How do I qualify?

Step 1: Required Action

Complete the Cigna online health assessment for 100 points. This action must be completed first. Points for your Step 2 actions will not be credited on myCigna.com until Step 1 is completed.

Complete your Cigna Online Health Assessment [100 Points]

What is it?

  • An easy online questionnaire that asks questions about your overall health
  • Takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete
  • Asks basic information like your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Analyzes your answers and gives you a personal wellness score

How do I complete this action?

  1. Visit myCigna.com and register by clicking "Register Now" or log in to your account
  2. Once registered, log in to your myCigna account
  3. Once logged in, roll your mouse over the "Wellness" tab at the top right of the page and click "My Health Assessment"
  4. Complete the health assessment
    1. You must complete the health assessment every year (between November 1 - October 31) to qualify for the Healthy Actions Medical Plan
    2. If you have previously taken the health assessment, click on "Retake my Assessment" 
  5. You will know you have successfully completed the health assessment when you receive your personal wellness score

Step 2: Your Choice Actions

Complete a variety of actions from the list below to earn at least 250 points.

Achieve a goal in the Evernorth Health Coaching Program [250 Points]

What is it?

  • Evernorth health coaching offers support to reach health goals for all Harris County Employees. You have access to nurses, dietitians and clinicians who will listen, understand your needs and help you find solutions- even when you don’t know where to begin.

How do I complete this action?

  • To earn points towards the Healthy Actions Medical Plan you must create a health goal with your health coach and achieve it. The goal must include a minimum of 4 weeks working with the health coach.
  • You can connect with an Evernorth Health Coach by phone or email:
    • To connect by phone, call 1.800.244.6224 any time, any day
    • To connect with one of our onsite Cigna Health Coaches, by email or phone:

How much does Evernorth Health Coaching cost?

  • Evernorth Health Coaching is free for all full-time Harris County employees that are covered by Harris County medical insurance (Cigna).

Complete a Health Coach-led 10WK Program [250 Points]

What is it?

Group Coaching Programs are available to all Harris County Employees who are interested in working toward a specific health goal. Employees will receive weekly lessons and resources from a Health Coach in a group setting where they can have the support of other employees working toward similar goals. 

How do I complete this action?

  • View all available Group Coaching Programs here.
  • Apply and complete the entire 10-week program.

How much does Group Health Coach program cost?
Group Health Coaching programs are free to all Harris County employees.

Complete 9 of 16 classes in the Omada for Cigna Program [250 Points]

What is it?

Omada is a 16-week online program that inspires healthy, long-term habits. It combines behavior change science and unwavering support that participants nee to lose weight and reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Omada is personalized to help you reach your health goals- whether that’s losing weight, gaining energy, or improving your overall health.

The program includes:

  • A full-time health coach to keep participants on track
  • A wireless scale to monitor progress
  • An interactive program that adapts to the participant
  • Weekly online lessons to educate and inspire
  • A small group of participants for real-time support

How do I complete this action?

How much does the Omada for Cigna Program cost?

  • Omada for Cigna is free for all full-time Harris County employees that are insurance eligible and are qualified and accepted into the program.

Complete a Mental Health First Aid Training Course [200 Points]

What is it?

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

How do I complete this action?

How much does a Mental Health First Aid Course cost?

  • The virtual Mental Health First Aid Course is free for all full-time Harris County Employees covered by Harris County medical insurance (Cigna)

Participate in the Cigna Fitness Challenge [150 Points]

What is it?

This is a 6-week activities-based challenge designed to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Join as a part of a team or as an individual, set personal goals for yourself and earn badges along the way!

How do I complete this action?

  • The challenge is open on Monday, September 13, 2021- Sunday, October 24, 2021.
  • Visit Harriscountyfitfam.globalfitnesschallenge.com to join the challenge!
  • Log your activity minutes on the Fitness Challenge website, app or sync your fitness app to track your minutes automatically.
  • Complete the challenge by logging 30 minutes of exercise 3-times a week (for a minimum of 3 out of the 6 week challenge). 

How much does the Cigna Fitness Challenge cost?
The Cigna Fitness Challenge is free for all participating Harris County employees.

