Published on Thursday, July 15, 2021
2021 Early Detection and Prevention Biometric Health Screening Program
Dear Plan Participants:
As you may recall, the Automatic Sprinkler Local 281, U.A. Welfare Fund (The Fund) has not had a Biometric Health Screening Program since 2019, due to COVID-19, and the bankruptcy of Interactive Health Solutions, our previous Biometric Health Screening Program provider.
The Fund is pleased to announce you, your spouse, and your eligible dependent children who are at least age 18, will have the opportunity to participate in the 2021 Early Detection and Preventative Biometric Health Screening Program. Empower Health Services (EHS) will provide blood testing, disease management, health coaching and medical reports. EHS will offer eligible Health & Welfare Fund participants the option of scheduling their testing at any Lab Corp facility throughout the country, at a date and time convenient for them.
The tests you choose to have done are not meant to replace your physician but are meant to improve communication with your physician at your next appointment. The Fund would like to do our part to ensure you have the necessary resources to live a healthy life. This process will give you:
• A thorough preventative health evaluation
• On-line and printable health education materials
• Comprehensive 37-panel test
• Full lab analysis report with the ability to send it to your primary care physician
• TSH & PSA testing based on age and gender
• A1c “Smart Testing” (Runs the A1c test on those that trigger one of the following criteria: Self-reported Diabetic on the health assessment, Glucose over 100, or Metabolic Syndrome), plus 3 additional A1c re-checks are available throughout the year
• Immediate Intervention and Targeted Outreach coaching
We assure you this program is completely confidential and is administered by an independent service provider, EHS. No one at the Fund will have access to your personal health information. To get the best results from this initiative, we need your support and participation.
How to Register for your Lab Health Evaluation:
Included is a flyer about the various aspects of the preventative health program and how to register online, either by uploading the consent/registration form via the EHS website, at www.empowerhealthservices.info, or by faxing or mailing the included consent/registration form to EHS. Just follow the steps included in the flyer to get started! The client code for all eligible Fund Participants is sprinkler281. Eligible Plan Participants can also call EHS at 1-866-367-6967 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may recall the past Biometric Health Screening Program benefits were only available from September through December. The Trustees of the Fund have now decided to include this as a year-round benefit based on each calendar year. This year’s benefit starts in July 2021 and will be available through December 15, 2021, provided you register before December 1, 2021, and get your screening completed by December 15, 2021. The following year, your Biometric Health Screening Program benefit will begin January 1, 2022, and be available up to December 15, 2022, provided you register before December 1, 2022, and get your screening completed by December 15, 2022. Each following year will have the same timelines for screening within the calendar year.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Early Detection and Prevention Biometric Health Screening Program, please contact the Fund Office at (708) 597-1832 or Empower Health Solutions at (866) 367-6964.
Empower Health Flyer
Empower Health Registration Form