Wellness

The Texas A&M University System recognizes the importance of fostering employee wellness. The Wellness Initiative includes a two-pronged approach: incentivizing employees to complete healthy tasks, and engaging employees in healthy behaviors through campus- and agency-based programs encouraging wellness.

How to take advantage of the Two-Step Wellness Program premium incentive:

  • Complete the annual wellness exam and one other activity between September 1 and June 30.
  • Applies to employees AND covered spouses enrolled in the A&M Care Plan.
  • A premium reduction of $30 per month will be applied for each individual (you and your spouse) who completes the annual wellness exam and one other activity on your WebMD ONE personalized checklist by June 30.
  • Retirees and graduate students enrolled in the Grad Plan will automatically receive the lower premium.
  • You can verify your completion status for the wellness premium incentive by logging into or registering for your WebMD ONE account at webmdhealth.com/tamus.
  • New employees have a grace period of the current plan year, plus the next plan year.

If you choose not to participate in the wellness premium incentive program, you will not receive the $30 premium reduction. Contact WebMD ONE member services if you believe you have completed a task, but the information is not reflected in your WebMD ONE account. Remember that it can take 6 to 8 weeks from the time of your wellness exam for the claim to process and the incentive to show on your account.

*The alternate health assessment available on Well onTarget through Blue Access for Members (BAM) can also count toward your wellness credit, but must be paired with your annual exam. The Well onTarget HA cannot be paired with any other activity for credit.

 

The Texas A&M University System welcomes you to WebMD ONE where we can help you capture more moments of exercise and rest, solitude and social connection, and time spent caring for every part of your well-being. For more information about WebMD ONE visit the WebMD ONE webpage.

Wellness Release Time

Some campuses and agencies within the A&M System offer Wellness Release Time. For System Office employees, visit the System Office Wellness page for more information or to apply for Wellness Release Time. For all other employees, visit your wellness program and check with your HR office to see if your campus or agency participates.

Wondr Health

Wondr Health is a program offered to you by your A&M System health plan which helps participants lose weight and decrease the risk factors for metabolic syndrome. It is based on behavior modification instead of dieting. For more information, visit the Wondr Health website.

There is no cost to use the program. In order to participate in Wondr Health, a member must be an employee, spouse or dependent that is 18 years or older enrolled in the A&M Care, 65 PLUS plan and/or J plans. Your eligibility will be determined through a Wondr Health application process.

Well onTarget

Well onTarget is a health and wellness resource provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas through your Blue Access for Members (BAM) account. Log into BAM and click Well onTarget under the quick links to find the alternate HA, self-instructed courses on a variety of wellness topics such as stress, nutrition, and improving your sleep. Work with a wellness coach, or earn Blue Points for completing healthy activities. View the Well onTarget Flyer.

Silver Sneakers (Retirees – 65 Plus Only)

The Texas A&M University System offers a fitness program for retirees age 65 and older. The Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness program is the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older adults.  This program provides A&M System retirees a free, basic fitness membership with access to 15,000 classes in 13,000 locations nationwide. For more information view the Silver Sneaker Flyer.

Airrosti

Airrosti is a combination of highly targeted manual therapy with customized active rehab exercises to target and rapidly resolve the source of your soft tissue pain or injury. It is covered by a specialty copay.  It is a voluntary wellness program, so check with your wellness coordinator to see if there is an Airrosti program near you.

Omada

Omada is a digital lifestyle change program to help reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and hypertension. Omada brings together the individualized attention of professional health coaches with a researched curriculum and manageable but powerful goals.

  • It helps connects the dots between knowing how to get healthy and actually doing it.
  • You get the support and tools you need, including an interactive program, wireless scale, health coach, and more.

Participants go through an application process to determine eligibility. Both the program and shipping are free to you if you are accepted into the program, and enrolled in the above health plans. Visit TAMUS Omada Health website to take the one-minute risk screener to find out if you are eligible to apply. For more information, visit the TAMUS Omada Health website.

*Only available to A&M System employees, retirees, and their spouses enrolled in the A&M Care, 65 plus, and J plans.

Teladoc (formally Livongo)

Teladoc is a program specifically for those diagnosed with Type I or Type II diabetes or hypertension. You will be contacted by Teladoc if you are determined to be eligible for the program. You cannot apply to join the program without being contacted.

The Teladoc diabetes program includes:

  • An advanced meter
  • Unlimited strips and lancets
  • 24/7 support from Teladoc Expert Coaches

The Teladoc hypertension program includes:

  • Free, connected blood pressure monitor
  • Better blood pressure management
  • Personalized support

For more information, visit the Teladoc website.
*Only available to A&M System employees, retirees, and their spouses enrolled in the A&M Care, 65 Plus Medicare Advantage Plan, and J plans.

Hinge Health

If you experience chronic back, knee, hip, neck, or shoulder pain you might want to check out Hinge Health. This is a 12-week, coach-led digital musculoskeletal (MSK) program based on proven nonsurgical care guidelines. It is delivered remotely using mobile and wearable technology.

