University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Wellness Program for New Employees

Brief Overview

  • Earn 150 points: Take the online wellness assessment.
  • If you wish to participate in the Wellness Program and earn a UPlan rate reduction for the following year, refer to the chart below for enrollment deadlines.

Wellness Assessment for Newly Eligible Employees

The wellness assessment is a confidential, online questionnaire that provides immediate, personalized feedback about your risks for developing a serious medical condition or disease.

As an employee newly eligible for the UPlan Medical Plan, you can qualify for an annual rate reduction based upon completing the wellness assessment according to the following deadlines.

If you enroll in benefits between:Then you:
March 1 - May 31, 2015Must earn all 400 or 600 points and complete wellness assessment by August 31, 2015, deadline.
June 1 - June 30, 2015Need only to complete wellness assessment by August 31, 2015, to receive full 2016 reduction.
July 1 - August 31, 2015Must have a benefits effective date of July 1, 2015, or August 1, 2015, enroll in benefits no later than August 31, 2015, and complete the wellness assessment by September 11, 2015, to receive a 2016 UPlan rate reduction.
September 1, 2015, or laterCan begin earning wellness points on October 1, 2015, for UPlan rate reductions in 2017.

Numbers Needed for Wellness Assessment

To complete the wellness assessment, you need to know your height and weight. Although you do not need the following test results to complete the Wellness Assessment, your assessment feedback will be more thorough and beneficial to you if you have them.

  • blood pressure
  • fasting cholesterol – total, HDL, LDL, triglycerides
  • fasting blood glucose
  • BMI (Body Mass Index)

Visit an on-campus biometric health screening to obtain screening results to help you gauge your health status.

Boynton Health Services offers free health screenings on campus for UPlan Medical Program members. Preventive screenings are also available at the UMD QuickCare Clinic. Please plan accordingly if you go to a Biometric Health Screening based on the deadlines.

Need assistance?

  • StayWell HelpLine: 866-341-1170
  • Email:
  • 4-UOHR Phone Center:
  • 612-624-8647
  • 800-756-2363

 Earn points for lower Premiums in 2015

Deadline: August 31, 2015
Accumulate wellness points.
Goal: 400 or 600 total points

Find It Fast

Need assistance?

Wellness Points Bank 
  • StayWell HelpLine: 866-341-1170
  • Email: 
  • 4-UOHR Phone Center:
    • 612-624-8647
    • 800-756-2363