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 which are typically a biometric screening, a health risk assessment, and tobacco attestation form. Note: in the fall of 2020 these requirements are slightly different.
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 on the Wellness Tile at case.edu/hcm: There are six program tabs: Community, Financial, Nutrition or Weight Management, Physical Activity, Stress Management, and Tobacco Cessation.
Attestation forms open annually on April 1.
View this slide show to learn how to complete attestations on the NEW HCM Home page.
The 2020 Wellness Program Incentive is available to any Wellness Participant who successfully completes the program requirements in up to two of the following topics/areas between January 1 and November 30, 2020:
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.
Community Wellness possibilities include:
- Healthy Lifestyle Bootcamp
- Sustained Dialogue
Participating in a multi-session program to learn more about financial management (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of sessions over a minimum of 8 weeks), is necessary to be eligible for this incentive.
Financial Well-being possibilities include:
- Financial Wellness 101 or 201
- Fiscally Fit
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.,Impact Solutions Nutrition Counseling with behavior change) over a multi-week time period.
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 Fitness, Wyant Center, Veale Center)
- completing the 12-week Keep America Active program (300 points)
- 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.
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.
Stress Management possibilities include:
- Meditation or Mindfulness classes
- Building Communication and Connection in the Midst of Stress
- S.M.A.R.T (Stress Management and Resilience Training
The program options are focused on tobacco cessation, stress management, weight management, nutrition, and physical activity. There are many options available.
Programs must be successfully completed and attestation submitted by November 30th, 2020 to receive the program financial incentive.
Participants who are unable to achieve standards for this incentive can learn about alternatives by e-mailing email@example.com.
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 on the Wellness Tile at case.edu/hcm. Click on the "Wellness Program Participation" box on the left side of the page.