Wednesday, January 8, 2014


"thriveidaho" is a health promotion
program for Idaho employees
targeted to reward healthy
During the CEC Committee forum yesterday, Director of the Department of Administration Teresa Luna said thriveidaho is going to be the answer to quash rising medical costs for state employees.

After enrolling in thriveidaho, state employees who employ healthy behavior and make healthful decisions as outlined by the site will be given monetary rewards and more.

Luna focused her presentation about thriveidaho on a quote by Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter:

"It's a lot less expensive to keep people healthy than it is to get them healthy after they've had a problem," Otter said in a thriveidaho event at the Capitol Rotunda in October of 2013.

More information about thriveidaho can be found at

In addition to introducing thriveidaho, more changes were made to the state health plan in 2013. According to Luna's presentation, 2014 brings the removal of the $20 in-network co-pay for Wellness Visits on the PPO Plan, as well as the removal of a $250 limit for Wellness Visits on Traditional & High Deductible Plan.

Here's a snap of Luna's slide describing the introduced changes.

In Luna's presentation - changes to the state health plan.

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