Get Paid to Quit
You can get $450 off your annual cost for medical coverage if you do not use tobacco. If you and/or your spouse/domestic partner do use tobacco, you can get the $450 annual tobacco-free incentive if all covered tobacco users complete (not just enroll in) the tobacco cessation program by the annual deadline (the 2021 deadline was June 30). “All covered tobacco users” means you and/or your spouse/domestic partner, depending on your coverage. It does not include any covered children who use tobacco.
How It Works
- When you enroll for benefits as new team member or during annual enrollment, you will have the opportunity to indicate that you and/or your spouse/domestic partner is a tobacco user interested in the Quit For Life cessation program to receive the $450 incentive off medical premiums.
- If you indicate you are interested, you will begin receiving the incentive premium rates starting January 1 or when your coverage begins.
- Look out for a call from Optum to enroll in Quit For Life.
- Anyone who has not completed the program by the annual deadline (the 2021 deadline was June 30) will have the tobacco-free incentive removed and begin paying tobacco-user premium rates starting in July.
Team members who use tobacco and who do not attest and indicate their interest during enrollment can still enroll in the Quit For Life program anytime, but they will not be eligible to earn the incentive until the next calendar year.
Note: Benefits may differ for team members outside the continental U.S.