Health and wellness programs for public sector employees

Public sector employees enrolled in UnitedHealthcare plans can access a variety of wellness programs. Eligible groups include:

  • Local, state and federal government employees
  • Public school teachers and employees
  • Higher education employees
  • Labor union members

Programs include wellness coaches, disease management resources and solutions that may help to identify people at risk for developing certain conditions before onset occurs.

Potential benefits of employee wellness programs

Better health outcomes

When employees are more engaged and focused on their health outcomes, they can benefit and so can employers. A healthy and happier workforce is generally a more productive one, making it a worthwhile investment for all parties involved.

Cost savings

Wellness benefits and programs encourage healthier habits like maintaining a healthy weight and getting more exercise, which may lead to improved health for employees and cost savings for employers.

Tools and resources

Access to tools and resources helps make it easier for employees to stay engaged and focused on their health. Onsite visits and online tools are designed to create greater health awareness and reinforce healthy habits.

UnitedHealthcare health and wellness programs


SimplyEngaged is an innovative incentive program that may help employees meet personal health and wellness goals. Through this program, participants learn how to make more informed health care decisions, create a personalized action plan and complete specific health actions — while getting rewarded along the way.

Know Your Numbers

The Know Your Numbers program encourages individuals to get screened for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentages. The program helps people learn about their health and how to monitor key numbers associated with diabetes and obesity.

Personal Health Support

Personal Health Support is an outreach program that identifies health care gaps and addresses them through case management and mail, phone and online outreach. It is offered through employer health plans.

Wellness Inc.

OptumHealth’s Wellness Inc. provides worksite wellness solutions for employers who want to help their employees manage their health. Services include onsite biometric screenings that help to identify risk factors and diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Diabetes Health Plan

The Diabetes Health Plan helps to prevent the onset of diabetes. Those with diabetes and pre-diabetes manage their condition more effectively. Benefits may include a healthier workforce and lower health care costs. Participants who meet certain requirements can access training and support as well as financial rewards such as waived copays and coverage for diabetic supplies and drug copays.

Find public sector health plans that include these health and wellness benefits.