Our mission is to inspire Barnes Group employees and their families to achieve their best health and well-being. That’s why Barnes Group offers a variety of confidential programs designed to get and keep you healthy, regardless of your current wellness level. In partnership with LifeWorks, our Healthy Directions wellness programs provide you resources, tools and support to be your healthiest – from relieving stress, eating better, getting active, quitting tobacco to balancing work and life needs – we’ve got you covered!
Employees have the opportunity to earn up to $200 during the program year by participating in various wellness programs and activities.
Barnes Group has partnered with LifeWorks to offer a robust wellness portal where you can access our comprehensive wellness workshops, join the company wellness challenges, engage a health coach, use the health trackers, monitor your earned wellness incentives and much more!
Log in to the portal today to start earning your incentive!
Be sure to visit the wellness portal regularly for important updates throughout the program year.
First time website users must register for the member portal:
Go to login.lifeworks.com or download the LifeWorks app from the App Store® or Google Play™*(search for “LifeWorks”).
Click on the “Sign Up” button and enter your unique employee identifier. Your unique code will be BGI + hyphen (-) + first initial of your first name + the first six letters of your last name + the month and day of your birthdate (mmdd); Example: James Harrington, born March 16, 1964 – login would be BGI-JHarrin0316
You will be prompted to create a new username and passcode upon registration.
* Google Play is a registered trademark of Google Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
With the innovative LifeWorks app, you’ll have access to a confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and well-being resource, whenever you need it, and from wherever you are.
What’s more, the app acts like your digital wallet card so that you can chat with a LifeWorks expert with just a tap – anytime, anywhere. You can also quickly and easily check well-being resources right on your phone!
1. Download the free app on Android or iOS - simply search for LifeWorks.
2. Open the app and click on "Log in" to create a personal account
Biometric health screenings are an on-site offering for our employees that provide a general health check for the purpose of assessing key indicators of significant risk factors. These factors may range from the realm of cardiovascular health, diabetes or other health risks. Tests generally include:
Testing blood glucose levels
Measuring cholesterol (HDL, LDL, Ratio)
Assessing Body Mass Index (waist circumference, height, weight, BMI)
The main benefit to this wellness program offering is the education that it provides to employees. Combining these results with a health risk assessment (personal health profile) and one-on-one health coaching equips employees with important medical information that they can use in discussions with their own physicians.
The screenings are provided by Health Advocate, the nation's largest health advocacy and assistance company, and a leader in health screenings. The screenings are safe and 100% confidential.
|Normal||Less than 120||Less than 80|
|Prehypertension||120 – 139||80 – 89|
|Stage 1 Hypertension||140 – 159||90 – 99|
|Stage 2 Hypertension||160 & above||100 & above|
|Target Waist Circumference||Risk|
|40 inches or less for men||Low|
|35 inches or less for women||Low|
|Essential Fat||10% – 12%||2% – 4%|
|Athletes||14% – 20%||6% – 13%|
|18 – 39||21% – 32%||8% – 19%|
|40 – 59||23% – 33%||11% – 21%|
|60 – 79||24% – 35%||13% – 24%|
Body Mass Index (BMI)
|Normal||18.5 – 24.9|
|Overweight||25.0 – 29.9|
|Obese||30.0 & above|
Cholesterol & Glucose
|Desirable||< 200 mg/dL|
|Borderline||200 – 239 mg/dL|
|High||240 mg/dL & above|
|Low||< 40 mg/dL||<50 mg/dL|
|Average||40 – 59 mg/dL||50 – 59 mg/dL|
|Excellent||60 & above||60 & above|
|Borderline||130 – 159 mg/dL|
|High||160 mg/dL & above|
|Low risk||< 3.6|
|Average risk||3.6 – 5.0|
|High risk||> 5.0|
|Low||< 70 mg/dL||< 70 mg/dL|
|Normal||70 – 99 mg/dL||70 – 140 mg/dL|
|Borderline||100 – 125 mg/dL||—|
|High||126 & above||141 & above|
About Cholesterol Screenings:
The testing device, strips and method we use have been approved by, and follow the guidelines of, the NCEP (National Cholesterol Education Program). Non-fasting fingerstick cholesterol with glucose testing is an effective screening tool. It will, however, not produce precisely the same results as a venipuncture (blood draw from a vein) cholesterol test would. This is primarily due to tissue fluid that is present in the finger, and not in the vein. As a result, the accuracy of the non-fasting fingerstick cholesterol test will typically be approximately 5% less accurate than non-fasting venipuncture results. Many physiological factors can influence cholesterol levels, such as fasting, alcohol consumption, diet, exercise and stress, which can affect the test results from day to day and month to month. Therefore, it's not unusual for test results from a previous test to vary from the test results from today's test. Other factors that may interfere with the fingerstick test are: high doses of Vitamin C (usually 1,000 mg or more), blood iron levels (above 55% or below 30%), certain medications, alcohol consumption in the past 24 hours, or hand creams that contain glycerol. Also, cholesterol will be temporarily low during acute illness, chronic liver disease, cancer, or during extreme stress. The goal for our on-site health screenings is to alert people to potential health concerns, as opposed to making a diagnosis. Please share your results with your healthcare provider.
