New programs get you on the path to feeling better

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Employee Benefits Bulletin

Investing in You

New programs get you on the path to feeling better

King County is offering several new Health Support Programs through Regence BlueShield to employees and family members covered by KingCare and KingCare Select medical plans.

These programs provide extra support when you need it. For example, you may need help understanding a new diagnosis, managing a chronic condition, or handling an illness.

Programs for employees in the Regular and Transit ATU 587 benefit groups

SpecifiCare: Nurse support for people with chronic or serious conditions

If you have a chronic or serious illness or injury, or a condition that requires complex care, a SpecifiCare nurse is available to offer telephone-based confidential support to you and your family members.

A SpecifiCare nurse may call you to offer assistance or you can call 866-543-5765.

BabyWise: Maternity Support

If you’re a parent-to-be, BabyWise offers a 24/7 nurse advice line, support and education from a maternity nurse care manager, and a smartphone app with tips and tracking tools.

For more information, see the BabyWise flyer. To enroll, call 888-JOY-BABY (888-569-2229).

Programs for all Regence members

AbleTo: Emotional Support

This eight-week virtual and video-visit program helps people manage the stress, anxiety, and depression associated with a medical condition, such as chronic pain, heart attack, or diabetes, or a recent life event, such as divorce or loss of a loved one. AbleTo offers support from licensed therapists, behavioral coaches, and digital tools. Watch this video to learn more.

AbleTo may contact you if you qualify for this program. Or, if you would like to get started, call 833-881-1464 or go to AbleTo.

Omada: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Support

If you or a family member have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, the Omada for Diabetes program provides support to help you reach your health goals, whether that’s losing weight, managing diabetes, or improving your overall health. Omada provides a health coach, supportive peer group, diabetes education, and devices you need, including continuous glucose monitors, glucose meter and strips, and connected scale, all at no cost.

Go to Omada Health for more information and to enroll.


Health Support Programs


For more information about these and other programs offered by King County medical plans, go to Health Support Programs or contact Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations at 206-684-1556 or