2023 Wellness Rewards Program

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2023 Wellness Rewards Program

Expanded Wellness Rewards program will replace premium discount in 2023

In 2023, a new, simplified Wellness Rewards program is replacing the option to earn a health insurance premium discount for 2024. You can now complete qualifying wellness activities to earn up to $500 in gift card rewards on a single plan—and $1,000 if you cover your spouse.

Instead of waiting for a discount that you don’t get until the following year, employees on the State Employee Health Plan can now pick from a list of 25 different activities and start earning gift card rewards right away.

Those of you who earned the 2023 premium discount will keep your discounted rate this year and also have the opportunity to earn the maximum amount of gift card rewards.

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Why the change?

Improving health outcomes for state employees is the number one goal of the State Employee Health Plan—and evidence-based medicine tells us that preventive care is the most effective way to do that.

Concerningly, coming out of the pandemic, only 37.6% of us completed an annual physical in 2021, and many of us missed dental cleanings—both of which are critical to catching chronic and acute diseases early. These missed preventive care visits resulted in a high number of uncaught health conditions in 2022, and more employees are visiting the emergency room than ever before.

Our goal moving forward is that 100% of employees on the State Employee Health Plan complete a free annual physical with a primary care provider. That's why the new program incentivizes preventive care activities such as annual physicals, dental cleanings, and relevant health screenings at a much higher rate. Notably, among 25 other rewardable options, you will receive $200 in gift card rewards just for completing a free annual physical exam. In addition, the number of rewardable preventive care screenings has been expanded from two to eight. Some examples of rewardable activities are listed below.

To learn more about how the new program works and how to start earning gift cards right away, sign-up and attend one of the Maximize Your Program webinars and earn your first $15. You are encouraged to work with your manager to use the WHOLE policy in order to flex time to attend this webinar or complete any qualifying wellness activity in the new program.

Get started in the ActiveHealth Portal

Check out the Rewards Center in the ActiveHealth portal to see all rewardable activities. As you complete each activity, the Active Health Rewards Program tracker will show how much you have earned. Once you’ve earned $50, you can redeem your first gift card reward. Gift cards are available in $50 increments up to the $500 maximum. Employees and spouses covered under the state health plan are each eligible to receive up to $500 in gift cards for completing preventive care screenings and wellness activities.

Preventive Care Activities

Activity Details Gift Card Amount
Annual Physical See your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for a physical with lab work. $200 (1 max, up to $200)
Dental Exam and Cleaning See your provider for a dental exam with cleaning. $50 (1 max, up to $50)
Cancer Screenings Eligible screenings include: Colon Cancer Screening, Breast Cancer Screening, Prostate Cancer Screening, and Cervical Cancer Screening. $50/screening (4 max, up to $200)
Eye Exam See your provider for an annual eye exam. $50 (1 max, up to $50)
Vaccines Eligible vaccines: COVID-19; flu; hepatitis A and B; HPV; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); meningitis; pneumonia; chickenpox; shingles; diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). $25/vaccine (4 max, up to $100)


Additional Sample Activities

Activity Details Gift Card Amount
Maximize Your Program Webinar Attend this 30-minute webinar that highlights the rewards and resources available to you as a state employee. $15 (1 max, up to $15)
Health Assessment Complete a Health Assessment in the ActiveHealth portal. $25 (1 max, up to $25)
Individual Coaching Complete 1:1 health coaching call with ActiveHealth. $20/session (5 max, up to $100)
Group Coaching Complete a group coaching session through ActiveHealth $5 (5 max, up to $25)
Earn 3,000 Hearts Reach Level 3 (3,000 hearts) by completing education modules, working on health goals, and participating in challenges. $10 (1 max, up to $10)
Physical Activity Tracking Earn a reward for every 50 days you reach 10,000 steps or 30 active minutes. $10 (max 5, up to $50)

For the complete list of rewardable activities, visit Invest In Your Health Indiana.

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I encourage all employees on the State Employee Health Plan to start completing activities and earning their rewards. Together, we will continue working towards our health plans' number one goal of improving employee health outcomes.

Matthew Brown

Matthew A. Brown
Director, Indiana State Personnel Department

Find more information on all these topics and more at the State of Indiana’s Invest In Your Health website: www.investinyourhealthindiana.com.

Have other benefits related questions? Contact the Benefits Hotline Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) at 317-232-1167 within the Indianapolis area or toll-free outside Indianapolis at 1-877-248-0007, or via email at SPDBenefits@spd.in.gov.

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