Employees who currently use tobacco products (e.g., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, dipping, chewing tobacco, snuff, electronic cigarettes, etc), in any manner (such as smoked, inhaled, or applied to the gums) are required to select the Tobacco User rate.
The approved programs are:
- The Ohio Quit Line, 5 scheduled coaching sessions offering personalized support to help you through the quitting process
- UHACO Tobacco KnockOut – an educational course and/or individualized counseling providing tobacco cessation strategies
Please note: partial completion does not qualify for the refund or discontinuance of future surcharges. Also, tobacco cessation programs completed prior to the January 1, 2018 do not qualify for the refund.
Tobacco Cessation Quit Line
The Quit Line offers support to medical plan participants who are ready to stop smoking. It is easy to get started. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call.
Click here to learn more.
University Hospitals understands that quitting tobacco can be difficult, but you can learn to become a nonsmoker again. UHACO Tobacco KnockOut is a seven session tobacco cessation program with individual counseling resources offered by University Hospitals Accountable Care Organization. The program is led by a Certified Tobacco Cessation Specialist who provides you with the tools and ongoing support to help you successfully quit tobacco.
Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute
Assistance is also available through University Hospital Case Medical Center’s Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute with a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. This program offers:
- Individualized treatment which includes one-on-one counseling
- Covered by the UH Medical Plan with no co-pay
Call UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute to learn more at 216-844-2568 or e-mail Tobacco.Referral@uhhospitals.org.
National Cancer Institute: Step-by-Step Quit Smoking Guide
American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking
American Lung Association: additional information about smoking
Pfizer: My Time to Quit: watch a video for smart advice on taking a fresh approach to quitting and download Plan-to-Quit Cards