Our health plan is committed to helping you achieve your best health. Rewards for participating in a wellness program can be earned by all employees.
If it is unreasonably difficult due to a medical condition for you to achieve the standards for the incentive under this program, or if it is medically inadvisable for you to attempt to achieve the standards for the incentive under this program, you might qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means. Call LifeWorks at 1-888-456-1324 and they will work with you to understand your limitations and develop another way to qualify for the incentive.
LifeWorks and Barnes Group consider the privacy and security of your personal information a top priority. No one at Barnes Group will have access to your individual health assessment, biometric screening results or other healthy activity results unless you volunteer the information. In addition, LifeWorks’ systems are designed to ensure the protection of your data, using the highest security standards.
Transform Diabetes Care
A personalized, connected approach to reduce complexity, improve outcomes, and help you manage your diabetes.
Testing and tracking your blood glucose levels is critical to successfully managing your diabetes, but it can be a time-consuming, manual process.
Now, there’s a better way. We’d like to introduce you to the Livongo connected meter - with this connected meter, every time you test your blood glucose levels, your numbers will be automatically sent to a secure online account.*
With Livongo, you can easily:
- Track your levels, see trends, and share your data with whomever you choose**
- Get unlimited test strips and lancets delivered to your door with no out-of-pocket cost.
- Get personalized tips in real-time to help you stay on track and make informed choices.
Get Started Today
To be eligible to enroll in this free voluntary program, you must be a Barnes Group Inc employee or family member that is enrolled in one of our medical plans and who is diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Visit Start.Livongo.com or call your dedicated Livongo Team at 1-800-945-4355. You’ll need to provide your registration code, "barnesgroup".
Additional Program Benefits Include:
- Diabetes monitoring visits at any MinuteClinic® location.
Get two monitoring visits per year at no out-of-pocket cost to you. These visits are designed to help prevent diabetes-related conditions and include:
- A1c testing, foot exams, body mass index (BMI) assessment, diet consultation, and blood pressure and cholesterol checks.
No appointment is necessary, just bring the program voucher with you to any MinuteClinic location.
- Personalized, one-on-one coaching with a pharmacist.
Need help managing your diabetes medications? If you pick up at a CVS Pharmacy®, stop in and speak to a pharmacist. If you get delivery by mail, call the number on your member ID card to speak with a CVS Caremark® pharmacist.
*Barnes Group offers this program at no cost to you. Program availability is subject to change. You will be notified if the program is no longer available. This program is not a substitute for medical care provided by your doctor and is not a replacement for the advice or treatment you may be receiving from your doctor for your diabetes. In the event of a medical emergency, contact 9-1-1.
**By participating in this program, you are consenting to Livongo sharing your personal information, including health information such as your glucose readings, with CVS Caremark to help you manage your diabetes. Information shared with CVS Caremark is protected by HIPAA and may result in a CVS Caremark pharmacist reaching out to you. CVS Caremark may also coordinate with your health care provider.