Come join Team King County and walk or run the 3rd annual Big Backyard 5k presented by Group Health on May 20th at Marymoor Park. This is a fun, family and dog friendly event that benefits King County Parks. If you signed up for the Parks Big Backyard Fitness Challenge this 5k counts as one of the challenges. What's better than staying healthy and supporting parks? We look forward to seeing you there! More
New Gym Discount Partners - Two new gyms have joined our Gym Discount Program. Welcome Vital Fitness Plus and ZUM. If you're thinking of joining a gym, be sure to check out our gym discount list to save money while you move more.
Seasoned and beginning riders alike take to the streets in May for Bike Month. Organized by Cascade Bike Club, Bike Month is a great time for new riders to find safety in numbers on Bike to Work Day. Everyone can make commute-time fun and fitness-focused, and register for great prizes. More
WE'RE LAUNCHING SOCIAL MEDIA WITH A CONTEST Healthy Incentives Grand Slam!
Healthy Incentives is launching social media with a contest! We want you to see what other employees are doing to stay healthy in real time, encourage each other, have fun, and create connections.
And you're not going to believe the grand prize! More
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS Know when to preauthorize your medical care
When you’re covered by SmartCare Connect, your Group Health doctors preauthorize your medical care without you having to think about it. But, in the KingCareSM plan, it’s not so straightforward. More
ONE IN 12 AMERICANS HAVE ASTHMA May is Asthma Awareness Month
Asthma is the most common reason for children to be hospitalized in King County. Washington state has one of the highest asthma rates in the nation. Asthma can’t be cured, but it can be successfully managed to reduce asthma attacks and impact on those living with asthma. More
TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING? Out with the old and in with the less toxic
Give your house a fresh start with a good spring cleaning. And win a free green cleaning kit by being one of the first 10 readers to answer the safe cleaning quiz! More
TAKE A NEW LOOK AT VITAMIN D Got Sunshine?
If you thought bone fractures were the only risk of vitamin D deficiency, think again . . . research suggests that an insufficient amount of vitamin D in the body may also play a role in a multitude of serious medical conditions, from colon cancer to multiple sclerosis. More
OWN YOUR HEALTH Six tips for taking care of yourself
In this Health Matters, we’ll give you some tips about how you can take care of yourself, the new Own Your Health topic. No matter what your situation: taking care of yourself means being good to yourself. More
EAT SMART 10 Bicycle-friendly healthy snacks
When you are on an outing, you probably want some good food to keep you fueled and having fun. There are a million options for what to eat, and here is the Healthy IncentivesSM twist on some Super Foods for your bike jersey, hydration or fanny pack. More
Choose MyPlate - 10 Tips to a great plate
Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using these 10 tips. More
QUIT TOBACCO World No Tobacco Day is May 31, 2021
Did you know that just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure and heart rate recovers from the nicotine spike. After one month, your sense of taste and smell returns and the stains on your fingernails will start to fade. More