University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Wellness Points Chart

If you prefer, you can download a PDF version of this chart.

If you are enrolled in the UPlan Medical Program as:

Employee only You must earn at least 300 points
to get a $300 premium reduction.
Employee plus child/children
Employee* plus spouse/same-sex domestic partner You must earn at least 400 points to get a $400 premium reduction.
Employee* plus spouse/same-sex domestic partner and child/children

*Employee required to earn a minimum of 300 points to achieve any reduction in premium; spouse/same-sex domestic partner (SSDP) can contribute up to 100 points. Participation by the spouse/SSDP is on a voluntary basis.

Wellness Activity Description, delivery, & provider Wellness points Enrollment & completion deadlines for 2014 only
Wellness assessment
20-minute online questionnaire. Access online at: Provided by: StayWell Online.1
 100 March 31, 2014
Biometric health screenings

On-campus providers: UMTC – Boynton Health Service. UMD – QuickCare Clinic. Physician's office.2

 100 Complete by August 31, 2014.

NextSteps® health coaching

  • Coaching for lifestyle changes OR
  • Coaching for medical condition management3
Telephone. Minimum calls: 3. Provider: StayWell.  150

(medical condition management)3
Enroll by May 31, 2014. Complete by August 31, 2014.
Face-to-face health coaching On-campus, in person. Minimum visits: 3.4  150 Enroll by May 31, 2014. Complete by August 31, 2014.
Tobacco Cessation program Telephone. Provider: Medica.  150 Enroll by May 31, 2014. Complete by August 31, 2014.
Weight Management

On-campus weight management

  • Weight Watchers® at Work. Minimum attendance: 14 meetings.
  • Create Your Weight (UMTC only). Minimum attendance: 9 classes.
 150 Weight Watchers® at Work can be completed 3 times annually; 6 times lifetime. Create Your Weight can be completed just one time annually.
Healthy Living online programs Access online at:
Provider: StayWell Online. Length: 6 weeks.
 50 Enroll by June 30, 2014. Complete by August 31, 2014.
New: Medication Therapy Management Face-to-face consultations with a MTM pharmacist
Provider: MTM Pharmacy Network. Minimum visits: 3
 100 Enroll by May 31, 2014. Complete by August 31, 2014.
New: Speciality Therapy Management Telephone consultations with specialty pharmacy nurse.
Provider: Fairview Specialty Pharmacy. Minimum calls: 3
 100 Enroll by May 31, 2014. Complete by August 31, 2014.
Healthy Pregnancy program

Telephone: Minimum calls: 3; one call after birth of baby.
Provider: Medica.

 50 Complete by August 31, 2014.
Step It Up!® walking program Receive a free pedometer. Length: 6 weeks.
Access online at:
 50 Enroll by June 30, 2014. Complete by August 31, 2014.
Wellness My Way A self-directed approach to accomplish a personal health or wellness goal.  50 Enroll starting October 1, 2013. Complete by August 31, 2014.
Fit Choices dues reimbursement for exercise Register at a participating fitness center. Exercise 8 times/month to earn up to a $20 credit. Exercise 8 times per month to earn 75 points, or 12 times or more per month to earn 125 points. Six monthly reimbursements earned between October 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014.  75

Enroll by February 1, 2014. Complete by July 31, 2014.
Bicycle Commuter program Bike to work 50 times; record your trips using RFID technology.  75 Complete by August 31, 2014.
Annual flu shot pledge Access online at: Self-report vaccination occurred within previous 12 months. Flu vaccine available at campus flu vaccination clinic: physician's office, retail convenience clinic.  25 Complete by August 31, 2014.
Non-tobacco user pledge (for 6 months) Access online at: Self-report tobacco-free for minimum of six previous months.  25 Complete by August 31, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: Although it may be possible to complete an activity more than one time during the year, the point value associated with each of the programs listed above is the maximum number of points that can be earned for the completion of the activity in 2014. For example, a participant could finish more than one of the online Healthy Living programs but he or she could only earn 50 points for completing the Healthy Living offering.

1Copyright© 2011 StayWell Health Management, LLC. Staywell, NextSteps, and StayWell Online, and Step It Up! are registered trademarks of StayWell Health Management, LLC. StayWell Online is a product of StayWell Health Management, the independent, third-party administrator of the Wellness Points Bank. StayWell Health Management 3000 Ames Crossing Road, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55121-2520.

2In lieu of biometric health screening data obtained through on-campus health screenings, UPlan members can instruct their health care provider to submit screening results using the  Biometric Health Screening Provider Form which can be accessed at:

3Health coaching for medical management of Asthma (high-risk), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease( COPD), Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, Heart Failure.

4UMTC: Health coaching available for nutrition, physical activity, nicotine use; UMD and UMM: Health coaching available to achieve overall wellness.