Rewards for Wellness 2019-2020


Overview

Rewards for Wellness is designed to help you become aware of your personal health status and participate in activities to live a healthier life. Complete your Rewards for Wellness 2019-2020 activities by December 31, 2019 to earn up to $500 in co-share credit*.

See Program Details below and your 2019-2020 Program Brochure for complete details and participate today!

* Only active State of Rhode Island employees who are paying State medical co-share premium payments at the time of the incentive payout(s) are eligible to receive co-share credit incentives. The State's transition to a new medical plan administrator will NOT affect any co-share credit payout for Rewards for Wellness 2019-2020.

2019-2020 Program Brochure

Program Details

Click on the activities below to learn about how you can complete them.

› Health Screening—Blood Pressure ($75)

High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” as it typically has no symptoms and many people are not aware they have it. However, if high blood pressure goes untreated, it can have deadly consequences like congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, memory loss, vision loss, and heart disease.

Blood pressure range table

To earn a $75 co-share credit

  • Obtain a blood pressure screening at an employee wellness fair or in your physician’s office that is less than 140/90 by December 31, 2019.
    • If you obtain your screening at an employee wellness fair, your participation is automatically tracked by UnitedHealthcare.
    • If you have your screening done at your physician’s office, you must submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to UnitedHealthcare by December 31, 2019.
  • If your screening is over 140/90, consult with your physician, put a treatment plan in place and submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to UnitedHealthcare by December 31, 2019 to earn the same $75 co-share credit.

Be sure to use the 2019-2020 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Health Screening—Body Mass Index (BMI) ($50+$25)

According to the CDC, BMI can be used as a screening tool, but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual. However, BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. High body fatness means increased weight on your frame, putting you at risk for high blood pressure (hypertension), high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and breathing problems, some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver), clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.

Body Mass Index (BMI) range table

To earn a $50 co-share credit

  • Obtain a BMI screening at a employee wellness fair or in your physician’s office by December 31, 2019
    • If you obtain a BMI screening at an employee wellness fair, your participation is automatically tracked by UnitedHealthcare.
    • If you obtain a screening at your physician’s office, you must submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to UnitedHealthcare by December 31, 2019

To earn an additional $25 co-share credit
You must satisfy one of the following:

  • Your BMI is less than 27.5,
  • Your BMI is over 27.5, but your body fat falls within the healthy range according to your gender and age*
    • You can obtain your body fat reading as part of your BMI screening at an employee wellness fair. Alternatively, talk to your physician about obtaining a body fat reading.
  • OR, your BMI is over 27.5, but you receive consultation with your physician and submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to UnitedHealthcare by December 31, 2019

* Healthy body fat range for men: 8-19% (ages 20-40), 11-22% (ages 41-60), 13-25% (ages 61-79). Healthy body fat range for women: 21-33% (ages 20-40), 23-35% (ages 41-60), 24-36% (ages 61-79).

Be sure to use the 2019-2020 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Health Screening—Total Cholesterol ($50+$25)

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that your body needs to function. Your body makes cholesterol because it is needed to form cell membranes, some hormones, and bile acids (which digest fat). People also consume extra cholesterol through foods, especially animal foods like meats and dairy products. Your total cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood and is based on the HDL, LDL, and triglycerides numbers. Keeping your cholesterol levels healthy is a great way to keep your heart healthy—and lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke.

Cholesteral range table

To earn a $50 co-share credit

  • Obtain a total cholesterol screening at an employee wellness fair or in your physician’s office by December 31
    • If you obtain your screening at an employee wellness fair, your participation is automatically tracked by UnitedHealthcare.
    • If you have your screening done at your physician’s office, you must submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to UnitedHealthcare by December 31, 2019.

To earn an additional $25 co-share credit
You must satisfy one of the following:

  • Your total cholesterol is less than 200,
  • OR your total cholesterol is over 200, but you receive consultation with your physician and submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to UnitedHealthcare by December 31, 2019

Be sure to use the 2019-2020 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Health Screening—Glucose ($50+$25)

Glucose measures the amount of sugar in your blood. Glucose is the primary energy source in your body. Insulin (a natural hormone produced by the pancreas) controls how glucose is used in your body. When the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin then blood levels of glucose rise, this is known as Type 2 Diabetes. Over time, high blood glucose may lead to diseases of the kidneys, eyes, heart and circulatory system, and the nervous system. Having your glucose checked can help to detect diabetes and other glucose metabolism disorders.

Non-fasting glucose range table

To earn a $50 co-share credit

  • Obtain a glucose screening at an employee wellness fair or in your physician’s office by December 31
    • If you obtain your screening at an employee wellness fair, your participation is automatically tracked by UnitedHealthcare.
    • If you have your screening done at your physician’s office, you must submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to UnitedHealthcare by December 31, 2019.

