About the Program
The purpose of this program is to encourage participation in activities, programs, lifestyle choices, and preventative care that will help us lead healthy lives.
Participation in the Wellness Program is completely voluntary and will not impact your health insurance nor your employment. The intent is purely to reward healthy behaviors and enhance your experience as an employee. This is a FREE program for you to participate in to receive extra cash for making healthy choices!
How will this work?
As an active employee of the City of Duluth, DECC, DAA or HRA, who is actively enrolled in our health insurance plan (or benefits eligible), you have the opportunity to earn points throughout the year by participating in preventative care for yourself, in programs and/or activities provided by the wellness program, and leading a healthy lifestyle. You can accumulate points throughout the program year and the only requirement is to complete your annual physical with your physician (an easy 100 points!) sometime within the program year in order for points to qualify.
The more points you earn, the more opportunities you have to earn money! Here is how the system works:
- TIER 1 - Earn a total of 250 points and you will earn $150; OR
- TIER 2 - Earn a total of 600 points and you will earn a total of $300; OR
- TIER 3 - Earn 950 points in total and you will earn a total of $500
- The maximum amount employees can earn is $500 total
If you have an impairment or disability that makes you unable to participate in any of the program events, activities or goals, you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation for participation or an alternative standard for rewards. Please contact Wellness Coordinator, Angel Hohenstein, and we will work to find a program that is right for you in light of your health status.
Actively enrolled employees are encouraged to participate and earn as many points as you are able. Again, this program is voluntary
and will not impact your employment or health insurance, simply an added benefit to your employment.
The program began October 1, 2022 and will run through September 30, 2023. You can enroll in the program at any time. You can start tracking immediately. The completed
tracking card and documentation (verification of participation) must be completed by September 30th, 2023, to allow time for processing. No late tracking forms will be accepted. Please contact Wellness Coordinator, Angel Hohenstein, at (218) 730-5201 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This year, there is only one requirement, and that is to complete your annual physical sometime within the program year with your physician to be eligible for the rest of the points. As long as that is complete, you are eligible to earn all maximum points. In order to qualify for points in future years, there may be additional requirements. We are also actively planning what the future will look like for the Bridge to Wellness & Wellbeing Program.
Employees will have an opportunity to earn e-gift cards up to $220 (and/or other prizes) by participating in an additional points-based program through Medica called My Health Rewards. You can view all of the details about My Health Rewards on this MY HEALTH REWARDS BROCHURE.
Please Note: Not all activities are for everyone, and in fact, not everyone will be eligible to participate in some programs (e.g., Omada), with that, we recognize that this is not a comprehensive list of all programs/activities available and it is subject to change. Employees have an opportunity to review other options with the Wellness Coordinator.