Current AnnouncementsFROM: Diana Balla RE: Healthy U Program
Sent: 10/10/2013 4:37:56 PM
To: Faculty, Staff
To: Faculty, Managers, University Police, Nurses and Coaches
The new Healthy U program began on July 1st and will end on May 31, 2014.
Please note the following changes:
Ø WebMD is now the vendor who provides the online wellness content and programming.
Ø The pledge is no longer required.
Ø The online health programs are now called My Health Assistant, of which there are six focuses. These programs take four weeks to complete.
Ø Employees can no longer see the progress of spouse/domestic partner.
Ø The process for recording preventive care has changed. (No dates are needed for preventative exams, participants just need to certify that they have or will receive the exam.)
Ø The “other preventive screenings” are now listed separately (dental, vision, prostate, colorectal).
Ø Credit shows immediately.
Ø Participants will receive an e-mail upon completion of the program.
Ø Even though the Wellness Profile does not need to be completed first, it is still a requirement; therefore, I encourage all participants to finish it beforehand.
What is not changing:
Ø Access site through www.highmarkblueshield.com; log in, click on Members tab, then Health & Wellness.
Ø Participants must earn 70 points to qualify for the reduced health care premium.
Ø The same type of activities will be eligible for points.
Ø Completion of the Wellness Profile is required.
Ø The program is hosted by Highmark.
The new Rewards Landing Page displays cards for each activity which includes the value for completing the activity and the expiration date. It also lists the rewards available and indicates what is required to earn the reward. There is also a link to FAQs.
You will notice Blue Flags containing a letter which indicates the following:
“R” Required Action (such as the Wellness Profile)
“M” Points can be achieved multiple times (such as completion of a Wellness program)
“SR” Self-reported action (such as certifying that you have or will receive a flu shot)
If an activity has been completed in June, 2013 you will need to enter July 1, 2013 as the completion date in order to receive the credit for the new Healthy U program year.
As always if you have any questions, please contact me at extension 4427 or firstname.lastname@example.org.