What is the Wellness Premium Incentive?

The Wellness Premium Incentive is a $25 monthly payment awarded to medical plan participants who complete two wellness activities. Staff who receive paychecks twice a month will receive $12.50 in each paycheck. The wellness activities are the Biometric Screening, Health Risk Assessment, and Tobacco Attestation Form. The incentive encourages people to learn about their health and to identify steps to improve well-being. In addition, those activities help the university evaluate health and wellness needs of faculty and staff. Recipients of the Wellness Premium Incentive are considered “Wellness Participants.” (Please Note: Wellness earnings are taxable) See the Faculty & Staff Wellness FAQ page for more information.