To earn an additional $25 co-share credit
You must satisfy one of the following:

  • Your glucose is less than 200,
  • OR, your glucose is over 200, but you receive consultation with your physician and submit a signed Physician Screening Verification Form to UnitedHealthcare by December 31, 2019

Be sure to use the 2019-2020 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Rally Health Survey ($50)

The Rally Health Survey is an interactive experience that provides you with visual prompts in a clear and easy-to-follow format. Upon completion of the Rally Health Survey, you will immediately receive your results as a “Rally Age”—a number that provides you with an indicator of how your health age compares to your chronological age. It only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and your responses will identify an individual action plan to help you improve or maintain your health.


To earn a $50 co-share credit

  • You must be registered on myuhc.com to access Rally. Once you access myuhc.com you can then access and register on Rally. You can also download the Rally mobile app at RallyHealth.com/GetMobile, registration code: UNITED
  • If you are a new Rally user, the Rally Health Survey will automatically pop up once you access Rally for the first time.
  • If you are a returning user, the Rally Health Survey may pop up for you. If it doesn’t, click on your avatar at the top right, and enter your health profile. You will then see a button that says “retake survey” or “complete survey.” Click there to either complete or retake the survey for the new Rewards for Wellness year.

Be sure to use the 2019-2020 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Dental Cleaning/Exam ($50)

Research shows that oral health is connected to overall health in several ways. Through annual exams, cleanings and x-rays, your dentist may be able to detect early signs of cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, thyroid problems and high blood pressure. Brushing and flossing every day, along with regular dental visits and preventive care, is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums. For healthy tips and to find a dentist if you don’t have one, visit www.deltadentalri.com.


To earn a $50 co-share credit

  • Complete one of the following qualifying procedures by December 31, 2019:
    • Periodic oral exam
    • Comprehensive oral exam
    • Annual prophylaxis (cleaning)
    • Periodontal maintenance (deep cleaning)
  • In order to be eligible for the co-share credit, you MUST receive medical/Rx coverage under the State Employee Health Plan, and Delta Dental must have a record of your cleaning/exam<.
    • If you are enrolled in State dental coverage through Delta Dental of Rhode Island, your participation will be automatically tracked, and you do not need to complete any forms.
    • If you receive your medical/Rx coverage under the Rhode Island State Employee Health Plan but not State dental coverage, you can complete and submit the Dental Cleaning/Exam Form to Delta Dental by December 31, 2019.
      • Mail the form to:
        • Delta Dental of RI, 10 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904, Attn: National Account Relations Specialist, or
      • Fax the form to 401-752-6060
    • If you are enrolled in State dental coverage through Delta Dental of Rhode Island but do not receive medical/Rx coverage under the Rhode Island State Employee Health Plan, you are not eligible for the co-share credit.

Be sure to use the 2019-2020 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.

› Three Rally Missions ($100)

Rally Missions are individual action plans suggested based on your Rally Health Survey responses. Missions provide activities to help you improve or maintain your health and are designed to be simple, action-focused and attainable.


To earn a $100 co-share credit

  • Complete 3 Rally Missions
    • Log into myuhc.com to access Rally. You can also download the Rally mobile app at RallyHealth.com/GetMobile, registration code: UNITED
    • You can be in more than one mission at a time
  • Rally Missions are four weeks in duration, so be sure to join early enough to complete your missions by December 31, 2019. If you start a mission by Thanksgiving you will have enough time to complete the missions as long as you check in weekly.
  • To obtain confirmation of your missions completion, please call Optum at 877-818-5826 and request for your Rally participation records only.

Be sure to use the 2019-2020 Program Calendar to keep track of your completions.


Complete your activities by December 31, 2019 to earn up to $500 in co-share credit*. Incentive credits will be delivered in 10 consecutive pay days beginning with the second pay day in January 2020. Please note that the OEB cannot track the completion of all your activities. Download the 2019-2020 Program Calendar to keep track of your activities and incentive delivery.

In 2019, there are two new ways that you can earn wellness incentives in addition to Rewards for Wellness:

  1. Earn up to $500 in co-share credit by obtaining a qualifying Annual Preventive Exam.
  2. Earn $500 in taxable incentives by completing 20 of the 25 sessions (excluding session 0) of the Diabetes Prevention Program.

OEB cannot track the completion of all your activities. Download the 2019-2020 Program Calendar to keep track of your Rewards for Wellness activities and incentive delivery.

Health Screening Form

If you complete your health screenings at an employee wellness fair, your participation will be automatically tracked by UnitedHealthcare.

If you obtain your health screenings at your physician's office, you must complete the screenings within January 1, 2019–December 31, 2019 and submit the Physician Screening Verification Form to UnitedHealthcare by December 31, 2019.

Activity Form

Dental cleaning/exam
If you receive your medical/Rx coverage under the Rhode Island State Employee Health Plan but not State dental coverage, you can complete and submit the Dental Cleaning/Exam Form to Delta Dental by December 31, 2019.

  • Contact Tony Aristy, the State Wellness Programming Officer, for more information and assistance
  • Visit PayStub RI and check your employee email for important program announcements

* Only active State of Rhode Island employees who are paying State medical co-share premium payments at the time of the incentive payout(s) are eligible to receive co-share credit incentives. The State's transition to a new medical plan administrator will NOT affect any co-share credit payout for Rewards for Wellness 2019-2020.