Reminder: Tobacco attestation for employees enrolled in a WVU Medicine medical plan due Oct. 31

Friday, October 16, 2020

In June, WVU Medicine suspended its 2020 Wellness Rewards Program to evaluate the path moving forward. While the Wellness Rewards Program was suspended, the organization recognizes that it is essential to educate employees and their covered spouses on the risks of tobacco use and provide resources to help eliminate tobacco use. Tobacco is a leading cause of health issues in the United States and the most preventable risk factor for individuals.  

Employees who are enrolled in a WVU Medicine medical plan as of Sept. 1 will need to complete the tobacco attestation in order to avoid the tobacco surcharge in 2021.

Employees who do not complete the attestation, will pay a tobacco surcharge of $25 per pay for employee-only coverage or $50 per pay if the spouse is covered, beginning January 2021.

For details on how to complete the attestation, click here.

Local 814 Employees

Please refer to your collective bargaining agreement for information regarding your wellness program for 2021. 

Employees who have questions about the attestation and the tobacco cessation programs, may contact HROneSource at 833-599-2100 or