In addition to the many personal health and lifestyle benefits found in the Employee Wellness Program, there are many financial benefits as well!
Employees who choose to participate in the Incentive Program must earn and track Activity and Non-Activity Points. Between November 1 and October 31, participants must earn 420 Activity and 80 Non-Activity Points through exercise and program components such as screenings, lectures, etc. Depending on medical enrollment or waiver, employees who meet the requirements will earn a financial incentive in the February following the Wellness Year end.
2016/2017 Wellness Year Incentive Amounts
Note: Incentive amount and method will be based on employee status and medical enrollment/waiver at time of deposit (February).
Platinum Plan – $350 (Single) or $700 (Family) HSA or HRA Deposit
Silver Plan – $350 (Single) or $700 (Family) Taxable Income
Bronze Plan – $350 (Single) or $700 (Family) Taxable Income
Waiver/Part-Time Firefighter – $250 Taxable Income
Please note, new employees hired after May 1 must obtain a pro-rated amount of 210 Activity and 40 Non-Activity Points in order to qualify for a pro-rated EarnBack or Cash Incentive for the current year of participation. The pro-rated EarnBack will be equal to $175 for Single Coverage or $350 for Family Coverage; or $125 for Waivers and Part-Time Firefighters. These pro-rated amounts will be paid as indicated previously.
Wellness Employee of the Month
The Wellness Committee receives nominations as well as nominates employees for Wellness Employee of the Month who:
- Demonstrate active participation and leadership/encouragement in the program.
- Experience significant personal success (examples include achieving weight loss goals, quitting smoking or improved physical condition).
As a token of recognition, winners will be given a cash award of $50.
Employees attending/viewing lectures will be entered into a $50 drawing for each lecture conducted. Employees wanting to be entered for the chance-to-win drawing and/or participation points must watch the lecture within 8 weeks of the actual lecture date.
Challenges are typically conducted quarterly and include an opportunity towards a prize/incentive upon successful completion. The prize/incentive varies and is communicated in the challenge announcement/registration. Examples of past incentives include cash drawings ($25-$100), FitBits, iPad mini’s, etc.