WELLNESS FOR LIFE
J M Smith Corporation wants to encourage employees to take care of their health.
Your health is of great value to J M Smith. All preventive care below is covered under the plan at 100%,
including an annual physical.
Mammograms: The American Cancer Society and the Mayo Clinic advise women
to begin having annual mammograms at age 40. Women in their 20s and 30s are advised to have a clinical
breast exam about every three years. Women 30 and older also should have an annual clinical breast exam.
If your mother had breast cancer, it is recommended that you get a mammogram in your 30s.
Pap Tests: Women should get screened for cervical cancer about 3 years after
they start having vaginal sex, according to the American Cancer Society. They should also get a screening
no later than 21 years old.
PSA (Prostate): Certain people are more at risk for prostate cancer, including
African Americans and those who have a family history of the disease. A prostate exam is recommended once a
man is at age 40. Major risk factors for prostate cancer include age, race, and family history.
- Annual Physical
Colonoscopy: Adhering to colon cancer screening guidelines is one of the best
ways to prevent colon cancer. In general, your risk of developing colon cancer increases as you age. If this
is your only risk factor, you are considered “average risk.” Other factors in your personal and family medical
history may increase your risk. The simplest way for average-risk individuals to prevent colon cancer is to
receive colon cancer screening starting at age 50 and continuing through age 75.
Optional but recommended screenings:
Vision: The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone has a complete
eye exam once in your 20s and twice in your 30s if you have good vision and healthy eyes. Those who wear contact
lenses should see an eye specialist every year. The Academy recommends a baseline eye disease screening at 40
and a complete eye exam annually or every two years after age 65.
Hearing: A hearing exam is recommended in order to diagnose hearing loss. This
exam will include a variety of tests to ensure understanding speech and ability to identify tones. There are
some tests performed in a physician’s office that do not qualify under the JMSC preventive measure coverage of
100%. There is coverage for these tests, however they may be subject to the deductible and coinsurance. Such
tests include but are not limited to: XRays, EKGs, and anything resulting in a diagnostic procedure.
SURCHARGES: JMSC charges employees a surcharge in order to encourage good health practices.
- $50 per month if you are a tobacco user.
"No Tobacco" means no use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco and all types of smoke-less tobacco.
Anyone hired in 2023 before July 1, 2023 must quit smoking in 2023 in order to meet requirements.
Those hired after July, 1, 2023 will have until the following term to comply, i.e. – they have the remainder
of 2023 and all of 2024 before the surcharge applies.
$50 per month if you do not have your preventative care completed.
NOTE – Preventative care is covered 100% by JMSC.
$125 per month if your spouse is working for an Employer that offers a medical benefits plan
and they are eligible to enroll for such benefits, but choose not to enroll for any reason.
Employees who enroll a spouse will receive an affidavit from the Corp Benefits coordinator for completion.
At J M Smith Corporation, we strive to be a “healthy company.” The health and wellness of all J M Smith
Corporation employees and their families is important to us. Our comprehensive medical insurance and wellness
programs help employees and their families achieve personal health success.
Generics - free.
Brand - You pay 20%, Plan pays 80%.
How to be compliant*
You must set up monthly appointments with the Palmetto Proactive practitioner at your
location (regional employees: with the Palmetto Proactive practitioner that has been assigned to you). It is
YOUR responsibility to initiate these monthly appointments. If you do not comply with your monthly
appointments, you will NOT receive free medications. You and your Palmetto Proactive practitioner will set goals
once you initiate your first appointment.
* Compliancy is tracked once a quarter. For example: If you do NOT make your MONTHLY
appointments for January, February and March (all three months, not one, not two) – you will NOT receive your
FREE medications for April, May, June.
Together, we can accomplish these goals by learning about healthy lifestyles choices, taking advantage of
annual physicals, wellness checkups, and working to control the costs associated with our medical insurance program.
It is important that you understand from the start, J M Smith Corporation will not
have access to your medical records. You will maintain strict privacy between you and your healthcare
professional and health coach.
If it is unreasonably difficult for you to participate in any of our wellness programs, please see HR, and
we will work with you to find an alternate.