King County Employee Health & Well-Being: Programs available in 2018

King County cares about the health, well-being, and safety of our employees. It’s part of our commitment to Investing in You. Below you’ll find a wide variety of programs and activities that are available for your enjoyment and to support your health and well-being goals. Check back in the coming months as we add new opportunities based on your input.

Activity Description Cost to employee

Physical Activity

Onsite activity centers King County maintains activity centers in over 20 worksites for ongoing employee use. Many have been upgraded or remodeled, so check them out! No cost to employees
Gym discounts Many gyms and fitness centers throughout the Puget Sound region offer discounts to King County employees and their families. We will continually update this page as more discounts are offered. Cost of membership or classes minus the discount

Healthy Eating & Nutrition

CSA @Work Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) are weekly produce deliveries. In 2017, 13 worksites participated. Check back in early 2018 for more information on the next season. Cost ranges from $18-$30 per week
Weight Watchers King County pays for half of your subscription to Weight Watchers. Members can participate online, at community meetings, or at work. $19.11 per month for at work or community meetings, $8.48 for online participants

Stress Reduction & Supportive Workplace

Onsite lactation & Wellness rooms King County maintains rooms for employees to rest and for new mothers who wish to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. No cost to employees
Mindfulness training King County offers trainings to support employees in reducing stress and to learn how to apply mindfulness to your daily work. No cost to employees
Employee Assistance & Making Life Easier A program for employees and their families to address workplace stress, conflict with coworkers, personal counseling, legal services, and more. No cost to employees
Financial Well-Being A resource to increase financial wellness including budget building, paying down debt, planning for retirement, and more. Also visit the King County Retirement website for other resources. No cost to employees

Take Care of Your Health

Living Well With Chronic Conditions Online workshops to help people learn how to manage their chronic health conditions and improve their quality of life. No cost to employees
Quit for Life Telephone and online assistance for those with the goal of quitting tobacco. No cost to benefits-covered employees and covered spouses/partners
Onsite flu shots Offered every fall, King County provides flu vaccinations in over 30 worksites. No cost to benefits-covered employees
Wellness resources through your health plan Visit Kaiser Permanente or Regence to learn more about online health risk assessments and other wellness resources. Most resources are free for benefits-covered members

Volunteer

Goat Hill Giving Garden King County employees maintain a Giving Garden in downtown Seattle where we grow food for those in need. No cost to employees

 

Have an idea, want to ask a question or share feedback?
Email us: For now, our email address will still be HealthyIncentives@kingcounty.gov. Contact us any time to ask a question, share an idea, or offer up a suggestion. We’d love to hear from you!
Visit our site: For now, we’ll continue to maintain the Healthy Incentives website. The site will be “under construction” while we add new programs and services, so please pardon our dust!
Call us: If you’d prefer to have a conversation about your thoughts or ideas, please call 206-263-8222.

 

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  1. many employees live outside King county- have you considered expanding some of these benifits to places in Pierce county or Snohomish ?

    1. Hello Bobbi! Thanks for your question. Some of the activities do cross King County borders. For example, some of the gym discounts are for gyms outside of King County, the community meetings for Weight Watchers are in many counties throughout Washington, and Making Life Easier has counselors throughout the US. As we move forward in making new opportunities available, we will be sure to consider those employees who live outside of King County – thanks for the reminder!

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