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HealthWise Statement: 
Crown will encourage and assist employees and their families to be actively involved in achieving better health while being committed to protecting their privacy. Promoting a culture of health is truly a win-win situation for all involved. A culture of health contributes to fewer illnesses and injuries, better work performance and lower healthcare costs which results in a competitive business advantage.

Why HealthWise?
HealthWise is a program dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our employees and their families.

What is the 2014 HealthWise Benefit Credit?
This is an additional benefit credit of $130 that Crown contributes toward the cost of your 2014 Health Care coverage. Your bi-weekly healthcare contributions will be reduced by $5.00 if the requirements are completed prior to 12/1/2013.

What are the requirements to earn the 2014 HWC?
1. Be enrolled in a 2014 Crown Health Plan 
2. Complete the online Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) questionnaire prior to 12/1/2013
3. Complete a wellness screening prior to 12/1/2013

How much does it cost?
There is no cost to you.  Crown Equipment Corporation pays the full cost of the HRA and Wellness Screening.

What is the online Health Risk Appraisal (HRA)?
The HRA is an online confidential questionnaire about your general health and habits administered by the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center (UMHMRC). The simple questions gather information about general health measures (such as height, weight, blood pressure) and lifestyle behaviors (such as diet, tobacco and alcohol use, and safety precautions) to determine your individual health status and provide you with valuable information about your health. If you completed the questionnaire in 2013, you have met this requirement.

What is the Wellness Screening?
The wellness screening consists of a blood draw for a cholesterol profile and fasting blood glucose and is designed to help identify current and future risks for heart disease and diabetes. Of course, the results of the screening are completely confidential. If you completed the questionnaire in 2013, you have met this requirement. OR If you completed a cholesterol profile and fasting blood sugar in 2013 with your physician or at another health fair, and are willing to share your results with HealthWise prior to 12/1/2013, you have met this requirement.

How do I complete the wellness screening if I am not able to attend a screening event at my location?
Crown has partnered with LabCorp to provide this service. To find a LabCorp location is in your area, go to www.labcorp.com and click on "Find a Lab" and enter your zip code. If there is no LabCorp or draw site in your area, contact HealthWise for other options. If you live in or near New Bremen OH, you may request a voucher for a draw site in Celina, Coldwater, St. Marys, or Wapakoneta, OH.

What if I waive coverage under the Crown Health Benefit Plan? Can I still complete the Health Risk Appraisal and Wellness Screening Program?
Absolutely! Crown is interested in the health and well-being of all employees. Of course, you would not be eligible for the additional HealthWise Benefit Credit but you would receive valuable information about your health.

My spouse is enrolled in a Crown Health Plan. Can my spouse participate in the Health Risk Appraisal and Wellness Screening Program?
Yes, if your spouse is enrolled in a Crown Health Plan. Of course, there is no additional HealthWise Benefit Credit but you spouse would receive valuable information.

I consider myself a healthy person and I have never been diagnosed with an illness, so why would I want to participate?
Even though you may not have been diagnosed with an illness, it is important to know if you are at risk for a future illness or disease. Many health conditions like certain forms of Heart Disease and Type II Diabetes, for example, can be avoided by being informed and making healthy choices today. Also, early diagnosis and treatment can minimize the effects of serious illnesses and diseases. One additional important reason to consider participating in the program is that Crown is offering an annual credit toward your Crown Health Benefit Plan contributions.

I am concerned about confidentiality. How do I know that my personal information will not be shared with Crown?
Your privacy is important to Crown, and Crown has in place an official Privacy Policy for your protection. Crown Equipment Corporation receives only total combined data on the entire group which is used to determine what health education or other new programs might best fit the needs of Crown employees. Crown will not receive information on your individual test results or personal health information.

Will my employment status or eligibility for benefits be affected by my health status?
No, health risks or medical conditions have no bearing on your employment status or eligibility for benefits.

How do I get started?
Go to www.crownhealthwise.com and click on the HRA link to complete the online questionnaire. Important information you will need to know before completing the questionnaire includes height, weight, blood pressure, and waist circumference. After the questionnaire is submitted, you will receive instructions on how to complete the wellness screening.

If you have already completed the questionnaire, contact HealthWise for your wellness screening options.

I think I completed the HRA and wellness screening earlier in the year. How can I be sure that I have met the requirements and will earn the 2014 HealthWise Benefit Credit?
Contact HealthWise at 419-629-6330 or email healthwise@crown.com.

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Need more information or have another question?
Contact healthwise@crown.com , 419-629-6330
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