- Who can participate? Is it free?
- Can I participate if I have "cash in lieu" of medical insurance?
- Can I participate if I am a Graduate Research Assistant or a Graduate Student Assistant?
- Can I participate if I am a regular student/part-time faculty/temporary or contract employee/other part-time employee?
- I'm new -or- I just decided that I want to sign up now. Can I join?
- Is my Health Risk Assessment data confidential? Will the information get back to my supervisor or insurance carrier?
PROGRAMMING & SERVICES
- What free services do Wellness Warriors receive?
- What is my risk level?
- Do I get to use the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center for free?
- Do I have to buy a Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center membership to participate?
- What is a Fitness Assessment?
- What is a Personal Training Session?
- What is Medication Therapy Management?
- What is Smoking Cessation?
- How do I schedule my fitness assessment & other free services, or register for a Wellness Warriors event?
- Who are the vendors that WSU is working with?
- What do I get for participating? What are the incentives?
- What events count towards earning incentives?
- What will I see on my paycheck?
- What if I was not incentive-eligible during the first half of the year? Can I be incentive-eligible for the second half? Am I out of the program?
Any full time benefits-eligible Wayne State University employee can participate FOR FREE. This excludes some individuals that may work at WSU but are not a WSU employee, for instance, stipend recipients. Please note: “Full time benefits-eligible WSU employees” exclude: stipend recipients, student assistants, temporary employees, hourly employees, employees with less than 50% full time status, part-time employees, retirees or those that have been terminated from the university.Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for enrollment info! (Return to top)
Yes. All benefits-eligible WSU employees are eligible, even if they elect "cash in-lieu" or have otherwise opted out of WSU medical plans. (Return to top)
Yes, as long as you are a benefits-eligible Wayne State University employee. This excludes some individuals, such as stipend recipients. (Return to top)
No, not at this time. In order to participate in the Wellness Warriors program, you must be benefits-eligible faculty or staff or a graduate student assistant with benefits. Generally speaking, eligible employees are 50% time or greater and are not stipend recipients. There are some programs you are able to participate in as a non-Wellness Warrior Click here for more information. (Return to top)
The Wellness Warriors program holds an enrollment period every year for all benefits-eligible WSU employees to join the program, usually in late fall. Newly hired employees, please contact us if you have questions about joining the program. (Return to top)
Yes, your data is confidential. It will never get back to Human Resources, your insurance or your supervisor. WSU Human Resources receives aggregate data, meaning data that summarizes WSU as a whole, not with individual results. Your health data is held in compliance with HIPAA, the laws governing personal health information. (Return to top)
All Wellness Warriors receive many free services. In fact, the entire program is free! Enrollment includes a free biometric health screening and online Health Risk Assessment (HRA). These two services combined give a great overall look at one's current health status. Other free services (based on risk level) include:
- Fitness Assessment
- Personal Training Sessions
- Medication Therapy Management Consultations
- Diabetes Management
- Smoking Cessation
- Unlimited Wellness Coaching
- Monetary Incentives. Click here to learn about earning incentives.
- 50% Off Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center Membership (NEW members only) for you and your spouse
- Free water bottles, tee shirts, jackets, personal training sessions and more. Click here to learn about the Wellness Bucks Program.
- Educational seminars and events every month! Click here to view our calendar of events.
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Your risk level is determined by the results of your biometric health screening and online Health Risk Assessment (HRA). All Wellness Warriors are categorized into Low, Moderate or High risk. Click here to read a complete list of "risk cuts" that help determine your risk level. To learn what your risk level is, please call Ulliance at 888-699-6554.
Human Resources and the Wellness Warriors Program Administration DOES NOT RECEIVE your health information nor your risk level. You are protected by HIPAA, the laws governing personal health information. (Return to top)
For any Wellness Warriors-specific programming such as Wellness Warrior Events, personal training, a fitness assessment, and a nutrition consultation, you will be able to enter the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center at no charge. Wellness Warriors are not required to have a membership.
