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Health & Wellness

Healthy Choices Wellness Program

Healthy Choices is a free, voluntary and confidential program that helps qualifying benefit-eligible faculty and staff learn helpful information about their health, encourages them to take steps to improve or maintain it, and receive monetary rewards of up to $500 for doing so.


  • Two required components:
    • Know Your Numbers (Online Health Assessment and Biometric screen). Deadline, April 15, 2017. 
    • Health Coaching. If Health Coaching is required, participants must engage with a coach for 3 months. Deadline, September 30, 2017.
  • Monetary rewards:
    • Up to $500 for fac/staff and spouse participation
    • Up to $300 for fac/staff
  • Rewards administered directly into faculty and staff paychecks:
    • Payout for Know Your Numbers component: May 2017 ($100 fac/staff, $100 spouse or household member). 
    • Payout for Health Coaching component: Fourth quarter 2017 ($200 fac/staff, $100 spouse or household member).

Registration for the 2017 program opens October 1, 2016.

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2016 Program

  • Faculty and staff who completed their biometric screen and online health assessment prior to April 15th, 2016 received rewards ($100 for completing both components) in their paycheck in May. Rewards for spouse participation was also be deposited into paychecks. 
  • Faculty and staff who qualified for health coaching received a letter and outreach call in May 2016 inviting them to participate in health coaching to earn additional rewards.
  • No further action is required by faculty and staff who are not contacted by a Priority Health Health coach in May. Payout  for this component ($200 for fac/staff, $100 for spouses) will take place on Jan 24th and Jan 31st paychecks.

What are faculty and staff saying about this program?

"I have been working with a health coach on making a lot of small lifestyle changes that have been adding up". 

"I cut down on the amount of processed meats and increased the amount of vegetables I consume".

"I quit smoking, in part, because of encouragement to do so at the screening". 

Page last modified January 10, 2017