Windstream Annual Benefits Enrollment Windstream

Tobacco Surcharge/Quit Plan

Loading Video...

Runtime: 2:07


This 2016 Benefits segment covers the tobacco use surcharge and how you can kick the habit!

There are many reasons to quit using tobacco! Your health and your family are the big ones…and the cost, not just for the products, but also for the doctor and dentist visits related to the effects of tobacco use.  

Quitting now can save you thousands of dollars – just trying to quit will also save you lots of money on your insurance cost.

If you enroll in a Windstream medical plan, you will be asked if you or your spouse use tobacco products. This includes cigarettes, cigars, e-cigs, smokeless tobacco and even hookas. If you or your spouse uses tobacco, a $50 monthly surcharge will be applied for you and/or spouse. 

We know quitting IS hard, but Windstream IS committed to helping you reach your health goals.

You have the company’s support through a tobacco cessation program managed by Healthyroads, and the $50 surcharge will be removed upon completing the program. 

A coach will help you create a “quit plan” customized to your needs.

Eight weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy are also included in the program at no cost to you. 

You can start today!

The surcharge will not apply to anyone who completes the tobacco cessation coaching program by the end of this year.

If you don’t quit before Dec. 31, but you complete 4 coaching sessions between January 2016 and March 31, 2016, then the monthly surcharge will be stopped for 2016 and refunded.

That’s right, you just have to try to quit. But wouldn’t it be great if you really were able to quit?

Coaching sessions are scheduled at least one week apart and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Don’t wait any longer to become free from nicotine. Call Healthyroads at 877.330.2746.