Weight Watchers At Work
We have seen exciting progress over the past year and we are encouraged by the success and impact of the program. Nearly half of program participants in over 10 different meeting locations statewide lost 5% or more of their total body weight and we are excited to see the results!
As 2013 comes to an end, the 18-week Weight Watchers at Work Meeting Series is also winding down. Members currently participating in the series will need to complete and return the participation certificate [PDF 20K] in order to remain eligible to participate in future Weight Watchers programs offered by AlaskaCare at no cost. AlaskaCare members who fail to submit this form will be considered as not having met the participation requirements and will be responsible for all costs associated with future participation in the program.
The next 18-week series will begin in January with dates, times, and locations to be announced soon.
- Enrollment information
- Participant requirements
- Meeting locations
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Attendance/participation certificate [PDF 20K]
Registration will take place at meeting locations beginning the week of August 5, 2013. Note that for every week you delay registering it will count as a missed meeting for the participation criteria.
18-week series Participant Requirements (beginning the week of August 5, 2013)
The following requirements must be met for AlaskaCare members to participate at no cost:
- You must be eligible for the AlaskaCare Employee Health Plan
- You must attend at least 15 meetings in the 18-week series
- You must attend State of Alaska Weight Watchers At Work meetings
Currently Available At Work Meeting Locations
- Atwood Building (Tuesdays)
- 550 West Seventh Avenue
- 11th Floor, Kuparuk Conference Room
- Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.
- Contact: Jonne Slemons
- Brady Building
- 1031 West 4th Avenue
- 5th floor conference room
- Thursdays, noon
- Contact: Rebecca Karstetter
- Division of Seniors & Disabilities Services
- 550 W 8th Ave. Room 201
- Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.
- Contact: Teresa Clark
- Frontier Building
- 3601 C Street Room 880 or 896
- Mondays, 11:45 a.m.
- Contact: Deedee Raymond
- Snowden Building
- 820 West 4th Avenue
- Training Room
- Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.
- Contact: Judy Francis-Woods or Beth Adams
- 751 Old Richardson Highway
- Room 100
- Wednesdays, 5 p.m.
- Contact: Jaylene Day
- State Office Building
- 333 Willoughby Avenue
- 6th floor video conference room
- Thursdays, noon
- Contact: Kathryn Setzer
- Goldbelt Building
- 801 West 10th Street, Suite B (DOP Payroll Service Center)
- First Floor Conference Room
- Mondays, noon
- Contact: Rachel Atkinson
- Mendenhall Valley
- Vintage business park, 3030 Vintage Boulevard (across from Safeway)
- Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) Office
- Thursdays, noon beginning August 8
- Contact: Carol Druyvestein
- Kenai Court House
- 125 Trading Bay Drive, Jury Assembly Room
- Thursdays, noon (beginning 9/19)
- Contact: Jyll Davis
- Palmer Court Building
- 435 S Denali Street
- Thursdays, 4:45 p.m.
- Contact: Karen Lee
- Office of Children’s Services
- 695 East Parks Hwy Unit #3
- Wednesdays, 4 p.m.
- Contact: Julie Hubbard
Weight Watchers At Work Frequently Asked Questions
- Contact Weight Watchers
- Am I an AlaskaCare member?
- I’m an AlaskaCare member, what is my proof of eligibility?
- I am a dependent of an AlaskaCare member; may I still participate in the program?
- I am not an AlaskaCare member; can I still join the Weight Watchers at Work meetings? Am I allowed to participate?
- How can I start a meeting at my location?
- What is required to be a Location Coordinator/Liaison?
- I won’t be able to attend a registration meeting the week of August 5. Can I still join?
- Will I receive a warning notification if I am close to losing my eligibility?
- I lost my eligibility last time, can I still join?
- What is Meeting Series, and how is it different from Monthly Pass?
- Why the change to Series instead of Monthly Pass?
- There aren’t any meetings at or near my location. What are my options?
- What is the attendance policy? What happens if I miss more than the allowed missed meetings?
- Can I go to other Weight Watchers meetings?
- Are there discounts for Weight Watchers products?
- I’m a monthly pass member. Can I attend these meetings?
- I’m not an AlaskaCare member – how much will Weight Watchers At Work cost me?
- If a Weight Watchers meeting falls on a holiday, will that count as an absence?
- Can members who have reached Lifetime status continue to attend the Weight Watchers at Work meetings?
