We understand that when you engage with wellness, you may want to focus on your individual well-being or the overall well-being of your family, community or colleagues. Accordingly, we offer you four different Engagement options:
- Coaching is focused upon personal wellness.
- Healthy Work Environment (HWE) aligns your wellness activities with those of your co-workers.
- Class allows you to focus on one particular wellness topic of importance to you.
- Commitment to Family or Community enables you to engage in an activity that benefits your family’s or your community’s well-being while it enhances your own.
Benefits-eligible employees can earn a $260 incentive by completing Engagement. To earn this incentive, employees need to complete the SHALA, Wellness Profile and one of the four Engagement options described below — all of which may be (with the exception of the Healthy Work Environment Engagement option).
Employees may complete more than one Engagement option, but the $260 incentive will be paid only for the first option completed. Importantly, an employee must complete Engagement for their spouse/partner to earn a Wellness Profile incentive. (Spouses are not eligible to participate in Engagement.)
The Four Engagement Options
Employees may complete more than one Engagement option, but the $260 incentive will be paid for the first option completed.
After completing your Wellness Profile, continue the conversation you started at Advising or address something new. Coaching appointments are available either by phone or Zoom video. Then, take action on your goals and finish by writing a brief Reflection. (Important: You must complete Screening and Advising by Oct. 31, 2020 to do this option.)
Dive deeper into a wellness issue that is meaningful to you by completing an approved STAP-eligible class. Both in-person and online Engagement courses are available each quarter. Note: The deadline to register for an online Engagement Class is October 2, 2020.
Complete the Wellness Profile before, during or after completion of your Class. Your selected Class must be completed prior to the final BeWell Program deadline of Nov. 30, 2020.
Commitment to Family or Community
After completing your Wellness Profile, move beyond your personal wellness and focus on your family’s or community’s well-being. Create a Commitment action of your own or see our list of suggested actions.
Commitment includes submitting a of your intended action (by Oct. 31, 2020), writing a first Reflection, pursuing the planned actions, and writing a final Reflection reviewed by our staff by the Nov. 30, 2020 Program deadline. (Important: You must complete Screening and Advising by Oct. 31, 2020 to do this option.)
Healthy Work Environment (HWE)
Join a customized wellness program that fits the needs of you and your work group. A Healthy Work Environment (HWE) lets you and your co-workers choose what activities to do and when and where to do them. HWE groups have participated in such activities as organized walks and other exercise breaks, wellness presentations by the Stanford Health Improvement Program (HIP), meditation breaks and healthy potluck lunches. To earn the $260 Engagement incentive, complete two 10-week sessions in your HWE group. (Completion of one 10-week session qualifies you for a $130 incentive).
Complete the Wellness Profile before, during or after completion of HWE.
What is Engagement?
When you actively engage in your own wellness, you become more in tune to and committed to your own personal sense of well-being. Engagement extends beyond analysis of health screenings and corresponding recommended lifestyle changes and into a deeper focus upon a particular health issue, new lifestyle behavior, community interaction, family wellness initiative or workplace wellness practice. Accordingly, BeWell has expanded its Engagement offerings so that you can select the way(s) to engage that best fit your personal circumstances and goals. An employee can select from four different Engagement options. Completing one qualifies the employee to earn the Engagement incentive.
Why should I be interested in completing Engagement?
There are several reasons an employee should consider completing Engagement:
- Engagement represents an opportunity to gain more influence over the health of your own lifestyle or help improve the wellness of your family or a greater group.
- Engagement must be completed if an employee seeks to qualify their spouse/partner for an incentive.
- Engagement represents the highest incentive offered in the BeWell Program.
What segments of the BeWell Program must I complete before I start Engagement?
An employee must complete SHALA before starting Engagement. Additionally, the Wellness Profile must be completed before beginning either the Coaching or the Commitment Engagement options. The Class or Healthy Work Environment Engagement options may be started prior to completion of the Wellness Profile, which is still a required program segment for earning the Engagement incentive.
What do I have to do to complete Engagement?
Choose one of the four Engagement options: Coaching, Class, Commitment to Family or Community, or Healthy Work Environment. See above option descriptions, and sign into your account for step-by-step instructions.
May I complete more than one Engagement option?
Yes, but you will only earn an incentive for the first one you complete.
What is the deadline for completion of Engagement?
Engagement must be completed by November 30, 2020. To earn the Engagement incentive, SHALA and the Wellness Profile must also be completed by November 30. Note: If the employee has chosen either the Coaching or the Commitment Engagement option, the employee must complete the Screening & Advising steps of the Wellness Profile by October 31.
When is the Engagement incentive paid?
The Engagement incentive is paid early in the year following completion, anticipated to occur in February 2021.