Hinge Health is focused on 3 core pillars:

  • Exercise Therapy –Wearable sensors and tablet provided for real-time movements feedback.
  • Behavioral Health – Cognitive behavioral therapy and unlimited 1:1 coaching.
  • Education – Personalized and interactive education curriculum.

Participants go through a clinical screening to determine eligibility. You can submit the screening questionnaire on the TAMUS Hinge Health website if you are interested in the program. Your eligible Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plan will cover the program cost if you are accepted. View the Hinge Health flyer.

*Only available to A&M System employees, retirees, and their spouses enrolled in the A&M Care, 65 plus, and J plans.

Ovia Health and Family Planning

Your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) health plan includes tools to support you throughout your pregnancy and  afterwards. You can use the Ovia Pregnancy app to help you learn to take good care of yourself and your baby.

Ovia can help you:

  • Track your symptoms, sleep, weight and more
  • Get updates on your progress and your baby’s growth
  • Explore helpful articles, videos and health tips
  • Check the safety of food and medicines
  • Connect with registered nurses about questions or concerns you may have

Ovia Fertility features a fertility tracker, ovulation calculator and cycle calendar. Ovia Pregnancy monitors pregnancy and baby’s growth week by week. It also shares clinical information with BCBSTX in cases where members are identified as experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. Ovia Parenting helps chart a child’s developmental milestones from birth through three years old and includes a feature for logging daily feedings, diaper changes and sleep patterns. Available to all employees, retirees and their covered dependents enrolled in the A&M Care, 65 Plus and J plans. During sign-up, make sure to choose “I have Ovia Health as a benefit.” Then select BCBSTX as your health plan and enter TAMUS as your employer name.

GIThrive

GIThrive is a benefit to help you maintain a healthy gut. A healthy gut helps maintain overall health, weight management, sleep quality, joint health, how we manage stress and anxiety, and more.

What can GIThrive do for you?

  • Provide relief from common digestive issues. Do you experience gas? Bloating? Heartburn? The GIThrive app, together with a dedicated GIThrive Dietitian, can help you ease common symptoms without giving up all the foods you love.
  • At-home gut microbiome kit and analysis ($150 value at no cost to you). Discover which bacteria are living in your gut, and work with a dedicated Dietitian to understand what that means for your health, based on the latest science.
  • Relief from stress and anxiety. Your gut is where 95% of serotonin is produced – commonly known as the happiness hormone. GIThrive includes direct access to a Care Team who will share proven tools for managing stress and anxiety.
  • Virtual visits with physicians. No co-pays, no commute, no waiting rooms. Complete care for digestive health symptoms and conditions. Access to physicians including internists and gastroenterologists, all through the app.

GIThrive is available to A&M System employees, spouses, retirees, or dependents with type 2 diabetes between the ages of 18 and 79 who are enrolled in a A&M care or J Plan. Graduate student employees enrolled in the Grad Plan and retirees enrolled in the 65 Plus Medicare Advantage Plan are not eligible. To check for eligibility and learn more, visit githrive.com/tamus.

Virta Health

Get your life back–and leave diabetes behind. Virta is a virtual clinic that helps members create plans for better health with support from health care clinicians, coaches, and digital health tools. With Virta, you can reverse type 2 diabetes, lose weight, reduce medications, and save money.

What Virta members receive:

  • A nutrition therapy plan backed by clinical research
  • Tips to make meals tasty and healthier
  • Personalized clinician care and coaching
  • Daily support via mobile/desktop app
  • Meter, scale, and testing supplies

Am I eligible?
The A&M System fully covers the cost of Virta (valued at over $3,000) and is available to A&M System employees, spouses, retirees, or dependents with type 2 diabetes between the ages of 18 and 79 who are enrolled in the A&M Care or J Plan. Graduate student employees enrolled in the Grad Plan and retirees enrolled in the 65 Plus Medicare Advantage Plan are not eligible. There are some medical conditions that would exclude patients from the Virta treatment. To check for eligibility and learn more, visit virtahealth.com/join/tamus.

Tobacco Cessation Products and Services

We encourage tobacco users to seek assistance through any of the tobacco-cessation resources below.

Blue Cross Blue Shield A&M Care Health Plan Participants have may have access to:

  • Nicotine replacement prescription medication at no cost, with a prescription
  • Online Tobacco Cessation programs
  • Individual counseling services

For information on many of our programs, view the BCBSTX Health Program flyer.

Retirement Programs (TDA/DCP)

You have a choice of additional optional retirement plans which are intended to supplement your mandatory retirement plan (TRS or ORP) as a Texas A&M University System employee. More information can be found on the Retirement Programs webpage.

Retirement Webinars

Periodically, our retirement vendors post financial webinars about saving for retirement, asset planning, and more. Visit the Vendor List page to choose a vendor. 

Financial Wellness Resources

The Texas A&M University System offers financial wellness programs that can give you access to financial advisors who can help you create a financial plan and make sound financial decisions. To find more resources, visit the Financial Wellness page.

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