How about a little coaching?

What if you could get confidential, professional health and wellness coaching by phone with the same expert who gets to know you, makes a plan, and monitors your progress over time all at no cost? You can!


Your Highmark Blues On Call coach can talk to you about weight, nutrition, exercise, stress, or how to improve your health in general. One professional – a dietitian, exercise physiologist, or nurse – will be your coach until you achieve your goals.


To sign up, go to the Highmark website or call 1-800-433-9906.


Also as part of your Alcoa medical benefit, you may get a phone call from a Highmark Blues On Call Health Coach offering free, confidential help if you have:

  • a chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, or asthma
  • an acute illness or injury
  • a new diagnosis
  • not filled your prescriptions consistently
  • completed a Health Questionnaire and requested more information

Of course, it’s your call whether or not you want to work with a Health Coach. And, Alcoa doesn't receive information from Highmark about employees who are being coached.  



NEW! Learn more about Alcoa Healthy Rewards


Access this tutorial at your convenience, 24/7, to find out how to complete the Alcoa Healthy Rewards program – and be rewarded with good health and $300!


The Alcoa Healthy Rewards program offers online and telephonic health and wellness tools designed to help you

  • Be well
  • Get fit
  • Manage your weight
  • Eat more healthfully
  • Stop smoking
  • Control stress 
  • Better understand your health risk factors and how to reduce your risk


These activities were selected to complement the Alcoa Global Wellness Initiative, which focuses on increasing physical activityencouraging healthy nutritionbeing tobacco-free and enhancing well being.


The program, powered by Highmark and WebMD, is available beginning January 1. Complete the program requirements by October 31, 2014, and receive a taxable reward of $300 in your December 2014 pay.


Employees eligible for the reward are:

  • Salaried, non-bargained and same as salaried bargained groups in the 2014 version of Choices
  • Employees in the 2014 version of Choices group who elected HMO coverage
  • U.S. expatriates covered by Alcoa’s Global Plan


You access the Healthy Rewards website through Your Benefits Resources.


Spouses and family members of eligible employees can participate, although they will not receive the cash reward. The program is voluntary and confidential, and your personal health information will not be shared with Alcoa.


Learn more about Alcoa Healthy Rewards, including how to access the website and what is required to receive the reward, in this Program Guide.