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Wellness Program

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The Wellness Program offers incentives to help you reach optimum health. Earn periodic Wellness Rewards—bonus money in your paychecks for every period that you complete the requirements. You can earn up to $300 annually ($75 per period) if you earn 125 points by the period deadline. The Wellness Program is open to all benefit-eligible employees, even if you do not have health insurance through Loyola.

Empower Health

  • On a periodic basis, 125 wellness points can be entered on the Empower Health website in order to earn a $75 wellness reward in your paycheck
  • 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
  • Everyone accessing the new website for the first time must create a new login following the directions below: 

Create a new Empower Health account

        1. Visit empower.health 
            (Please Note: It is not necessary to enter .com at the end)

        2. Complete "New User" fields and enter client code: loyolaehs

        3. Enter the verification code that you receive via email

Questions? Please email benefits@luc.edu.

Empower Health is our corporate wellness program provider. Empower Health administers Loyola's wellness program and our annual Biometric Screenings and flu shots for faculty and staff members during annual Open Enrollment.

Benefit-eligible employees have the opportunity to earn the periodic $75 (taxable) reward in your paycheck. To receive the reward you must:

  • Be a benefit-eligible employee
  • Register with Empower Health

    Create new account:

    1. Visit empower.health (it is not necessary to enter .com at the end)

    2. Complete "New User" fields and enter client code: loyolaehs

    3. Enter verification code that you receive via email

    4.Please let us know if you have any questions.

  • You must earn 125 points each period from actions taken for good health in order to receive the reward. These points must be logged during the period in which the activity took place. See "Recording Points - Due Dates" section.
  • Wellness rewards are taxable income

Faculty and staff must log in to the empower.health website and enter completed activities to earn points for wellness rewards.

Participants can *earn points through a variety of actions taken below each 3-month period in order to earn that period's $75 (taxable) reward in your paycheck:

  • Participate in a Wellness Challenge – 50 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
  • Healthy Activity (i.e. running, walking, yoga, dancing, weight lifting, etc.) – 5 pts per hour

All points earned in a *single period must be recorded on the Empower Health website by the following dates below:

Fiscal Year 2022

  • Deadline 1
    Earn at least 125 pts from September 1 - November 30, 2022
  • Deadline 2
    Earn at least 125 pts from December 1 - February 28, 2023
  • Deadline 3
    Earn at least 125 pts from March 1 - May 31, 2023
  • Deadline 4
    Earn at least 125 pts from June 1 - August 31, 2023

*Wellness Program participants are not allowed to add activities completed during a different period to the current period's point(s) total.

  • For example, if a participant takes part in a Wellness Challenge during February (worth 50 points), they cannot enter the Wellness Challenge information during the month of April, since April is part of a different period.

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 Aetna 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 Aetna
Empower Health can be reached at 866-367-6974 or at support@empowerhealthservices.com