Earn 20 Stars within Cigna Apps & Activities [150 Points]

What is it?

Cigna's Apps & Activities is an online tool for those looking for fun new ways to engage in their health and well-being—and even earn rewards for doing so. It puts the power to improve your health right at your fingertips!

  • Connect and Compete - Start or join a fitness challenge, then compete with friends, family and coworkers.
  • Pursue Success - Improve your health one step at a time by setting "pursuits" and sticking with them.
  • Track Your Progress - Automatically share information with Cigna coaches and stay motivated.

How do I complete this action?

  • Activities must be completed within March 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021 to receive points towards the 2022-23 Healthy Actions Medical Plan.
  • To get started, look for Apps & Activities under the Wellness heading on myCigna.com or find more details here!
  • Earn 20 stars within the app to receive 150 points toward the Healthy Actions Medical Plan.

How much does Cigna's Apps & Activities cost?

  • Cigna's Apps & Activities are free for all full-time Harris County Employees covered by Harris County medical insurance (Cigna)

Complete a County-coordinated Wellness Series [150 Points]

What is it?

Harris County Employee Wellness is introducing two new wellness series that are available to all Harris County Employees.

  • Prudential Financial Wellness Series (3 classes total)
    This 3-part series will help you develop and utilize skills in understanding the fundamentals of financial wellness, thinking long term and preparing for retirement and building a solid plan for the future.
  • Recovery '21: Building Your Resilience Series (4 classes total) - Registration is OPEN!
    This 4-part series class will help you build your resilience by focusing on key aspects of resiliency, including The Commitment, What You Can Control, The Challenge and Connections.

How do I complete this action?

  • Employees must participate in the majority of the series:
  • Prudential Financial Wellness Series (complete at least 2 of the 3 courses)
  • Recovery '21: Building Your Resilience Series (complete at least 3 of the 4 courses)

How much do Wellness Series cost?
Harris County Employees can participate in County-coordinated wellness series at no cost.

Complete the COVID-19 Vaccination [100 Points]

What is it?

  • COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get the illness. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection.

How do I complete this action?

  • Once you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you can register at a local hospital, clinic, pharmacy or location that provides the vaccine. Depending on the vaccine, you may need to receive two doses.
  • Once you are completely vaccinated, self-report the action on myCigna.com. Instructions for self-reporting actions can be found here.

How much does a COVID-19 vaccination cost?

  • COVID-19 vaccines are covered at no cost to employees using Harris County insurance (Cigna).

Complete your Biometric Screening [50 Points]

What is it?

  • A biometric screening measures your health numbers and can include your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels. It is important to know these numbers to assess your risk for heart disease.

How can I complete this action?

  • Receive an Routine Annual Physical
  • If you regularly have labs done, have your physician complete the Wellness Screening Form

Where can I find the Wellness Screening Form?

Click here to find the Wellness Screening Form, or use the following steps:

  • Sign into your MyCigna.com account
  • Click on ‘Wellness’ and then ‘Incentive Rewards’
  • Look on the right hand side of the page for ‘RELATED LINKS’
  • Click on ‘Wellness Screening Form’
  • Download and print this form and bring it to your physician to complete

How do I submit my Wellness Screening Form to MyCigna.com?

To submit your Wellness Screening Form, please see the following steps:

  • Sign into your MyCigna.com account
  • Click on ‘Wellness’ and then click ‘Incentive Rewards’
  • Look on the Right hand side of the page for ‘RELATED LINKS’
  • Click on ‘Submit Completed Form(s) Electronically’
  • There you will be able to upload your completed Wellness Screening Form

Get a Routine Annual Physical [50 Points]

What is it?

  • A yearly preventative exam with your primary care physician to discuss your overall health and well-being
  • Also known as: preventive exam / check-up

What can I expect?

  • At your annual physical, your primary care doctor will likely:
  • Ask about your current health, family history, past illnesses/surgeries and chronic conditions to assess your health risk
  • Conduct a physical exam – may include checking your vital signs, listening to your heart and lungs with a stethoscope, checking your ears, eyes, throat, skin, abdomen etc.
  • Conduct screenings specific to your age and gender
  • Make recommendations for a healthy lifestyle

How do I complete this action?

