Health Risk Assessment
You and your covered spouse must complete an annual health risk assessment (HRA).
What is an HRA?
The annual HRA is a confidential, comprehensive metabolic blood panel that measures cholesterol, diabetes, liver functions, chemistry levels, nutrition, hypertension and more. It is intended to provide you with a snapshot of your overall health. You can then discuss your personal health profile and risk index with a doctor of your choice, prepare a plan of action and track trends that are essential to healthy living.
Important: Each year, you and your covered spouse are required to have an annual HRA to receive preferred health insurance premiums. If you and your covered spouse do not complete get an HRA/comprehensive metabolic blood panel, you will not receive the $50 each (maximum $100) per month discounted premiums for the upcoming plan year.
How do I get an HRA/comprehensive metabolic blood panel?
The easiest way to get a comprehensive metabolic blood panel is to use UTMB’s lab services at 2660 Gulf Fwy. South, Exit 20 (Next to Hobby Lobby). UTMB has a standing order to provide League City employees and spouses with this lab work. No appointment or physician order is required for an HRA.
Alternatively, you may complete your comprehensive metabolic blood panel using a non-UTMB physician. If your doctor’s office does not provide on-site lab draw services, you will need a doctor’s order and should be directed by your physician to an in-network lab provider. Once Cigna processes your claim and reports it to the City, you will be given credit for completing your HRA. You do not need to file any paperwork with Human Resources.
How much will it cost to get an HRA/comprehensive metabolic blood panel?
A comprehensive metabolic panel billed with a wellness/preventive diagnosis is covered at 100 percent for covered employees. If you are using a non-UTMB provider, make sure that he/she bills the comprehensive metabolic blood panel with a “wellness/preventive” diagnosis code. If the lab work is billed with a “diagnostic” billing code, your deductible and coinsurance could apply.