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2018 Wellness Incentive

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Information about the 2018 Wellness Incentive will be available soon. Please check back for updated information as it becomes available.

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

Reaching the Tier 1 checkpoint by the deadline makes you eligible to complete Tier 2.

Both tiers start in at the same time, but you must have completed Tier 1 by the deadline to be eligible for Tier 2 money**.

Tier 2- Invest in yourself

If you successfully complete Tier 1, you can earn an additional rewards by completing Tier 2 before the program deadline.

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


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.

Resources
  • Quick Start Guide for the Healthy for Life Wellness Incentive (PDF) Available soon
  • Activites that will earn you Tier 2 points (PDF) Available soon
  • Frequently Asked Questions
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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 September 21, 2017.