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Live well for those you love

Welcome to the 2016 Healthy Incentives program, which offers the same great options and features as last year to help you live well for those you love—while saving on your health care expenses.

Steps to Gold for 2017

Complete both a Wellness Assessment

(online or paper)
and an Individual Action Plan (listed below) by July 29, 2016. You can complete them in any order.

If you have questions or would like help choosing a plan, contact King County Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations at 206-684-1556 or

Individual Action Plans

Learn how to manage multiple health conditions and improve your health one step at a time through an online program. Complete at least four workshops. Start by July 1. Registration details and information.
KingCareSM members attend two or more private, in-depth consultations with a pharmacist. Group Health members: develop a diabetes self-management plan with their primary care team and complete a participation form. Start by May 27. Registration is required. 
Learn how to reduce your chance of getting diabetes in a small group setting. Attend at least nine of 16 sessions to complete. Start by May 27. Go here to learn more.
Attend an eight-week workshop involving weekly group meetings, homework, and instruction in three formal techniques: mindfulness meditation, body scanning, and simple yoga postures. Most people experience an increase in well-being and healthier response to stress. MBSR details, registration and schedule are here.
Set achievable goals and track your progress toward success. Focus on exercise, nutrition, or stress. Track at least three activities per week for six weeks to complete. Request your action plan by June 20 by going here. Learn more about the paper individual action plan.

Do six different park activities from a list of more than 30. Count no more than one park activity per week. Report the code word at the end point of each activity by either paper or text. Start by June 20. Register now, or learn more about this program

Get the support you need to help you quit. Work with a quit coach over the phone to help set goals, learn from past quit attempts and set a quit date. Participate in five calls with a quit coach by July 29 to complete this Individual Action Plan. More details and registration information.

Text your activity anytime from anywhere. Opt in to receive motivational texts, including the new focus area Farm Fresh and Local. Text three activities per week for six weeks to complete. Start by June 20.  Register at or learn more details about this program. 

Track physical activity and healthy eating. Complete this Individual Action Plan by tracking 18 days of activity online. Get credit for one entry per day and up to three days of entries per week. Sync a FitBit and your activity can automatically download. Register now!
King County will pay half of your membership, (when you register through the King County portal). Weight Watchers offers weight management programs that encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity and healthy weight management behaviors. Participate online, at work, or in community meetings. Attend six sessions by July 29 to complete this program.  Learn how to get your subsidy and sign up here. 

Quick Tips:

Log in to to complete the online Wellness Assessment. You might have to reset your password. Request a paper Wellness Assessment by calling King County Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations at 206-684-1556 or emailing

The last day to request a paper Wellness Assessment to be mailed to you is July 20, 2016.

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