Wellness Programs

Retirees Under Age 65

You are eligible to participate in the University's Wellness Program, which offers incentives to participate in a wide variety of options to earn points. For instance, you can get rewarded for taking a short online assessment, exercising regularly at a gym, meeting with a health coach, or taking a class to reduce your stress.

Retirees Age 65 or Over

You are eligible to participate in the health improvement programs that are offered by your medical plan.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

U of M Retiree Plan - Plan 1

  • Fitness discount program that credits your participating fitness center account up to $20 per month for membership fees when you work out at least 12 times in a month
  • 24-hour Nurse Advice Line 
  • Stop Smoking Program 
  • Weight Watchers discount
  • Discounts available with participating providers

Group Platinum Blue Plan C - Plan 2

  • Silver & Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging Program provides a fitness club membership at participating facilities or home exercise kits
  • 24-hour Nurse Advice Line
  • Stop Smoking support.
  • WeightWatchers discount
  • Up to $125 limit for non-Medicare covered eyewear every year

HealthPartners Freedom and HealthPartners Retiree National Choice

  • Fitness club membership at most major clubs for just $25 per year.
  • Free access to registered nurses 24/7 through the CareLine nurse line
  • Free, unlimited number of virtuwell visits for Freedom Plan members
  • Healthy discounts on hearing aids, eating services, delivery services, fitness equipment and much more
  • Up to 35% discount off eyewear

Medica Group Prime Solution

  • Silver & Fit Fitness Program
  • Personal Health Advocate can help navigate the healthcare system as well as provide access to registered nurses for guidance and support 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Free tobacco treatment program that helps members quit using all forms of tobacco
  • A survey for senior members that is reviewed by nurses in Medica’s Care Management area to assess additional needs
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program provides information and resources to improve medication use and patient care.

UCare for Seniors

  • Silver Sneakers Fitness Program
  • UCare Health Club Savings Program
  • Health Connections — 24-Hour Nurse Line, Community Education Class reimbursement, My Health Decisions Online Tool
  • Hearing aid discount program
  • $75 annual eyewear allowance
  • Quit Smoking, plus Disease and Case Management Programs
  • Weight loss
  • Mammogram incentive programs