MCD worked with the State of Maine to develop WellStarME, a customized employee health and wellness platform specifically for members on the State of Maine health plan.
The platform is the place to go for the Health Premium Credit Program (a voluntary program providing an incentive to State of Maine employees enrolled in the health insurance plan) as well as for a way to find and easily view employee benefits, evidence-based health and wellness resources, and other customized initiatives.
During 2021, the WellStarME team added a new resource hub with more than 350 evidence-based resources on topics, such as blood pressure, diabetes prevention and management, mental health resiliency, nutrition, navigating health care, physical activity, and more.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, WellStarME provided extra support by creating three comprehensive health and wellness resource toolkits that include evidence-based resources on leading a healthy and safe lifestyle.
In addition to these resources, the WellStarME team provides lunch-and-learn presentations to different State of Maine departments, including topics on employee benefits and wellness resources, how to stay active at home, seasonal affective disorder, and more.