BeWell Program

An incentive program that encourages benefits-eligible Stanford University employees to take action to improve their health and well-being.

The 2024 BeWell Program starts on Jan. 4 and ends on Nov. 30.

BeWell’s platform lets you personalize your experience so you can create and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors no matter where you are. By signing in via single sign-on (SSO) and creating your BeWell account, you’ll be taking steps toward health and wellness to feel better and earn rewards!

If you are hesitant to use the platform, you may still take part in wellness activities. You won’t accrue incentive points, but for many people in our community, enhancing their wellness is reason enough to participate.

Your privacy is important to us, and your participation is confidential. No identifiable health information is shared with Stanford Benefits or your health plan.

Read the BeWell privacy notice.

Want to learn more about the BeWell program?

Register for BeWell Connect, where a BeWell team member will provide a 30-minute overview of the BeWell program,
the wellness offerings available to you, and details about the 2023 incentive program.

In 2024, you can earn rewards from Jan. 4 through Nov. 30. Below is the points breakdown for the program year.

Together with device integration and the many options available on the mobile app, you can quickly accrue points toward your incentive.

Check out the full menu of wellness activities to start earning points.

Benefits-eligible employees can earn $560 in financial incentives for completing wellness activities. Incentives are paid in $140 increments for each point milestone achieved. If you are between milestones at the end of the program year, your total incentive will correspond to the highest milestone you achieved at that point. For example, if you earned 28,000 points, your total incentive for the year will be $420.

Incentives are paid out within two pay periods after each reward increment is completed. Employees must still be benefits-eligible Stanford University employees at the time of payout to receive the incentive.


Points Reward Increments
5,000 points $140
10,000 points $140
20,000 points $140
30,000 points $140
Total maximum reward $560

For a detailed view of your rewards, sign in to your BeWell account and go to the Rewards page. You’ll see your earning progress and how much you need to earn to get to the next payout level. Scroll down to see a detailed breakdown of points earned for each wellness activity and opportunities for more earning.


Other BeWell perks

Wellness activities are your chance to focus on the areas of wellness that are most meaningful to you. These activities cover physical activity, nutrition, stress management, community engagement, chronic disease management, and more.

Dozens of free and STAP-eligible wellness activities are available to help you earn your incentive, and many activities can be completed from anywhere at any time to fit into your busy life and unique working arrangement.

Wellness activities include:

One-time, getting started

Activate your account via SSO and complete the registration 2,000
Connect activity device 1,000
Add a profile picture 100
First login to mobile app 1,000
First time tracking Healthy Habits 5 days in a month 100

Ongoing wellness activities

Healthy Living: 1-2 hour class (up to 20) 2,000
Healthy Living: 3-4 hour class (up to 10) 4,000
Healthy Living: 5+ hour class (up to 10) 5,000
Healthy Living: Wellness apps (up to four) 2,500
Healthy Living: On-demand webinar (up to five) 500
Healthy Living: Lifestyle Coaching (up to four) 4,000

Annual wellness activities

Take the Health Assessment 2,000
Complete your BeWell Check-in 2,000
Complete your BeWell Follow-up 1,500
Sign up for a fitness assessment (up to two) 1,000
Register for personal training (up to two) 2,000
Become a BeWell Champion 250
Attend the Wellness Fair 500
Attend the Cardinal Walk 500
Participate in Bike to Work Month 250
Set your well-being goal 200
Complete your annual health check-up 500
Complete your biannual dental check-up 250
Complete your annual vision check-up 250

Quarterly wellness activities

Recreation and Wellness: Recreational activity or faculty staff fitness class 5,000
Recreation and Wellness: Group fitness pass and virtual membership 5,000
Donate blood 250
Volunteer your time 250
Finish an organized race 250
Set your interests 100
Choose your sleep profile 250

Monthly wellness activities

Sleep >7 hours 20 nights in a month, validated via synched device 100
Track Healthy Habits 20 days in a month 100

Daily wellness activities

Daily Cards 20 points each (40 points max per day) 20
Track sleep nightly (validated via synched device) 10
Sleep >7 hours in a night (validated via synched device) 50
Track sleep manually through Healthy Habits 10
Track your Healthy Habits 3x per day (30 points max per day) 10 – 30
Take 1,000 to 14,000 steps in a day (earn 10 points per 1,000 steps) 10 – 140
15 minutes of physical activity in a day 70
30 minutes of physical activity in a day 100
45 minutes of physical activity in a day 140

Please note, points-eligible wellness activities must be tracked within the BeWell platform. There are no points awarded for wellness activities that cannot be tracked through BeWell. 

