Employee health and wellness is a priority for Jim Ellis.  The Jim Ellis Wellness Program is designed to help you improve your health with incentives when you complete simple tasks.  When you comply with the requirements by the due date, you avoid potential surcharges.


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Surcharges are deducted post-tax on a quarterly basis.  Upon compliance, the surcharges are discontinued at the beginning of the following quarter of compliance. 

Avoiding the Tobacco Surcharge

To avoid the separate $25 per month surcharge, you must complete the non-tobacco affidavit or be an active participant in tobacco cessation by the deadline.

  1. Obtain the non-tobacco affidavit from the Resources page or Human Resources.
  2. Complete and sign the affidavit within 60 days of your benefits effective date (or by the annual due date) to avoid the surcharge.
  3. Submit the affidavit to Yvonne Teague in Human Resources to ensure it is processed timely.

If you use tobacco products and participate in the smoking cessation program, the tobacco surcharge is waived.  Free tobacco cessation program is offered through Truth Initiative and more information on this will be coming soon.



Note: Tobacco products include all forms of tobacco, including but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes containing nicotine, vapes containing nicotine, and chewing tobacco.

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