  • Find a primary care physician you trust – by seeing the same person over time, your health care is more likely to be consistent and coordinated
  • Book an appointment for an annual physical exam
  • Make sure to use your Harris County Cigna medical insurance to pay for your annual physical exam – your copay should be $0
  • In order to receive credit for the Healthy Actions Medical Plan, your doctor’s office needs to code the visit as an annual physical exam

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Finish the Harris County Employee 5K [50 Points]

What is it?

  • The Harris County Employee 5K is a walk/run to promote physical activity throughout Harris County Employees, their friends and families in a fun event! Stick around after the 5K for a Kid's Dash, exciting vendors, great food, and awesome music.
  • Family and friend are invited
  • A 5K is about 3.1 miles
  • For more race, map and parking information, click here

How do I complete this action?

  • Complete the entire 5K, Register Here
  • Volunteer for the 5K, Register Here
    • Certain eligibility applies, contact 713.275.5500 option 9 to learn how you can gain Healthy Actions credit by volunteering
    • Volunteers must check in and check out on race day to receive Healthy Actions credit

How much does the Harris County Employee 5K cost?

November 01, 2019- January 31, 2020

  • Harris County Employees and Retirees: FREE
  • Spouse/Family: $15
  • Kids (12 & Under): $5

February 01, 2020- August 29, 2020

  • Harris County Employees and Retirees: $20
  • Spouse/Family: $20
  • Kids (12 & Under): $10

Attend a County-coordinated Fitness Class [25 Points Per Class, Max 4]

What is it?

  • Get your body in shape by coming to one the many fitness classes offered at various locations as well as online. These classes are are typically 30-60 minutes and scheduled during lunch and after work hours. It is up to the department head's discretion to allow employees to use work time to participate in the classes. 

How can I complete this action?

  • NEW! You must self-report your attendance by logging into myCigna.com to receive points for this action.
  • Participants must complete the entire class to earn credit towards the Healthy Actions Medical Plan. 
  • Participants can earn 25 points per class/per day for a maximum of 4 classes.
  • Visit online fitness classes, for the schedule of this month's fitness classes. 
  • Participants completing LIVE fitness classes on ZOOM will automatically receive credit for completing an entire class..
  • Participants completing REPLAY fitness classes via YouTube must complete a survey to receive credit.
  • Classes can be requested for your location through your department Wellness Champion.
  • You must be Harris County insurance eligible at the time of completing the class to receive Healthy Actions credit.
  • Come prepared with water and comfortable exercise clothes.
  • Participants must sign a waiver prior to attending an in-person fitness class.

How much does it cost to attend a County-coordinated Wellness Training Class?

  • All County-coordinated Fitness Training Classes are free 

Attend a County-coordinated Wellness Training Class [25 Points Per Class, Max. 4]

What is it?

  • County-coordinated Wellness Training Classes provide seminars and workshops on topics including nutrition, exercise, stress management, mental health and work/life balance.
  • Classes last 1 hour and are coordinated by Harris County Benefits & Wellness, either as a webinar or in-person at a County facility.
  • Classes may include seminar style, hands on activities and cooking demonstrations.

How can I complete this action?

  • NEW! You must self-report your attendance by logging into myCigna.com to receive points for this action.
  • Participants must complete the entire class to earn credit towards the Healthy Actions Medical Plan. If it is a webinar (online wellness training), participants must complete the class survey.
  • If the webinar is LIVE on ZOOM, attendees do not need to complete a survey to receive credit.
  • Employees participating in the LIVE webinars via phone (dialing in) must listen for instructions during the webinar for a code word to e-mail wellness@bmd.hctx.net to be added into attendance.
  • Participants can earn 25 points per class per day, for a maximum of 4 classes.
  • Classes can be found and scheduled by visiting the Wellness Calendar
  • Classes can be requested for your location through your department Wellness Champion.
  • You must be Harris County insurance eligible at the time of completing the class to receive Healthy Actions credit

How much does it cost to attend a County-coordinated Wellness Training Class?

  • All County-coordinated Wellness Training Classes are free 

Get a Routine Vision Exam [25 Points]

What is it?

