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The State of Iowa recognizes the challenges of balancing work and the demands of everyday life. The DAS Healthy Opportunities website provides a wide array of information designed to empower you to take charge of your health.

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Executive Summary of the 2014 Healthy Opportunities Wellness Program
(conducted in 2013)

2015 Healthy Opportunities Wellness Program Overview

Frequently Asked Questions (07.15.14)

Healthy Opportunities Wellness Program Contacts

Healthy Opportunities emailhealthy.opportunities@iowa.gov
Wellmark Wellness Help Desk: 877-252-8412

Online Health Assessment

The health assessment must be completed between Oct 1 - Oct 24, 2014

You take the online health assessment in the Wellness Center powered by WebMD.  The Wellness Center can be accessed through the My Wellmark website.

Accessing the Health Assessment at Wellmark.com

To take the online health assessment, you must register with at Wellmark.com using your My Wellmark user ID and password. 

bullet Forgot your user ID and/or password?  Instructions for retrieving your user ID/ password.

bullet If you have not registered at Wellmark.com, registration instructions.

Biometric Screenings

attention icon  Biometric screenings for the 2015 campaign closed as of September 5, 2014.

Biometric Results

It takes approximately 2 – 3 weeks for your biometric results to be processed and uploaded into the WebMD system. 

Screening Option Processing Timeframe
Home Kit Approximately 3 weeks
Hy-Vee Approximately 2 weeks
Physician Fax Approximately 3 weeks
Onsite Approximately 2 weeks

You will receive an email from the Wellness Center when your results upload.  If you have not received a confirmation email in the above timeframe, you can call the Wellmark Wellness Health Line at 877-252-8412 to verify receipt of your lab work. 

Notification that your biometric results have been uploaded into WebMD

Because of the confidentiality of your health information, DAS-HRE does not have access to individual biometric and health assessment information.

Newly Eligible Employees

Eligibility to participate in the wellness program has been expanded to include:

  • New employees hired into a wellness-eligible position after September 5, 2014.
  • Employees, who promote, demote, transfer or are reclassified into a wellness-eligible position after September 5, 2014.

2015 Overview for Newly Eligible Employees
Healthy Opportunities Participation Election form

Hy-Vee Screenings
Screenings at Hy-Vee will be available beginning October 1, 2014.

bulletInformation on how to schedule the biometric screenings at a participating Hy-Vee store
bulletList of participating Hy-Vee stores 

Personal Physician Health Screening Fax
bullet Health Care Provider Biometric Screening Form


2015 Healthy Opportunities Wellness Program Overview 
Recorded: June 19, 2014
Click here for a copy of the slides used in the presentation.

2015 Healthy Opportunities Wellness Program Kick-off 
Recorded: June 24, 2014
Click here for a copy of the slides used in the presentation.

Healthy Opportunities Wellness Program : Biometric Screening
Recorded: July 23, 2014
Click here for a copy of the slides used in the presentation.


Walking ... A Capitol Idea!

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Updated 2014/12/09