About the program
The UM System Wellness Incentive promotes employee wellness by offering incentive money to eligible employees who take steps to live a healthier lifestyle. Once you elect a medical plan choice, you will be eligible to participate in the $450 Wellness Incentive.* Ready to start? New participants can get help creating an account with the Getting Started Guide.
Timeline and structure
The 2020 Wellness Incentive is split into two cycles. You can choose to complete Cycle 1, Cycle 2 or both cycles. Even if you don’t complete Cycle 1, you can still move toward wellness—and toward an incentive payout—during Cycle 2.
- Cycle 1- To complete Cycle 1, you’ll need to earn and submit 225 points between November 1, 2019, and April 30, 2020. Those who complete Cycle 1 earn $225* in their final May 2020 paycheck.** Please note, extra points earned during Cycle 1 will not be applied to Cycle 2.
- Cycle 2- Cycle 2 begins May 1, 2020, and runs through September 30, 2020. Like Cycle 1, you’ll need to complete and submit 225 points during that time period to earn your second $225 incentive in your final October 2020 paycheck
Who can participate?
Any University faculty or staff member may participate in Wellness Incentive activities, but only an employee who (1) is in active primary status, (2) is at least .75 FTE, and (3) pays premiums for a UM medical insurance plan (i.e., primary subscriber, rather than a spouse/partner being the primary subscriber) can earn incentive money.