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Wellness Incentive

What does your wellness mean to you? Don't miss out on the Wellness Incentive for 2020! Earn rewards for educating and investing in your wellness.*


Wellness Portal

Visit the Cerner Wellness Portal


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 Wellness Incentive.* Ready to start? New participants can get help creating an account with the Getting Started Guide.

Timeline and structure

Cycle 1 of the 2020 Wellness Incentive ends April 30, 2020. 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.**

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.


We offer alternatives to employees with health conditions or disabilities that make it unreasonably difficult (or medically inadvisable) to attempt to meet a standard in a wellness program. Email to discuss the alternatives available to you.

How will my earnings be taxed?

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

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*Health information you provide as part of the incentive program is stored in a third-party data system maintained by Cerner Corporation and protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Information is not shared with UHC, your medical administrator. Data is de-identified and accumulated to provide collective information that assists your employer in developing programs to address general health behaviors and prevalent health issues. Read the UM System Notice of Privacy Practices at details.

Reviewed 2020-05-22