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EGUSD’s “Your Health, Your Choice” Wellness Program
The mission of the Elk Grove Unified School District’s “Your Health, Your Choice” Employee Wellness Program is to encourage, promote and celebrate healthy choices that lead employees to a lifelong commitment to wellness. The program provides opportunities, tools and resources that empower personnel to make healthy lifestyle choices. While “Your Health, Your Choice” is separate from the AFSCME, ATU, CSEA, EGEA, EGTEAMS and PSWA bargained Wellness Rebate, some of the components of EGUSD’s wellness program are aligned with required elements of the Wellness Rebate program.

2024 Wellness Rebate

The 2024 EGUSD Employee Wellness Rebate
EGUSD employees, who are primary subscribers of EGUSD health benefits, have the opportunity to earn an Employee Wellness Rebate consistent with each group’s collective bargaining agreement and Board action for unrepresented employees. Each employee subscriber shall receive a Wellness Rebate equal to 5% of the average premium amount based on the District’s low cost health plan and the subscriber’s benefit level (single, 2 party, family) selected for that year on the condition that they submit to the District a Wellness Rebate Certification form that verifies the wellness requirements have been satisfied by the specified deadlines.
2024 Employee Wellness Rebate Certification Form
Benefitted employees must complete the Wellness Rebate Certification form with all required signatures to be eligible for the Wellness Rebate. Select the form below based on whether you are a member of Kaiser Permanente or Sutter Health Plus.
2024 Timeline Based on Negotiated Agreement with Employee Groups
The timeline and payment schedule for 2024 is as follows. The following information applies to employees of ALL employee groups.

Completed Wellness Rebate Certificate Received in Payroll on or Before Lump Sum for Arrears Months in Pay Warrant Dated Begin Monthly Rebate in Pay Warrant Dated
November 1, 2023 – January 2, 2024  N/A January 31, 2024
February 1, 2024 February 29, 2024 March 29, 2024
March 1, 2024 March 29, 2024 April 30, 2024
April 3, 2024 April 30, 2024 May 31, 2024
May 1, 2024 May 31, 2024 June 28, 2024
June 1, 2024 June 28, 2024 July 31, 2024
July 3, 2024 July 31, 2024 August 30, 2024
August 1, 2024 August 30, 2024 September 30, 2024
September 1, 2024 September 30, 2024 October 31, 2024
October 1, 2024 (no later than 5pm) October 31, 2024 November 29, 2024
2024 Wellness Rebate Amount
5% Rebate: Employee Only Employee, +1 Employee, +2
Monthly $37.35 $74.69 $105.68
Annual Maximum Rebate $448.20 $896.28 $1,268.16
The rebate amount will be included on your end-of-month pay warrant and reflected in the voluntary deduction section in the middle of the pay stub. The amounts will appear as negative amounts in the employee column and include “5%” in the description.
Employee Wellness Rebate Compensation Requirements
  • A Glucose and Cholesterol Screening.  Employees can complete the screening through their medical provider.
    Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index tests.
  • An online Health Risk Assessment through either Western Health Advantage, Kaiser Permanente, or Sutter Health Plus.
  • A Wellness Consultation with your primary/personal care provider that includes information regarding recommended age-appropriate screenings.
An email will be sent notifying employees that their completed form has been approved by Payroll and when to expect the rebate payments. 
If you have questions, please email

Health Risk Assessment

One of the required components of the Wellness Rebate is an online health risk assessment.   This completely confidential assessment, offered through your medical provider,  is an online tool that can assist you in making smarter choices, preventing disease and improving your health by examining your overall wellness — from exercise to what you eat in the morning. The assessment will ask you questions about your health and day-to-day activities. After you complete the assessment, you will receive a customized action plan to help you make healthier choices.
Kaiser Permanente – Total Health Assessment
  • Go to
  • Sign in to using your existing username and password. If you have never registered on, create a username and password.
  • Click on the “Health & Wellness” tab in the top navigation bar.
  • Go to “Programs and Classes” and  then click on the “Take Total Health Assessment” link.
  • Click on the “Start health assessment” blue button and the Total Health Assessment will open in a new tab of your browser.
Sutter Health Plus – Personal Health Assessment
  • Sign in to your account using your existing username and password.
  • If you are not a Sutter Health Plus Member Portal user, create a secure account using your Sutter Health Plus member identification (ID) number, birth date and subscriber Social Security number (SSN).
  • Select the “Health & Wellness” link in the green Quick Access area on the homepage.
  • On the Health and Wellness page, first time users must register. Select the “Register” button in the New Users box.
  • Read and accept the Terms of Use.
  • Complete the registration by entering your Sutter Health Plus member ID, birth date, gender and email address.
  • Get started by taking your personal health assessment.  Select the “Start” button in the Health Assessments module.
Western Health Advantage – Personal Health Assessment
  • Log in to using your existing username and password.
  • If you do not yet have a MyWHA Account, create a secure account using your member ID or the last four of your SSN, DOB, last name and zip code.
  • Select the “Health & Wellness” drop down and select MyWHA Wellness under Resources.
  • On the MyWHA Wellness page, click the green MyWHA Wellness Portal button under Quick Links to access Healthyroads personal health assessment (PHA).
  • Click on gray Register button to create a Healthyroads account.
  • Complete registration by entering your name, DOB, and email. Check the Terms and Conditions box, then click Next.
  • Create a username, password (that is at least 8 characters in length), and set your security question and answer, then click Register. NOTE: If you encounter any difficulties during the registration process, please call Healthyroads customer service at (877) 330-2746 for assistance.
  • Get started taking your personal health assessment by selecting the green “Take PHA” button on the homepage, or through the My Health tab.

