What you need to know.

The Hydrate Your Health Wellness Program is designed to help you maintain a high level of wellbeing through nutrition, activity, stress management, and illness prevention and management. Our program includes a comprehensive Biometric Screening with Nicotine testing, a Personal Health Questionnaire, and wellness challenges throughout the year with opportunities to earn up to $200 in rewards. New for 2022, we have added a 4th step, completion of the COVID-19 vaccine.

You are eligible for this voluntary program if you are a team member enrolled in a Niagara medical plan on 1/1/2022.

Complete ALL of the following activities to avoid paying the Wellness Surcharge. The Surcharge is $40/pay period.

  1. Complete your Personal Health Questionnaire (PHQ): The PHQ is an online confidential questionnaire through Virgin Pulse, available between 12/15/2021 - 2/28/2022.
  2. Participate in a Biometric Screening: You’ll decide where you want to complete your Biometric Screening - whether it’s an at-home test kit, Quest Lab, or a Niagara on-site event (if available). More information coming in December.
  3. Test Negative for Nicotine: During the Biometric Screening, participate in a free Nicotine Test and test negative for nicotine use.
  4. Certified Completion of COVID Vaccine: For program purposes, we will recognize all vaccination completions in 2021 and through 2/28/2022. Share your vaccine record with Niagara HR.
Complete all 4 activities, or you will see a $40 wellness surcharge starting May 2022. You will have the opportunity to complete 6 coaching sessions with our Personal Health Coaching program to earn a refund of surcharges. When you score healthy ranges for your biometric screening and complete other wellness activities, you can earn up to $200 at the rewards mall!


Complete the Alternative Program: If you choose not participate in one or more wellness activities, you may complete the alternative program, Personal Health Coaching. When you complete 6 coaching sessions prior to 9/30/2022, you will earn a refund of the Wellness Surcharges.

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Rewards for participating in a wellness program are available to all eligible Team Members/spouses. If you think you might be unable to meet a standard for a reward under this wellness program, you might qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by a different means. Contact the Benefits Department. We will work with you (and, if you wish, with your doctor) to develop another way to qualify for the reward.

A Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) has been designed to assist you with better understanding the coverage being offered to you, and to allow you to compare coverage options. The SBC is available on www.niagarabenefits.com. A paper copy is also available, free of charge, by calling 909-230-5000.

Niagara Bottling permits INSURERS to offer employees of Niagara Bottling certain voluntary insurance programs. Whether you choose to enroll in any of these programs is completely optional and voluntary. Niagara Bottling does not make a contribution towards the cost of these programs and employees pay the full cost of premiums on an after-tax basis. Niagara Bottling does not sponsor, maintain, endorse, recommend, or promote these voluntary programs. Niagara Bottling'S involvement regarding these voluntary insurance programs is strictly limited to allowing the insurer access to employees to publicize these programs and Niagara Bottling may perform certain ministerial functions such as payroll deduction and forwarding employee premium payments to the insurer. Niagara Bottling does not receive any consideration in the form of cash or otherwise in connection with the program, other than reasonable compensation, excluding any profit, for administrative services actually rendered in connection with payroll deductions. Accordingly, these voluntary insurance programs are not subject to ERISA and related regulations. All questions or claims regarding these programs should be directed to the insurer.

All benefit plans are governed by master policies, contracts, and plan documents. In the event of any inconsistency between the information contained herein and the applicable plan documents, the provisions of the plan documents shall prevail. Niagara Bottling reserves the right to amend, suspend or terminate any benefit plan, in whole or in part, at any time. The authority to make such changes rests with the Plan Administrator.