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    The Southeast Service Cooperative (SSC) Wellness and Health Promotion Program is designed as a tool by which to facilitate the improved overall physical, mental, and social well-being of all member participants and their familes. 
    Services in the Program Include: 
    • Local Employee Health Promotion Coordination Training
    • Biometric Testing ($16 per person for Pool Members/$20 per person for Non-Pool groups. Minimum of 20 people.)
    • Two Topical Forums Annually at SSC
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota's (BCBSM) Whole Person Support Program which includes a network of health related services, including an online health assessment for Health Pool Members.

    Looking for ways to promote wellness programming and health education to your employees? Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota has a tremendous inventory of literature and promotion materials that can be personalized to fit your organization's needs. Click here to see what's available. 


    Member vs Member Walking Challenge - Begins January 1, 2019

    In January, SSC’s Member vs. Member Walking challenge will begin. You do NOT need to be a member of the Insurance Pool to participate. Winners will be determined by number of steps AND participation percentages. Interested? Contact Nicole LaChapelle-Strumski to register your group. Wabasha-Kellogg Public Schools and The City of Spring Grove were our 2018 winners. Press Release SSC Walking Challenge FEB 2018. Groups registered so far: 
    School Groups                              Local Government
    Austin                                             City of Albert Lea
    Byron                                              City of Byron
    Fillmore Central                            City of Spring Grove 
    Goodhue                                        Fillmore County 
    Grand Meadow                             Freeborn County 
    Kasson Mantorville                      Goodhue County 
    LeRoy Ostrander                          Mower County
    Lewiston                                        Rice Steele 911 Center 
    Lyle                                                 SSC 
    PEM                                                Workforce Development
    Red Wing   

    The following programs are now available to all members of SSC’s School Health Insurance Pool. 

    Vitals SmartShopper Program

    On December 1st, the seven service cooperatives began a contest to increase enrollment in the new SmartShopper Program. It can save you money, get you a cash reward and it could make you a WINNER! Register for SmartShopper before December 31st for your chance to win your school a grant of up to $5,000. Did you know the cost for the same medical procedure can vary depending upon where you go? The difference can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. As part of your health insurance through the Minnesota Health Care Consortium, Vitals SmartShopper allows you to compare the cost of care and earn cash back (up to $500 depending on the service or procedure). To learn more, go to vitalssmartshopper.com.


    Omada® is a digital behavior change program that inspires healthy habits you can live with long term. It combines the behavior change science and unwavering support you'll need to lose weight, keep it off, and help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. More great news: MHC is offering Omada for employees and their adult family members who are enrolled in our Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota health plan—at no cost to you. Find out if you’re eligible by taking a 1-minute risk screener.  Inquire with your district’s benefits manager or contact Nicole LaChapelle-Strumski.
    Omada includes:
    • Wireless smart scale to monitor your progress
    • Professional health coach to keep you on track
    • Interactive program that adapts to you
    • Weekly online lessons to educate and inspire
    • Small group of participants for real-time support


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    SSC's Wellness Program Manager: 
    Nicole LaChapelle Strumski
    Nicole LaChapelle-Strumski                                       
    (507) 281-6674