(855) 446-4786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At registration please provide the Weight Watchers at Work leader your health insurance card. If you do not provide your card you will be registered as a self-pay member and will not be reimbursed.
Yes, qualified dependents are eligible for cost-covered participation, however you must attend State of Alaska Weight Watchers at Work meetings in order to meet the participation requirements. Attendance of other Weight Watchers meetings does not meet eligibility requirements.
Yes, any State of Alaska employee is welcome to join the Weight Watchers at Work meetings, however only AlaskaCare members are eligible to participate at no cost. Please see question #20 for more details.
Someone from the location must volunteer to serve as a location coordinator/liaison with Weight Watchers. Locations must have 15 people committed to joining the meetings. Participants do not need to be AlaskaCare members to join. Please contact Audrea Evans at email@example.com or (907) 465-2334 immediately if you believe you have enough interest at your location.
The location coordinator is the point of contact at the meeting site for the Weight Watchers at Work leader. The coordinator is responsible for finding a meeting room, holding some Weight Watchers materials and equipment at the location for the weekly meetings, helping set up the meeting room, and occasionally circulating information about meeting time and location changes.
You are responsible for keeping track of the meetings that you miss. Weight Watchers and AlaskaCare will not be contacting participants with information about their attendance status.
Previous participants in the Weight Watchers at Work program will be eligible to register in the program beginning August, 2013. However, once a member has lost eligibility due to lack of participation they will lose their eligibility status indefinitely. This means if a participant does not meet the attendance requirements in the 18-week series and loses eligibility, they will not automatically regain it during the next benefit year.
Just like Monthly Pass, Meeting Series brings Weight Watchers meetings right to your work location. The State of Alaska is offering an 18-week Meeting Series, which means that once 15 people at your location have purchased the Series, Weight Watchers will guarantee a meeting at your location for 18 weeks. At the end of the Series, you can choose whether or not you’d like to purchase the next Series. This differs from Monthly Pass, where your participation is measured on a monthly basis. Weight Watchers’ Meetings are structured the same way, whether you participate in a Series or Monthly Pass.
The series program is a shorter time commitment and allows for registration multiple times per year. Additionally, it is easier to administer and will result in a more efficient process for both members and staff. The series program also commits Weight Watchers to maintaining meeting locations throughout the entirety of the series regardless of participation – providing members with stable, unchanging meeting locations.
AlaskaCare members must attend 15 out of the 18 meetings to be eligible for no-cost program participation. If this requirement is not met, the member is no longer eligible to participate at no cost.
There is no attendance requirement for paying participants.
No, this offering is for the At Work program only in your area. View available at work meeting locations.
At this point there are no additional discounted rates with Weight Watchers. However, Weight Watchers offers "special of the week" discounts for specific items.
The State of Alaska Weight Watchers at Work will only be open to members enrolled in the 18-week series program. If you would like to participate in our meetings and are currently a monthly pass member you will need to cancel your monthly pass membership and register for the series program at one of our [At Work meeting locations]
Members must cancel their own Monthly Pass by calling (866) 204-2885 or visit WeightWatchers.com/MonthlyPassCancellation. If calling, members should mention the request for cancellation is due to their work location opening an At Work series.
Please note: Members will lose access to eTools from the time Weight Watchers cancels the monthly passes until week one of the new series, when the leader will provide the series eTools vouchers. Continuing members will be able to retrieve all online history from previous eTools. The leader will provide extra paper weekly trackers for member use during this time.
Any State of Alaska employee is welcome to join the Weight Watchers at Work meetings, however only AlaskaCare members are eligible to participate at no cost.
The cost for the 18-week Weight Watchers at Work series is $186. The Weight Watcher’s location leader will be able to accept money order, cash, check, or credit card at the time of registration. Online registration is no longer available.
Participants may also opt to make three payments of $62. All three payments must be paid by separate checks – all submitted with current date to leader at registration time – to be deposited by WW monthly.
If a Weight Watchers meeting is not held due to a holiday, it will not count towards your participation requirement of attending 15 out of 18 meetings. Meetings not held due to holiday will extend the total length of the program. For instance, meetings scheduled for Thursdays will not be held on Thanksgiving Thursday – this meeting series will be extended a week, running through December 19.
Lifetime members are welcome to weigh-in at any meeting of their choosing. To remain in good standing as a Lifetime member you must remain with 2 pounds of your goal weight and weigh-in at least once a month at a meeting of your choice.