Elizabeth Carol, Senior Management Analyst in the Development Services Department, was struggling with health issues. She was 150 pounds overweight, had borderline high blood pressure, and at her heaviest, was a size 26. Elizabeth was tired all the time, self-conscious about her weight, and never wanted to be photographed.
Read more to find out what she decided to do about it.
2013 Wellness Challenge
The City of San Antonio has been invited to participate in the 2013 Wellness Challenge! We are competing against City of Chicago employees to see which City can get the most employees to obtain a wellness screening AND a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) OR a preventive screening/exam by September 30, 2013.
All active, full-time, civilian employees and their spouses/certified domestic partners enrolled in the City’s civilian health plan are eligible to participate in the Challenge.
Participating is as Easy as Two Simple Steps:
Step #1: Obtain a wellness screening. If you obtained your screening during March's onsite events, you are ahead of the curve and already done with this step!
If not, you and your spouse/certified domestic partner can obtain a screening from your primary care physician. Contact the Employee Wellness Program to obtain the wellness screening form before you visit your physician. Once you have obtained your wellness screening, ask your physician to complete the form and fax it to
Step #2: Complete UnitedHealthcare’s online HRA. You and your spouse/certified domestic partner can log onto www.myuhc.com and take the assessment OR you may also obtain a preventive screening/exam, which is covered free of charge under your civilian health plan.
Be on the lookout for additional information about the wellness challenge, including events and incentives throughout the year.