Open Enrollment – Your Plan for Health - Human Resources at Ohio State

2021 Open Enrollment

November 1-15, 2020

Your Plan for Health

Your Plan for Health (YP4H), Ohio State’s employee wellness program, provides you with resources to help you thrive in the workplace and in your personal life. The YP4H program is powered by Virgin Pulse and includes:

  • Habit-based tracking and ways to personalize your program in the areas where you would most like to focus, including physical activity, nutrition, sleep, stress management, finances, relationships and resiliency.
  • A variety of opportunities to earn points and rewards which can be redeemed as outlined below.
  • Healthy living programs for individual and university-wide challenges.
  • Helpful wellness tips to motivate and encourage you to learn more about making healthy choices.
  • Compatibility with a variety of fitness devices for automated tracking.

Rewards You Can Earn in 2021

Your rewards include up to $75 in quarterly Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) credits and up to $25 in PulseCash each quarter.

HRA credits

The maximum annual amount of HRA credits that each employee and their enrolled spouse can earn through the YP4H Incentive Program is $300. If you do not use all of your HRA credits during the year you earn them, the funds will roll over so you can pay for future health care costs that you incur while you remain enrolled in the medical plan. Rollover funds are available after the grace period for the previous calendar year’s reimbursement requests, usually after April 15. You must be enrolled in The Ohio State University Faculty and Staff Health Plan on the rollover date in order for your prior funds to roll over. Learn more about HRA credits.


Participants can earn up to $100 in PulseCash. PulseCash^ is available for you to redeem in the Virgin Pulse online store to purchase gift cards or health and wellness items, such as fitness tracking devices, or to donate to a variety of charitable organizations. Learn more about PulseCash.

^PulseCash is subject to taxation at the time it is earned.

Quarterly Rewards*
Points Enrolled Faculty/Staff and Spouse Faculty/Staff Not Enrolled**
Level 1 (2,500) $15 HRA $5 PulseCash
Level 2 (5,000) $20 HRA $5 PulseCash
Level 3 (10,000) $20 HRA &
$5 PulseCash
$5 PulseCash
Level 4 (25,000) $20 HRA &
$20 PulseCash
$10 PulseCash
*The rewards you earn are dependent upon your medical plan enrollment status reflected in the YP4H portal at the time you reach each incentive level. Points reset quarterly.
**Must be eligible for medical benefits.

Premium Credit

YP4H works to help cultivate a healthy work environment and provide an opportunity for you to receive important information about your health status. That effort includes a premium credit incentive to enrolled individuals who complete a Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA). In 2021, the amount of available premium credit will be $25/month for enrolled faculty and staff, or $40/month when their enrolled spouse also completes this requirement. To receive the full credit amount for 2021, complete your PHA by December 31, 2020. (Due to limitations associated with COVID-19, a verified biometric screening is not currently required to be eligible for the premium credit.)

Open Enrollment Information