University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Wellness Points Program

When you complete a wide range of health and wellness activities, you can earn  Wellness Points. You must earn the full number of wellness points between October 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014, to earn the reduction, either $300 or $400, on the price you pay for UPlan Medical Program coverage in 2015.

Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives - New Wellness My Way Choice!

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives: Cooking for Wellness course will help you develop healthy cooking and eating strategies to take home and use for weeks and years to come. The program uses hands-on demonstrations led by professional chefs to improve your culinary skills and teach you new techniques to adapt your cooking to a healthier lifestyle.

Earn Points for Your Efforts

If you or your spouse/same-sex domestic partner are covered by the UPlan Medical Program, you can select from a variety of programs designed to help you feel better and live longer. Complete one of the following options to accumulate points for your bank:

Earn 150 Points and Get Money Back for Weight Management

You and your spouse are invited to participate in a weight management program on your campus to earn 150 points for your Wellness Points Bank. As a UPlan member, when you attend the required number of meetings or classes, you will get back 100 percent of the up-front costs of the program. During a calendar year a UPlan member can be reimbursed three times for taking part in Weight Watchers® at Work programs.

Wellness Assessment

The wellness assessment is a confidential, online questionnaire which assesses the status of your health. Employees and their spouses or same-sex domestic partners who are covered by the UPlan Medical Program can earn 100 points when they complete the questionnaire by March 31, 2014.You can accumulate an additional 100 points when you participate in biometric health screenings no later than August 31, 2014.

Start october 1, 2013, to Earn points for
lower premiums in 2015

When you are covered by the UPlan Medical Program you can earn wellness points when you:

Need assistance?

Wellness Points Bank:

  • StayWell HelpLine: 866-341-1170
  • Email:
  • 4-UOHR Phone Center:
    • 612-624-8647
    • 800-756-2363
  • Medica-Fit Choices  
    • 952-992-1814
    • 877-252-5558

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