The Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan will provide all members, nearly 275,000 Kentucky teachers, retirees, state and local government employees and their dependents, free flu shots.
Free flu shots are provided to help protect Kentucky’s public employees and those they serve from the onset of the flu. KEHP encourages all members and their family to take advantage of this benefit and get vaccinated early. Co-pays will be waived starting Sept. 15 through Nov. 30 at participating provider locations including doctors’ offices, health clinics, retail pharmacies, local health departments and any of the four First Onsite Clinics located in state office buildings in Frankfort.
Last year, nearly 73,000 state health plan members took advantage of this benefit. KEHP is planning on higher utilization this year, due to the launch of a new fully incentivized wellness program, HumanaVitality®. Under the new program, members will be rewarded for getting vaccinated. Those who are 18 and over receive 200 Vitality Points™ and those who range in age from 0-17 receive 100 Vitality Points.
The interactive online wellness program encourages members to take steps to improve their overall well-being through prevention, education, fitness and healthy living. Members increase points for completing different activities throughout the year. Points are used at an online mall to redeem rewards, ranging from gift cards and sports equipment to electronics and hotel stays.