SACS Wellness Incentive Program

SACS Wellness Incentive Plan -2019

SACS Wellness Incentive Plan - Overview

Activities Descriptions

Point Schedule

How to Complete the Health Risk Assessment (HRA)

How To Log In To The Portal


To complete your annual online HRA go to www.lhnwellness.com

The completion of the HRA is required to be eligible for the Wellness Incentive Plan

How to up/download forms the portal

2019 Wellness Incentive Plan - Q & A 

Our new wellness plan has different point values…

That’s correct. We reviewed the point values for some activities, and adjusted them to award more points for activities that help you understand risk factors for disease, promote awareness of factors that lead to chronic disease, and help prevent illness. Below is a side-by-side comparison of point values from 2018 to 2019.



Are there more points this year and if so, why?

Everyone is unique; on their own health journey. We want to celebrate that and encourage you to participate in a variety of activities that help you Learn Well and Live Well. So yes, we added more activities, more opportunities for you to earn points.

Some activities may already be part of your wellness routine; we want to reward you for participating in those healthy habits. Other activities may be new to you; we want to reward you for stepping out of your comfort zone to discover new things that just might become your new favorite healthy habit.

 

Why do I have to earn more points this year than last year?

Because the point values for some activities were adjusted, it might appear as though you have to earn more points, but the actual “available points” to “points earned ratio” is very similar to last year’s incentive plan. In fact, there is less than a 1% difference from 2018 to 2019. Here is the breakdown:

 

2018 = 17 Points Available

Reward Level

Points Needed

Lowest Point % Needed for Level

Employee Only and Employee + child(ren)

Level 1

3-4 points

17.6%

Level 2

5-7 points

29.4%

Level 3

8-12 points

47.1%

2019 = 57 Points Available

Reward Level

Points Needed

Lowest Point % Needed for Level

Employee Only and Employee + child(ren)

Level 1

10-16 points

17.5%

Level 2

17-26 points

29.8%

Level 3

27-40 points

47.4%

 

2018 = 34 Points Available

Reward Level

Points Needed

Lowest Point % Needed for Level

Employee + Spouse (family)

Level 1

6-9 points

17.6%

Level 2

10-15 points

29.4%

Level 3

16-23 points

47.1%

2019 = 114 Points Available

Reward Level

Points Needed

Lowest Point % Needed for Level

Employee + Spouse (family)

Level 1

20-33 points

17.5%

Level 2

34-53 points

29.8%

Level 3

54-77 points

47.4%

 

What is the best way to earn points quickly?

Participating in preventive care activities such as getting an annual wellness exam, and receiving an annual flu shot will earn you a quick 10 points – enough to earn the level 1 incentive. Completing Live Well challenges is another. This year, there are three available, each is worth 5 points, and you can repeat the same challenge as many times as you like during the incentive period. So if you love to run or bike, log it and get rewarded for the positive health habits you are already doing! Meet a few of the biometric markers on your screening or participate in a community walk or run, and you have earned the level three incentive. 

 

The Live Well Challenges seem like a lot of work!

The three challenges available for completion on the online portal this year require you to track behaviors for 60-90 days, so they are worth 5 points each. Being Active, getting adequate Sleep, and performing Self-Care Behaviors are critical components that contribute to wellbeing, so we feel it is important that you become aware of, and practice these good habits. You may already be doing them, so why not log them to earn points?

To do so, you don’t have to log in to the portal every day to make an entry. For example, if you are completing the Sleep Challenge, you can keep a sheet of paper by your bed and jot down the hours of sleep each night, and then at the end of the challenge period, simply upload the document to the portal to receive credit for completing the challenge. The same goes for physical activity, you can upload a log at the end of the challenge, or upload screen shots from your wearable tracking device, or upload a print out of your activity from an online app, etc.

And don’t forget, you can repeat these challenges as many times as you like during the incentive period. So if you participate in regular physical activity, it is possible to repeat the challenge three times during the incentive period to earn 15 points, just for logging what you are already doing!  

If I do the same wellness activities this year that I did last year, will I earn the same health plan credit amount? 

It depends on which activities you complete. Because we increased points for some activities and left others the same, you may need to complete an additional activity to reach the same incentive level as last year, or you may not. Keep in mind that we have added a variety of opportunities, some of which you may already be doing, to help you earn points to achieve the incentive level of your choosing.

Note: we have changed the parameter for blood pressure and blood glucose to fall in line with recommendations from the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association, respectively. Here are a few activity scenarios, their point values and incentive level:

2018

2019

Activity

Points

Activity

Points

Blood Pressure at or below 135/85

1

Blood Pressure at or below 130/80

2

Blood Glucose Less than 110 mg/dL

1

Blood Glucose Less than 100 mg/dL

2

Got a mammogram

1

Got a mammogram

2

8 Week Diet Free Lifestyle Program

2

8 Week Diet Free Lifestyle Program

5

Total Points

5

Total Points

11

Incentive Level

2

Incentive Level

2

In this scenario, the individual has completed the exact same activities, and reached the same level of incentive as the previous year.

 

2018

2019

Activity

Points

Activity

Points

Blood Pressure at or below 135/85

1

Blood Pressure at or below 130/80

2

Blood Glucose Less than 110 mg/dL

1

Completed Self Care Challenge

5

Got a mammogram

1

Got a flu shot

5

8 Week Diet Free Lifestyle Program

2

8 Week Diet Free Lifestyle Program

5

Total Points

5

Total Points

17

Incentive Level

2

Incentive Level

3

In this scenario, the individual has completed the exact same number of activities, but because they chose activities with higher point values than they did in the previous year, they reached a higher level of incentive than the previous year. The annual flu shot is an added activity that was not available last year, and has a high point value to encourage you to participate in the activity.

 

2018

2019

Activity

Points

Activity

Points

Blood Pressure at or below 135/85

1

Annual Wellness Exam

5

Blood Glucose Less than 110 mg/dL

1

Got a flu shot

5

Got a mammogram

1

Got a mammogram

2

Completed spring & fall challenges

2

Completed Get Active Challenge

5

 

 

Completed Sleep Challenge

5

 

 

Completed Self Care Challenge

5

Total Points

5

Total Points

27

Incentive Level

2

Incentive Level

3

In this scenario, the individual chose different activities and completed just one additional challenge than the previous year. This option was great for the individual because they struggle hitting the biometric parameters, but because they are still focusing on preventive care, and learning about new habits and behaviors to Live Well, they were able to achieve the level three incentive.