Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Four weeks left to complete MHealthy Rewards, chance to win $750 in prizes

Four weeks remain for benefits-eligible employees to complete a wellness screening and the annual health questionnaire for MHealthy Rewards. A limited number of on-site wellness screening appointments still are available. To further boost participation, MHealthy announced it also would hold grand prize drawings in June for those who complete Rewards.

 

More information

Complete the health questionnaire and schedule an on-site wellness screening.

• Walk-ins are welcome at select wellness screening sites. View locations of screenings.

• Visit the MHealthy Rewards web page or email mhealthy@umich.edu.

“We have added more screening appointments to try to meet demand; however, once these appointments are filled, no additional screenings will be available,” says Janice Gasaway, MHealthy Rewards program lead. “We encourage faculty and staff who have not yet scheduled a screening to make an appointment as soon as possible. Some locations will also accept walk-ins.”

Employees who complete MHealthy Rewards 2012 (both the confidential health questionnaire and a wellness screening) by May 31 will earn a $100 before-tax reward and automatically be entered into the Rewards grand prize drawings. Six randomly selected winners will receive prize packages valued up to $750 each. Prizes include:

• Travel voucher
• Personal chef service
• Exercise equipment
• Sporting equipment
• Gift cards

The university’s goal is to reach 50 percent or more participation in both the health questionnaire and wellness screening by the end of May. To date, 43 percent of benefits-eligible faculty and staff have completed the annual health questionnaire and thousands have completed or made an appointment for a confidential wellness screening.

A wellness screening is an opportunity to “know your numbers” for blood pressure, cholesterol (via finger stick), and other key measures, and develop a plan to achieve health goals.

To protect privacy, U-M contracts with StayWell Health Management, a national provider of health improvement services, to administer the health questionnaire and wellness screening.