Tobacco is a major factor to many of the leading causes of deaths in the U.S. At SFBLI we offer a smoke-free work place and provide options for smoking cessation within our health benefits.
On January 1, 2010, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company became a tobacco free campus and has a comprehensive tobacco-free policy in place. To prepare the employees and their dependents for this policy, SFBLI WellnessWorks! is promoting the SFBLI tobacco-free program to help participants quit tobacco. The program has several choices to help participants quit tobacco.
SFBLI TobaccoFree! Program
Option 1: ACT Center on-site treatment program
As part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, The ACT center offers citizens of Mississippi a free treatment program. You begin by meeting with a physician at the program where a treatment strategy is discussed to include pharmacological interventions which will be shared with your primary care physician. Participants are required to attend weekly counseling sessions to maintain the prescriptions for the duration of the program.
Option 2: Mississippi Quit Line program
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company has contracted with MS Quit Line to provide smoking cessation services for its employees and dependents who are members of the health plan. Registration requires a $50 fee by the employee and $100 by SFBLI to start the program. Once registered the participant goes through an intake with a MS Quit Line counselor and together you agree to a tailored treatment strategy for the duration of the program.
Tailored Program A: During the program, the counselor will recommend a treatment and counsel the participation where certain pharmacological will be suggested. The first eight weeks of nicotine treatment will be covered by the program and the last four weeks will be covered by SFBLI. If you drop out of the program, you will have six months to start back where you left off. If after a six month period you do not try to complete the program, then you will be payroll deducted the $100 fee paid by SFBLI over the next six months.
Tailored Program B: During the program, the counselor will recommend a treatment and counsel the participation where certain pharmacological will be suggested. If you also work with your doctor, he or she can prescribe one of the tobacco cessation drugs on the SFB Health Plan formulary. If you choose a tier one agent, the 3 month cost would be free, a tier two agent would be free. If you complete the twelve week program, you will be reimbursed all costs of the drug co-pay.
If you drop out of the program, you will have six months to start back where you left off. If after a six month period, you do not try to complete the program, then you will be payroll deducted the $100 fee paid by SFBLI over the next six months.
Option 3: Clinical Options
Program A: You have an option to work directly with your physician as they can prescribe some medication to help you quit tobacco. Some of the medications have a behavior programs that goes along with it. Under this type of program there are no registration fees; however, if you stay tobacco-free for six months, SFBLI will cover all of your drug co-pays.
Program B: You have an option to work with the Health Care Practitioner from the Care Here Clinic in cessation of tobacco. He or she will help you with a personalized behavior change program which could include some pharmacological intervention.
The resources below will help you find local support groups and materials as well as national resources to stop using tobacco, both smoking and smokeless.
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