Benefits of Biometrics
Health and wellness screenings are vital to maintaining good health. Screenings help detect illness and health issues early on, giving greater chances for successful treatment. Biometric screenings are a great for establishing an accurate health baseline.
For this reason, all employees are encouraged to undergo annual biometric screening, which is a covered preventative service under the Health plan. Additionally, employees who have received an approved accommodation to the 2023 wellness incentive program will be permitted to earn the full $30/month incentive by completing biometrics in lieu of vaccination.
*Employees who are unable to undergo COVID and/or flu vaccination due to disability, medical contraindication, or sincerely held religious belief may seek a reasonable accommodation by contacting Julia Holmes, Deputy Compliance Officer, at JuliaHolmes@MissouriState.edu or (417) 836-6755. If an employee’s request for an accommodation is approved, the employee will be permitted to earn the full wellness incentive by completing biometrics.
- Employees who were previously granted an accommodation with respect to the 2022 wellness incentive must resubmit their request for 2023. All requests for accommodation must be received on or before November 1, 2022. Requests received after that day will be denied as untimely.
Biometric Screening Dates:
- Happening Now- Biometric screenings available at Magers Health and wellness, by appointment only
- October 27th – West Plains Campus 10am -2:30pm provided by Magers, by appointment only
- November 2nd- Springfield, PSU-room 308, 7am- 10am provided by Mercy; schedule here
Employees and covered dependents, enrolled in the critical illness insurance coverage are eligible to receive a $100 wellness reimbursement for covered wellness/preventative care related activities, including biometric screening. *Reimbursement under critical illness plan is payable even when service is provided at no cost.