HR introduces Wellness Rewards program for employees

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The Office of Human Resources has introduced Wellness Rewards, an employee wellness incentive program designed to increase awareness of personal health risks and encourage faculty and staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

By participating in Wellness Rewards, employees can identify their personal health risks by having their annual physical and then working with their doctor to take the necessary steps to improve their health and overall well-being.

To assist with these efforts, Human Resources offers a variety of free wellness workshops throughout the year, such as healthy eating and stress management, and activity programs such as yoga and Pilates at modest rates. In addition, employees can use the Sullivan Fitness Center free of charge.

Participation in Wellness Rewards is completely voluntary. Eligible employees who participate will receive a reimbursement on their health care costs as an incentive. All employees are welcome and strongly encouraged to participate, but only employees on the University’s health insurance plan are eligible for the incentives.

Tobacco-free employee

Requirement: Complete/return annual tobacco-free affidavit to Human Resources between May 1 and June 7. Forms will be available at the Benefits/Wellness Fair.

Incentive: 20 percent discount on biweekly employee health care contribution rate.

Annual preventive well physical

Requirement: Have annual preventive well physical with primary care physician by Dec. 31. Only individuals’ names will be provided by United Healthcare; no personal health information will be shared with Human Resources.

Incentive: $25 payroll credit, distributed in February 2014. Must be actively employed and on the payroll in February to receive the credit.

Wellness workshops

Requirement: Attend at least two workshops sponsored by Human Resources during 2013.

Incentive: $25 payroll credit, distributed in February 2014. Must be actively employed and on the payroll in February to receive the credit.

Physical activity

Requirement: Engage in 30 hours of physical activity between May 1 and Dec. 31. Activity may be performed anywhere, including Sullivan Fitness Center, home, private gym and in conjunction with activity programs sponsored by Human Resources. Physical activity trackers are available in My Salve.

Incentive: $25 payroll credit, distributed in February 2014. Must be actively employed and on the payroll in February to receive the credit.

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