  • A routine vision exam is a screening to assess vision, check for eye disease, and updating glasses or contact lens prescription.

How can I complete this action?

  • NEW! You must self-report your vision exam by logging into myCigna.com to receive points for this action.
  • The routine vision exam may be completed with any form of insurance including your Harris County vision insurance, Davis Vision. See an in-network provider to schedule a routine vision exam!

How much does a routine vision exam cost?

  • All full-time Harris County Employees covered by Harris County vision insurance (Davis Vision) can receive a routine vision exam with an in-network provider for a $10 materials fee/copay, annually.

Get a Flu Shot [25 Points]

What is it?

  • A flu shot is an inject-able vaccination that reduces your risk from getting influenza (the flu). It is important to get the flu shot every year, as the vaccination changes yearly.


How can I complete this option?


How much does it cost to get a Flu Shot?

  • Getting a flu shot is FREE for any Harris County employee covered on Harris County insurance (Cigna).

Get a Mammogram [25 Points]

What is it?

  • A mammogram is a preventative exam to assess for early stages of breast cancer. This screening test is used to find cancer in people who have no symptoms, giving you the chance to treat cancer early while it's small and before it has spread.

How do I complete this action?

  • Talk to your primary physician to schedule an appointment to receive the mammogram

How much does a mammogram cost?

  • All full-time Harris County employees covered by Harris County medical insurance (Cigna) can receive a mammogram with an in-network provider for a $0 copay, annually.

Get an Annual OB/GYN Exam [25 Points]

What is it?

  • An OB/GYN exam is a preventative exam screens reproductive health and can include a breast examination, a pelvic examination and a Pap smear.
  • Also known as: Well Woman Exam

How do I complete this action?

  • Speak to your primary provider or gynecologist to schedule a OB/GYN preventative exam
  • If you complete this action at the same time with your annual physical, ensure that you provider sends separate claims for each action to gain credit towards your Healthy Actions Medical Plan

How much does a OBG/YN exam cost?

  • All full-time Harris County employees covered by Harris County medical insurance (Cigna) can receive an OB/GYN preventative exam with an in-network provider for a $0 copay, annually.


Get a Colon Cancer Screening [25 Points]

What is it?

  • A colon cancer screening is a preventative exam that assess for abnormal growths in the colon or rectum.
  • Screening tests are used to find cancer in people who have no symptoms, giving you the change to treat cancer while it's small and before it has spread.

How can I complete this action?

  • There are several testing options, speak to your primary physician about which testing option works best for you.

How much does a colon cancer screening cost?

  • All full-time Harris County employees covered by Harris County medical insurance (Cigna) can receive a colon cancer screening with an in-network provider for a $0 copay, annually. 

Get a Prostate Cancer Screening [25 Points]

What is it?

  • A prostate cancer screening is a preventative exam that checks for abnormalities such as bumps in the rectum. It helps detect prostate cancer at early stages and reduces the incidence of death from prostate cancer
  • Screening tests are used to find cancer in people who have no symptoms, giving you the change to treat cancer while it's small and before it has spread.
  • Also known as: prostate-specific antigen (PSAtest

How do I complete this action?

  • Speak to your primary physician about scheduling and receiving a prostate cancer screening.

How much does a prostate cancer screening cost?

  • All full-time Harris County Employees covered by Harris County medical insurance (Cigna) can receive a prostate cancer screening with an in-network provider for a $0 copay, annually.

Complete a Routine Dental Cleaning [25 Points Per Cleaning]

What is it?

  • A routine dental cleaning is used to maintain healthy gums and teeth.
  • Routine dental cleanings remove the buildup or tartar and bacteria that accumulates between gums and teeth.

How do I complete this action?

  • Schedule a routine dental cleaning with an in-network dental provider.

How much does a routine dental cleaning cost?

  • All full-time Harris County Employees covered by Harris Count dental insurance (Cigna) can receive two routine dental cleanings (every six months) with an in-network provider for a $0 copay, annually.
Harris County Employee Wellness
1310 Prairie, Suite 970
(713) 274-5500, Option 9 | wellness@bmd.hctx.net