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

Since you're newly eligible for the UPlan Medical Program, how you qualify for an annual rate reduction will depend on when your effective date is as well as when you enroll in benefits. Please see the following scenarios for your requirements.

Benefits effective date If you enroll in benefits* between: Then you:
February 1, March 1, April 1, or May 1, 2015 February 1 - May 31, 2015 Must earn all 400 or 600 wellness points and complete the wellness assessment by August 31, 2015. Your spouse can earn up to 200 wellness points of your total.
June 1, July 1, or August 1, 2015 June 1 - August 31, 2015 Must complete the wellness assessment by September 11, 2015.
September 1, 2015 and after September 1, 2015, or later Can start earning wellness points for a 2017 rate reduction beginning on October 1, 2016.

*Must enroll in benefits within the first 30 days of employment

What is the wellness assessment?

The wellness assessment is a confidential online health questionnaire that provides immediate, personalized feedback about your risks for developing a serious medical condition or disease. The assessment is hosted online by StayWell, an independent third-party administrator.

How do I take the wellness assessment?

You can sign in to StayWell Online directly to take the assessment using your existing University Internet ID and password. If you are the spouse or dependent on the UPlan you can access your StayWell Online account with this link.

Please note: As a new employee, StayWell will not have your information until about seven days into the month after you enroll in your benefits. For example, if you enroll in benefits on March 12, 2015, then you will be able to access your account on StayWell Online after April 10, 2015.

What do I need for the wellness assessment?

To complete the wellness assessment, you need to know your height and weight. Although you are welcome to input other health metrics if you know them, it’s not required. If you take part in a biometric health screening later on, your health metrics will be automatically entered into your assessment.

Where can I take a biometric health screening?

Boynton Health Service offers free health screenings on all campuses for UPlan members. You may also take part in a screening at your physician’s office and submit a form afterwards. For more information, go to the biometric health screenings page.

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

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Need assistance?

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