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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.
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
2016 UPlan Rate Reduction
Employee and Children
Employee and Spouse with or without Children
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.
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.
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.
|Category||Program||Wellness points||Completion Deadline|
|Get Started||Wellness Assessment||150||Complete by March 31, 2015.|
|Biometric Health Screening||150||Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Coaching and Support||NextSteps Condition Management Telephone Coaching||250||Enroll by May 31, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015|
|NextSteps LifeStyle Management Telephone Coaching||200||Enroll by May 31, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Face-to-Face Health Coaching||200||Enroll by April 30, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Tobacco Cessation Program||200||Enroll by May 31, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Medication Therapy Management||100||Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Specialty Therapy Management||100||Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Manage Your Health||Weight Watchers on Campus||150||Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Create Your Weight||150||Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Healthy Pregnancy||100||Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Online Healthy Living Programs||50||Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Be Active||Bike Commuter Program||75 or 125||Enroll by May 31, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Fit Choices||75 or 125||Enroll by February 1, 2015. Complete by July 31, 2015.|
|Step It Up!||50||Enroll by June 30, 2015. Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Wellness My Way||Self-Directed Wellness Activity||50||Complete by August 31, 2015|
|University-Sponsored Wellness Course:||50||Complete by August 31, 2015.|
|Pledge Your Commitment||Annual Flu Shot Pledge||25||Complete by August 31, 2015|
|Non-Tobacco User Pledge||25||Complete by August 31, 2015.|
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.
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