For much of our first ten years, our BeWell programs guided you to gain more influence over the health of your own lifestyle. We also understand that focusing on family, supporting your co-workers and making a commitment to a community “cause” can heighten your own wellness while also enhancing the well-being of a greater group. This is why we have expanded our program — and our definition of engagement.

For several years, Engagement in the BeWell Program meant participating in Coaching. This path is generally focused upon personal wellness. This year, we have incorporated Healthy Work Environment (HWE), previously an independent program, into Engagement; and we have also added two additional Engagement options — Class and Commitment to Family or Community.

Completion of Engagement, now an opportunity for all  benefits-eligible employees (no matter where they get medical benefits), earns the highest incentive offered in the BeWell Program. To earn this incentive, employees must complete the SHALA, Wellness Profile and one of four Engagement options. (For a spouse/partner to earn their Wellness Profile incentive, the employee must complete Engagement.) Spouses are not eligible to participate in Engagement at this time.

Please note: The SHALA must be completed prior to starting any Engagement option. The timing/order of completing the Wellness Profile varies depending on the Engagement chosen.


Completion of Engagement, now an opportunity for all  benefits-eligible employees (no matter where they get medical benefits), earns the highest incentive offered in the BeWell Program. To earn this incentive, employees must complete the SHALA, Wellness Profile and one of four Engagement options. (For a spouse/partner to earn their Wellness Profile incentive, the employee must complete Engagement.) Spouses are not eligible to participate in Engagement at this time.

Please note: The SHALA must be completed prior to starting any Engagement option. The timing/order of completing the Wellness Profile varies depending on the Engagement chosen.


Employees may complete more than one Engagement option, but the $260 incentive will be paid for the first option completed.

Coaching

After completing your Wellness Profile, continue the conversation you started with your BeWell Coach (during your Advising session) — or address something new. Then, take action on your goals and finish by writing a brief Reflection.

Class

Dive deeper into a wellness issue that is meaningful to you by completing an approved, STAP-eligible course. Both in-person and online engagement courses are available each quarter, and each class is approximately 6 hours.

Online courses:  Designed to give you the flexibility to progress through a course at your own pace, online courses may include such topics as weight-loss management, anxiety management, and sleep improvement.

In-person courses:  Choose a course from such topics as life transitions, contemplation, creativity, or environmental wellness.

Complete the Wellness Profile before, during or after completion of your Class.

Commitment to Family or Community

After completing your Wellness Profile, consider moving beyond that emphasis on your own personal wellness to your family’s or your community’s  well-being. Select one of the family or community commitments from those suggested below or create and execute one of your own. This 6-10-hour commitment includes writing a first reflection, pursuing the planned actions, and writing a final reflection reviewed by our staff.

Commitment to Family:  Create a family wellness plan in which you commit to promoting a common family goal or set of goals, whether they involve your entire family, a plan focused upon life after retirement, or a more time-specific plan such as lifestyle parameters during a pregnancy or a period of time when you are taking care of an elderly relative.

Commitment to Community:  Select a community-minded activity such as volunteering for a non-profit organization; serving as a healthy living advocate at a school; researching and getting involved with a local government initiative aimed at bettering health and wellness; or forming or joining a community wellness group addressing a cause or concern such as an environmental issue, youth obesity, or local hunger and homelessness.

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 HIP, meditation breaks, and healthy potluck lunches. To earn the $260 Engagement incentive, complete two 10-week programs in your HWE group. (Completion of one 10-week program 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. For those employees doing Engagement and also seeking to qualify a spouse (for the spouse/partner incentive), the employee must complete the Screening & Advising steps of the Wellness Profile by October 31. Or, if the employee has chosen either the Coaching or the Commitment Engagement option, the employee must (whether married or not) 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 2019.

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