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If you are a spouse on your UPlan, you need to register your account first. Please have your UPlan member's employee ID number ready. If you were recently hired as an employee, you won't be able to access your RedBrick account until 10 days after your UPlan benefits become effective.
For many programs, you will now be rewarded as you complete an activity with no minimums required. Plus, your points will show up on the RedBrick portal shortly following your activity instead of months later.
New Program Offering
University Group Fitness Pass: when you purchase a group fitness pass at a University Rec Center, you may earn 50 points per semester or a max of 150 points annually.
In previous years, reimbursements have been funded by the UPlan Medical Plan. Moving forward, the University will no longer reimburse employees a portion of the fee for any classes.
However, the University will continue to support Medica’s Fit Choices program by rewarding $20 (up to two per household if over the age of 18 and on the UPlan) when you go to a fitness center at least eight times a month.
Other Program Changes
WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) will no longer be available in the Wellbeing Program. We're currently researching program opportunities in the future that are more nutrition-focused rather than centered on weight loss.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which was only held on the Twin Cities campus, will also not be included in the Wellbeing Program. We are hoping to find an alternative class that is accessible to all employees.
If you still participate in either of these programs on your own, you can get credit for these activities through the Wellbeing My Way pledge.
We are continually looking for opportunities to enhance the Wellbeing Program and to make it more accessible to employees of all abilities and means across the University. We are currently exploring additional programs and experiences that will make the program better and more engaging in the years to come.
You can save either $500 or $750 on your premiums in 2020, depending on whether you have a spouse who is covered. See the chart below for specific information on how many points you need to earn to get a discount:
|If your UPlan coverage is:||You need to earn at least:||To save this amount in 2020:|
|Employee and Children||500 points||$500|
|Employee and Spouse with or without Children||750 points (your spouse can earn up to 250 of these points)||$750|
Only University employees who are enrolled in the UPlan Medical Program (and their enrolled spouse) are eligible to participate in the Wellbeing Program. The Wellbeing Program year runs from October 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.
Gold + Green Award
The University of Minnesota has achieved the Gold +Green award for 2019! This bi-annual award program and celebration recognizes employers with successful health promotion efforts. Worksites that also minimize their impact on the environment may receive a +Green designation.
The award recognizes organizations that make employee health a priority through creative and effective wellness initiatives.
Wellness by Design Awards are presented to Hennepin County employers that demonstrate accomplishments in management support, wellness infrastructure, communication, and programming directed at improving employee health.