Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Wellness Program

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The 2017 Wellness Program will feature financial, health and wellness opportunities on campus, including educational programs, walks/runs, and Blue Cross Blue Shield rewards to assist employees in leading a healthy lifestyles and financial wellness.
Financial, Health and Wellness Opportunities
  • Financial Planning
    • A number of EMERGE courses reflective of financial planning strategies are provided. See the "EMERGE" section below for additional information.
  • Health and Wellness Insights
  • Health Maintenance Institute (see below)
    • Wellness points can be entered on the Health Maintenance Institute (HMI) website to earn a $75 wellness ***reward in your paycheck (quarterly) 
    • Checkout ways to earn wellness points!
      • Wellness rewards are taxable income.
        **Must be enrolled in Loyola’s health insurance to be eligible to earn a $75 wellness reward in your paycheck. In addition, participating health insurance plan members must be employed at Loyola on the day the quarter ends in order to be eligible to receive the wellness reward. 
      • Quarters: January, February and March (Q1); April, May and June (Q2); July, August and September (Q3); and October, November and December (Q4). 
        • 2017 Quarter 4: Earn at least 100 points by December 18!
  • 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.

What is Health Maintenance institute?

Health Maintenance Institute(HMI) is our corporate wellness program provider. HMI administers our quarterly wellness program and our annual Biometric Screenings and flu shots for faculty and staff members during Healthdays and Annual Open Enrollment. 

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 of registered nurses, phlebotomists, registered dietitians, certified health educators, exercise physiologists, and physician, HMI gives 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.

For 2017, employees enrolled in Loyola’s health insurance have the opportunity to earn the quarterly $75 (taxable) reward in your paycheck:
To receive the quarterly reward you must:
  • Be enrolled in Loyola's health insurance plan
  • Register with the Health Maintenance Institute (HMI)
    • The site code is L773
  • You must earn 100 points each quarter from actions taken for good health
  • Wellness rewards are taxable income
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 by Dec 18, 2017 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
  • 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
Checkout the link below which is the HMI Wellness Points Tracking Legend 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 100 points by March 31, 2017
  • Quarter 2: Earn at least 100 points by June 30, 2017
  • Quarter 3: Earn at least 100 points by September 30, 2017
  • Quarter 4: Earn at least 100 points by December 18, 2017
*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 2017 (worth 50 points), they cannot enter the Wellness Challenge information during the month of April 2017.
    • April 2017 is part of Quarter 2 (begins April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017)
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 and are covered 100% by the Loyola Advantage PPO Plan 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 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 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