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Design Your Wellness Journey

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Get Started

Personalize your wellness with BeWell Check-in and Follow-up

There are many ways to approach your health and well-being while honoring your own individuality. BeWell offers personalized one-on-one support to help you discover the path for you. These personalized sessions allow you to reflect on what is important, cultivate your vision of wellness, and help set a path forward so that you thrive in the multiple roles you play in work and your life.

Our coaches are health and wellness experts with degrees and/or certifications in nutrition, exercise, counseling, coaching, and public health.

What to expect

Engage in a non-judgmental and empowering 20-to 30-minute check-in on your well-being. You and your wellness coach will co-create an action plan based on where you are today and where you want to be with your wellness. Your coach will share resources and help you come up with strategies to support your success.

Conversations can center around:

  • Clarifying your next steps in any area of well-being
  • Strategies for maintaining current habits
  • Lifestyle behaviors that support managing health conditions
  • Reviewing wellness resources
  • Navigating the BeWell Program and highlighting activities that support you and your goals

Sign up for an additional Follow-up session to discuss how your plan is going.  Once you’ve completed these two wellness activities, you’ll earn a total of 3,500 points toward your $560 reward – 2,000 for the Check-in and 1,500 for the Follow-up. 


Get started today!

To register for your session, sign in to your BeWell account with your SUNet ID, go to Programs, find BeWell Check-in and Follow-up, and click the Start Now button. You can pick your coach, appointment day and time. All appointments are available by Zoom or phone.

Most appointments are offered Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, with limited appointments on the weekends and during weekday evenings until 8 p.m. PT.



March 1 to March 15

Spring quarter Wellness Grant submission window. BeWell Champion applicants will be notified about their application status by April 15.

Aug 30, 5 p.m. PT

Deadline to use STAP funds for Healthy Living.

Sept 1 to Sept 15

Fall quarter Wellness Grant submission window. BeWell Champion applicants will be notified about their application status by Oct. 15.

Nov 10

Deadline to register for Lifestyle Coaching for incentive payout. (Participants must complete all coaching sessions by the Nov. 30 program deadline to earn incentives.)

Nov 30

End of the 2024 BeWell Program — deadline to complete wellness activities to earn incentives.



We use feedback from BeWell participants, Champions, coaches and customer service inquiries year-round to keep improving your wellness experience.

Below are some tips about how to use BeWell and the wellness platform.


BeWell Program tips


Using our wellness platform

The BeWell platform takes a science-backed approach to behavior change by focusing on creating tiny habits. You can earn points for tracking your steps, sleep, workouts, etc., plus optional healthcare activities. Other ways to use the platform include:

  • Track the Healthy Habits that matter to you
    Whether you want to move more, start a meditation practice, or reduce stress, the BeWell platform helps you reach your wellness goals. Choose the habits you want to focus on, so you can take meaningful steps towards your personal health goals.
  • Choose from 21+ languages
    In the BeWell platform you can choose to see wellness content in your preferred language, so nothing is lost in translation.
  • Enjoy the mobile experience
    Download the Virgin Pulse app for iOS or Android to access your BeWell account from your smartphone and participate in BeWell from anywhere. See how to get started with the app and platform.
  • Sync your favorite device to track activity automatically
    Connect your activity tracker and earn points for the first time you sync your device.

Easy guides to help you meet your goals

Wellness Journey Personas help guide you in meeting your incentive depending on your unique needs and interests. To kickstart your journey, view the Wellness Journey Personas.


Additional point earning opportunities

  • Complete the optional Health Assessment
    Gain insight into your health and wellness.

  • Sign up for BeWell Connect for your department to get an overview of the program and earn points.
  • Register for STAP-eligible Lifestyle Coaching
    Enjoy three sessions with a wellness coach on a topic that’s important to you.

  • Keep earning points to stay motivated
    Keep your momentum by earning points even after you’ve received your maximum incentive.