Wellness in the Workplace - Human Resources at Ohio State

Wellness in the Workplace

Many employers offer wellness programs to help keep employees healthy. According to the Society for Human Resources Managers (SHRM), the percentage of employers offering wellness programs has increased substantially over the last five years. SHRM reports these statistics in its 2015 Employee Benefits report:

  • 40 percent of organizations offer rewards or bonuses for completing certain health and wellness activities
  • 25 percent of organizations provide health care premium discounts for getting an annual health risk assessment
  • 20 percent offer discounts for participating in a wellness program

Ohio State’s health and wellness program, Your Plan for Health (YP4H), has received notable recognition this year for its successes in innovation, employee participation and outcomes. The American Heart Association awarded Ohio State a Fit-Friendly Worksite Award, and Limeade recognized YP4H for use of innovative technologies. In addition, Ohio State achieved silver level status in the HealthLead™ Workplace reaccreditation, being the first university in the country to ever achieve this high distinction.

Personal Health Assessment

By completing a Personal Health & Well-Being Assessment (PHA) and a biometric screening every year, you earn a $360 annual premium credit and a choice of available medical plans. If your spouse or same-sex domestic partner also completes those requirements, you can receive up to an additional $120 a year premium credit. You can also earn additional incentives through YP4H’s challenges, events and other activities.

If you have not completed your PHA and screening requirements, you have until Sept. 30 to do so. Sign up for a screening now at yp4h.osu.edu or use data obtained in the last 12 months from your primary care physician.

Faculty and staff who became newly eligible for medical benefits after Aug. 1, 2015, are not required to complete the PHA in 2015 to have full medical plan choices during 2016 Open Enrollment. However, if you want to receive the premium credit, be sure to complete the PHA with biometrics.

Finally, even if you are not planning to enroll in an Ohio State medical plan, you should still consider completing the PHA and biometrics by the Sept. 30 deadline so that you can have plan choice if you have an unexpected event and need to obtain health coverage through Ohio State in the future.

Be well by planning well!

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