Wellness Resources

Wellness Resources

Kaiser Permanente Programs/Resources

The below information includes tools & resources for Kaiser Permanente members to manage their health and THRIVE!
  • Email your doctor
  • Order prescriptions & view lab results
Good Health on the Go – Download the KP Mobile Apps
  • Manage your care, find nearby facilities and more
  • Stay connected wherever you go with the mobile app − for iPhone and Android.
Wellness Coaching or call 1 (866) 862-4295
  • Telephonic personalized support to help you make lasting changes
On-site Member Classes
Online programs and Resources

Sutter Health Resources

The below information includes tools & resources for Sutter Health members to manage their health:
  •  Review and access your medical records, view test results, email your doctor, pay bills and more with My Health Online.
  • Register for our interactive online health education live webinars, or watch previously recorded classes featuring Sutter Health experts.
  • Sign up to receive monthly emails with evidence-based tips for managing and preventing common health issues.
  • Explore virtual classes for pregnancy and childbirth, guided meditation, sleep and more.

Smart Nutrition

Hungry for ways to eat well and stay healthy? When you learn how to choose your food wisely, you’ll find yourself with increased energy, improved mood, better weight control, and a strong line of defense against many diseases.
The best part? It’s simple to do!

Start with your plate
Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, one quarter with a serving of protein and the last quarter with whole grains.

Make each bite count
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can help you make smart food choices for a healthier life.
How much should I eat?
The amount you should eat depends on your age, activity level, and whether you’re trying to gain, maintain, or lose weight. The USDA’s Choose MyPlate can help you pick the foods and amounts that are right for you.  
Look for the nutrition facts label on packaged foods to tell you how many calories, fat grams, and other nutrients are in each serving of food.

USDA Recommendations
Aim to follow these key USDA recommendations each day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet:
  • Balance your calories.
    Pay attention to actual portion sizes. A serving may be less than you think, and many of us are eating more calories than we realize.
  • Drink more water.
    Choose water instead of sugary drinks. You might be surprised how much sugar is in your favorite sodas and juices.
  • Vary your veggies.
    Get 5 servings of colorful veggies. A serving equals 1/2 cup of most raw or cooked vegetables, 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables, or 6 ounces of vegetable juice.
  • Focus on fruits.
    Choose 3 servings of fresh, frozen, or dried fruits. A serving is 1 small piece of fruit, 1 cup of berries or melon, 1/2 cup of other fruit (fresh, frozen, or canned without added sugar), or 1/4 cup of dried fruit.
  • Dig into dairy.
    Eat 3 servings a day of low-fat or nonfat dairy, such as milk, cheese or yogurt. A serving is 8 ounces of milk, 1 cup of yogurt, or 1 1/2 ounces of cheese (about the size of 2 dice). If you don’t or can’t drink milk, choose lactose-free products (such as soy milk and soy yogurt). Find out if you’re getting enough calcium in your diet.
  • Get a helping of whole grains.
    Eat 6 servings of grains. At least half the grains you eat should be unrefined, whole grains (such as whole wheat breads, whole-grain cereal, and brown rice). A serving is 1 slice of bread, 1 ounce dry cereal, or 1/2 cup cooked pasta, rice, or cereal.
  • Go lean with protein.
    Eat 5 1/2 ounces of lean meat, chicken, or fish. You can also serve up the equivalent amount of beans, tofu, or other protein-rich alternatives to meat.
  • Chew the right fats.
    Choose foods low in saturated fats and cholesterol and avoid trans fat (also called partially hydrogenated oil). Most of the fats you eat should be plant-based, found in olive or canola oil, nuts, and seeds. Keep total fat intake between 20 and 35 percent of your total daily calories.
  • Be selective about sugar.
    Look for foods and beverages low in added sugar. Other words for sugar you might see on food labels include sucrose, glucose, corn syrup, and fructose.
  • Reduce sodium and increase potassium.
    Eating less than 2,300 mg of sodium (about 1 teaspoon of salt) per day may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Foods high in potassium (such as potatoes, beans, tomato products, and bananas) balance some of sodium’s effects on blood pressure. Adults 51 and older and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease should eat no more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation.
    Those who choose to drink alcoholic beverages should do so sensibly and in moderation — up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.
  • Prevent food poisoning.
    Wash your hands after handling raw foods to avoid spreading bacteria and germs. Keep raw meat away from other foods, and always cook meats to the proper internal temperature. Be sure to keep food surfaces (counters, dishes, cutting boards) clean.

Information courtesy of Kaiser Permanente

HBO – Weight of the Nation

The four-part HBO Documentary Films series, The Weight of The Nation explores the obesity epidemic in America. Watch all four parts of The Weight of the Nation series.
Part 1: Consequences
Part 2: Choices
Part 3: Children in Crisis
Part 4: Challenges

EGUSD Walking Routes

One of the greatest exercises is something that you do every day – walk.  It is a simple way to add some movement to your daily routine. It doesn’t take a gym membership and you don’t have to drive anywhere to do it.  Not only will you get the benefit of the exercise, walking can help refresh your mind and give you more energy.
On October 2, 2013, the Elk Grove Unified School District and Kaiser Permanente kicked off the 2013-2014 “Your Health, Your Choice – Celebrating Wellness in EGUSD” employee wellness program with a ribbon cutting of a new walking route at the Student Support Center. The walking route is one of 18 walking paths at EGUSD schools and sites that were created through a donation by Kaiser Permanente. On-site walking areas give employees a planned route with posted mileage enabling them to get in some exercise with colleagues before school, during breaks or after school.