Save money and get health resources with the 2017 employee wellness program
Save money, earn money and get more engaged with your health in 2017 with the online employee wellness program, My Health Rewards by Medica. This year, the program offers more ways than before to earn points.
New ways to earn points in 2017
- Earn 25 points for volunteering: Get 25 points when you self-report that you volunteered in the community.
- Earn 25 points for a preventive dental exam: Get 25 points when you self-report that you had a preventive dental exam.
- Earn 25 points for a phone call with a health educator: Get 25 points for a 15-minute Next-Step Consults phone call with a trained health educator who will review your health assessment and screening results, answer your questions and suggest health improvement options customized for you.
Changes to Track in 2017
You’ll need to hit 500 (instead of 300) on your daily wellness meter in the Track module to earn a point for the day.
The track module allows you to log the healthy activities you do each day in categories such as exercise, healthy eating and life balance. You can manually enter your activities into Track from the website My Health Rewards or automatically sync your activities from a mobile app or personal device such as the MapMyFitness app or a Fitbit, Garmin or Jawbone. You can enter data retroactively back 30 days.
What stays the same in 2017
The rest of the employee wellness program remains the same in 2017, including the web portal. You’ll continue to complete health actions to earn 300 points by Aug. 31, 2017, to qualify for the discounted wellness rate on your 2018 health insurance premiums. (In 2017, premium savings averaged $400 a year for a single person and $1,200 a year for a family.) You’ll also continue to receive a $20 gift card for each 100 points you earn in the program.
Get started right away
You can begin earning points in the employee wellness program Jan. 16 by logging in to www.mymedica.com and clicking the “Health and Wellness” tab. You’ll need to register on the site if:
- You’ve never logged in before.
- You switched networks during the most recent open enrollment period.
- Your health insurance premiums switched from the standard rate to the wellness rate in 2017 or vice versa.
Published Jan 12, 2017