Wellness Program Incentive

Am I Eligible to Participate?

To be eligible for the annual Wellness Program Incentive, you must be a Wellness Participant. 

Program Incentive = Up to $200/Yr

Each year, a variety of health and wellness programs are available for faculty and staff. These programs facilitate adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors.

To be eligible for the annual Wellness Program Incentive, you must be a wellness participant—defined as a CWRU faculty or staff member with Benelect medical plan coverage who met the participation requirements for the biometric screening and tobacco attestation form.

Participating in one program during the calendar year (January 1 through November 30) will lead to a $100 program incentive delivered via your paycheck at the end of the calendar year. Participation in any number of wellness programs is encouraged; however, the maximum financial reward available is $200 (for two different programs).

Wellness Participants must be employed by the university through December of each year to receive the Wellness Program Incentive(s).

(Please Note: Wellness earnings are taxable)

To obtain a Wellness Program Incentive, you must complete an attestation form by November 30th. The attestation form can be found at case.edu/hcmMain menu → Self Service→ Benefits→ Wellness Program Participation. There are six program tabs: Community, Financial, Nutrition + Weight ManagementPhysical ActivityStress Management, and Tobacco Cessation.

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Participation Guidelines

The 2018 Wellness Program Incentive is available to any Wellness Participant who successfully completes the program requirements in up to two of the following focuses between January 1 and November 30, 2018:


Community

Participating in a university-based community effort will meet the participation guidelines (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of sessions over a minimum of 8-12 weeks), is necessary to be eligible for this incentive. 

Financial Well-being 

Participating in a multi-session program to learn more about financial management and/or healthcare consumerism (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of sessions over a minimum of 8 weeks), is necessary to be eligible for this incentive. 

Nutrition & Weight Management 

Participants must attest and certify to participation in an on- or off-site organized weight management or nutrition program activity that maintains participation records available for review upon request; a comparable program with a health care provider and with personal records documenting participation available for review; or a program that meets the Reasonable Alternative Standard, as confirmed by written pre-approval of the CWRU Medical Director.

Participation possibilities include attending an on-site or off-site multi-session weight management program such as Weight Watchers (multi-week program, attending 85% of available sessions), and/or working with your health care provider on a documented weight management program over a multi-week time period.  Nutrition participation possibilities include attending an on-site or off-site multi-session nutrition program (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of available sessions; over a minimum of 8 weeks) and/or working with your health provider on an official nutrition program (e.g., Ease@Work Nutrition Counseling with behavior change) over a multi-week time period.

Physical Activity 

Engage in regular physical activity over a minimum of 12 weeks (minimum of three moderate-intensity activity sessions, each lasting at least 30 minutes). 

Activities may include any planned exercise including but not limited to the following:

  • exercise sessions at university fitness centers (121 FitnessWyant CenterVeale Center)
  • completing the 12-week Keep America Active program (300 points)
  • Yoga/Pilates
  • walking 
  • training for a 5K, 10K, or other race
  • bicycling to work
  • Healthy Back class, etc. 

Documentation of activity required only upon audit.  Types of documentation may include:  use of activity tracking devices such as FitBit, Jawbone, an accelerometer or pedometer; paper log; print out of visits from fitness or yoga center; etc.

Stress Management 

Participating in an on-site or off-site multi-session stress management, meditation, or other relaxation program (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of sessions over a minimum of 8 weeks), is necessary to be eligible for this incentive. 

Tobacco Cessation 

The program options are focused on tobacco cessation, stress management, weight management, nutrition, and physical activity.  There are many on campus and off campus options available.  

Programs must be successfully completed and attestation submitted by November 30th, 2018 to receive the program financial incentive.

Participants who are unable to achieve standards for this incentive can learn about alternatives by e-mailing erc10@case.edu.

HCM Documentation

Participants will need to complete a form within HCM to attest and certify to participation in on-site or off-site programs that met the university’s participation guidelines and must have documentation of their participation available should we ever need to audit incentive recipients.  Completion of a program that meets the Reasonable Alternative Standard as confirmed by written pre-approval of the CWRU Medical Director is also available. The attestation form can be found at case.edu/hcmMain menu  Self Service Benefits Wellness Program Participation.