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What does your wellness mean to you? Don't miss out on the 2018 Wellness Incentive! Earn rewards for educating and investing in your wellness.*

Tier 1- Educate yourself

Earn $50* in your final May 2018 paycheck** when you complete Tier 1 by April 30, 2018. Tier 1 includes two steps:

1. Complete a Personal Health Assessment (PHA) in the Cerner Wellness Portal.

2. Read the 2018 Healthy for Life User Guide in the Cerner Wellness Portal and verify you have read the document; please note, the 2018 Healthy for Life User Guide can only be accessed in the portal.

Tier 2- Invest in yourself

If you successfully complete Tier 1, you can earn an additional $400* in your final October 2018 paycheck** by completing and submitting points for Tier 2 by September 30, 2018.

Earn 400 points by completing activities that will help you learn about healthy living, move toward your own wellness and foster wellness in your community.

New for 2017-2018, all self-reported activities may be documented in the Cerner Wellness Portal. Additionally, points-eligible courses are now located solely in the Cerner Wellness Portal, rather than myLearn. Learn more about the reporting process and points-eligible courses in the 2018 Cerner User Guide, available when you log into the portal.


Who can participate?

Any University faculty and staff member may participate in Wellness Incentive activities****, but only employees who meet the following conditions at the time of payout can earn incentive money:

  • The employee's primary status is active.
  • The employee is at least .75 FTE and pays premiums for a University of Missouri System medical insurance plan (i.e., the employee is a primary subscriber).
  • To earn the Tier 2 payout, the employee must complete Tier 1 by the Tier 1 deadline.

How will my earnings be taxed?

Your 2018 Wellness Incentive earnings will be taxed and voluntary retirement contributions will be deducted, just like with other earnings.

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*Your 2018 Wellness Incentive earnings will be taxed and voluntary retirement contributions will be deducted, just like with other earnings.

**Any University faculty and staff member may participate in Wellness Incentive activities, but only employees who meet the following conditions at the time of each tier’s payout can earn that tier’s incentive money:
     1. The employee is in active status.
     2. The employee pays premiums for a University of Missouri System medical insurance plan (i.e., the employee is a primary subscriber).
     3. For Tier 2, the employee has received the payout for Tier 1.

*** Please consult your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program.

****Federal law requires the university to provide an alternative for any employee who has a health condition or disability that makes it unreasonably difficult (or medically inadvisable) to attempt to meet a standard in a wellness program. If you think you might be unable to meet a program standard due to your health status or disability, contact wellness@umsystem.edu to discuss how this applies and the alternatives available to you.

Reviewed March 09, 2018.