​What is Healthy U?

Healthy U is the State System workplace wellness program negotiated for faculty, non-faculty coaches, police and security personnel, nurses, and provided through policy to management (see the General Information FAQs). Highmark Blue Shield provides the wellness services. Healthy U is a customized plan for State System employees and their spouses/domestic partners.  The program offers additional voluntary tools and resources that can be explored and used at your convenience. All personal health information you provide as a participant in the program will be kept strictly confidential and participation is voluntary (see FAQs on Confidentiality).

What is Wellness Rewards WebMD?

Wellness Rewards WebMD is Highmark’s online program that provides the venue for you and your covered spouse/domestic partner to complete the requirements for Healthy U. Wellness Rewards WebMD will track your progress in meeting the Healthy U requirements. Entry to Wellness Rewards WebMD is provided through Highmark’s website at www.highmarkblueshield.com.

How do I Qualify for Lower Health Plan Contributions?​

Each Healthy U plan year may have different requirements for participation, in addition to different timeframes in which to complete the required activities.

This year's requirements:

1) Complete the Wellness Profile (worth 30 points)
2) Complete and record additional, activities, or qualifying exams to earn a total of 70 points.

When does the program run and what are the deadlines?

The current Healthy U wellness year runs from July 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018. Completing the requirements during this time period will allow you the lower premium contribution rate beginning July 1, 2018. If you are hired on or after April 1, 2018, you do not have to satisfy the requirements for Healthy U until the following plan year (July 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019).

State System management and its union representatives encourage you to review all of the information carefully and are hopeful that this innovative wellness program will assist you and your fellow co-workers in beginning your journey to a healthier you!​