Wellness Programs

Retirees Under Age 65

You are eligible to participate in the University's Wellbeing 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 that credits your fitness center account up to $20 per month for membership fees when you work out 12 times a month
  • 24-hour Nurse Line 
  • Stop Smoking Program 
  • Wellness Discount Marketplace- blue365deals.com/bcbsmn

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 Line
  • Stop Smoking support.
  • Wellness Discount Marketplace- blue365deals.com/bcbsmn
  • Up to $125 limit for non-Medicare covered eyewear every year

HealthPartners Freedom and HealthPartners Retiree National Choice

  • Fitness club membership provided at no cost for participating facilities. You may also request a home exercise kit.
  • 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 Sneakers 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
  • Hearing Aid Discount Program
  • 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
  • $150 annual eyewear allowance
  • Quit Smoking, plus Disease and Case Management Programs
  • Weight loss
  • Mammogram incentive programs