMC has a broad health benefit available to its participants, including both a Preferred Provider Plan and a Consumer Driven Health Plan. A comparison chart on both plans is available here.

As a part of both plans, a Wellness program is provided through Virgin Health Miles and includes a yearly screening program, walking program with several reward levels and, with the PPO program the option to lower your premium costs by participating on both a Wellness Screening/Physical Exam with form completed by your doctor.

We are continuing our Wellness ministries for 2014. Information on two benefits of our Wellness program are explained below.

Qualifying for the lower Health Rates and Deductibles for 2014, including links to forms and Health Quotient

Please be aware of the following dates by which these wellness benefits are earned.

Qualify for a lower Health Insurance Rate in 2014

The HealthFlex Wellness Screening through Quest Diagnostics is available until Saturday, August 31 and must be completed by both participant and spouse, if both are on the health plan. The screening must be scheduled through Quest Diagnostics by calling toll-free 866-908-9440.

If this deadline is missed, you may have a wellness exam by your doctor by having the doctor complete one of our forms and returning the form to the address on the form by Friday, November 1, 2013. Click here for a physical form.

Qualify for a Lower Deductible in 2014

The Health Quotient must be completed by both participant and spouse (if the spouse is on the plan), by September 30, 2013, in order to receive a $250 lower deductible for a single plan and $500 per family (with spouse) on your health coverage for 2014. The health quotient is available through the HealthFlex/WebMD website here.