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Wellness Incentive

The Wellness Program’s current discount will still be in effect throughout the plan year of July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

To be eligible for the Wellness Incentive for the July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 year, you and all adult members (individual over the age of 18) of your family will need to complete an annual physical and an Annual Physical Exam Verification form. The Town will not collect any PHI or any medical records, just confirmation that the routine medical exam was completed.


Town Annual Performance Evaluation Process

Department Heads will be submitting their finalized and completed evaluations to the Department of Human Resources by Wednesday, September 20th.  

The Department of Human Resources and the Town Manager's Office will review/sign the evaluations and return them back to the Department Heads by Monday, September 25.  One-on-one meetings with staff will take place between September 25th and October 13th, with all fully executed evaluations due to the Department of Human Resources by Friday, October 20th.


Town of Westerly - Fall 2017 - Training Catalog

The Human Resources Department has released the Fall 2017 - Training Catalog.  To see what training classes will be offered this fall.  

Don't see a course that you are interested in?  You can fill out a Training Course Request form online.  Please visit the Town's HR website under Training.


Blue Cross Blue Shield - RI - Prescription Drug Formulary Changes

Every year in April and October, BCBSRI make changes to their prescription formulary. There will be four types of changes taking place:

1. Brand drugs with available generic equivalents being transitioned to non-coverage. Generic versions are still covered.

2. Tier change notification for drugs moving to a higher-co-pay tier on their assigned formulary.

     a. Tier Changes

3. Formulary exclusion for products with preferred alternative available.

4. Prior authorization designation for select drugs that will now require authorization for coverage.

Individuals who will be impacted by any of the above changes will be notified by mail from BCBSRI. Individuals may receive more than one letter if they are affected by multiple changes.