Wellness Credit

In August, 2017 we will begin using a new wellness platform that includes disease management. Requirements for the final Q4 are still in the planning and implementation stage. 

FAQ’s

1. What are the requirements/criteria for securing the quarterly credit?

To earn the $60 (or $30 for spouse) wellness credit in Q3 (July/August/Sept) you must compete the following in the wellness portal by April 28, 2017:

  • Personal Health Assessment (this must be done to get into the portal-it does not have to repeated if you have already completed it)
  • Schedule an appointment for an annual physical and biometric screening ( during this year )
  • Participate in One Challenge:
    •BEAT MOREHEAD Steps Challenge: Monday, April 3- Monday, April 24
    •Hydration Challenge: Monday, April 3-April 21
  • One workshop online in the wellness portal, or participation and completion in Diabetes ManagementTake Off Pounds SensiblySmoking Cessation, Get off Your Grass & Meditate or Healthy YOU 5K.

To have earned the $60 (or $30 for spouse) wellness credit in Q2 (April/May/June) you must have completed the following in the wellness portal by March 24, 2017:

  • Personal Health Assessment (this must be done to get into the portal-it does not have to repeated if you have already completed it)
  • Schedule an appointment for an annual physical and biometric screening ( during this year )
  • Participate in One Challenge:
    •Engage Challenge: Monday, January 16 - Friday, February 10
    •Fruit & Veggie Challenge: Monday, February 20 - Friday, March 3
  • One workshop online in the wellness portal, or participation and completion in Diabetes ManagementTake Off Pounds SensiblySmoking Cessation or Health Fair Attendance.

To have received the first credit in Q1 (Jan/Feb/March) you must have completed the following in the wellness portal by Dec 21, 2016:

  • Personal Health Assessment 
  • Biometric Screening 
  • One Challenge
    (Hydration Challenge: Monday, Oct 3-Friday, Nov 4 | Balance Your Life Challenge: Monday, November 28-Friday, Dec 9)
    Sign ups start two weeks before a challenge goes live.
  • One Workshop (workshops are located in the portal and focus on A Plan for High Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Exercise Workshop, Nutrition Workshop, Sleep Health, Weight Management)

2. How much is the wellness credit?

The wellness credit is $240 per year, awarded quarterly for employees who participate and meet certain criteria. Spouses that are covered by EKU health insurance can earn $120 per year, awarded quarterly on the employees check if both participate and meet quarterly criteria. Spouses that are also employees that are covered by EKU health insurance can earn $240 per year, if both participate and meet quarterly criteria.

Active participation in the employee wellness program is required to earn the wellness credit. The wellness credit is applied towards health care premiums. If you choose the free CDHP option, you will receive contributions to an Health Savings Account (Benefits Card). 

3. What if I am benefits eligible but do not take a health care plan? 

You are still able to use the wellness portal, participate in events, activities and challenges and earn challenge-specific incentives. However, you are not eligible for the wellness credit.
Spouses/sponsored dependent or dependent 18 years or older must be covered under EKU medical insurance to participate. Only spouses or sponsored dependents are eligible to earn the wellness credit.

4. What is the Wellness Platform?

It is an online portal with many opportunities to participate in and track your personal health and wellness activities. You can earn points for tracking health-related activities and participating in education opportunities and group challenges. Our goal is for you to take action to make positive health and wellness changes so EKU can truly become the healthiest University in the nation and allow everyone to live life to the fullest.
 

5. Can I access this platform via my mobile phone?

Yes! There is a mobile app. Information is located in the portal.

6. Will my personal profile and information be visible to other people?

NO.

6. Will EKU and/or HR and/or Healthy YOU! use any personal data or information of any participants?

NO! The only data visible is aggregate data for information regarding our corporate behaviors, outcomes and engagement related to health and wellness.

7. Who do I talk to if I need help or have questions about the Wellness Platform?

Contact: HealthyYOU@eku.edu 
If you have technical difficulties call the Viverae Wellness Platform Help Desk.

8. Does my activity tracker integrate with this system?

YES! The majority of the popular tracking devices do integrate. 

9. How do I learn how to use the Wellness Platform?

We offer onsite training in your department and/or office by request.

10. What if I already did my biometric screening?

Biometric screenings are completed during your annual visit to your personal physician. The cost is covered under all EKU health insurance plans. Plan to take the biometric screening form, available in the wellness portal, with you to this visit. Completed forms can be submitted in August to Viverae.

There are no scheduled biometric screenings on campus.

11. What about annual incentives?

Annual incentives have been eliminated. 

12. What about my points?

We want to continue to encourage participation in all the events and activities that Healthy YOU! has offered for the last several years. Please continue to log your healthy habits and earn points. We will draw the first week of May and award 5 winners in each of the point levels their choice of the incentives. 

Incentive Points- 5 winners will be selected in each of the point levels for their choice

Level 1 (2,200 points)

  • $50 Health Care Premium
  • $50 Flexible Spending Account
  • Summer Campus Rec Membership
  • Activity Tracker ($50 value)

Level 2 (2,400 points)

  • $100 Health Care Premium
  • $100 Flexible Spending Account
  • 6 Month Campus Rec Membership
  • Activity Tracker ($100 value)

Level 3 (2,600 points)

  • $150 Health Care Premium
  • $150 Flexible Spending Account
  • 9 Month Campus Rec Membership
  • Activity Tracker ($150 value)

Super Point Earner (2,800 points)

  • $150 Health Care Premium
  • $150 Flexible Spending Account
  • 1 Year Campus Rec Membership
  • Activity Tracker ($150 value)
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