What about benefits? New WMHIP diabetic programs in 2020

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, two plan enhancements will be added to our LCC WMHIP medical insurance plans. Both plan enhancements are related to diabetes management and are free and voluntary to those enrolled in any of the WMHIP plans. The enhancements are summarized below:
Livongo is a personalized experience that helps members understand their blood sugar, develop healthy lifestyle habits and improve glycemic control. This enhancement program includes:

  • A cellular enabled blood glucose meter that provides real-time feedback for glucose readings
  • Unlimited strips to remove barriers to checking
  • Health challenges to encourage small wins that make big impacts
  • 24/7 remote monitoring with emergency outreach
  • 1:1 live coaching with Livongo Expert Coaches
  • Easy-to-share health summary reports for care coordination

Omada is a digital behavior change program that supports people at risk for, or living with, obesity-related chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and hypertension. This enhancement programs includes:

  • A cellular-enabled, weight-monitoring scale
  • A professional health coach
  • Weekly lessons with relevant, engaging content
  • Peer support group
  • Medication adherence support
  • Blood glucose and blood sugar tracking

Those enrolled in any of the WMHIP medical insurance plans will receive more detailed information and communications about these enhancements in December.
Our annual benefits open enrollment is coming soon! This year, open enrollment will be Nov. 4-18. Be on the lookout in the coming couple weeks for communications from HR describing your eligible options and changes you can make to your current benefits during this open enrollment period. If you have questions related to your benefits, please reach out to Mara Fisher at perrym16@star.lcc.edu or to the benefits email at LCC-HR-Benefits@star.lcc.edu.