The DHR – Employee Benefits manages a comprehensive health and wellness program for the City’s active and retired employees and their families. For more information about the activities listed below, contact the DHR – Employee Benefits office at 404-330-6036.

Disease Management

Contracted insurance vendors manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, coronary artery disease (including circulatory restrictions and strokes), musculoskeletal disorders (including lower back pain), and digestive disorders. These are the top five chronic diseases prevalent in our population. Your medical plan carrier may reach out to you, offering support if you are coping with any of these chronic diseases.

Incentive Program

Anthem BCBS Gatekeeper POS and Kaiser HMO non-Medicare retirees only can earn a $150 incentive for completing an annual physical examination with their Primary Care Physician. The incentive must be earned by December 1, 2023, and redeemed and rewarded by January 31, 2024.

If you think you might be unable to meet a standard for a reward under this wellness program, you might qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means. Contact the DHR – Benefits and we will work with you (and, if you wish, with your doctor) to find a wellness program with the same reward that is right for you in light of your health status.

Vendor-Sponsored Wellness Programs

The Medicare Advantage plan carriers also provide wellness programs and local fitness centers in some locations. Please check your plan website for program information.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members can stay active with a free gym membership. You can also take advantage of a personalized fitness plan, online brain health programs from AARP Staying Sharp, and Fitbit workouts you can do at home or locally with other Renew Active members.

COA Employee Wellness Center

City of Atlanta pre-age 65 retirees are eligible to use the City’s onsite health clinic. You must present a proper Medical Plan ID card.

Free medical and pharmacy services will be available to retirees only (not to dependents of retirees) who are enrolled in the non-Medicare plan options. When you use the Wellness Center, you save on office visit copays and may receive generic medications at no cost to you.

For information about the City’s Wellness Center facility, please visit