If you want to work out on a regular basis, however, you will need to purchase an employee membership to the More Harris Recreation and Fitness Center [currently $120/year for Wellness Warriors (first-time members only)]. Free access is provided to confirmed Wellness Warriors participants for Wellness Warrior programs or activities only. Many of our previous Wellness Warriors utilized their cash incentives to pay for their memberships. You may find this is also a good way to offset all or part of the costs of your Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center membership. Note: 9- and 12-month Graduate Student Assistant participants do have student access to the fitness center as part of their tuition and fees. (Return to top)
No, you do not have to buy a Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center membership to participate in our program. You can use the Mort Harris Recreation & Fitness Center for free only for Wellness Warriors events or the free services Wellness Warriors receive (see question above). Many past Wellness Warriors utilized their cash incentives to offset all or part of the cost of their membership to Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center. This may be a favorable option for you, too! (Return to top)
This service is rendered at the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center. A fitness assessment is an individualized health/fitness appraisal fo your current health & fitness status through a variety of physical fitness tests. The purpose of the fitness assessment is to help the MHRFC personal training staff prepare an individualized workout during your personal training sessions. Each assessment includes a review of your current health history and measurements of:
- resting blood pressure
- body composition (body fat %)
- cardio respiratory endurance (aerobic fitness)
- upper body strength
- abdominal strength
- trunk flexibility
This service is rendered at the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center. An experienced certified personal trainer is a key part to the formula of success for a workout. A MHRFC certified personal trainer will design a client-specific program for you and educate you on proper exercise form to increase the effectiveness of your workout. A personal trainer increases your level of motivation and accountability for your workout.
This service is rendered at Univeristy Pharmacy. MTM is a group of services designed to improve health and wellbeing, as well as optimize your medication use. The main goals of the consultations are to:
- Strive to ensure you are on the proper medications for your medical condition(s)
- Reduce or eliminate any unnecessary or ineffective medication use
- Eliminate and manage all drug interactions, including over-the-counter medications and supplements
- Reduce, if possible, any medication or health-related costs
This service is rendered at the University Pharmacy. Because smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in the United States, the Wellness Warriors Program urges all smokers to go through smoking cessation sessions at University Pharmacy. Over a few sessions, a certified smoking cessation pharmacists will discuss the many aspects of quitting, including the different types of products that can increase your chances of quitting for good.
-To schedule your Wellness Coaching sessions, review your HRA and biometric health
screening results or to talk about any personal issues or concerns, call (888) My Well Guide or (888) 699-3554
-To schedule your free Fitness Assessment or Personal Training Sessions complete the online interest form at:
http://rfc.wayne.edu/trainer.php. Please be sure to check the Wellness Warrior box.
-To schedule your free Medication Therapy Management, Diabetes Education or Smoking Cessation Sessions, call The
University Pharmacy at (313) 831-2008.
We have three vendors. For our enrollment Health Risk Assessments and unlimited telephonic Wellness Coaching, we have contracted with Ulliance of Troy, Michigan. They will be conducting our enrollment HRAs, providing seminars, individualized telephonic Wellness Guides and other helpful resources for participants. The second vendor for our on-campus program is Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center. They will provide critical programming and free services based on your risk level. We also work with University Pharmacy for enrollment biometric health screenings, seminars, Medication Therapy Management, and other vital services for Wellness Warriors. We know our partners' commitment to excellence and to your wellness and are excited to have them on our team. (Return to top)
On top of all of the free services you'll receive, each time you hit a program milestone, you will receive a cash incentive in your paycheck. Visit the Earn Incentives page for more information. The Wellness Bucks Program also has a separate schedule of incentives called "Wellness Bucks," including free personal training sessions, free massages, and more! (Read more here about Wellness Bucks.) There will be plenty of incentives to keep up the momentum. (Return to top)
Any event listed on the Wellness Warriors events calendar counts towards earning incentives. Enrolling in the next year's program does not count as attending an event in the given year to earn incentives. Remember, you MUST sign in at events on the sign in sheet for your event attendance to be recorded! The events calendar can be found here.
Online events are now available via Accelerate, but only 1 online event can count towards each incentive. You must reach a score of 80% or higher to receive credit.
The Wellness Incentives will be applied to your paycheck after we have determined if you have reached Incentive Eligibility. You will see a negative number associated with the Wellness Incentive in your deductions section on your paystub. This negative number means the incentive is being applied to your paycheck because it's in the deductions section. Everything in your deductions section is a positive number and is being taken out of your pay; therefore, we apply a negative amount to be added to your pay. Please note: incentives are considered taxable income, so each person’s exact incentive amount will be different based on their personal tax withholdings. You must be on the payroll as an active WSU full time benefits-eligible employee at the time of the incentive payout to receive the incentive.
If you were non-incentive eligible during the first six months, you will not earn the incentive for that time period. However, you can still earn the incentive for being active July-December! You are never "out" of the program! If you don't meet the incentive-eligibility goals the first half of the year, you can aim to stay incentive-eligible the second half. It's that easy! (Return to top)
Last updated 11/7/2012