Spouse and dependent authorization | Stella

Spouse and dependent authorization


Before you enroll in the Stella program, we would like to provide you with some information about the health information we may ask for from you, how and why we use it, and how we protect it.  You are not required to participate in any of these programs.  Participation is completely voluntary.   However, if you choose to participate, you may receive incentives and/or information on services to help you manage your health.  If you choose not to participate, you may not receive program incentives, if any, offered by your health plan for participation in such health and wellness programs.    


What information do we obtain?   

  • Our health risk assessment (HRA) asks questions about your health status and conditions, health-related activities and behaviors.  
  • Our wellness coaching services, including, but not limited to, tobacco cessation, weight management, exercise management, stress management, heart health lifestyle, nutrition, back pain management and decision support services ask questions about your health status and conditions related to menopause, and health-related activities and behaviors related to menopause.  


How do we use your information? 

  • Information provided to us as part of an HRA may be used to identify services that may be relevant to you, including those wellness coaching services or condition management services noted above.  
  • Information provided to us as part of the wellness coaching programs may be used to help us provide you with feedback and educational information about your lifestyle, to help you in your journey to better manage your health  


How do we share and protect your information?  

  • The health information you give us as part of a health and wellness program is generally not shared with your spouse’s employer, although we may share certain information (e.g., the amount of time spent on the app), as necessary where their employer or their designated third party vendor is administering incentive awards. We will share information with our wellness coaches, nurses, and doctors, whom are involved in administering your wellness and condition management programs and health plan. We only share information with our vendors and subcontractors in accordance with applicable laws, including HIPAA, as necessary to administer your wellness and condition management programs or health plan, and anyone who receives information from us for purposes of providing you services is required to abide by the same confidentiality requirements.  
  • We take reasonable precautions to protect data and to avoid data breaches, including maintaining physical, technical, and administrative safeguards. Such safeguards may include, for example, firewalls, encryption, identity management, and intrusion prevention/detection to prevent improper access, use, and disclosure of your data in our networks. In the event of a data breach involving information you provide in connection with the wellness program, we will notify you within the time periods required by applicable laws, including HIPAA.