The New School provides employees with a variety of resources to keep them in good health and help them make healthy choices. The Wellness Program is designed to give new motivation and support for incorporating healthy behaviors into our lives or maintaining current healthy behaviors. We hope this initiative will decrease work time lost due to illness and lessen the increasing financial burden of our health insurance.
We understand that this won't happen overnight. The program will unfold over the next few years. In each year, there will be rewards for completing the requested tasks.
Enrolled spouses and partners can participate for a $100 reward!
The online health survey is now administered through Rally (still brought to you by United Healthcare) and includes action steps (called Missions), interactive challenges and the ability to earn coins to be used to enter sweepstakes (you could win a Kindle!). You can also connect with consumer wearables like FitBit and Jawbone to enhance your experience.
Employees who participate for the first time can earn a $250 reward. If you successfully participated last time around, great job! Do it again and you can earn a $100 reward. Participating employees will have a chance to win an iPad mini!
Email BenefitsHelp@newschool.edu or call 212.229.5671 x4942 if you have any questions.
The first steps towards a healthier life are to know and understand your personal health risk factors and establish some health goals.
Visit your primary care physician or family practitioner for routine "well" services (including biometric screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, height, and weight). Make sure your provider codes the claim correctly as a preventive care/wellness exam and submits the claim for this visit through your New School medical carrier, United Healthcare (UHC).
UHC will notify Human Resources that you had a preventive care exam. UHC will not share any other information about the exam, which your doctor must keep confidential.
Under our UHC policy, preventive care/wellness services are free when you visit an in-network physician. There is no copay.
Log in to your United Healthcare account at www.myuhc.com (or set up your UHC account if you haven't already done so). Click on the "Rally Health Survey" on the home page. Create your Rally log in and password, and select a profile image and user name. The health survey is a personalized, strictly confidential, user-friendly digital experience that will engage you in a new way by using technology, gaming, and social media to help you understand and learn and support you on your health journey. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The first thing you'll learn is your Rally Health Age, which tells you how your body is feeling right now. UHC will notify Human Resources that you completed the health survey. Rally is legally not permitted to share your responses or results with The New School. This information will remain completely confidential. Read more about the health survey and the Rally interactive experience here (PDF).
Complete these two tasks between April 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015, and your $100 or $250 reward, plus your spouse/partner's $100 reward (if applicable), will be in your paycheck and you'll have a chance to win an iPad mini through the New School.
Participation is voluntary. Your personal health information is confidential and will never be shared with The New School. There is no consequence for not participating. If you have already had a wellness exam ("physical") or taken UHC's health survey (either Rally or the prior health risk assessment) at any time since April 1, 2014, UHC will notify Human Resources and you will have qualified for the reward.
It's that simple.
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