Employee Wellness Program

Breast/Chest Cancer Webinar

Breast/chest cancer impacts more people than you might think. Join Rachel Dauer, director of Carol’s Wish Financial Navigation, Jill Fricker, a state executive director at Colorado Susan G. Komen, CDPHE, and DHR to learn about chest cancer, screening options, and your related health care benefits.

Webinar Informaiton

Date/Time: Oct. 27, 2021 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Location: Zoom (Register for the webinar today!
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

About our Speakers

Rachel Dauer is a patient financial navigator specializing in reducing financial toxicity in cancer patients. She is a member of Colorado’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program Advisory Board and has previously worked closely with breast cancer survivors as a financial navigator with Susan G. Komen Colorado. Rachel currently serves as the director of Carol’s Wish Financial Navigation, a program of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance. 

Jill Fricker has served the Colorado nonprofit sector for more than two decades. She is the recipient of several local and national awards for her work and currently serves as Susan G. Komen's state executive director for Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada. Jill was the executive director of a Denver-based organization serving immigrants and refugees and previously held roles providing training and technical assistance on program and organizational best practices to health and school-based organizations. Jill's passion for the mission of Komen was sparked when her mom was battling metastatic breast cancer 15 years ago, and she remains committed to ensuring everyone has access to timely and quality care.

Flu Clinics Return in 2021

The seasonal flu vaccine is extremely important this year, as having the flu can increase your risks for complications should you become infected with the COVID-19 virus. Beyond that, it’s simply the #1 thing you can do to protect yourself from getting sick.

There is one more flu clinic session left in the season:

Dept. of Transportation, Oct 28, 2021, 7 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at 2829 W. Howard Pl., Denver.


Kaiser & Cigna Members Incentive Program

MotivateMe - an incentive program where you can get rewarded for the healthy actions you take.

With the State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program, MotivateMe, both Kaiser and Cigna members will get awarded for the health actions you take.  You'll work toward achieving real results that mean a real, healthy change for you.

If you are enrolled in one of the State's medical plans under Kaiser Permanente or Cigna, you are eligible to earn 240 points in order to receive a $20 off per month premium reduction for the FY 2021-2022 plan year.

Here's How It Works for both Kaiser and Cigna Members!

  • Visit myCigna.com and click “View my Incentives” on the MotivateMe Incentive tile. Then select goals for a full list of incentives available to you.

There you will find:

  • A list of healthy actions and goals
  • Details on how to get started
  • Instructions on how to redeem and earn your rewards

Then complete the following steps:

  • Complete a health assessment and create your health wish list
  • Participate in healthy activities to earn points

Collect your $20 monthly discount by completing activities by the annual deadline (June 15, 2022)

New employees hired before March 1st must complete the health risk assessment to receive the premium reduction for the current plan year and must earn 240 points to earn the premium reduction for the following plan year. 

New employees hired after March 1st must complete the health risk assessment to receive the premium reduction for the current plan year and the following plan year. New employees hired after March 1st do not need to earn 240 points to get the premium reduction for the following plan year.


STATE OF HEALTH is a new program offered to state employees enrolled in Cigna or Kaiser Permanente* with chronic health conditions who want to improve their health. STATE OF HEALTH participants will have their own personal health coach who works closely with Everside (formerly Paladina) care teams to engage in all aspects of health improvement, including:

  • Focus on your self-determined needs, health challenges, and goals
  • Nine health coaching sessions (with Everside, CSEAP, or Cigna/Kaiser health coach)
  • Skill groups on various health improvement topics (exercise, nutrition, stress management, goal setting, healthy communication skills, and getting better sleep and rest)
  • Health status assessment (including biometrics) when you start and every 90 days
  • Optional elements (tobacco quit-line, diabetes prevention, and behavioral health support)

STATE OF HEALTH is available to state employees who are enrolled in Cigna or Kaiser Permanente* and have chronic conditions, such as: diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, depression, or tobacco dependence.

*It should be noted that while Kaiser members are now eligible to apply, the program has only just begun implementing Kaiser and members may be placed on a waitlist.

View the STATE OF HEALTH webinar below to learn more about the pilot program.

Email state_wellness@state.co.us if you have any questions.

Kaiser and Cigna Members Meet Your Onsite Health Coach, Kelly Bethke, RN

State of Colorado is committed to your health – both physically and emotionally. As part of your employer’s wellness strategy, onsite health coaching is another example of a continued investment in you and your health. You can meet with Kelly if you are a Cigna Member or a Kaiser Member.

Kelly provides personal, one-on-one coaching to help improve your overall health – physically and emotionally. Working together, you and your coach can create a plan to help you meet your personal health and lifestyle goals. 

You can talk about almost anything health related, such as reducing stress or quitting tobacco; nutrition, exercise and weight loss; and health conditions such as improving high blood pressure and high cholesterol.     

Your Personal Health Information (PHI) is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Coach “Code of Conduct.” Your managers and coworkers cannot access your PHI. 

Discount Program for State Employees

The State of Colorado offers employee discounts through BenefitHub. Check out the deals!



Questions? Email state_wellness@state.co.us