Benefit & Pension Funds of Hospital & Health Care Employees, Philadelphia & VicinityBenefit & Pension Funds of Hospital & Health Care Employees, Philadelphia & Vicinity

What is Biometric Screening?

BiometricsBiometric screenings provide you with important information on certain health risk factors, like:

  • Total cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Waist circumference

The screening involves a set of simple tests: blood test, blood pressure and waist measurement, to help determine if you are at risk for Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome is a group of symptoms that, when occurring together, raise your risk for developing certain health problems, such as heart attack and stroke. Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome are:

  • Five times more likely to become diabetic.
  • Two to three times more likely to have a cardiovascular event.

By understanding your risk for developing Metabolic Syndrome, you can make lifestyle changes to reduce or eliminate your risk.

Who is required to participate in the screening?

Members enrolled in the Benefit and Pension Fund Medical plan are required to participate. Covered spouses are eligible to participate, but not required. If you choose not to participate, your weekly contribution towards your benefits will be increased.

Now is the time to complete your annual biometrics screening and online health assessment!

We care about your health and the biometrics program helps uncover health risks we didn’t know we had, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

This year, you have THREE options to complete your biometrics testing.

1. You can schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Physician and have your physician fax back the lab results on the physician form to Quest; or

2. You can schedule an appointment at one of our three onsite screening events; or

Date Time Location
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm Health & Wellness Fair at The Benefit Fund
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 9:00am – 2:00pm The Training and Upgrading Fund, 10th Floor
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 1:00pm – 8:00pm Union Hall Auditorium – 2nd Floor

3. You can schedule an appointment at a Quest Patient Service Center (PSC).

If you are scheduling an appointment for an onsite event or at a patient service center, you may either go online to or call the Blueprint for Wellness Call Center at 1-866-908-9440. You will need the registration key and ID number found in the mailing you received at your home address.

All information collected is personal and confidential, so your employer and the union will never see your results. As always, spouses are not required to participate, but their participation is highly encouraged. Don’t forget to go online to to complete the second part of your requirement – the online Health Assessment – and print out a completion page to keep on file for your records.

If you did not receive a mailing or have questions about the program, please contact the Benefit Fund office for more information.