Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Wellness Program

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The 2019 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 lifestyle, including 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
    • On a quarterly basis, 125 wellness points can be entered on the Health Maintenance Institute (HMI) website in order to earn a $75 wellness reward in your paycheck
    • Check out ways to earn wellness points: Wellness Program's Quarterly Rewards - Activity Options
      • Wellness rewards are taxable income.
        Benefit-eligible faculty and staff do not have to be enrolled in a Loyola health insurance plan 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
June Wellness Activity - Bike to Work Challenge
During June, Loyola will participate in the annual Bike to Work challenge. Read about the 2018 challenge; more details will be available in spring 2019 for the next challenge.
Health Maintenance Institute (HMI) is our corporate wellness program provider. HMI 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 benefit fairs and annual Open Enrollment.
Benefit-eligible employees have the opportunity to earn the quarterly $75 (taxable) reward in your paycheck. To receive the quarterly reward you must:
  • Be a benefit-eligible employee
  • Register with the Health Maintenance Institute (HMI)
    • Log in at myhmihealth.com
    • The site code is L773
    • Returning Users: If you participated in the wellness screening in the past, please log in with the same username and password you created.
  • You must earn 125 points each quarter from actions taken for good health in order to receive the reward
  • Wellness rewards are taxable income
Faculty and staff must log in to the HMI website and enter 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, events through EMERGE, meditation class, healthy cooking demonstration, etc.) – 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.
Check out 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 4: Earn at least 125 points between September 16, 2018-December 31, 2018

2019

  • Quarter 1: Earn at least 125 points by March 31, 2019
  • Quarter 2: Earn at least 125 points by June 30, 2019
  • Quarter 3: Earn at least 125 points by August 31, 2019

*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 2019 (worth 50 points), they cannot enter the Wellness Challenge information during the month of April 2019.
April is part of Quarter 2 (April 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019)
The following courses are some 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.
Earn points when you 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 a Loyola medical plan option and are covered 100% when using an in-network BCBS 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 review the Benefits Booklet located in the Resources section (upper right) or contact Blue Cross Blue Shield
Well onTargetSM is a portal for members of a Loyola medical plan option that offers personalized tools and resources to help plan your health and wellness path:
  • You may also sign up at a participating gym through the Well onTarget program and receive discounted memberships
  • To log in, visit Well onTarget at www.wellontarget.com