Health and wellness often starts with personal fitness. We make sure our employee have access to physical activity whenever possible, providing walking paths, exercise rooms, wellness centers and more at many sites around the globe. Dow staff is present at some locations, which offer a wide array of cardio and strength training equipment plus other amenities and personal services that vary by location.
Dow U.S. employees and household members can find help to make life easier. Make one call to 1-888-488-4488 and discover free resources and support with all of life's issues. Confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides professional, confidential counseling on emotional, social and mental health issues for employees and dependents experiencing personal difficulties. Participation is voluntary and typically self-referred.
Work-life Services can save you time and energy by helping find resources for everyday needs. They can also provide up to three free consultations per year on legal and financial matters.
To help you make the most of your health care dollar, Dow makes available a number of financial incentives and discounts to its employees. Additional non-health related discounts are posted on the Dow Intranet, Keyword: Discounts.
Certain U.S. employees are eligible for partial reimbursement of certain expenses for their choice of approved physical activity, tobacco cessation, and/or nutrition/weight management expenses, as part of the U.S. site Health & Fitness Reimbursement Program.
More Information: For complete guidelines, eligibility, reimbursement amounts and Reimbursement Request form, visit the Dow Intranet, Keyword: US Reimbursement.
Dow Health Services is committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals and improve your overall health! Dow Chemical has joined forces with Weight Watchers® to bring you special savings on a valuable and convenient weight-loss solution.
With Weight Watchers Online, you can follow the plan step-by-step entirely online with interactive tools and resources like a weight tracker, progress charts, mobile apps, restaurant guides and much more. Weight Watchers Online is available in two versions specifically designed for men and women, with tailored content that speaks directly to each audience.
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It’s easy! Simply visit https://wellness.weightwatchers.com and enter the following information to receive your special Dow discount:
If you experience any problems with this Weight Watchers site, please call the Weight Watchers Wellness Hotline at 866-204-2885.
Omada (formerly called Prevent) is a breakthrough online program that inspires healthy habits you can live with long-term. It combines the behavior change science and unwavering support you’ll need to lose weight, keep it off, and help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Omada® is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program* clinical trial, which showed that people at high risk can delay or avoid developing type 2 diabetes by losing weight through diet and exercise.
Omada® uses a multi-faceted approach to both inspire and enable change. The program includes:
If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease and participate in a Dow medical plan, Dow will cover the entire cost of the program for eligible U.S. employees, pre-Medicare eligible retirees, and their adult dependents - a $700 value.
To find out if you are eligible, just take the one-minute risk screening questionnaire at www.omadahealth.com/dow.
Your participation in Omada® is voluntary and your responses will be handled confidentially. No individually identifiable data will be shared with Dow. Your responses will be stored by Omada during the term of the program.
*The Diabetes Prevention Program is sponsored by the NIH and CDC
We realize that quitting the use of tobacco is one of the most difficult things a person can do. Below are resources and references we know can help. Take that first step to beginning a longer and healthier life.
Dow has partnered with the Quit For Life® program to help you break free from tobacco use. Quit for Life helps tobacco users prepare for and successfully quit all forms of tobacco at no cost to you. The program includes: phone calls with a trained tobacco cessation Quit Coach®, optional free 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy (patch or gum), and more. Quit.4.Life is brought to you by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Alere Wellbeing.
Eligibility: The program is available to all U.S. Dow employees (and employees of Dow JVs/ subsidiaries) eligible for the Dow medical plan. In addition, retirees, spouses and dependents (age 18 and older) currently covered under Dow’s MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible benefit plans (administered by AETNA) may use the program.
To register by phone, call 866.QUIT.4.LIFE (866-784-8454); or to enroll online, visit www.QuitNow.net.
For those not eligible for Quit.4.Life under the Dow medical plan, please call 1.800.QUIT.NOW to find the state quitline nearest you, or visit smokefree.gov.
Some U.S. employees at leader-approved sites are eligible for partial reimbursement of certain expenses for their choice of approved physical activity, nutrition/weight management, and/or tobacco cessation expenses, as part of the U.S. Health & Fitness Reimbursement Program.
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Learn more about the seven key characteristics to successful quitting. The program provides relevant information and a personalized action plan built on your specific issues and behaviors related to smoking cessation. This interactive program improves your confidence and motivation while effectively addressing habits, barriers, and triggers.
This program is part of the online wellness programs that are available to Dow Aetna members through the Aetna Simple Steps Health Assessment. To access this and many other programs, go to www.aetnanavigator.com, scroll over “Health Records” and choose the “Take a Health Assessment” link.
Active employees, retirees and family members enrolled in the U.S. MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible benefit plans are eligible for coverage of tobacco cessation expenses. Eligible members can receive financial assistance for tobacco cessation consulting, nicotine replacement therapy and approved prescription drugs.
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Electronic cigarettes, more commonly called “e-cigarettes,” are a type of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) violates Dow's Tobacco Policy. Smoking in any form through the use of tobacco products (pipes, cigars, cigarettes or vaping with e-cigarettes) on Dow property is prohibited.
The following information is provided to help you work more effectively with the health care system. If any of the information contradicts advice from your personal physician, contact your physician before making any changes to your care.
Please also note that recommendations may vary from country to country. You are encouraged to check with local Health Services or your personal heath care provider for local norms and availability.
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