Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Wellness Program

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The 2018 Wellness Program will feature financial, health and wellness opportunities on campus, including educational programs, walks/runs, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield rewards to assist employees in leading a healthy lifestyles and financial wellness.

Financial, Health and Wellness Opportunities
  1. Financial Planning
    • A number of EMERGE courses reflective of financial planning strategies are provided. See the "EMERGE" section below for additional information.
  2. Health Maintenance Institute (see below)
    • 125 wellness points can be entered on the Health Maintenance Institute (HMI) website in order to earn a $75 wellness ***reward in your paycheck (quarterly) 
    • Checkout ways to earn wellness points: Wellness Program's Quarterly Rewards - Activity Options
      • Wellness rewards are taxable income.
        **Benefits-eligible faculty and staff do not have to be enrolled in Loyola’s health insurance plan(s) in order to be eligible to earn a $75 wellness reward in your paycheck. 
      • Quarters: January, February and March (Q1); April, May and June (Q2); July, August and September (Q3); October, November, December (Q4)
  3. Equinox Fitness - Special Pricing
    • Loyola University Chicago and Equinox Fitness has partnered to bring faculty and staff a reduced cost gym membership opportunity.
    • Learn more online.
June Wellness Activity - 2018 Bike to Work Challenge
During June, Loyola will participate in the annual Bike to Work challenge! Additional details will be placed online as June nears.

Make Every Move Count!
CPR Certification
Learn more about Loyola's CPR certification course for faculty, staff, and students!
What is the Health Maintenance institute?
Health Maintenance Institute(HMI) is our corporate wellness program provider. Health Maintenance Institute has been providing corporate wellness programs for more than 25 years. What sets HMI apart is their expertise in the health field, their caring staff, and the dedication in making sure every program is successful. HMI staff include registered nurses, phlebotomists, registered dietitians, certified health educators, exercise physiologists, and physicians. HMI provides expert instruction and the most updated information to ensure success for employee and employer alike. All of this is done confidentially with the employer receiving a group analysis. No results, Personal Health Information (PHI) or medical history is shared with Loyola.
  • HMI administers Loyola's quarterly wellness program and our annual Biometric Screenings and flu shots for faculty and staff members during Healthdays and Annual Open Enrollment. 
For 2018, benefit-eligible employees have the opportunity to earn the quarterly $75 (taxable) reward in your paycheck. To receive the 2018 quarterly reward you must:
Faculty and staff must login to the Health Maintenance Institute website and enter in completed activities to earn points for the quarterly wellness rewards.
Participants can *earn points through a variety of actions taken below each quarter in order to earn the quarterly $75 (taxable) reward in your paycheck:
  • Participate in a Wellness Challenge - 50 pts
  • Participate in a Wellness Event ( i.e. wellness presentations, and events through EMERGE, meditation class, healthy cooking demonstration.) –  20 pts
  • Participate in a Community Event - (i.e. 5K walking event, attending a wellness fair, Loyola sponsored community service, or serving at food pantry, etc.) – 20 pts
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of pure water per day - 1 pt per day
  • Regular Volunteering - 5 pts per volunteering activity
  • Receive a Preventive Exam (i.e. dental exam, eye exam, mammogram, etc.) – 10 pts
  • Complete E-Learning Lessons (www.myhmihealth.com) all found on the HMI website. – 10 pts
  • Healthy Activity (i.e. running, walking, yoga, dancing, weight lifting, etc.) – 5 pts per hour
  • Participate in a Financial Wellness program through Loyola University Chicago's EMERGE program. -20 pts
    • Please see the Eligible EMERGE Courses section below for more information on eligible classes.
Checkout the HMI website for information on how many points may be allocated for various types of Wellness activities.
All points earned in a *single quarter must be recorded on the Health Maintenance Institute website by the following dates below:
  • Quarter 1: Earn at least 125 points by March 31, 2018
  • Quarter 2: Earn at least 125 points by June 30, 2018
  • Quarter 3: Earn at least 125 points by September 15, 2018
  • Quarter 4: Earn at least 125 points by December 17, 2018
*Wellness Program participants are not allowed to add activities completed during a different quarter to the current quarter's point(s) total.
  • For example, if a participant takes part in a Wellness Challenge during February 2018 (worth 50 points), they cannot enter the Wellness Challenge information during the month of April 2018.
April is part of Quarter 2 (April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018)
The following are a list of examples of eligible EMERGE classes participants can complete in order to accumulate Wellness Program points:
  • Appreciating Diversity
  • Biometric Results - Next Steps
  • Money Matters
  • Pay Yourself First
  • Project Management - Introduction
  • Responsible Communication
For an exhaustive list, please visit the EMERGE course registration website.
Receive preventive care services, such as:
  • Annual physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Breast exams/mammograms
  • Colonoscopy
  • Prostate exams
  • STI testing
  • Smoking cessation
  • Obesity screening and counseling
  • Pap smears
  • Domestic violence screening and counseling
  • Screenings for diabetes and other lab procedures
Preventive care services are covered at 100% when employees are enrolled in the Loyola Advantage PPO Plan 1 or Plan 2 and are covered 100% by the Loyola Advantage PPO Plan 1 or Plan 2 when using a network physician.
  • Please keep in mind that if any diagnoses are made during the wellness exam, the wellness exam is no longer covered at 100%
  • For more information on wellness exams and exams covered at 100% please take a look at our 2018 Benefits booklet located in the Resources section (upper right) or contact Blue Cross Blue Shield IL
The Well on Target® is a portal for Loyola Advantage BCBSIL PPO Plan 1 or Plan 2 members, offering personalized tools and resources to help plan your health and wellness path:
  • You may also sign up at a participating gym through the Well on Target® program and receive discounted memberships
  • To login, visit Well on Target® at www.wellontarget.com