Since we are a provider of BlueShield of Northeastern New York (BSNENY) we can offer members who have the BlueLife Education and Wellness Program benefit a variety classes for free. You simply tell us the classes that you are interested in and we will take care of the rest. We will schedule you for available classes and we will bill your insurance company accordingly. You can take advantage of the following programs in 2011 for FREE:
We provide members who have the BlueLife Education and Wellness benefit a menu of four service categories: group exercise, weight management, wellness education, and stress management services. Each of these four categories are covered by the BSNENY wellness plan and they can all be taken during a calendar year.
Fitness Professionals On Demand Program members of the Blue Life Education and Wellness benefit can take for no cost two group fitness classes in a calendar year. Each class consists of 10 one hour sessions. Our classes are offered in many counties throughout New York State. Members of BSNENY can use their wellness benefit to exercise for free at any of our classes listed on our schedule of classes.
Accessing our exercise classes in the community services is easy. Go to the schedule of classes to review the classes offered and their locations with available times. Select a desired class or call us first to discuss, then download and submit registration form designated for members of BSNENY. (See tab REGISTRATION for members of BSNENY). We will confirm your eligibility for the class, schedule you for available classes, and send you an attendance confirmation. We will bill your insurance company accordingly and there is no charge to you.
In addition to the exercise classes above each calendar year we can offer employees who have the BSNENY wellness benefit the following other wellness opportunities :
Weight Management and Nutritional classes: We have a structured 12 wk Taking Control of Your Weight Program. This program follows low glycemic eating and gives you tools for healthy food choices (e.g. reading labels, exercise planning.) The main difference between these programs is that exercise is intergrated with weight management.
Stress Management Classes: We offer a structured program in which you practice techniques to reduce the impact of stress in your life and enhance sleep.
Education Classes: We offer a wide range of classes e.g. (exercise planning, good fats, bad fats, healthy eating on the go, and resistance training at home).
All of the above services are available at no cost to employees with BSNENY wellness benefits & their family members. Persons without BSNENY also participate in our programs but are charged at a reasonable fee.
For business or schools where a large majority of employees have the BSNENY wellness benefit we can design classes specific to meet the interests of your employees. Currently we serve many businesses and school districts in New York State. We provide a full variety of exercise classes, wellness classes, and a weight management class.
We have created a Fitness Interest Survey to help identify employee interest. We suggest you use this survey to determine fitness priorities for your employees. Part of our service is to collate the answers on this survey and then to provide you with class recommendations based on survey results. The survey can be electronically disseminated and returned to our email address. Alternatively we can provide a fitness survey drop box for employees to place their completed surveys.