University of Minnesota
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Brief Overview

  • Earn points for a $400 or $600 reduction on your annual UPlan medical rates
  • Get started and earn 150 points by taking the wellness assessment
  • Jump to: Wellness Program list

About the Wellness Program

The University of Minnesota is committed to being a workplace where employee wellness and overall wellbeing are a priority and all employees have the support they need to be well. A healthy lifestyle is not just about what you do today for results tomorrow, it’s also about what you can do to feel better today. No matter your wellness goal, whether it’s to lose weight, reduce stress, manage a chronic condition, or maintain your health, the Wellness Program offers a way for you to achieve that goal and be rewarded for it.

Earn Points to Reduce UPlan Medical Plan Rates

For the 2014-2015 program year the amount you can save on your UPlan rates is increasing, and the program has enhanced the way you earn and manage your points. When you earn your full points, your annual UPlan rates will be reduced by $400 or $600 based on your tier of medical coverage.

UPlan members enrolled in Employee-only or Employee and Children coverage must earn at least 400 wellness points to qualify for $400 reduction in their medical rates for 2016. UPlan members enrolled in Employee plus Spouse with or without Children coverage must earn at least 600 wellness points to qualify for a $600 reduction in their medical rates in 2016. If your spouse is covered by the UPlan, he or she can contribute up to 200 of the 600 point total.

UPlan Coverage Tier

Wellness Points

2016 UPlan Rate Reduction

Employee-only

400

$400

Employee and Children

400

$400

Employee and Spouse with or without Children

600

$600


The UPlan rate reduction you achieve through the Wellness Program will be reflected in your 2016 pay statements over the 26 pay periods.

To check your current progress toward your points goal, log in to your StayWell Online profile. If you have any questions or problems accessing your profile, call the StayWell Helpline at 866-341-1170.


How to Begin Earning Wellness Points

There are many paths to reaching your wellness points goal, but we recommend you begin with the following steps. Completing the wellness assessment and taking a biometric screening will not only earn you a significant amount of wellness points, but it's a great way to learn more about your health metrics at the same time. From there we recommend you review the fully array of programs available to choose those that will be interesting and beneficial to you.

  1. Log in to your StayWell Online profile to complete the wellness assessment. If you are the spouse or dependent of a UPlan member, you can access StayWell Online here.
  2. Set up a biometric health screening either through Boynton Health Service, the Duluth QuickCare Clinic, or through your physician's office.
  3. Check out the wide selection of wellness programs to see which interest you.

Wellness Program Points Chart

Because we know that wellness has a different meaning to everyone, we offer many types of programs to reward employees for focusing on their health. To make navigating your own path to wellness easier, the wellness programs are organized into categories. Note: You do not need to participate in a wellness program from each category to earn your points goal.

CategoryProgramWellness pointsCompletion Deadline
Get StartedWellness Assessment150Complete by March 31, 2015.
Biometric Health Screening150Complete by August 31, 2015.
Coaching and SupportNextSteps Condition Management Telephone Coaching250Enroll by May 31, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015
NextSteps LifeStyle Management Telephone Coaching200Enroll by May 31, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.
Face-to-Face Health Coaching200Enroll by April 30, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.
Tobacco Cessation Program200Enroll by May 31, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.
Medication Therapy Management100Complete by August 31, 2015.
Specialty Therapy Management100Complete by August 31, 2015.
Manage Your HealthWeight Watchers on Campus150Complete by August 31, 2015.
Create Your Weight150Complete by August 31, 2015.
Healthy Pregnancy100Complete by August 31, 2015.
Online Healthy Living Programs50Complete by August 31, 2015.
Be ActiveBike Commuter Program75 or 125Enroll by May 31, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.
Fit Choices75 or 125Enroll by February 1, 2015. Complete by July 31, 2015.
Step It Up!50Enroll by June 30, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.
Wellness My WaySelf-Directed Wellness Activity50Complete by August 31, 2015
University-Sponsored Wellness Course: 50Complete by August 31, 2015.
Pledge Your CommitmentAnnual Flu Shot Pledge25Complete by August 31, 2015
Non-Tobacco User Pledge25Complete by August 31, 2015.

New Employees

As a new employee, your requirement for earning enough wellness points to lower the UPlan rates for the following year depends on your benefits effective date. Learn what you need to do if you are a new University employee.

Quick Links

How to Begin earning points

  1. Employees can take the wellness assessment by signing in to StayWell Online with their University ID. Spouses or dependents can sign in to StayWell Online directly to complete the assessment.
  2. Set up a biometric health screening either through Boynton Health Service, the Duluth QuickCare Clinic, or through your physician's office.
  3. Check out the wide selection of wellness programs to see which interest you.

Need assistance?

  • StayWell HelpLine: 866-341-1170
  • Email: well@umn.edu
  • 4-UOHR Phone Center:
    • 612-624-8647
    • 800-756-2363


 
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